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, March 27, 2010

Birth of a Husband!

Today, rather than discuss what I did today, which was lovely and amazing, I will write about Richard because it is his birthday today, and I want to celebrate him!

Richard is an Aries like me. Even though Richard would pooh-pooh the whole notion of astrological planets bearing on his personality, he is an Aries through and through. He is strong-willed, fiery, confident, adventurous, and a force to be reckoned with.

In my search for a mate I did not have the foresight to imagine a man with the numerous qualities Richard possesses, but I was lucky that fate sent him my way. Richard laughs easily and heartily, he is generous and inclusive. He is usually well behaved and very easy going. He does not get stressed out. He is a California boy and computer geek. He has traveled the world and knows about the world. He is well read and knowledgeable, and truly one of the smartest people I have ever met. He is kind and handsome and forgiving and supportive and he is a very wonderful father. He works very hard to put food on our table, and a roof over our head, and he rarely complains. He is great at karaoke and a master at Scrabble too. He rocks, he rolls, and he is the best! He also is very, very helpful with running this blog and he always edits my work, so if there are typos, you know why! Thank you Dorothy for raising such a wonderful son!... Oh, I should also mention that Richard is a true blue Clippers Fan!!!!!!! (Which means he is an optimist!)

                                                      HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD!!!


Dress: From my lovely cousin! Vintage!

Slip: Thrift store. Vintage.

Socks: Target.

Shoes: American Eagle.


  1. Happy Birthday to Richard from me and Marc! Love to you and your fam!

  2. Thank you, thank you!!! I wish I had seen you at Mandorico last night! Next time!!!!!

  3. I missed his birthday. I'm lame. Happy birthday Richard.