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.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blursday...



This week, (with the full-time working, and three-kid wrangling), has been a blur. I actually don't know how I went back to work last year when Hollis was 4 months old. I'm sure I was a mess, but hopefully I held it together pretty well. I think of the haze mothers of newborns live in and wonder what would happen if we had a better national family leave policy. I know America is a huge country, but a Canadian teacher I connected with on Etsy, said they get one year of paid leave with the option of taking a second year off (with no pay), and they get their job back. I guess we can't afford it now, but maybe one day!

I'm rushing to finish now because I have to get back to class. Could this be my lamest post ever? Could be. But I don't have time to worry about it!

Outfit:

Sweater: From cousin. Mossimo. She gave me an identical one in cream.

Shirt: From Goodwill. I got this when I was working in admissions. I love the bluebells!

Pants: From a thrift store. Not sure which one. These are brown and they have a plaid print to them that's very subtle.

Shoes: These are dance sandals that I wore in a play many moons ago. I cut the ties so they just tie in back.


This is Richard "watching" Hollis. He claims he is never tired, but this picture suggests otherwise.

5 comments:

  1. There is nothing wrong with a little nap.

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  2. It's amazing how much of your wardrobe is supplied by your cousin. Basically she's your personal shopper. Lucky you.

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  3. I thhink I have 18 items from her. And that's after getting rid of some!!!

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