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, February 10, 2010

Whack-y Wednesday!

So HaHa threw up EVERYTHING in her little body last night. I recognized the various foods from the course of the day, and I promise you, not a morsel was left behind. After this lovely presentation, which of course occurred at bedtime, she spiked a fever so high that it literally felt like I was touching a furnace. The boys watched the whole thing and they were very sweet about the interruption to their bedtime routine. Leo said "Hollis puped!", which made me chuckle. Hollis lay on the bed listless as I cleaned her, making me feel horrible and so thankful that my kids are healthy most of the time. I know there are people dealing with chronically ill kids, or children with horrible diseases and I cannot imagine the terrible pain they must go through. Really. I cannot imagine.

The reason I tell the HaHa story is because it threw me off course for my post today as I spent most of the morning nursing and holding her. When it finally got to be so close to the time I needed to leave, I just threw this outfit together simply making sure it was not a repeat of anything I've worn so far, although it has repeated elements from yesterday!

After I picked up Leo, I was planning on posting, but I got a call from Richard saying the school nurse had called about Charlie injuring his head. I went to pick up Charlie, and he, indeed, had a huge lump on his head. He appeared to be fine. We came home and I finally got to take my pictures and do my post. You can see in these pictures that I have very hammy kids. I did not get the chance to take the best pictures today because my hams kept interrupting, but sometimes you have to concede.


Orange Sweater: From cousin. Mossimo.

Grey Sweater-Coat: Goodwill. Forever 21.

Jeans: From Cousin.

Sneakers: Wanted. Very Old. I love them and am sad to see them on their last legs.

This is the boys jumping in front of the camera as I'm trying to pose!