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.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Swap!

We had a clothing swap today. The amount of very cute and nice things was amazing.There were piles and piles, and then more piles... I guess we women really love to collect clothes! There were skirts and jackets, shirts and pants. Lingerie. Work out clothes. Roller skates. Hats. Winter coats and shoes. Many cute and very small shoes. It really was amazing.

What I loved were the stories that went with each item. Friends remembered where they had seen another friend rockin' an article of clothing. People told tales of where they found an item.  There were fond, fond memories for many of the items, and, even so, it was time to let go.

I got rid of 9 items! Even with 166 days left in my project, I realized that there were some items I was keeping for all the wrong reasons.

After the swap Pollyanna and I drove out to Malibu to see Josh and Brady. They made us a delicious dinner, and a delightful time was had by all!


Pink Shirt: Forever 21. I got this when I was pregnant with HaHa. I needed something to wear to a graduation.

Jeans: Big Sunday. Bu from Malibu Jeans.

Shoes: Fit Flops.