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 5, 2010

Mad Monday!

Okay. Today wasn't mad, but I couldn't think of a title for my post. It was a little maddening trying to get the boys to clean up, as per usual. I have nothing to wax poetic about today, but I am excited because my mom is coming for a visit! That means an extra pair of hands around when the kids are driving me nutso! I am also hoping that it means time to catch up with some of my friends and myself. We shall see. It always nice to have my mom around. She is a fun and sweet person!

Outfit:

I got this dress when I worked in admissions and it is pretty boring, although I do like the print. I have not worn it for at least three years. Since I am not at liberty to get rid of any clothes at this time, I decided I would wear this today as I was staying home due to rain and missing wallet and no shoes for Hollis ( I left my bag/HaHa's diaper bag in the car after last night's festivities, and Richard drove off to work with it). 

Since I hate the plain cut of this dress, I decided to make it more exciting and better for nursing by turning it inside out, wearing it backwards, and using the belt and zipper to re-fashion it. Another thing in my bag was the camera, so I had to wait to take pictures, and the light was fading. Hopefully, you can still see the details.

Hot Gossip: The Easter Bunny is on strike after being taken advantage of by corporate moguls and plushies and furries!

Dress: Goodwill. Limited America.

Shirt: Forever 21.

Shoes: Miz Moos by Gazith.




4 comments:

  1. I dig this outfit. It looks cute. Sorry you're not a fan.

    And I'm excited to see Mama Justine too. It's always nice to have her here. I'm hoping she stays super long this time. Hear the Painless Mama?

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  2. You are too kind! See you bright and early!

    xoxo-S!

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  3. Layna: I love that dress. If after this project is over you no longer want the dress, please let me have it; I would love to "re-design" it into a dress for Hollis. A cute little dress with a big white collar.
    Love,
    Aunt D

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  4. I will gladly send it your way! I can't wait to see what you do with it! xoxo-S!

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