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, June 28, 2010

Infomercial Mania!

I have been staying up until one or two in the morning for at least two months. My posts, which I had been doing at a somewhat reasonable hour, kept getting pushed back later and later, and, as I've said before, I'm a night owl.The first couple of months I tried to post as early as possible. I gave up that dream because it just didn't work with my schedule and my obligations. It's hard to say, "No, HaHa, I can't read to you right now. Mama's blogging... Dinner? You will all have to wait." I have said it once or twice. But I try not to.

Now, truth be told, I am not only blogging in the wee hours. I am folding laundry, I am reading some of the beloved magazines my mother-in-law and Ayiko so kindly pass on to me, I am viewing a movie Richard isn't in to, and, on occasion, I am watching infomercials. Hey, it's my alone time. I can do what I like!

I cannot get enough of P90X, Meaningful Beauty, or Joan River's riveting advertisement for "The Right To Bare Legs". I so wanted to pick up the phone for my extra tube of tubular leg-blemish cover up, but I did not. I also want a Shake Weight. I mean, you can get totally toned arms and abs in only 6 minutes a day! However, all this night owl stuff is going on hiatus because I am teaching for the next 6 weeks and I have to wake up two hours earlier than usual! Yikes!


Shirt: Another handed down gem from my cousin Taylor. Old Navy.

Floral Skirt: Goodwill. To The Max! Seen in: Showers!

Pink Slip: Goodwill. Calvin Klein.

Shoes: Airwalk.


  1. I totally plan on getting P90X when I get close to my goal weight, say, thirty pounds away. I've been tempted to buy it several times already, but I know I wouldn't be able to do squat right now.
    And The Right to Bare Legs! I'm so curious. That's a damn good infomercial because it looks so natural, but I can't imagine it looking like anything but thick make up foundation on legs which is not cool.

  2. P90X is the shiznit...I want it too. Hell, Josh's results alone impressed me enough to want it.

    Have you seen Joan Rivers "Great Hair Day"? My hands were itching one night looking at it while considering my grays...I had to turn the damn channel.

  3. I have not seen Great Hair Day, and now I'm intrigued!...

    Josh said P90X is really, really hard. But he also said he was in the best shape of his life!!!