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.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

This was the dress I saved for New Year's eve, but forgot about! My aunt bought it for me at a yard sale from my neighbor across the street. It was five dollars! It had a bunch of gathering that I took out, and now it hangs a bit awkwardly. I safety-pinned it in the back, and put my trusty flower-brooch from my cousin over the pin to "hide" it! It makes for a "bustle-like" effect in the back that I rather like. I am sorry I did not wear it to dinner last night, but I had fun wearing it today!

I hope that you all enjoyed the first day of 2011. Please, please, let it be a sweet year!!!


  1. Congratulations, Shelayna! You really inspired me with your commitment and with your creativity. I could literally see your affect on my outfits! Enjoy the new year!

  2. I am in denial. I keep coming here. It is like a nervous tic.

  3. Oh, my gosh! I am so, so flattered!!!

  4. Congratulations! This is my first ever visit, but wow! What an inspiration you are. Going to check out all your outfits now.

  5. I miss this blog. Come back! Come back!

    We need updates. What was in that garment bag and all the rest? How are you doing with being allowed to shop now? Any new loot?