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


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!


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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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?