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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gifts!

After Richard's sneaky surprise post, I was at a loss for how to proceed with my own posting. Garment Bag Outfits? Goodwill finds? Dressing without drama?

And, of course, by drama I mean the preoccupation with not repeating outfits, and, having to photograph said outfits daily...

So, now I have no obligations. At least in blogging I don't. And this leaves me in a bit of a quandary.

To Post? Or not to post?

How 'bout post? Briefly.

I have received many gifts since the end of my year of no-shopping, no swapping, new outfit every day.

Here is a "new" outfit comprised of two handed-down garments.

A lovely seventies style peasant dress, and an incredibly warm and awesome coat!

Shout out to the two ladies who passed these on!

Oh! I can't forget to mention the nearly-new Seychelles flats I nabbed at the G.W.!



And my collar! This was an accidental gift taken by me and made by a very talented friend! Love it!

Thanks to all for my "new" rags! And thank you, Richard, stealth blogger, for the last post!

11 comments:

  1. You look smashing my dear. Interested in understanding how a year of no shopping, no swapping, new outfit as affected you now.

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  2. I KNEW for a FACT you would like that coat. YAY!!!

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  3. Will we every hear from you again? I miss this blog everyday.

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  4. Awww, I have a few posts up my sleeve for sure! I'll try to get my act together soon!!!

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  5. Try not. Do! (you got me quoting Star Wars. You must know I'm serious)

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  6. I'm going to comment on this last and final blog post till there's a new one. Come on, let's see what's up your sleeve.

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  7. I know, I know, I keep procrastinating! But I have so much OTHER stuff to do... Now you see why the daily mandatory post was necessary! Tonight, perhaps?

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