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 11, 2010

After Midnight!

This is the first time I have ever posted after midnight! I'm slipping, I'm tripping... I'm exhausted. I was going to write a poem or just put up all of the horrific photos I took today, but instead I will explain why it is that I am in this position.

Leo has a fever, so instead of driving up north to camp with his entire class today, he was home with me on the couch or in his bed all day. He did get a 40 minute car ride when I had to deliver something to Charlie's school. Fun, fun, fun! Because Leo was out of sorts, HaHa was doubly clingy and demanding. Fun. Fun. Fun. And, poor Leo is missing all of the fun his entire class will have this weekend before they all go off to different schools next year. They've been together 3 years. I feel very bad for him.

It's been a long week. The whole end-of-the-school year business is truly, down to the marrow, fatiguing. Especially when you have kids at different schools. Perhaps it will be better next year when the boys are at the same school. I hope so.


Since I was getting dressed in a pinch, I opted for a fool-proof way of not repeating: An unworn item! I did not get to photo taking until 6:15, so the light was not great. I came inside and did a few with flash, but I always hate the way those look. At any rate, this is what I wore:

Black shirt: Goodwill. Forever 21. This shirt still had the tags on when I found it at the good 'ol GW.

Green shirt: Old Navy. This is a maternity shirt that I still wear.

Jeans: Big Sunday. Bu from Malibu Jeans.

Shoes: Predictions.

Last night, when I brought the sleeping pad in for our camping trip, Char-Char proceeded to turn it into a character!


  1. Adorable Charlie.
    Poor Leo.
    Great outfit as usual.

  2. I love that top you have on. Is it Linen? Leave it to my most creative grandson to take a plain old sleeping pad and create a character to bring a smile to my face. I too am sorry for my Leo and hope he is getting better as we speak.

  3. I don't know if it's linen. Maybe a blend of linen and something.

    Leo is on the mend. No fever today, but we still can't take him to camp.