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, May 3, 2010

We are all Hypocrites!

I was so happy when I heard that Giselle Bundchen had her baby boy in a bathtub in her Boston home. I was neither a fan nor a hater of the Brazilian goddess prior to hearing this, but this news sent her stock way up in my book, of course. When I read her recent Vogue article, I was really impressed. Not only is she beautiful, but she is down to earth, altruistic, and she is involved with saving the rain forest in Brazil, along with being a U.N. goodwill ambassador for environmental issues.

Imagine then, my disappointment when Richard showed me this article he read on a few weeks ago. The 20,000 square foot home they're constructing for three, or even 10 people, is crazy. Not to mention the fact that building a brand new home, in a city chock-full of available homes, flies in the face of of environmental conservation. I mean, it certainly looks like her new mansion is made of wood. Let's hope it's recycled! (yeah, right!)

You know, Giselle is not alone as far as the eco-celebrities are concerned. Harrison Ford, James Cameron, and even the poster man of global warming himself, Mr. Al Gore, all seem to be talking the talk, and not walking the walk. Well, do as I say, not as I do, is an easy web to get tangled in. Or, perhaps, as Richard tells me, "the 'crisis' of global warming only applies to the little people".


This outfit is fundamentally the same as yesterday, but with different pieces. One piece is the same, and that is the coral skirt. I got called to sub this morning, so I had to think fast. My main thought was "Don't repeat!"

Polka-dot shirt: This is an eighties shirt I deconstructed that I found at The Salvation Army circa 1991. I took of the shoulder padded sleeves and turned it into a shirt I love. I threw a shirt on top of it because I didn't want to traumatize the first graders with my hairy armpits!

Pink Sheer Polka-dot shirt: This shirt is from Forever 21. I got is several years ago when I was working in admissions. I love the delicate appearance of the shirt.

Coral Skirt: Thrift store. Old. Love the color.

Khaki skirt (on bottom): Goodwill. Also very old!

Shoes: Airwalk.

I got home at 5 with the kidlets. I had a lot of stuff to do, so I only took a few pictures, and did not pay attention to the mise-en-scene. (see sock on floor...) Anyway, please look on the photos with a forgiving eye! See you tomorrow! Oh, would you mind taking the pants poll? Thank you!


  1. I actually love the sock on the is so realistic in a home with two working parents with 4 children. Even when you are not subbing, you still are working as far as I am concerned with all the driving back and forth that you have to do. XOXOXO Mamacita

  2. Oh. I'm glad to hear that! I did pick it up after I saw the photos! xoxo-S!

  3. LOVVVVVE the outfit, such pretty colors and they look amazing with your skin tone.

    As for Giselle, I've always been on the fence with her but like your post, explains, we're all hypocrites in some way or another or maybe a better way of putting it, we're walking contradictions. Can't fault her for that.

    At least the people you mentioned are doing something as opposed to nothing and at the end of the day, it is within her and her family's right to build the home they want.

    It seems excessive to the outside world but maybe her Brazilian family is coming to live with them?...or not.

    Really enjoyed this post :)

  4. Thank you, thank you! That's very kind of you! Yes, "Walking Contradictions" sums it up! That we are! xoxo-S!

  5. Oh, I agree with Lissa. This one is dreamy...

  6. Coming from y'all, I feel quite flattered! You are style mavens!!!

  7. Oh, I am SO coveting your coral skirt! It would go with so many of my tops and blouses.

  8. Well, if I get rid of it, I'll know who to give it to! It's such a happy color!

  9. WE have to remember to keep environmentally and every other way conscious, when we are rich and famous!