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 8, 2010

June Gloom!

Today was one of those foggy, gray days. I wanted to read in bed and stay cozy, but HaHa had other ideas. We did read a bit though...

I  guess it was better I didn't lounge in bed because I had to vote, pick up Leo, stop by Charlie's school, then come home to bake cookies for a family picnic. My baking mojo has been off for a while,  so I decided to try a new recipe. We only had brown sugar, so I googled, "Brown Sugar Cookies". I found several recipes that were pretty much the same. I think they were all fashioned after a recipe from America's Test Kitchen.

They came out perfectly! Yay! It was a relief. By the way, as I am typing this (at 10:21 p.m.), HaHa, is hobbling around with two legs in one pant leg that she worked very hard to pull on. I think I will have to put this post to bed in order to see that she gets to bed. Oh, here is the link to the recipe, in case you're interested: Brown Sugar Cookies. I have been writing my posts later and later, so that I can fully focus, but I guess that just isn't possible tonight. I think HaHa is off schedule because she had a late nap on account of the picnic. Anyway, I better go. Sorry for the sloppy post!


Butterfly Shirt: Thrift Store. Vintage. I believe this is from the 40's.

Sweater: From cousin. Mossimo.

Pants: Thrift store. Moda International.

Shoes: Mossimo.


  1. Great shirt and yummy sounding cookies.

  2. That's such a pretty shirt. Were you wearing that at the picnic?


  3. I love this top also. Wear it with more pink. You look so good in pink!

  4. Yes, I was wearing it, but I had my jacket on, too chilly!

    It is funny that I am a pink wearer again, that and purple were my colors of choice for several years... I know I wasn't alone. Could it be the color choices made available to girls via clothing?... Maybe I should give this top to you Lauris, I don't think it fits me that well. Yesterday was the first time I've ever worn it! It's been in my closet for years!

  5. Love the vintage top and info on HaHa made me laugh...She is something else!!!Love, Aunt Janine