Black Dress 3 Ways: Day 1

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dress: Target :: cardi, belt : thrifted :: flats: GAP :: bracelets: Maurices :: ring: Icing


I totally forgot about this dress until this morning. I remember it being on super sale (something like $6-7) so I purchased it in grey and black. I've worn the grey a lot of times, but I don't know why I kept this black one stashed in the depths of my closet for so long. 

It's been over a month since I started my 6-month Challenge. And though I've been really disciplined about not purchasing any clothes or accessories, I haven't been the best blogger when it comes to posting daily outfits. Since I absolutely detest doing laundry, I try to wear clothes more than once during the week (it's not icky, it's environmentally-friendly!) especially if I only wore them inside the house. So, in reality, I've remixed a lot of the clothes I've worn on the blog. I just haven't photographed them. And to be honest, I'm really not a summer person. I complain about too much sun, too much humidity, and too much morning. Yep, that's right, too much morning. Daylight photos are the best, but if it's too hot to go out and take pics, forget it.

So, in honor of this almost-forgotten dress, I'm going to be doing something new (to this blog, at least) for the next couple days. I'm going to show you how I wear the same dress in 3 different ways. 

Today, the weather is a breezy 74 degrees. I'm quite elated. This blue cardi is a bit thick, so I can only wear it on cooler days. I usually like to stop at two colors when putting an outfit together, but since it's nice and bright out, I added some white to the mix. I think it makes the outfit a lot more playful. 

Tell me: 
Do you hate doing laundry as much as I do? Do you wear the same article of clothing more than once a week? 

41 comments:

  1. cuteness! love the dress and i love the black and blue combo..its so refreshing combared to the oh so popular black and white combo now-days :) looking lovely darlin!

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    A_Riot
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  2. Great challenge & cute dress! I, too, wear items multiple times before I wash them unless I did something strenuous in them, there's really no purpose (of it they're undergarments of some sort or if I got it really dirty or if they smell, haha).

    xo, Jill
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  3. That dress is super cute on you and I love the belt! I totally rock the same articles of clothing a couple of times before I wash them AND I may wear the same dress 2 or 3 times before I dry clean it!! Girl everyday when I get home from work I take off my work clothes and put on the same "at home" outfit. These gray capris and a wife beater. I just washed them last night after wearing them for 4 days!! lol I can't wait to see how you mix this dress up! Kiah

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  4. omgosh your belt is SO CUTE!! it's so nautical themed.. i'm going to have to hunt down a belt like that!! loveee the dress on you the ruffles at the bottem are FREAKIN' CUTE!

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  5. I LOVE how you styled this! The choice of accessories is Fabulous! I am Super Loving those flats. A little sparkle adds so much to a look.

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  6. For some reason, the belt just makes it for me! Fabulous, dahling!

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  7. i actually really love doing the washing! I love that new clothes smell :)
    your outfit is great - such a classic black dress! the belt is awesome too :D
    Rosie xo

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  8. This is such a pretty outfit, Laura! My inner magpie is delighted by your glittery flats and bracelet. And, I really like the detailing on the front of your dress :)

    Depending on what the garments are, I will re-wear certain things throughout the week without washing. Usually it's dresses, skirts, shorts, and jeans.

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  9. This is why I love black dresses so much. You can do anything to them.
    And they look awesome on me.
    And I love black.
    So there.

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  10. wow
    cute dress


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  11. Finally, someone who is also not a summer fan! I really don't like the majority of my summer wardrobe (seeing as how I love structured jackets, boots, tights, and dark colors, summer is not my friend) and I HATE the sun, heat, and humidity of summer.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  12. i love that you added in that third color, especially that it's white. freshens up the darker colors. i guess i hate the task of hanging up the clothes that can't go in the dryer...which is almost evvrything...but i love having a closet full of clean clothes!

    [oomph.]

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  13. This dress is so cute, I love the outfit! :)

    Sounds like you are getting great weather there, it's super freezing here.

