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.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Host Party!

I thought I reached a new low yesterday with my horrid outfit, but today, oh today, I did something that I've never done before! It started with having to take my aunt home at 8:15 in the morning. I did not have time to get dressed, so I simply put a jacket over my pajamas. Richard then said: "You have to put this on your blog." I said, "Do I really have to?" He said that I did. When I got home I realized that I had to get some groceries for dinner since we are having house guests for a few days. I did not feel like getting dressed, so I wore my pajamas to the store! I have never, ever worn pajamas to the store, but I guess there's a first time for everything. If I did not have to worry about repeating outfits, I would have just thrown on some jeans and a top as I did later in the day. But, I had to make sure it was not a top and jeans I had worn before.

I still have to write about the fabulous day I had on Saturday, but I have to put Hollis to bed and I cannot right now. Because of Passover and being behind schedule I had to take suspect pictures, but it's better than nothing I guess! I've included a picture of how I left the house this morning only to return and walk out to the grocery store! Talk about gauche!


This is my stepson trying to sabotage my photo session!

Cream Top (under layer): I got this at a thrift store in New York. It is a midriff bearing top and I really only wear it to bed or under things. When I was a younger woman, I would wear it in the summer on occasion. I wore it to bed last night!

Blue Sweater Vest (second layer): Got this on Jay Street in New York. Also seen in Science is Real!

Pink Belt: Thrift store purchase. Not sure where. Very old.

Shoes: Predictions.

Here is my morning glory: