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

Housekeeping!

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!

Outfit:

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!

3 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!

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