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.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rainy Day Yay's!

We made it back from Costco just before it started to pour copious amounts of rain! It had rained a little before we left (thus the boots), but it was clear when we left and we did not bring raincoats or umbrellas. I usually avoid going to Costco like the plague. Something about it drives me nutso. Maybe it's the fact that Charlie and Leo act a fool up in there, and I am stuck looking like the horrible mom who can't control her kids... Of course, Richard never has that problem when he takes them. They are little angels on his watch. I was happy that both boys said "Thank you", every time they took a sample from someone.

We ran into a family friend who's little boy is now seven. When I first met him he was one and I was pregnant with Charlie. A group of us took the Goldline to Pasadena on the first weekend it ran. This little boy was the sweetest, most adorable boy ever. I wanted to steal him! I can't believe how the time has flown!

Today, I got dressed and then changed my outfit because I didn't want to "waste" an outfit I really loved by wearing it only to shop and then come home. I realize I should have made a weekend clause that says on days when I am going to be inside the house for most of the day I could wear anything I want, but I am sticking to my original plan. On the way home, my mom called and told me she sent me a pair of sneakers I left at her house last summer. I remembered I also left a pair of brown platforms! I am excited because it is a neutral shoe that I could really use right now. And the sneakers can be useful when I  finally retire my holey shoes. They were already in my collection, so it is not cheating!


I knew I was going to wear rain boots, so I started there. Everything else I just threw on. Coincidentally, Jordan wore a shirt professing love as well. I find this shirt always makes for pleasant conversations with strangers. Today's was with a woman from England who said, "I bet you're glad you're not there now!" We talked about New York and England and she gave me a sample of Progresso soup. It was salty.

Shirt: From New York street vendor circa 2003. 5 bucks. I got it to replace the super tight one I used to wear in my 20's!

Skirt: From my admissions days. I got this at Walmart in Hanson, MA, also for 5 bucks.

Jacket: From cousin. Mossimo.

Boots: From Ayiko. Leo wanted to ham it up when he came out as I was taking pictures! I think he looks adorable. Charlie is looking over my shoulder as I write this and he reminded me about Dad's no more than three per paragraph exclamation point rule!


  1. i love tater tots too

  2. Me three!!!! They were my jam in elementary school!