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It’s been a long, weird, cold, terrible, very non-Pacific Northwest kind of winter this year (the kids missed 10 days of school — they haven’t missed that much in the last five years combined!), and I am very, very ready to say good-bye to my winter capsule of boots and sweaters and say hello to sandals and t-shirts.
Um, except this is what’s currently outside my window:
Although I also saw this when I took out the compost:
My spring/summer capsule is my favorite. This will be my third year with several of these items and I still love them — they’re colorful (well, more colorful than I usually wear) and pretty and fun. I will wear most of these pieces into autumn, but technically “spring term” goes from April 1 to July 31.
Hey, whatever, I didn’t make the rules. (HERE they are if you’re a stickler for that kind of thing.) This is my fourth time waxing poetic about why I love P333 on this blog, so I won’t go into all that again, except to say that as far as minimalism goes, this whole ordeal really taught me a lot — and I continue to love the freedom that a 33-piece wardrobe gives me.
Going through my closet and wardrobe (in case you missed the last three times, I like to empty everything out on my bed and go through it piece by piece — it helps me remember what I have), I decided there are a few things I can get rid of, including that vintage corduroy jacket I was fretting about all winter and a maxi skirt. I’m trying to decide if I want to post them to the local Buy Nothing group — we’re up to 175 members now! — or just save them for the annual church rummage sale, which is in two months.
I’m probably courting disaster (or maybe just pneumonia), but I’m feeling oddly optimistic about this, outside view be damned. I’m just so excited to put away all the black and gray.
In my wardrobe:
Shoes (3): Brown Birkenstocks, black maryjanes, black loafers
Sweaters and jackets (8): Gray, black and navy cardigans, grayish-blue pullover, beige jacket, denim jacket, black turtleneck, navy vest
Dresses and skirts (3): Black t-shirt dress, beige/black skirt, brown/white skirt
Pants and capris (5): Jeans, black jeans, black capris, beige capris, denim capris (um, for weekends only)
Shirts (11): I have a variety of nicer work shirts, peasant-style pullover blouses, tank tops and t-shirts in navy, black, gray, black/gray, beige/orange, orange, black/white and teal
Other (2): Navy and white messenger bag (it’s less navy and white and more navy and brown the more I use it), orange/beige scarf
Those of you counting will see that’s 32 items. Eh, close enough.
P.S. I should probably mention that I don’t keep separate wardrobes for the different seasons — I just don’t see the point. I have some very summery clothes and some very wintery clothes, but a lot of my stuff gets used year-round (hello, beige and denim jackets, black t-shirt dress, and jeans!). If you compare photos from all my capsules, you’ll see that is true.
Next up: I’ve got a bit of this and that to report.