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 31, 2010

The Last Outfits!

I wore two outfits today. One I put together in complete haste and was not happy with, and the other I was completely happy with. Both outfits were donned in order to enjoy meals. For brunch, we went to Roscoe's, and for New Year's Eve dinner I went to my amazing friends' Josh and Brady's.

As I was talking and toasting in the New Year with my mom, my aunt, my mother-in-law, HaHa and Richard, my aunt reminded me that I was supposed to wear this lace dress she gave me last year. The dress was from a yard sale my neighbors across the street were having. I put the dress on for Christmas, but decided that I should save it for New Year's, but of course, I forgot.

So, I may wear the dress tomorrow. It is still a "special" day right? First day of 2011.

I will have several follow up posts. Not sure how often they will come, but they will be posted.

One of these posts will be devoted to the contents of this garment bag I was given by the very sweet mother of my adorable friend. The bag came with a note that said "Do Not Open Before January 1". I also received some other "gifts" this week that I feel obliged to show. They are all very awesome!

Who knows, with the contents of the garment bag, and my other gifts, I may not have to shop in 2011 either!

Time will tell...

Happy, Happy, New Year to you all!!!


Day: Shirt: Cousin hand-me-down. Forever 21.

Dress: Friend Hand-me-down. Ann Taylor.

Dress: Goodwill.

Skirt: salvation Army.

Night: Sequin Jacket. One of my beloved friends gave this to me in high school. She had great taste.

Wife beater: Target. I got these when I was pregnant with Charlie. They were a pregnancy staple!

Pants: Express. These pants were bought for a friend's wedding.

Shoes: Thrift store. They have sequins, but they are not so comfortable for long wear. They may be in the "out" pile!


  1. happy new year! and wow- it has been wonderful reading and watching your journey. brilliant!

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Sooooo very proud of you :D

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! It's bittersweet, though. I've loved being a vicarious part of your very interesting life. I guess now we'll have to--gulp--actually TALK.

  4. You mean in-person?!!! Yikes!!! xoxo-S!
    And thank y'all ladies for the support!!!

  5. Don't let the mix-up party stop. I hate that this is over. I'd need to think of another blog idea for you and quick. Though I know it's been cramping your style as far as sleeping goes. But what's sleep when you have friends to entertain?