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.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dear Santa!

A lovely day. A lovely night, and, I saw a movie in the theater for the first time since May!!! Yay!

Thanks mom!

Without Jacket!
Charlie left a few notes for Santa. Three of them on behalf of his stuffed friends Alvin, Weather Bear, and Pouncing Puppy. They were very sweet. I'm glad my humbug spirit hasn't worn off on my kids!

I am actually looking forward to the kids reactions when they wake up in the morning. We told them we were hopeful that Santa would not leave them coal, but we weren't sure what would happen. Charlie's response was that "Diamonds are made from coal". Always the optimist, that one!

Anyway, for those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very MERRY one!!! Ho-Ho-Ho!!!
Tank: Friend hand-me-down.

Khaki shirt: Cousin hand-me-down.Converse.

Jacket: Salvation Army. I got this in high school. I love the print so.

Skirt: Thrift store. Another high school find.

Shoes: These bad boys were a hand-me-down from my FRESH friend. American Eagle.

Charlie's Letters:


  1. the letters to santa - priceless
    your outfit love, love the color - yeah for going out to see a movie.
    merry xmas or as they say in hawaii mele kalikimaki!