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, July 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Cubed!!!

Today is the birthday of 3 of the greatest ladies on the planet! Two of them were born minutes apart, and five years later, on the very same day, the third sister was born!

My mom is one of seven children. They were born in Iowa, and moved to California when the family was one child shy of seven. My mom's sisters are like goddesses to me. They are full of humor and wisdom and compassion and love. I have many fond and awesome memories of growing up, at their heels, always intrigued by their beauty and wit.

So the twins. My mom and her sister are identical twins. They looked so much alike that at one point their mom put bells on one of their ankles to tell them apart. When they got older she would beckon them to her room by calling out "Twins!" They are twins, through and through, and they are double the pleasure, and double the fun! The baby of the family, my Aunt Julie, is also a lot of fun.

I love these ladies so, so much, and I wish them a happy, happy birthday!!! And many more!!! They are the greatest!!!


I made sure I was not repeating outfits by wearing something a little crazy!
White Sweater: Hand me down from cousin. Merona.

Long print dress: Goodwill. Forever 21.

Polka dot Wrap: Thrift store. Old.

Jeans: Hand me down from friend. Express.

Shoes: Predictions. 

A flower Cha-Cha made while I was working in the class!


  1. Thank you made my day!!!!Love, Aunt Janine

  2. What a wonderful present. Thank you sooooo much. Can't wait to be home. 10 days and counting.

  3. I can't wait either!

    And happy birthday twins and julie.