Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Year of Dresses?!?!

Since figuring out how to stay toasty in dresses when it's pretty cold outside I've managed to make it through my month of dresses. In fact, with the exception of that one snowy day when I didn't get out of my pajamas, it's been quite a bit more than a month now (it's not all that hard when you only own one pair of pants that aren't pajama pants, and they are starting to show major signs of wear).

I've also been giving some thought to new years resolutions (you'll see how this ties in to my month of dresses in a moment). I dug up last year's to see how I did. Not very well. I started out strong with my rosary goal. I made it up until Lent saying two a day, and bumped it up to 3+ a day during lent. And then July came and Maggie became a part of our lives and I pushed on through. I think that might have been the point where I became over confident. After all, if I could survive that first month of having a toddler and an infant and keep up my two rosaries a day then the rest of the year would be a breeze. However, these past few months (August until now) I've gotten a big fat F. I'll get back on track for a week or two and then go off the rails again. I even went down to one a day (for my goal), but lately, if Paul is working at night and the girls fall asleep in the car on the way home, I will fall asleep praying by myself.

The other goals I won't even really get into, but let's just say I fell even shorter in those cases (for example writing every day? Does blogging count? If it does I might have met one of my goals!). Anyways, I digress, back to the point of this post.

One thought has been popping into my mind for a few days now, and I think that it will be my experiment/resolution, for 2011. When I first started this blog, a year and a half ago (wow, time flies!), I did my first month of dresses. Beginning on January 1st, 2011 I am going to begin My Year of Dresses (I'm going back and forth between calling it My Year of Dresses and My Year without Pants... I think I'm actually leaning towards the later...).

I may wear sweats if I take up jogging (okay, since this is highly unlikely, it probably won't happen) or when I ride my exercise bike in the living room and watch Real Catholic TV, but that's pretty much it.

In addition yesterday felt a little bit like Christmas morning for me! I was looking for baby clothes because Maggie has grown out of her 9 month outfits and is suddenly looking small in her twelve month outfits too (I found an 18 month outfit that was snug on her!), and found my box full of pre-pregnancy clothes. While not all of them will fit, there are quite a few dresses that I wore post-baby last time, so I'm pretty excited! It was kind of like going on a huge shopping trip, since I hadn't seen them in so long!

Does anyone want to join me in this goal? I'm pretty excited about it (I must be a peculiar type of nerd when the idea of wearing dresses for a year sounds like fun!)! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in the fun!


  1. I just may decide to join you! Hubby has told me that for Christmas this year, he's going to take me clothes shopping since I need maternity wear and post-pregnancy clothes, so I'll be sure to get some skirts/dresses!

  2. I wore no pants for three years when I was a teenager. Not into that now -- I seem to trip and get tangled up more than I used to, plus I get cold -- but I didn't have a problem sticking to it. The first time I wore pants again -- to mow the lawn -- my legs felt all weird!

  3. "if Paul is working at night and the girls fall asleep in the car on the way home,"

    You drive him back & forth?

  4. i started my month of skirts December 1st. if all goes well i will continue it on into the new year. i will join you with your year of dresses!

  5. I would love to join you, but only if I can find modest/affordable dresses/skirts that are also professional for work! Right now, I have one 2 dresses that are a tad dressy for work and skirts that are more summer casual than professional attire...but I WANT to wear more skirts/dresses. It really does wonders for my ability to really feel feminine!


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