A Little Something Called “Wear A Dress Tuesday”

March 16, 2010

You may or may not have noticed that Sarah #1 and I have mentioned on this blog and Sarah’s blog, a little tradition known as “Wear A Dress Tuesday (WADT).”

I explained it a little in this post, but we thought it was time to fill you all in on what this tradition means to us, besides serving as a way for us to connect from across many states of separation.

In our discussions about life in general, we decided we needed a mid-week pick-me-up; something to fight our blahs. To us, WADT is a simple way for us to feel confident and beautiful on a day of the week that is often tiresome and a long way off from Friday.

We all have days that get us down. We all experience situations that frustrate and upset us. Whether it’s stress from work, drama from friends, trouble with family, or it’s just especially rainy outside, we all have days that leave us wanting nothing more than to curl up in bed and forget everything.

It happens. It’s called life. We decided that in order to overcome our collective blahs, we would wear dresses.

Sounds silly, right? But, a dress transforms a girl. Put a dress on and the day instantly goes from normal to special. For girls, our memories are often built around dresses – prom dresses, wedding dresses – dresses represent our milestones and illustrate the importance of an event.

If you’re feeling down and out about life, you can put on a dress and feel different. You walk with confidence. You move with grace. And you feel special.

Your size, your shape – none of that matters in a dress because no matter what you look like, there are dresses that seem like they’re made for you. You smile every time you put them on.

And, dresses don’t have to break the bank. It’s possible to own an array of casual and professional dresses that cost less than $100 and become mainstays in your wardrobe.

Ever since the first Tuesday of wearing dresses, we have created the tradition of “Wear A Dress Tuesday.” The concept? Simple. You fight the Tuesday blahs and make a regular day special by wearing a dress.

No, we’re not fashion gurus and we don’t believe that clothes make the (wo)man, but we do believe that by doing something as simple as wearing a dress, you can change how you feel about yourself inside and out, and approach the day with a positive outlook.

Now we’d like to invite all of you to join us. Next Tuesday, put on a cute dress or a favorite skirt and take charge of your day from the moment you wake up.

Feel free to send us pictures, we’d love to post them!

– Sarah #2

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Tuesdays are for Sarahs

February 10, 2010

It all started in college with Gilmore Girls. Sarah K. (now Sarah #1) and I would dedicate Tuesdays to ourselves. This basically meant we’d indulge in coffee and dark chocolate conversations during the day, in between classes.

Then, we’d hit up Zack’s (the “restaurant” at Ursinus) for some veggie wraps (I miss those so much). And then, the best part, we’d watch Gilmore Girls on the WB/CW at 8pm. Typically, we’d watch it from side-by-side treadmills in the gym.

Although, sometimes we’d watch from treadmills that weren’t next to each other and we’d make crazy motions and yell things across the cardio area. Whatever. Tuesdays are for Sarahs.

Anyway, in the past few months, we’ve reclaimed Tuesdays. We live in different states now, and unfortunately, Gilmore Girls is no longer in the primetime line up. So, we’ve created wear-a-dress-Tuesdays. Basically, we wear dresses on Tuesdays. Creative, I know. But, you’re talking to a girl who wears jeans to work every day. So, a dress makes the day special, and hopefully awesome.

However, recall when Sarah and I went shopping together in King of Prussia? Sarah emerged with a dress that I desperately wanted, but they didn’t have enough of. I was sad. I scoured the internet for that dress, before stumbling across it in the same store in a different mall. Obviously I bought it.

I should have known this would happen eventually. Sarah #1 texted me this morning, “Wear a dress Tuesday!!!!”

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I replied, “It’s hard to take a pic of myself.”

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Sarah #1 immediately said, “Omg we are wearing the same thing.”

So yeah. Tuesdays are for Sarahs. And they’re for dressing alike unintentionally.

(They’re also for NCIS, which I guess is the new Gilmore Girls. Maybe we’re growing up?)

– Sarah #2