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, April 8, 2010

All The Good Ones Go!

After writing about Shaugn yesterday, I started thinking about our other friends who left L.A. awhile back, John and Lourdes. John went to high school with Richard and they had many a crazy time together. I often hear stories about "The time John Brown..." (insert crazy story here). Well, Richard and John had drifted apart some after high school, but, at out 20 week prenatal appointment with Charlie, we bumped into John and Lourdes at our OBGYN's office. They were also at their 20 week check up (a milestone in pregnancy) and thus, John and Richard were reunited. I made some new and welcome friends. Our first sons were born a week apart, and Nicholas Brown will always be Charlie's first friend.

Now, even though I had Charlie when I was 30, a not so young age, none of my friends had, or were having, babies. I guess it's a big city thing. It was an interesting time for me and I was happy to have John and Lourdes around, to share new parent concerns and joys with. John and Lourdes are also incredibly funny and clever and kind and they have amazing children. Needless to say, we were devastated when they told us they were ditching the city and heading north for greener pastures. However, just like with Shaugn, it made sense, and we understood. We also love visiting them!

I have recently learned that one of my oldest and dearest friends is moving back east for at least two years, and although I am totally depressed about it, I have come to realize that all the good ones leave L.A. I keep my fingers crossed that they'll come back and I make sure to spend time with the good ones that are still here! Like today for instance. I reconnected with a high school friend who has two adorable kids and a lot in common with me. It was great to see her and watch all of our kids play together and to know, that for better or worse, this crazy city is our home.


Pale pink sweater with pockets: From friend who is moving east! Seen in: Guilty! Unfortunately, the pink doesn't come through in the photos.

Striped shirt: From friend. Gap.

Jeans: From cousin. Old Navy. Wearing them a lot lately!

Shoes: Fit Flops.

Forgive the late post! Long and crazy day!


  1. First, great pictures today. Love the poses and the outfit. It looks very cute. Your almost new age becomes you. Second, I think I did actually give you that shirt, right? Third, oh no! Is it the person who I think it is who's moving East? Shoot! That sucks. Oh well, now we'll have someone else to visit.

  2. Yes, this striped shirt is from you! I should have put in the link, but I was super rushed. Not even sure if this post makes sense! I think you do know the person I'm talking about. Yes, we can visit! I try to be more creative with the poses when I think the outfit is weak! xoxo-S!

  3. Also, my other pictures came out bad, so I tried to channel my inner Top Model. I was thinking of the advice the Jays tell the girls!

  4. you look gorgeous! we are devastated to leave you, too, i hate the idea of moving, but hate the idea of being far from our beloved kennedy-espy team even more. i can't even think about it. we will be back often, and hopefully i can come up to mass to visit you and the moms when you come out!

  5. Lovely post, but I feel melancholy after reading.

    I feel like Bridget Jones giving her speech at the end when she finds out 'ol boy is going to the states and screams, "No!"

    You...we truly are losing one of L.A.'s "top people" and I hope I don't crack her ribs the next time I see her with my bear hug.

    BTW, love the outfit, it's adorable.

    Here's to friends, the family you choose.


  6. Oh info
    say it ain't so
    Don't go
    We love you so
    Bix will grow
    We'll miss the new baby glow
    But in the end we know you have to go