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 28, 2010


Well, I've been sitting in front of this computer for about an hour, and I got nothing. Oh sure, I could write about my work day, my very hectic arrival home, my thrown-together in a flash dinner, or my mid-evening meltdown where I lay down on my bed and thought, "Why, why, why?", but I will not. Instead I will tell you, patient reader, that the outfit I walked out of the house with, was not the one I ended up with. That is, I re-arranged my garments as they were not working out.

My skirt, which I had pulled up, kept slipping down as went about my business, so I had to re-adjust. I actually like the second styling better, and I think it's a lot more flattering. It also proves that if you play with your clothes long enough, you might be pleasantly surprised!

 On the right is my original look.  On the left is my quick fix for my failing garments! It was much more comfortable!


Shirt: This was a gift. I am wearing it backwards. Loupilou.

Skirt: I got this in Texas at Marshall's in 1989! It's a keeper!!! 

Shoes: zoe & zac.


  1. What a creative transformation. I like the second look better and it looks a lot more comfortable. You are getting so close to the finish line. I know you can do it and I know you have a lot more clothes to work with. Yippee!

  2. Lovely and I agree with "Justinerose" (smile). Indeed your are close to the finish line...I am infinitely proud and inspired.

  3. 'why, why, why?' See, I would've gotten stuck there and gone all existentialist and moany. You just get on with things and report the goods. Sooo admirable!

  4. I'm just not smart enough to get all "existentialist"... I can get moany though!