A while back we got a little note from one Miss Susie Stusek, who was about to undertake a project I think most of us wouldn't even be able to fathom, namely wearing the same dress every day for 30 days.
And why would our friend Susie do such a thing, you ask?
Well, to support The Daughter Project, a non-profit organization based in northwestern Ohio that helps victims of sex trafficking overcome the trauma of their experiences, and works to prevent other women and girls from being trafficked.
As it happens, Susie's hometown of Toledo, Ohio is one of the top five cities in the country for sex trafficking, so Susie asked her friends and family and co-workers to sponsor her-- and her one dress-- for 30 days. In addition to wearing the same dress for 30 days, Susie also pledged not to buy any new clothes for herself for 30 days, with all the money she would have spent shopping going to The Daughter Project instead.
So far Susie is pretty much the coolest person any of us have heard of, right?
The original goal was to raise $500, but Susie ended up with much more than that.
Here at Shabby Apple, we were happy to pitch in any way we could, so when Susie contacted us looking for an easy-to-wear, versatile dress for her 30-day challenge, we were more than happy to oblige! We sent over the classy, comfy Jitterbug dress and Susie took it from there.
Check out a sampling of her creative styling.
In the end, Susie said it was an amazing experience to get over always thinking about "me, me, me." And I certainly feel inspired to do the same thing.
Not that I am signing up for 30 days in the same dress just yet, mind you. But, if I was, I think I might go for Da Vinci, a classic jersey dress, or the fun sophistication of 16 Candles, one of my all-time favorites.
How about you?
What Shabby Apple dress would you wear for 30 days?