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.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Goodwill!

This morning, as I drove Leo and HaHa to the beach for a field trip, I happened to end up behind a Goodwill truck. There it was in the gray, gray light, telling me to carry on with my ridiculous project.  "Do not be discouraged", it said. "Keep on Trucking!" I love little signs from the universe like this.

When I woke up to get ready for the beach it was cold and overcast and I thought I might have a message on my cell phone saying "trip canceled." I did not. So we headed West. Much to my surprise, many of the kids were in their bathing suits, and they got wet! I, of course, was freezing, and I was happy I had a jacket and a scarf to throw over my sweater and "beachy" top. We had a great time, and the sun came out just when it was time for the children to go home!

I took the long way home. As we drove we passed a shop I had never seen before called Essential Chocolate. At the same exact moment on NPR's Bookworm a writer said the words "Essential, existential loneliness." My brain immediately linked essential-chocolate-loneliness. Could this be another sign?

Outfit:

Orange Sweater: From cousin. Mossimo.

Shirt: Old Navy. I got this in MA, a couple of summers ago when I was visiting my mom. I was pregnant which seems to have been a fertile shopping time for me!

Jeans: Big Sunday. Bu from Malibu Jeans.

Shoes: Fit Flops.







HaHa loved being with the older kids! Even in the freezing cold!

4 comments:

  1. She feels comfortable around them. She's got older siblings.

    So cute. Miss you all.

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  2. Love the outfit and splashes of color and I agree with PJ. Can't wait for June Gloom to burn off but most definitely, "keep on truckin'"
    Your blog is "super kawaii!"

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  3. Mucho, muchos, gracias!!!!!

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  4. Essential Chocolate is my Friend's bakery! Melissa and I graduated Westlake together :)
    It's SO yummy!

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