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 10, 2010


Today, after picking up Leo, I ran into a lovely woman I know. Her son, a truly remarkable child, was in my class last year. She was looking very chic, with a gorgeous cream colored sweater-coat, and a jewel tone purple sweater underneath. She had on a scarf, and I think dark jeans with boots. Fabulous! I couldn't get all the details because I was eying Leo as he rushed though the stands at the Farmer's Market. She told me she had been looking at my blog and it had given her a little inspiration! I was very excited to hear this! This is what the whole point of my project was/is: To find inspiration in the clothes I have collected, and to mix it up!

I could, if I had to, wear jeans every single day of the year. I love jeans and I wear them a lot. Maybe it's because I NEVER wore them when I was younger. I was much heavier, so I always wore skirts and very, very, baggy pants. Anyway, jeans have only been a staple of my wardrobe for the past 10 years or so. Wait, I am digressing, but I do hope this blog gives a little inspiration to a few stuck-in-a-rut fashionistas!


I am wearing khakis for the first time in my life! My cousin gave me two pair of Gap Khakis with the tags still on. Two different styles. I am lucky that I have stylish relatives and friends. If I didn't, would my closet look totally different?... Food for thought!

Shirt: Goodwill. Campus Casuals. Totally 80's, and it has birds on it! My shirt yesterday did too!
I wore this on Back to School Never Felt So Good. I guess I can wear this about three more times, max!

Undershirt: This is a black leotard I cut the sleeves off of that I've had forever.

Pants: From Cousin. Gap.

Shoes: Predictions. I think everyone should have at least one pair of red shoes!... If they want to, of course! 

The kids decided to join me for a photo. They know people like to see them!


  1. I always think about you now when I am figuring out what to wear!
    (I think that is a good thing)

  2. I hope it's a good thing! And I hope I see you sooon!!!! Can't wait to see what you are wearing! xoxo-S!