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, September 10, 2010

Shaughn!

Oh my goodness! In my race for power and glory (Weird Science, anyone?), I forgot to do a birthday shout out for one of my greatest and most gracious friends! I actually sent her a Facebook message in the wee hours of her birthday morning, so I forgot to call her later in the day, and, as I said before, I totally spaced when I was posting last night. It was a long day...

Okay. My friend.

Shaughn is sweet. Shaughn is kind. Shaughn is funny as the day is long. She is a beauty with the most amazing eyes that she uses to great effect when she's chatting with you, and her wit is sharp and quick! She is classy. She is fun. She cooks like nobody's business.

Play-dates at her house were always a highlight in my parenting life because she was my first friend to have a baby, and thus, we were having girl-time whilst dishing the dirt on diapers (among other things).  Before she had her own kids, she used to cuddle and care for my Charlie as if he were her own and I knew she would be the greatest mom. She is also a wonderful writer, a beloved teacher, and everyone who knew her in Cali misses her like crazy-cakes!

Happy Birthday Shaughn!!!!!


Outfit:

We ended the first week of school with a special presentation by the teachers. I decided to dress up a little.

Shirt: Thrift store. I've had this since high school. The print is just the greatest, if you ask me!

Skirt: Hand me down from friend.

Sweater: Salvation Army in my mom's Massachusetts town. Express.

Belt: Clothing swap.

Shoes: zoe & zac.

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