#NewerForLonger : I Wore The Same Dress To 3 Events in One Week!


As I’ve grown older and found my personal style, when I make fashion purchases, instead of pandering to the latest trends I try and keep Vivienne Westwood’s famous saying in mind; “Buy less, choose well”. It’s better for my wallet and challenges my creativity (in a good way), and with proper care of those garments, it’s better for the environment too. Did you know that 25% of the carbon footprint of clothing comes from the way we care for them? By using the right detergent, one that cares for your clothes, you’ll keep it looking newer for longer.

With that in mind, Skip asked me to take the #SkipCareChallenge, in which I wear the same dress three times in one week, to three different industry events, washing with Skip washing powder in between each wear.  It was a statement I was really excited to make, since I’m a firm believer that fashion shouldn’t be disposable or worn only once! Some of my other blogging friends, as well as award-winning actress Enhle Mbali also took the challenge. Check out myself and Enhle’s different looks in the images below! There’s also an absolutely MASSIVE competition further down where you can attend London Fashion Week Festival, so keep scrolling to the end!


Enhle 1

Enhle 2

Enhle 3

Now let’s look at the competition! If you take the #SkipCareChallenge, you stand a chance to win a trip to London Fashion Week Festival 2018 with the blogger through whom you entered.

Check out the entry mechanics plus T’s & C’s below:


Competition opens: 09 November 2017 at 12:00
Competition closes: 05 December 2017 at 00:00

Entry Mechanic
Participate in the #SKIPCARECHALLENGE – wear the same dress/item of clothing 3 times in one week. Each time you wear it; style it differently to create a new look.
Enter the challenge by uploading images or a video documenting your minimum three different looks in one week to either Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #SKIPCARECHALLENGE and tag the blog that you saw the competition on, between the competition start date of 09 November 2017 at 12:00 competition end date of 05 December 2017 at 00:00.
There will be x 1 grand prize winner who will win a trip to London Fashion Week Festival 2018 for themselves and the blogger that they entered the competition on. This includes:
¬ Return flights for the winner and the blogger from South Africa to London, UK
¬ X6 nights’ accommodation for the winner and the blogger in London
¬ Tickets to London Fashion Festival 
¬ R 10 000.00 spending money each for the winner and the blogger. Please note that this will be in ZAR (Rands) and will not be converted into another currency

Terms and Conditions
*X5 bloggers Fashion Breed, Just Jade, Simply Palesa, Glitz &Grammar and 9Lives will supply X5 entries each to the grand prize draw by the 8th December 2017 and a winner will be announced on a Skip Platform by the 12th December 2017
*The bloggers will choose 5 of their best entries (8 December 2017), all grand prize draw entries (25) will be entered into a random draw where the first winner drawn will win the grand prize. The judge’s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered.
*To be eligible, the winners must be South African residents aged 18 or older, and cannot have won a prize from Skip in the last 6 months.
*If Skip cannot view your entry on either Facebook or Instagram when searching for the #SKIPCARECHALLENGE competition hashtag due to the entrant’s privacy settings, the entry does not stand.
* The winner and the blogger will each need to be in possession of a valid passport and will need to obtain the necessary Visa/s to redeem the prize. The winner and travel partner will be solely responsible for all costs and arrangements in connection with obtaining a valid passport and Visa each.
*All winners will be notified by 14 December 2017 that they have won.
*The grand prize winner must take up his /her prize within 20 days of 14 December 2017
*The competition is not open to any director, member, partner, employee, agent or consultant of the Promoter, the marketing service providers or any person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by these entities, including their spouses, life partners, business partners or immediate family members. 
* The prize excludes all personal expenses, such as telephone, laundry, transport, or any excursions (besides the London Fashion Festival), meals/drinks, travel insurance; foreign exchange, or spending money over the R 10 000.00 limit (per person).
*If the winner is selected via Facebook they will be notified via a Facebook inbox message and if the winner is selected on Instagram they will be notified via a direct message on Instagram. As mentioned above, all winners will be notified by 14 December 2017.
*The winner will need to respond to Skip by 5 January 2018 00:00 with their contact details. Should the winner not be contactable/respond by this date and time, Skip reserves the right to award the prize to a new winner. 
*Skip reserves the right to use the winner’s images in future social media, at Skip’s discretion.

Good luck, guys! Let’s hope we win! ;-)



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