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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Missed Calls!

Today I had a missed call at 8:35 a.m.. It was from my friend's husband and he didn't leave a message. I called him back, but he didn't answer. I called their house phone and left a message. Nothing. Twelve hours later and I still hadn't heard from him/them, so I started to worry.

What if something happened to my friend? Her parents?...

I started to really worry. I called them and it turns out that he was calling to let me know that he has Richard's jacket in his car. I'm trying to figure out what it is in me that expects bad news because I  generally think of myself as an optimist...

Food for thought! Happy Thanksgiving!


Dress: Cousin hand-me-down. Forever 21. I realized today that this dress does not fit me well. It's going on the "out" pile!

Shirt: Goodwill. Mossimo.

Shoes: Old Navy. All three kids wore their Halloween costumes this morning. HaHa kept hers on most of the day. She actually wanted her bee costume, but I couldn't find it, so I gave her this one!


  1. I'll take the dress, if you're going to put it in the "out" pile. :)

  2. I think because "life" happens and when people don't follow through, if there's a lack of communication, if someone calls and you don't normally hear from them, you may begin to think, something is "off."

    Since I know you, I know your personality isn't remotely "Doomsday" like but you also know people like me and other friends that have endured life-altering moments with loved ones. I think knowing these things, having your own experiences and having children puts any "normal" person on high alert.

    Pat yourself on the back for caring. At least you can say you're not an emotional cyborg :)

  3. Thank you, Fresh maker! You always make me feel better! xoxo