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.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Backtraking!

I realized after I re-read my post from yesterday, that I implied that the American couple in the movie were over-involved in their child's life.Which they absolutely were not. They seem like a really amazing couple and family, and, I have an insider tip that they had their baby at home and helped to start a co-op pre-school! So how's that for kicking some parenting butt?!  I also implied that American parents aren't interested in their kids, which, of course, is another absurd thing to say. I meant to say that just because two of the moms in the film were less "involved", they still were interested. I also realize that I should avoid generalizations. Always. Of course, I know many non- over-involved-yet-still-interested American parents of American kids.


What really struck me in the film were the sibling relationships and the way the Mongolian and Namibian mother seemed to not get too involved. Obviously, sibling rivalry/relations are on my mind. In Babies, the American and Japanese children do not even have siblings, so again, I should have chosen my words more carefully. I guess we see what we want to see in everything, and I honed in on the the two moms I wish I was more like!  Now, the Namibian mom does have 9 children, so maybe experience has made her wiser.

So the lesson I learn is to NOT make sweeping generalizations, and to not write posts of a critical nature in haste! Please forgive me if I did offend and kindly disregard yesterday's post! And go see Babies if you want to see an interesting film!

Outfit:

Wrap shirt: Same as yesterday. Thrift store.

Red dress: Goodwill. Old Navy. Seen in: Riddle of the Jinx! and Reality Check! (worn as skirt in both) I guess this is my third time wearing this! I'm going to have to start keeping count... but that's another project!

A line Coral skirt: Thrift store. I've worn this a bunch too. Seen in: The Pacific! and We are All Hypocrites! and Showers!

Shoes: American Eagle.

6 comments:

  1. You looked stunning today at carpool. The photos, while lovely, do not capture the way your shoes glimmered in the sunlight and the firey-ness of your dress. Wow.

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  2. Just read your earlier post about Babies, and I get what you are talking about even though I haven't seen the movie. I am discussing these specific parenting issues with my friends constantly, it seems like. I am always saying, "Well, in the rest of the world..." It is an American, college educated issue, maybe? Would love to talk about it with you sometime, and I look forward to checking out the movie.

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  3. Thank you Lauris. You always make me feel better! Any yes, we do need to talk! We need to have a "play date"!
    I agree about the photos. I took several, then finally gave up because the light wasn't quite right! Thank you, again!

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  4. Oh, no! I wasn't the least bit offended! I don't think you said anything offensive at all!

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  5. And your outfit is stunning!

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  6. Thank you, Tiffany! I really should watch what I say sometimes! But I feel better knowing I did not offend you!

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