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, November 2, 2010

Kendie Everyday!

Yesterday, in the comments section Claire told me about a fellow style blogger who is doing The 30 for 30 Fall Challenge, starting next Monday, November 8th. Her name is Kendie, and she has a very stylish and professional looking blog. Here is her premise: "I take 30 items from my closet (shoes included) and mix them into 30 different outfits over about a month period." She says it's a way of "learning" her closet, and basically is doing it for the same reasons I started my blog. She has also added a no shopping for 30 days to her challenge! 30 days, Ha! Try no shopping for 306 days, Kendie! Not even underwear!

Luckily I have an ample underwear supply provided by Richard, courtesy of Costco. They're not glamorous, but they do the trick, and they keep me from having to do laundry as often as I might have to otherwise!

I took the kids with me to vote after work, and Richard took them with him this morning, so hopefully we are planting the seeds for future! They were absolute troopers considering how tired they were. Sometimes they really surprise me!


Better prepared for the elements today!.

Shirt: Hand me down from cousin. Old Navy.

Skirt: Thrift store. Vintage. This is another dress I'm wearing as a skirt. Eventually, I'll have it turned into a skirt... One day! You can see how I started out  the day at right, but it seemed awkward, so I put the shirt over the waist.

Shoes: Goodwill. Kenzie.
The kids waiting for me at the polls!!!


  1. I'd love to see what that dress looks like not worn as a skirt. Diane told me it has been very hot out there and of course back here Fall had definitely fallen and it is getting very cold. Love the picture of my grandchildren, reading and cheesing. I miss you all terribly. We will talk later.

  2. Sweet. That should be a photo for a literacy campaign.

  3. Ha Ha cheesin' cracks me up. Love the skirt dress and Richard's comment. Toooo funny.


    Okay, tell me what you think. Is this for real? Check a few posts, please!