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.

Friday, June 18, 2010

1st and Hope!

It is 11:55 p.m. and this is the first time I've touched my computer today. Crazy, huh?! Especially for one who claims to be a blogger.  I couldn't help it. My whole day was chock full. I had an eye exam, errands, and Leo's last day of school. After we said our teary good-byes, I drove Leo home and took everybody to the park. I wanted to tire them out because tonight Richard and I were going to see South Pacific at The Ahmanson, and I didn't want them to cause any shenanigans while we were out.

I had never seen the show before, so I was excited. I was also looking forward to going out to dinner before hand at First and Hope Supper Club. Richard's mom graciously offered us a night out, so I have to thank her. And Josh. Josh got us the tickets to the show, and he recommended the restaurant, which was fun. All of the hostesses were wearing different silver toned dresses, and a bevy of servers swarmed around our table.We had a restricted pre-theater menu, which was a little lacking for me, but Josh assured us that the regular menu is fab, so we'll probably go back in the future.

Anyway, it's late and I am tired after having stayed up until 2:00 a.m. baking cookies, and still recovering. Although I feel much, much better! I've included a photo of Richard, who joined in on the Country Line Dancing that was taking place on the Plaza at The Music Center.


Maroon shirt: Goodwill. Antik Batik. In the day I wore it under a t-shirt, and rather than change this evening, I just lost the tee, tucked in the collar, and threw a gold jacket over it!

Tee: From friend. Crowded Teeth.
Gold Vest/Jacket: Walmart. This was purchased on another one of my trips to my mom's tiny Massachusetts town where Walmart is the nearest shopping locale. This was five dollars on sale. I am sure we walked into Walmart for sunscreen and I walked out with this.

Pants: Goodwill. Next. Did I mention that I have 4 brown pairs of pants?

Shoes: Airwalk.

Shoes: My Fresh friend's mom gave me these. Nine West.


  1. Richard it cute and so are you.

  2. Sounds like you had fun at the theater. Congrats to Leo for his last day at First Pres! Ramona is noticing this is the 4th post in a row without Hollis. We want Haha! -Erin

  3. I'll see what I can do. She's very reluctant to listen to me these days...

  4. Richard looks like he is really having a good time line dancing. Please tell Dorothy that I too thank her for helping you guys get a night out for just the two of you. Fabulous!!!!! That alone time together is so important.