I’m jumping the gun just a little bit on my Project 333 winter capsule, as it’s supposed to run from Jan. 1 to March 30, but I am a firm believer in following my gut. If I find I’m resisting doing something, there’s usually a reason. Ditto if I really want to do something.
I really wanted to put together my winter wardrobe. So I did.
Part of this is because my work situation has changed a smidge since my last go-around. Oh, I have the same job, they’ve just moved our offices and we’ve been having some heating issues. I’ve even stooped so low as to
steal borrow our 84-year-old archivist’s space heater (I promise I put it back when she’s there). My coat doubles as a blanket. I could spontaneously enter a sumo wrestling contest and not have to suit up, that’s the level of layering we’re talking about.
Well, eventually the heating issue has to get sorted out, right?
I find it much easier to come up with winter and summer wardrobes than spring and fall — maybe because the weather isn’t apt to change as much. (Our springs and falls are all over the place.) I did my usual thing of taking out everything from the closet and wardrobe and then immediately putting back what I knew I’d need. Pieces I wasn’t sure about went to the side.
There were a couple of items that I didn’t even know I had in there — like a pretty black t-shirt — and a few that I didn’t wear even one time — like a gorgeous grey skirt I inherited from my friend Mara that just hits me wrong on my legs. Ah, well.
There’s always a few things I’m tired of and don’t want to wear anymore — a peasant top, an orange scarf — and at least one that I love but am not sure how to wear — this time, it’s my rummage sale vintage white corduroy jacket. This thing fits awesome. I just don’t know what to wear with it so I haven’t worn it at all. Seriously — can I put something darker underneath? Here’s what it looks like:
Anyway, I’m at 32 items right now, although I’m not counting that white jacket just yet … and I’m tempted to add a regular pair of shoes in case the snow ever melts.
Items in my wardrobe are as follows:
Shoes (2): Ankle boots, knee-high boots, both black
Cardigans and jackets (5): Black, grey and navy cardis, my beloved beige jacket, and a denim jacket
Dresses (4): My gorgeous navy fancy dress (well, something might come up!), two long-sleeve t-shirt type dresses (black and grey), and a short sleeve black t-shirt dress with forest green sleeves (I’ve been layering sweaters on top recently)
Skirts (3): Blue and yellow maxi (we’ll see if I actually wear it, I’m just thinking it’d be warm), beige and black, and navy and black
Sweaters and sweatshirts (5): Black turtleneck, light blue turtleneck, maroon pullover, black and grey stripe, navy sweatshirt
Pants and leggings (4): Jeans, black jeans, multi-colored leggings and plain ol’ black (I do not wear leggings as pants — strictly under my dresses and skirts — but I’m counting them anyway)
Long-sleeve t-shirts (4): Black, beige and navy solids, grey Santa Clara U (my only logo-ware … I usually just don’t)
Scarves (3): Blue stripe, grey, and black
Other (2): Navy and white messenger bag, black coat
In a month or so I should really go back through and see if there’s anything I’m not wearing … and take it out. It seems counterintuitive, but the fewer items I have in my closet, the more I have to wear.
Anyone else on the P333 bandwagon, or prepared to give it a go this term?
Next up: In true Trisha fashion, I have managed to put off organizing gifts for my office … but with a Friday deadline, that needs to happen ASAP.