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 17, 2010

The Luck of the Irish!

I am at least one quarter Irish, and I did have good luck today! It started with a 6:15 a.m. phone call asking me to sub. In this economy, that's lucky! I was also lucky to work with a teacher who I really adore and is just the cream of the crop as far as teaching goes. She is a master at her craft, and her classroom has a very special aura about it. I was Lucky a third time because Aunt Janine said she'd watch Hollis! All of this got my St.Patrick's day off to a good start!

I was not so lucky with morning traffic and parking, and also not lucky with my dead battery camera at lunch when I thought I'd get to work on my post. So, I'm doing my post now, when it is rather late. I don't like doing it this late, but I've got 365 days of this. I'm not always going to do it in a timely matter, much to Richard's chagrin.

After yesterday's post, Richard reminded me that people who work in developing countries where we pay them very little money to sew our clothes are doing it because it is their best option. I'll let him do a post on that, but I told him I'd mention it. I guess he wasn't feeling my post!


Honestly, I have no idea what I'm wearing, but I do know that it's got green in it! I started with the dress and added some underthings as I like to keep myself properly covered when working with kids!

Dress: Goodwill. Forever 21. I love the print and colors.

Grey pants: Goodwill. Express editor pant.

Turquoise shirt: Forever 21. This was a pregnancy purchase. It's got a lot of stretch!

Shoes: Fit Flops 

Hollis was extra clingy when we got home!


  1. You know, Richard is an optimist and I'm not just saying that.

    Matty suggested a good topic for your blog and I agree. I'll tell you more when we speak. Oh, and he has another good and exciting idea for you which I can't wait to have him tell you about.

  2. oh, and love love love the outfit, especially the baby portion of it.

  3. Hmmm... Can't wait to hear what he has for me!

  4. You and HaHa match - love it!! Waiting eagerly for Richard's post on third world clothing stitches - something I'm very interested in but have mixed feelings about...

  5. I'll let him know people are waiting to hear. I've heard his take on it millions of times!