It’s been a week since I started my LBDD challenge.
What have the reactions been like so far? Well frankly, given the amount of black that normally rotates through my wardrobe on a regular basis, no one’s really noticed and if they have they’re too polite to comment.
I’ll admit the third day in I was a right grumpkin about it, but after getting over the initial hump for the most part I’ve found the challenge pretty liberating.
Sometimes you’re most free and creative when working within confines. What do I mean? Well, I’ll relate this back to theatre to explain (you know I always love doing that). If I was to devise a show from scratch, I might not know where to start. Being able to do anything can actually impede you sometimes, as you can get totally overwhelmed by the complete, utter freedom to do whatever.
Given a loose framework or base stimulus to start from helps give structure and a guide to work within.
The LBDD challenge is just that. I have to wear the same black dress everyday. That’s the one stipulation. What else I wear with it, is totally and entirely up to me. I have a starting point, a constant and from there I build, much like how I would start to create a theatre show.
One thing I’ve noticed is just how much I wear jeans these days, particularly Skinny Jeans or Jeggings. But never these kind of Jeggings (see said photo to the left.)
It’s not a jean, it’s not a legging. It’s – Jeggings! Oh the horror!
Yes, well, comedic interlude aside. I really miss my jeans. Especially since the weather in Toronto is being properly Canadian right now, what with 25cm of snow due to hit tonight. Viva layering is all I can say.
I’m also trying to limit how much I wear my Black Milk Leggings with the dress as I could easily get away with wearing Black Milk everyday of the week (and I’m sure some girls do judging by the Sharkie fandom for BM).
Additionally I’ve noticed that I don’t actually have that many pairs of wearable shoes these days compared to what can best be described as an “over abundance” of shoes only a few years ago.
The couple of pairs that I do have, are looking a bit worse for wear and falling apart. This is the one thing that the “work fashionistas” seem to have clocked. I was given the up-down-once-around look the other day, and caught them alighting on my busted Doc Marten’s.
And that’s all from the LBDD Files for this week. Friday evening will be interesting as I have a more fancy night out event to go to, so we’ll see how well I can pull off the dress then!