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, March 31, 2010

100 Posts!

This is my 100th post! My golly I can't believe it! I am not usually one to commit to anything, but I'm not even half way through the year, so I better not jinx myself! Yesterday, in my rush to get out of the house, I did not really check to make sure I was wearing a new combo. I was fairly sure I was, but when I was posting my pictures, I started to panic. What if I mistakenly wore a repeat outfit and ruined my project?

Jordan is the best stepson ever. He is nice, funny, and cool. I will be very sad when he leaves but I can't wait to spend time with him during his vacation.

The above line was written by my stepson as I was wrangling the kids into bed.  As step sons go, Jordan is pretty cool, but he is annoying at times, as all teenagers are. It's what they do. I am sure most teenagers would say the same thing about grown ups... So we're even.

As I sat down for the third time to try to write this post, I realized that in addition to my hosting people for the last 5 days, the boys have been out of school. This has made posting more harried and difficult. I keep getting interrupted and I can't keep my train of thought.  If I still have people looking at this blog after these lame posts, I PROMISE to deliver some very juicy gossip that involves celebrities! Actually, that isn't true. I have had some celebrity encounters recently, but I DON'T gossip! Actually, that isn't true either. I do gossip on occasion.  


In honor of my beloved and respectable house guests from New York, I am wearing a shirt from the 2002 New York International Children's Film Festival! It was started by Eric Beckman and Emily Shapiro and it is celebrating it's 13th year!!! This year, one of their films was nominated for an Academy Award and it is coming to L.A. this weekend! It is called The Secret of Kells. I am really looking forward to seeing it!

Shirt: I fashioned this long ago. I volunteered for the festival for many years, but the 2002 festival was the first year I was NOT there. Big bummer for me, but they still gave me a shirt! (back of shirt above)

Black long sleeve shirt: This was a gift from Richard a few years back. It is from REI and was meant to keep me warm as I was constantly complaining that I was cold when I rode my bike.

Skirt: Hand me down from friend. Old Navy.

Shoes: American Eagle.

This is Leo hamming it up for the camera!


  1. Tell Leo he looks like Great Grandpa Leo after having a few too many drinks. Since he never met Grandpa Leo, it won't make any sense. Congratulations...100 postings. I know you have a lot more clothes that are going to wow everybody as the year goes on. Just think, only 265 more postings to go. You can do it!!!

  2. I think I can, I think I can... Only time will tell!!!!! xoxo-S!

  3. Jordan IS nice, funny and cool but then, so is the rest of the fam. Birds of feather indeed :)

  4. Did he pay you to say that?...