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 9, 2010

Progress Reports!

Howdy. Glad you stopped by. By the way, I have 52 days left! Pretty crazy, huh?
Almost a year has passed.

Just like that.


Maroon shirt: Goodwill. Antik Batik.

Leopard Wrap top: I got this many, many years ago at a store called Le Chateau on the Corner of Bleeker and Broadway in New York. My co-workers gave me a gift certificate for my birthday.

Jeans: Goodwill. Gap.

Sweater: Friend hand-me-down. H & M.

Shoes: American Eagle. I was going to wear heels, but it just seems so impractical working with first graders...


  1. I'll be seeing you in 10 days. That passed quickly too.

  2. Monique The MagnificentNovember 10, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    I love your blog! It's a magnificent idea we should all embrace.I like how everything is so YOU! Your energy love & kindness shines brightly and your blog is a delight in positivity,creativiness,resourcefulness that all parents should expose their kids to.