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 2, 2010

A Story!

I was recently asked to share a funny or embarrassing story about myself, and the following is what I shared. I hope my mom won't be too upset, but she has a good sense of humor, so I'm hoping she will get a laugh out of this trip down memory lane...

Here goes:  

When I was around 10 or 11, my mom asked me to call in sick for her at work. I'm not sure why she thought that was a good idea, but my mom was only 30 at the time, so maybe she was just young and dumb. I had recently read an article in People magazine about a rock star who had over-dosed, and was found in a hotel having "defecated" all over himself. I thought that "defecated" meant "vomited", so, when I called into my mom's office and spoke to her supervisor, I said "Hi. This is Justine's daughter. I am calling to let you know my mom can't come to work today. She is sick. She defecated all over herself." Really. I swear. When I told my mom what I said, I think she said some expletives and told me the correct definition of the word in question. Lesson: Teach your kids vocabulary words, and, do your own calling!


I have said that my outfit's will get wackier as I go along and today I am proving it!

Body suit: Thrift store. Star Cody.

Dress: Goodwill. Old Navy. I fashioned it to make it more fun. I am loving the gray/red combo!
I threw the sweater on because it was cold in the morning and afternoon by the beach! I've worn it several times now!

Shoes: Predictions.

Leo post eye doctor. His eyes were dilated, so they gave him these shades! 


  1. hilarious story, an oldie but a goodie.

    love the outfit.

    why did leo need to go to the eye doc? he looks super cute.

  2. I'm jealous of Leo's super cool shades! I bet he felt pretty special after his appointment. What's the verdict? Does he need glasses?
    I love the idea of your mom having to go back to work the following day knowing that everyone thinks she pooped on herself. That's a great story!
    xo t

  3. That is a funny story and I think I didn't have a good relationship with my supervisor at the time. She was always up in my business. That was pretty funny and you are right...I should have called in myself.

  4. Wacky=Good in Shelayna's closet.

  5. That is hilarious. My mother used to make me make those calls too. I don't think we ever got a funny story about it.