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 15, 2010

Spring Forward!

Today spring is definitely in the air. At least here in Los Angeles it is! It is one of those perfect days. Neither too hot nor cold, breezy and bright. It is one of those days when you understand why so many people live in Southern California. Although, some are apparently leaving as California falls deeper into an abyss. It is very hard to see the state suffering, when it has held such promise in the past. Now over 50% of graduating high school seniors can't pass an exit exam, and the state is close to bankruptcy. Yikes!

I am going to see The Piano Lesson at The Broad Stage tonight. This inspired me to wear something that could go day to night with just a few changes (namely shoes). The Broad Stage is actually located on the site where I attended Kindergarten through third grade! Madison Elementary was a fantastic PUBLIC school, and I have many fond memories of that place. It will be nice to be back on those grounds and feel the spirit of '79!




Outfit:

Dress: This is a Goodwill find, of course! This is the first time I've worn this. I am not sure what inspired me to purchase this. I must have been in a mood. It's very school teacher circa 1950. It is in perfect condition!

Shoes: Airwalk.

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