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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pee-Wee Part II

I got to be the bohemian music teacher today and I had a lot of fun. We read and sang "This Little Light of Mine" which led into a discussion of what the song meant, when it originated, and spirituals. I asked where in the world people might be singing spirituals right now and the children instantly said "Haiti". We talked about Haiti and what the children thought they might do to support recovery. One little boy really surprised me when he said, "Instead of getting presents for your birthday, you could get money and give it to Haiti". It was very sweet.


I decided to carry over some of the pink from last night. I like to wear jeans when I know I'm going to be moving around a lot with the children.

Shirt: I got this at Salvation Army when I was in high school. It was very eighties with ginormous puffy sleaves, but I took them off. It is a very pretty silk fabric.

Sweater: This is from a Salvation Army in Massachusetts. It is Express.

Jeans: From Cousin. Gap.

Shoes: Airwalk


  1. You are the most creative and interesting dresser I know. I love it.

  2. beautiful! you're so beautiful. i love seeing you everyday. it makes me miss you and not miss you at the same time.