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, April 12, 2010


Looking at the conditions of our house today, I started to wonder if I was barking up the wrong tree. Maybe I should be committing myself to keeping my house clean for one year, instead of wearing a different outfit each day. Forget one year, how 'bout  a week? Or two days even?... All right. I'll take a day.

Despite many efforts to keep a clean house, all it takes is one meal, or one art project and BAM! Our house is a mess. From clean to messy in 10 seconds!

I've talked to other people and they say this is normal for a house with three young kids and a teenager, but still, it's a little disheartening. I dream of the day when our house is clean more than it's a mess. The day when it doesn't look like a hurricane just passed through our home...

Thinking about this has prompted me to stop writing this post immediately and to start cleaning up! After all, it is spring!


I am still sticking with my no laundry plan, and it is helping. I am very afraid of inadvertently repeating, so this is a good tactic.

Green Shirt: This is an Old Navy maternity shirt, that I kept and still wear.

Purple Shirt: I've worn this shirt once in FaceHook!, but I decided to alter it after deciding that I really dislike bubble shirts because they look like you're storing nuts for the winter. I separated the gathering and now it hangs more freely. I belted the shirt with a belt from a dress I have seen in Non-Buyer's Remorse! Shirt by: emma & sam.

Pants: Goodwill. Editor pant from Express. Seen in: The Luck of The Irish! and Strawberries For Leo!

Shoes: Goodwill. Jellybeans.

Don't forget to tell me how many shirts you have! You will be integral to letting me know how sane/insane I am! xoxoxo-S!

                    This is Hollis' idea of a good time. Climbing on top any unstable object and seeing if she can avoid falling!


  1. She's the cute, cute, cutie! And so are you.

  2. Love what you're doing!! PS, totally have those Jellybean shoes in bubble gum pink :) It was one of those cheap downtown LA purchases...the gold ones are way better though!

  3. No way! I would love to see them in pink! Maybe I will see them on your site. You have great style and a very crafty hand! Amazing!