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1363 N. Western Avenue
Lake Forest IL 60045


Forest & Found is a nonprofit community thrift store located in Lake Forest, IL that features good quality, second hand goods and produces a cycle of benefits for donors, shoppers and the causes the community invests in


Recapping Week 1 of the Uniform Project

Diana Durkes

On the Forest & Found timeline, we've just completed Week 1 of our Uniform Project. If you've just tuned in, the project is an experiment to mindfully think about how and from where our clothing comes, and how we can effect a positive impact on the process.

Rules for the project are simple: wear the same dress everyday for a month. To combat monotony, change it up with different accessories daily.

For our basic uniform, Michaele chose to live in a TseSay cashmere sleeveless dress that could double as a jumper or look like a skirt when paired with a sweater on top. My tunic from Anthropologie is easy to wear with jeans and leggings, two items that are de rigueur for a winter commute.


By week's end, we got the hand of it by shopping the store's supply of accessories and our own.

Michaele added a Banana Republic cardigan with one of the shop's vintage pins and her own Chanel scarf.

I like the color combination of the tie with my dark grey dress. The necklace is one of an awesome selection at the shop right now.

Another view of my Saturday look which includes a pair of Betsey Johnson readers at the store.