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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2's Day

I thought that I would have a lot more backlash after yesterday's inflammatory post. But no. Either no one is reading this blog besides my best friend Pollyanna, or the people who are reading it agree with me, or don't care. Maybe it's all of the above. I don't know. Moving on. I volunteered to bake muffins for a meeting at Leo's school this morning. They had to be in Santa Monica by 8:30 and I forgot that it was "late day" for the boys and therefore Richard would not be able to deliver them.

I packed ALL of the possible supplies one might need while hanging out in Santa Monica for 8 hours and the car looks like I am going on a two week trip. I have to do my post from Richard's office so I am typing while he is feeding Hollis whole grapes, despite my protests.

Anyway, I will keep it brief today because I have to run to get Leo.


Everything I'm wearing today is second-hand!

Top: I got this at Salvation Army when I was in high school. I was drawn to the color and texture. It's very 70's I think.

Sweater: Goodwill. From Forever 21.

Jeans: From cousin Taylor (See Comedy Tonight).

Shoes: Goodwill. I found these and thought they were too small for me then I got excited when I saw they were 10's!!!


  1. I keep reading. It's my daily dose of Shelayna. And of course I'm not offended by yesterday's ranting. I agree with it wholeheartedly.

    Love that shirt. It's pretty amazing. I feel a Goodwill shopping trip coming on.

  2. I agree with your post of yesterday. I was present at my grandson's birth at home and it was wonderful and all that you mentioned. I was also present at my 4 and it was everything you say. The pain is so worth it because of the results!

  3. So worth it, it is! I can't imagine life without the Jacobs kids! You have raised an amazing family! And helped raise me too!!! xoxo-S!