Little White Dress Challenge, Day Four: Summer Simplicity


It’s always fun to try new things. Especially as I revel in each new day at workshop, I am constantly experimenting. Whether it be a word association poem or an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s act without words, I love to try new things. Of course, there’s another side that comes with experimenting, the editing and chopping away, but as with all arts, and writing especially trial and error is how we learn the most.

Maggie Nelson wrote a book called Bluets about her relationship with the color blue and emotion. She begins, “Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color.” Short passages are broken up by number, and this is not just an example of beautiful short prose, but demonstrates how her small fragments become one when combined.

Much like Nelson, sometimes I dress hoping that with just the right ingredients, the right color bracelet or shoe, beautiful fashion will ensue. Today I paired my little white dress tied at the waist with black and white shorts and gladiator sandals, and a vintage handkerchief. A throwback to simpler times.


Here is what I wore on day three in case you missed it!

Haley Sherif holds a B.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Emerson College. Born & raised in Manhattan, she's currently living in Brooklyn pursuing her dream to write. As an eager fourteen year old she originally joined the Eco-Chick team as an intern, several years later she's happy to be back. Her writing and design projects can be found on her personal site, haleykamilla.com, as well as on The Culture-ist and later and in Perversion's June, 2016 issue.