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, September 21, 2010

100 Days To Go!

So, last night was Richard's monthly Monday poker night. Once the kids were in bed I decided to check my email. There was a message from my friend saying she would hook me up with a flight to San Fransisco (she's a high roller), since I always say I'm going to go but never do. I was feeling restless and needed to get out of the house. I hopped in the car, drove to LAX, and decided to catch a last minute round-trip flight to San Fransisco to meet my friend for a drink!

April Fools!

Last night was poker night, and I did drive to LAX. However, the truth is that I drove to LAX to pick up my world-traveling mother-in-law! She had just flown in from Thailand. She was supposed to arrive next week, but she cut her trip short because there is discontent brewing in Thailand, and there might be a strike that would shut the airports down.

LAX was surprisingly congested for a Monday evening, and the cops were everywhere. They were giving out tickets like hot cakes! It kind of seems lame to pester people when they are simply desperate to pick-up or drop-off someone and the airport is a disaster. It can be so tricky to navigate and negotiate those crowded lanes.

However, I digress.

My mother-in-law and I had a great time discussing her trip, as well as some of Thailand's intriguing cultural and historical details. For example, I did not know that Thailand was a kingdom with the world's "longest-serving current head of state". She also regaled me with tales about climbing thousands of steps to get to a breath-taking temple, playing tennis in heat and humidity, and the unique texture of Thai mangoes! We also discussed my return to school and the kids, of course. There was much to discuss, and I'm sure we could have talked for hours! However, duty called, just as it is calling now. Ciao!


This is a perfect example of an outfit I would never have put together if I weren't doing this project, but I was happy in it!

Knit Shirt: Hand me down from friend.

Under Shirt: Hand me down from friend. Old Navy.

Skirt: From Cousin. Ralph Lauren.

Shoes: American Eagle.


  1. Here's an interesting tidbit I bet you didn't know: Shelayna Kennedy is "longest-serving current head of the state of Layer-dome". All hail the Layer Queen!

  2. Ah, thank you! I'll have to use that in my post tomorrow!