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.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Party Time!!!

Today I get to go to TWO parties! One for a seven year old boy, and one for a grown woman at Moonlight Rollerway. I decided I needed an outfit that could ‏take me through the whole day, although I do plan to add a sparkly jacket for the evening.

Yesterday my friend wanted me to address the feeling of not being able to buy anything at Goodwill and I can honestly say that after the initial letdown, I was fine. In a way, it's liberating. Kind of like the time a few months ago when I lost my cell phone. Besides the minor inconveniences it entailed, I felt free in a way I had not felt since the good old days when all I had was voice mail. I wasn't being called or calling someone every minute and it was great! I called it a "phone-cation". It was fun. And yesterday, I had a built in excuse, every time, NOT to buy. Even if it looked great, even I "needed" it, even if I loved it, it had to go back on the rack! Freedom!

Outfit:

White knit shirt: From cousin. Mossimo

Blue Sweater: I got this at a clothing swap and it came with a skinny black patent leather belt. It is from Express.

Jeans: From cousin. Gap.

Shoes: American Eagle.

2 comments:

  1. This is the best blog evah!!! I don't read every day, but it is such a joy to catch up with you over the week. Your clothes are so artful, chic, and so very you. Many hugs to sheyshey!

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  2. Thank you Jamie! I've been thinking about you! We have to make a plan! I almost wore a jacket you gave me a few days ago! I'm sure I will wear something of yours sooon!!!! xoxox-S!

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