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.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sleep Deficit...

I sit in front of the screen, for the first time since I've started really, and know not what to write. A blankness fills my mind and I realize I only slept 5 1/2 hours last night! Therefore, I am tired and at a loss. I never used to need so much sleep, but I guess that's part of getting old.  Back in the day I used to go out to a club, stay until last call, go out after last call, roll in to bed at 3 or 4 and wake up to babysit at 8:00 a.m! I had a regular Sunday morning gig from 9-12, and I never missed it. I was always on the go...

Now, I am on the slow-go.

Tonight, I am joining the amazing Ayiko for a wrap party. I wanted to mention that she is the person who coined the phrase "Treats" that I used in quotation marks a while back. I should have quoted her then, but I didn't. She uses "treats" to mean a variety of things. She might say:  "Hollis has treats in her nose", or  "He tried to show me his treats, but I looked away." Needless to say, she is a riot!

Oh, there is a website for Intact America where you can take a circumcision quiz. I got 6 out of 9! Let me know how you do!

Military Style Jacket: I also got this at a clothing swap, from my very stylish and wonderful friend Jaime. She is an educator extraordinaire, and she founded an incredible tutoring company called Academic Success. She is an inspiration!

Teal Scoop Shirt: This was a gift. It came with a cropped sweater trimmed with faux fur and lace. I guess I'll be wearing it at some point. I am wearing the top backwards. I may turn it around for the party tonight... We'll see!

Maroon Cami: This is by Calvin Klein. I got it ages ago, and it is on it's last legs/straps?...

Jeans: I scored these bad boys at a clothing swap! J. Crew. I always wear them with a long top because they are tighter than I like.

Shoes: Mossimo. From my admissions days!

This is Hollis sneaking in front of the camera saying "Cheese!" My little HaHa!


  1. Little alien from planet baby.

    Have fun at the party girls! I want details. Oh and btw, there is no rule for how many exclamation points you are allowed to use. In fact you are my exclamation point inspiration!!! I use them liberally because I think you make it look so CUTE! (Matthew is my CAPITALIZATION inspiration.)

  2. CAPITALIZATION INSPIRATION! that has a VERY nice ring to it!!!

    Thank you for supporting my exclamation point addiction!!! !

  3. I have two things to say. I got only a 3 on that test. Amazing how uneducated I am.

    The second thing refers to needing sleep. I'll try not to sound too mom-like. Bodies have needs. If we don't give them what they need, they breakdown. You saw it happen to me. Enough said although I'd love to go on....

  4. YOu are right Mama Maia! Thank you. I need to be better! I am going to write about this! xoxo-S!