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, December 14, 2010

3 Hours 'Til Dawn!

It is very, very, very late... Or perhaps it is early. 3 hours away from dawn. What else is new?
 When Richard and I are up at the wee hours we often wonder how many other parents are out there like us. We decided that if there are other parents up at two and three in the morning (not wrangling ill or non-sleeping children) (and not in rock bands), they are probably meth addicts or insomniacs. But we are neither. We are night owls. Plain and simple.

Oh, how I would love there to be two shifts at school. I'd take the 10 to 5 shift with all the little night owl babies! That would be swell. Alright, I do need to get a little shut eye before school!!!

Good Night!!!


Dress: Goodwill.

Sweater: Cousin hand-me-down. Forever 21.

Pants: Given to me by my lovely cousin Taylor!!! Gap.

Boots: My Fresh Friend's mom gave these to me!


  1. I'll take the ten to five shift with you.
    Oh, how I would!
    I mean, we're not farmers, I always say.

  2. I've been cautiously trying "the Shelayna look"--as we call it in certain parts---lots of layers/unconventional usage of skirts/dresses over other dresses. I'm never quite as glamorous as you but it sure is fun! Thanks for expanding my fashion horizons.

    And alas, I cannot join you on the 10-to-5. For I, in fact, AM a farmer.

  3. I think you look great whenever I see you!

    And,at least in getting to bed early you can actually do something functional!!!

  4. Up with the sunrise and down with sunset is so green! I forgot. This late night thing must have started with the invention of electricity. That's why those Amish have such good skin.

  5. I think you're onto something...

    Maybe if I think of my bad habits as environmental hazards, I would stop!