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 6, 2010


When I got dressed this morning, there was one thing on my mind: What to wear to pick Richard up from his vasectomy surgery? Should I wear black to symbolize our death as breeders, or should I wear rainbows for the worry-free days to come?

After I found out I was pregnant for the third time I would tell people who asked if we were going to have more, that somebody needed to be cut. However, when Richard showed me the paperwork for his appointment, I felt torn. What if I wanted to have a baby in three years when Jordan moves out? I would be 40. That seemed reasonable. I love being pregnant and I adore babies. I can think of nothing more incredible than holding a newborn in your arms and smelling its new smell. But, the more I thought about it, I realized that I would have to put my pregnancy days behind me. I mean, I was a fabulous Nanny in my 20's and I'm a pretty good mother in my 30's. But, I'm sure that in my 40's I would be a peri-menopausal mommy dearest. My patience is waning, my body is creaky, and I just don't have the energy that I used to. Oh well, I'll just have to enjoy other people's newborns from now on!

Outfit: I decided to go with Black and Rainbow.

Long Black skirt from Forever 21. I bought it when I was pregnant with Charlie because of its give.

Butterfly Skirt purchased in high school at Salvation Army. I adore the colorful print.

Shirt from Goodwill.

Belt Unsure. I think I will not be wearing it out!

Shoes from friend.


  1. What'd you end up with - belt or no belt? Love that shirt!

  2. I think the belt is tres chic!

  3. Sadly, the belt was left at home. But, if Jamie liked it, I know it was stylin'!