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02 Apr, 2019

One dress, thirty days: the wrap up post

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you

So I did it! I went the distance and wore The Dress for 30 days. In fact, I tacked on a bonus day so I can say that I wore it for 31 days. (Thanks for the suggestion, @Ryanwright!) I wore it at home. I wore it to work. I wore it grocery shopping and […]

It’s Monday and I’m having trouble coming making the adjustment after our jam-packed weekend. The highlight of which was a glorious ski along the SJAM Winter Trail from Westboro Beach to Mill Street Brew Pub. I think it’s 14K. Mark and I have never skied so far and I’m so pleased we did it. I tell ya, […]

07 Mar, 2019

One dress, thirty days (day 13 update)

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you

Day 13 of #1dress30days! I swear there’s a dress under all of these layers. pic.twitter.com/RIa7hNYKqb — andrea tomkins (@missfish) March 7, 2019 I was at a book launch downtown last night and reactions to my 1Dress challenge varied from “what the heck” to “WOW you rock.” I felt I was appropriately dressed and had zero […]

04 Mar, 2019

One dress, thirty days (day 10 report!)

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you

This post is about the “One dress, thirty days” challenge. You can readthe kickoff post right here. So I’ve been on the receiving end of some positive feedback about the challenge so far, which is nice. Some people have asked me if I’m washing the dress during the 30 days. Er, yes! I am definitely washing […]

01 Mar, 2019

One dress, thirty days

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you

A long time ago I remember hearing a story on CBC radio in which a woman wore a plain grey track suit everywhere she went as a personal challenge. I don’t know how long she did it for – I’m guessing it was a month or longer – but she wore her sweats to work, […]


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