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.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


So I have gone one full week without posting! It feels very strange. For the first few days after my last post I felt as if I had a phantom limb that had been lost at sea... (Does that image make sense?) Coming home after work, and not taking photos of my outfits was surreal. It was also otherworldly not getting dressed without thinking about repeating. It still feels weird sometimes.

I also went shopping for the first time in a year! At Goodwill! My Fresh friend gave me a Christmas gift o' cash in order to go shopping at the G.W., so, of course, I had to go. However, I Still haven't bought clothing in retail.

I got four things:
           A creme sweater with metallic thread.
           A cap-sleeve jacket that also has metallic thread.
           A pair of black cargo pants.
           A navy mock-turtleneck long-sleeved shirt with gold  sequins!

I wore the sweater with the jacket on my first day back to school, and I wore the sequin shirt with the cargo pants on another day. I also broke into the garment bag so generously bestowed upon me by my lovely friend's mother! I made an outfit from her hand-me-downs, including an awesome belt, that I thought was very cute! I did wear my own sweater with it though! I am thinking of maybe doing a "Garment bag" series of outfits.  I have included a few photos of the aforementioned outfits. You can tell me if they're cool or drool! There's also a photo of HaHa in a handed-down cape-let, and plastic heels she got for Christmas! So cute!

I hope the first week of January went swimmingly for you all!

Here's to a happy second week!


  1. glad you are still posting! how else are we supposed to stalk you from afar? we have three INSANE thrift stores ten minutes from our house, you have to come hunting with me!

  2. thanks for posting. cute outfits and cute baby!

  3. I have become addicted to yours, AC's, and Tay's blogs...Always enjoy seeing what you have to say, do, and wear...Love it, Janine

  4. Thank you for STILL reading after all these posts!!! xoxo-S!

  5. I am also addicted! The fashion blog scene is BORING without you. Also, I love to the maximum the sequined top - so, so cute on you, but I think I already told you in person. Sometimes compliments need to be on the net as well as in person...

  6. Oh! Flattery will get you everywhere!!!

  7. More! More! More! We need updates!

  8. Hi,

    Reading some of your posts have really inspired me. I'm doing a NO BUY year this year. A whole year seems like such a long time but after reading the posts of other bloggers that have done this, It gives me hope that I too can do this.