    I would be hopefully opening up my little vintage store soon, and then another new clothes + accs store with my friend. ♥


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    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  14. very pretty. the blue is a nice punch. I completely detest laundry and do wear the same article of clothing more than once a week, if its passes the sniff test I'm all set.

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  15. lovely blue and the belt is a good accessory here! :)

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  16. btw, i wash my clothes everyday, perhaps jeans twice a week if i wear them three times. Hong Kong is way too humid to not do laundary often...

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  17. I love that belt. Everything you have that I covert most are always thrift finds or DIY things, lol. Figures. I'm totally a re-wearer, too. Especially jeans and dresses that have to otherwise be specially washed.

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  18. Laundry is the worst. I only do it when it's noticeably dirty or smelly. I love the ballerina-ness of this pretty dress!! And sparkle shoes!!! eee!!!

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  19. Laura, what a neat dress! Why oh why can I never find cute stuff like this in Target?? You look cute as can be and I'm very much looking forward to seeing the different ways you're going to work this dress! I love the flats!

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  20. aw great challenge
    you look great in blue



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  21. wow your putfits for this challenge is going strong! the dress is pretty - i love the frilly hem there!

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  22. How fun! I can't wait to see the other outfits. I always try to wear an article of clothing at least a couple of times before washing. Yes, it is environmentally friendly, AND your clothes will last longer!

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  23. Your sparkly flats are so lovely! This black dress looks great on you ... can you believe that I only have one black dress in my closet... I need to get on that :)

    ♥ Cat brideblu

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  24. What a great idea! I can't wait to see how you style this dress the next two times!

    And I totally don't wash everything after one use...I'm being green! (Or lazy...you decide):D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  25. i adore the blue sweater and the pink lip combo, so cute!



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  26. I'd sign everything what you said about doing the laundry. Oh and besides it's environmentally-friendly it's perfect to discover some hidden items in your wardrobe. If there's nothing left you have to be creative.

    love, kimi

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  27. I think we all hate doing laundry.. even the thought haha.. 74?? Lucky! Love the look...

    All the best, Angel

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  28. Such a pretty dress! I love that it's less than 10! That's how I roll too :D I never spend anything regular price, haha especially clothes! :p I love that belt, it def adds definition and interest :)

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  29. I love every details of your outfit and your shoes are so lovely !
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  30. GREAT BELT. haha and i have lotsss of friends that feel the same way about laundry that you do. i honestly don't mind it! but i like cleaning/i'm a freak..

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  31. Loving the black with the blue cardi. And the belt is so cool. And yes I do hate doing laundry. Thank god I live with my mom. And in lucky that she dies my laundry:))

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  32. as for me, i told myself during the fall and winter that I will take more photos of my outfit when the summer comes but I started to be lazy on outfitting and rather kept working...i like your dress esp the layered lace!i have my favorite clothes that i keep wearing, and i just let the rest hang there sometime i wear them after months and months or a year...

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  33. you're looking so purty here! i love the blue on you, and hate doing laundry too, hehe

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  34. oh i do this all the time! i think as long as it's a day or two after, it's not tooo bad. :)

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  35. Yeah, I hate doing laundry and yes, I wear clothes more than once...unless it's very hot out...haha!

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  36. Really cute outfit! Love the blue cardi and the belt together :) Also the page header is Amazing! I really need to Jazz my page up - looks a bit too simple atm! <3

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  37. haha I don't mind doing lundry so much but I just throw everything in the machine and wash it cold, most time it's okay! and the blue looks great on you btw!

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  38. in college, me and my roommate had an agreement that she would wash dishes because i hated washing dishes and i would do her laundry haha, so i guess i don't mind it that much.. but then again i just throw everything in there ;)



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  39. My mom always berated me for doing my laundry after wearing my clothes only once. She said it was really wasteful... so I don't do that. Of course, it depends on how much I sweat in it (especially during the summer) and all that, but it's usually between once and three times. Definitely not alone there.

    Can't wait to see this dress in other outfits.

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  40. Totally hate laundry, and totally wear things more than once before washing. Love this challenge, can't wait to see the next look!

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  41. love the stacked bracelets! it looks great with the cardigan :)

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