Fashion Revolution Week is still going strong and will culminate in Edmonton on Saturday April 23rd in the fantastic event, Change of Clothes! I can’t wait! I am literally so excited I can’t sleep! So naturally, I’m blogging (and maybe having some wine). I’ve been in beautiful Banff, Alberta, all week attending a work conference. The setting was really hard to take…
I was surrounded by incredibly smart people – and we OTs are an attractive bunch! But I couldn’t help but wonder how much fast fashion was going on. As for me, I wore ZERO fast fashion, obv. In fact, I wore the same dress all week to prove a point, obv. The ultimate weapon against fast fashion is buying less, and if you’re going to buy less that means you’re going to have to buy pieces you really love that you can wear over and over. So I wore my denim sheath dress, thrifted ages ago for $11 and worn more times than I can count since then. Here’s how I styled it this week…
This outfit represents secondhand shopping at Value Village, Salvation Army Thrift Shop, Hope Missions Bargain Shoppe, Plato’s Closet AND shopping local. There are more than enough secondhand options to suit any style and budget!
I could have worn this dress another 25 ways and maybe after that, people would start to notice what I was up to… Nowadays, we wear clothes a couple of times then they fall apart or are pushed aside for the next trend. Fashion Revolution‘s response to that is: STOP. Buy less, buy what you love, and wear it more.
You did an amazing job styling this dress!
The last outfit is my fav!
love it! did anyone notice? probably not i’d guess…..
can’t wait for the clothing swap today – i’m bringing 3 dresses, (2 with pockets), that i LOVE, but don’t wear?????? not even sure why, but i’m learning from you to let them go to someone who will love them more than me – they deserve that.
Wow, amazing photography! Beautiful location for sure! You did an excellent job wearing that dress in three different ways! I had to check twice to be sure that it was the same dress in all three outfits! I love the stripes with the leopard scarf. You are so creative. Thanks for the challenge of wearing what we love, wearing it more, and buying less. Hard to do when thrifting is usually so cheap and easy to justify with the “just one more won’t hurt” mentality. Message noted.
Rose by His Grace Well, I’m not exactly great at restraint (!) lol! But I am trying make wise thrifting choices – pieces that I will keep a long time and wear with joy!
SuzanneDennis Nope, no one noticed!! (as far as I know, anyway) I am glad you brought your dresses to the swap because I got one of them! Let’s see if I can show it some love before passing it on!