Birth of a project

I was getting dressed for a friend's birthday party and I didn't know what I was going to put on my body. I looked in my closet and it seemed empty, unpromising. I've had these moments before; everything was old, ill-fitting, or blah. I thought to myself, "Ugh! I have NOTHING to wear!" Then I began rifling through my closet and saw a forgotten shirt I loved and many more, and I realized I was crazy. I had plenty to wear, and plenty to choose from. My closet was FULL of treasures! At that moment I decided I would take a year to explore my closet and to add NOTHING new to my wardrobe.

I would create a NEW outfit for each day in order to maximize my wardrobe and shake up my style.

Basically, I would try to "snap out" of my fashion rut, and appreciate what I have.

It was my New Years' project:
One Closet, One Year.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Malibu Bound!

After a hectic first week back to school complete with dental work, the car battery dying while en route, and a VERY cranky post-op husband, I decided to drive the kids out to Malibu for a mini-escape. The last two days with Richard have been especially difficult. He is snippy, irritable, moody, and in pain. All of his negativism has made him appear quite unattractive, and if this continues, we will break up, and he will have gotten the vasectomy in vain!

To be fair, Richard's mood swings are pretty similar to what I might experience with a bad case of PMS, but to have two people in the house with this kind of peevish energy is too much! I look forward to Richard returning to his cheerful, unflappable self! We need at least one anchor in the house to keep us sane.

By the way, Richard does not agree with my above statement at all. He says, "You're just like France right after 9/11: all sympathetic the first day, and two days later, you say 'it's no big deal, stop being a self-centered jerk!'"


Shirt: Alicia Lawhon, given to me by friend

Skirt: Purchased at Marshall Fields in Dallas the summer before I started 10th grade. I was heavier at the time and I got it because it covered me up. It is a very versatile and easy piece to travel with, and it is great for the beach because I can pull it up and get my feet wet.

Sweater: I got it at a clothing swap. It is from J. Crew. It is very soft and cuddly, and after the crazy week I've had I need to be swathed in comfort!

Shoes: Fit Flops. They are comfy, but I have not noticed a difference in the leg department!


  1. Wow, you still have a skirt from back in Dallas? Amazing. I had socks that have recently been retired (like a year ago) from 8th grade. They were actually slouch socks from Venice Boardwalk and the heels finally wore out. I didn't wear them slouchy, I pulled them up to my knees. But I'm still amazed you had fashion sense enough to buy something that lasted you so long. You're my fashion guru.

  2. I don't think it was fashion sense, I think it was stretch! I didn't wear for a long time, but I'm glad I've kept it all these years. I think I re-discovered it a couple years ago. I'm diggin' on the slouchy socks!