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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


We were invited to spend the morning in Griffith Park in the area around The Trails cafe. I had no luck convincing the boys that they would love the scenery and food at The Trails, so I went alone with Hollis. The boys wanted to stay home and play with Legos. Since they rush hither and thither all week, I decided not to force them out of the house, even though I wanted to. I really wanted to.

The scenery at Griffith Park is stunning, and it was also quite a scene. The hipsters were out and in full force. There was a TV actress, a skinny jean wearing femme-boy, bikers, middle-age rockers with their fashionable kids in tow, neo- bohemians, nature enthusiasts, and dogs. I love L.A.!

I forgot to post another poll, but I will add it tomorrow. Although only twelve people responded, it was clear that I was the only person with more than 60 shirts. Oh well, it's still less than Oprah, I'm sure!


Because I spent so much time trying to convince the little dudes to come with me, I had to rush to get dressed. I decided to wear jeans again, and I threw on a shirt I have worn before, but backwards. I didn't think about it too much, but when I got home I started to worry that some people might not think it is a different outfit. It is a little lame, but I have a different sweater underneath, different shoes, and I think the look is pretty different. If you disagree, you can let me know!

Shirt: I got this at a warehouse sale. I took the label off, so I can't say who made it. Seen in: Hey Thursday! I belted it with a scarf my friend gave me long ago.

Sweater: From cousin.

Jeans: From cousin. Gap.

Shoes: Wanted.


  1. If shirts include tee shirts, button downs, long sleeve, anything going on the torso, I'm sure I have 60 or more too!

  2. Yay! I am glad to be in your company! Whoo-hoo!