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 24, 2010

Baby Love!

I really, really love babies. I love newborns, infants, toddlers... I have been into babies ever since I, myself was a little girl. When I was 7, I took care of my infant cousin while her dad was sleeping in another room, and I started babysitting professionally when I was 11.  I always had a rapport with babies, and I always felt that I understood them.

I love babies because they will dance any time they hear music. They are always excited about things, even things they've seen a hundred times before. You point out a flower or a bird or a dog to a baby, and they will smile and delight in it every time! A baby, especially a baby you know, will also smile and get excited when they see you, even if you just walked out of the room for a minute and came right back. A baby doesn't hold a grudge. A baby doesn't care if you're wearing the ugliest outfit in the world. Or if you are missing teeth. A baby might shy away from you if you look menacing or severe, but if they get to know you, they'll most likely befriend you. A baby lets you know when they need you to hold them, and a baby, especially a baby you know, will always give you a hug.

Now, don't get me wrong, I know babies aren't perfect, but they're pretty close!

I thought about this as I watched Hollis play this morning. Her joy, her innocence, her love for people, is infectious. It reminds me of human potential. We are so powerful, yet so vulnerable. And, if we're lucky, we are happy to be here!

Outfit:

Navy Dress: I got this at Goodwill, and I wore it under a skirt in Tuesday Blues.

Green Dress Underneath: From friend. Ella Moss. I wore it over another dress in MLK.

Tube top: I got this in a store in NYC called Weber's. I think we called it Weeber's because our friend's nickname was Weeber. They had a lot of dead-stock items, including a mess of blue and black tube tops which I bought up and distributed to my friends. Who can resist a sparkly tube top?

Shoes: Predictions. Hollis at Ben &Jerry's free cone day!

5 comments:

  1. I love you. Your posting today was beautiful.

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  2. Well said. You're the best. I love your babies lots! All babies too.

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  3. Thank you lovely ladies! Love, love, love you!

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  4. What a beautiful piece of writing, and of yourself.

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  5. Thank you, Jamie! Love, love, love you, too!

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