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, May 15, 2010

Date Night!

Well, Richard and I had a sort of date afternoon. We dropped the two youngest kids off at the benevolent Aunt Janine's and headed off to the theater to watch Charlie perform in a school show. It was surreal to see my little boy dance on a stage that I have danced on many a time, many years ago. It was also nice to get a moment out with Richard as it has been a while.

Now we are going to watch a movie! This seems really mundane, I know, but it is something we don't do as often as we should. HaHa is only now starting get into a good sleep routine. Thank Buddha! Anyway, in order for us to get to our Netflix film that has been sitting in the mail basket for a good three weeks, I am going to end my post now!

Pollyanna didn't take any credit for our Brunettes' tunes, but I am certain she had to have written at least one line. Anyway, she gets paid to write now, so I guess it was one minuscule step on the road to professional writing!  Also, we got an offer from a lovely and brilliant guitar player and writer to jam with us, so maybe The Brunettes actually have a future. You Tube, here we come!


Sage Silk Shirt: Goodwill. Kenneth Cole. I got this when I was trying to "hide" a pregnancy pooch.

White tank: Old Navy. I am wearing it inside out because it is beaded.

Jeans: Goodwill. Gap.

Jacket: Clothing Swap. From the lovely Jamie! I am too lazy to go look at the tag right now!

Shoes: zoe & zac!

Necklace: This is a bracelet that I've looped a belt from a shirt through. Now that I am exploring my closet, I've begun to look at everything with an eye on its' possibilities.


  1. ha ha.

    we went to see cabaret tonight. i was sad i didn't get to see charlie perform.

  2. Yes, it was pretty good. It's a lot of recycled and inside humor and a lot of self congratulatory back patting but the kids were adorable, there were some very talented singers and musicians and i was happy to support my boyfriend.

    did you?