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, July 5, 2010

A Wish!

I wish that I could be as patient with my own kids as I am with the children I teach. I really do. I guess I don't spend as much time with my students, and, it also help that I'm not related to them. I mean, there are aphorisms that speak to this: "You always hurt the one you love" or "Familiarity breeds contempt", come to mind.

And while I do not have contempt for my kids, there are days when I can't believe what I've said to them, what they've said to me, and everything in between. I think on these days it would behoove me to pretend that my boys are students in my class, and to be on my best, most patient behavior. At least that is what I wish for myself. Here's hoping!

Outfit:

Floral tie top: I got this probably more than 15 years ago and I honestly don't know why I keep it. It may be going into the small pile of clothes I am going to contribute to the clothing swap I am hosting.  I wear it about once every couple of years and I keep it, I think because I think the print is charming. I don't know where I bought it. Just in Time.

Cream tank: Old Navy.

Pants: Goodwill. Mossimo. I love these pants, but the pockets are in the completely wrong place for my body shape!

Shoes: I went walking with the kids today, so I opted for my foot friendly Fit Flops!

1 comment:

  1. I think you keep that top because it looks really, really cute on you.

    And amen. I wish the same wish. I think maybe a summertime kid swap co-op would be a really healthy thing. 'Cause I can be really patient with other people's kids.

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