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.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy People!

I have some work to do tonight, and Sunday is the day of rest, so I will fill my post with more inspirational lyrics from one of The Brunettes most heartfelt songs. Pollyanna reminded me of this forgotten treasure in the comments section. Forgive me if you read it already. It's called "Happy People":

You and I were like day and night
I would say it's wrong and you would say it's right
But we couldn't have gone on like that, fight after fight
We made up our minds to reunite
So we could be... (Chorus):
Happy people, Happy people
Happy people in the U.S.A
Happy People, Happy people
Happy people in the world today...

And another verse:

We can't go on with this hatred and war
Tomorrow I wanna wake up, open my door
And see the sun shinin' on people in the street
They'll be people I'd like to meet

'Cause they'll be...
Happy people, happy people
Happy people in the USA

Now tell me that doesn't make you want to join the band? Our first rehearsal will be in two weeks. As Pollyanna suggested, we will only be performing songs that were written in fourth grade!


Shirt/Dress: This was a gift from one of my many stylish friends. I love the colors and fabric. It was made in India and it is silk.

Jeans: Old Navy. I am wearing this long top over the jeans because these jeans sag way low because they are really too big. I got them right after I had Leo. I maybe was a bit bigger than usual, but of course I lost the weight quickly because I was a nursing mom with two kids under two! I really don't have any jeans that fit me perfectly. Maybe one day! 

Shoes: I did not wear any today! We had a little impromptu NBA playoffs viewing with Richard's family and they brought over pizza and drinks! I took the left over IBC Root Beer bottles (makes me think irritable bowel...) and put my mother's day flowers from my cousin in them. I think they look cool! How's that for recycling?!


  1. I like your chic vase shot. Nice! And I am really just in awe of your wardrobe. It's endless! Or does it just seem endless...?

    You can quote me on that one.

  2. I love that song. I remember when you two sang it for Tweet and some friends at a picnic we had. It was very sweet then and very sweet now.I also love this outfit. You look great!

  3. Someone may have to fill in for me for a couple of weeks. I'll be out of town but can't wait for rehearsals when I get back.

  4. Maybe we'll wait til' you get back to start rehearsing...

    We sang that song in public?! I must have blocked it out!

    Lauris... Define endless!... How about filled with endless possibilities?... The numbers are on the side! xo-S!

  5. I remember that song, I hope you two put together a greatest hits compilation & record. PJ actually has the makings of a "studio" at her crib so who knows?! -ac

  6. Oh boy. This is scary. But maybe we can start gathering songs from others written before they turned 13. I bet Mason has some and a few other people reading this. All we need are lyrics and you can come up with the melodies and then we can record them at my house with the help of some musicians. Just like Wilco did on Mermaid Avenue with all those Woody Guthrie songs. What a fun project.

  7., I'm laughing my a** right now!!!

  8. I'll never drink Root Beer again!

  9. It's really GOOD root beer according to the people who drank TWO bottles of it!

    Rachel?! Were you in the Brunettes, too?! I thought you were, but I wasn't sure. You know- getting old and all! xoxo