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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Today was parent-teacher conference day! Parent-teacher conferences are one of the few times I can blab about my kids without feeling lame or guilty. Other times include: being with other parents who are totally happy blabbing about kids, and, talking to CLOSE friends and relatives who are sincerely interested in hearing about my kids. Other than that, I make an effort to talk about other things. Like the new health care bill, for example. Just today I got into a debate with my aunt about it, and then I had a second discussion about it with a man at Richard's office. It is a very juicy topic that is sure to delight for some time to come. It will be very interesting seeing how it all plays out.

It is also Free Ice Cream Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's! If you are reading this on the east coast, I hope you already had your cone, because it ends at 8:00 p.m.! Richard is coming home early so that we can all go to Ben & Jerry's to celebrate this auspicious event!


I started with the shoes and worked my way up! I wasn't sure if it is kosher to wear white shoes at this point in the year, but I haven't worn these yet, and I thought I would like to take them for a spin!

Shoes:  Kenzie. I saw these at Goodwill, and immediately tried them on. They looked brand new and they were my size! They also had gold detail and were T-Straps, which I love.

Pants: From Cousin. Gap.

Cream Shirt (under blue): Old Navy.

Blue Shirt: emma & sam. I love the crochet detail.

White sweater: From Cousin. Merona. As soon as I took it off for photos, Hollis made a bee-line for it!


  1. OMG the photo with her little foot on top of yours...melts my cold, bitter heart. LOL. Too damn cute.

    It's also free cone day at Baskin Robbins tomorrow!


  2. I love when you blab and I was hoping you might let us in on some details but I'll have to call you tomorrow to get them.

    Love the shoe pictures!

  3. Babies do have the power to melt hearts! That's why I love 'em!

    You do tolerate my blabbing pretty well! You have a high tolerance for my incessant prattle!

  4. I am definitely one of those people you can blab to about the kids. Any time. I love it. It makes me happy. I agree about babies. That's why I had so many. They kept growing up and now their kids keep growing up1