Now that I’m into week 3 of project 333, it seemed appropriate to write an update!
The best thing about the project: Getting dressed in the morning is easy and quick! Most of the time, I forget that I’m doing this project. It’s been nowhere near as challenging as I expected. I think that’s because I put all my other clothes in a drawer where I don’t see them, and now that they’re out of sight, they’re also out of mind. I feel that I have plenty of variety in my wardrobe of 33 things. There are even two items I still haven’t worn (a skirt and a dress, because it’s been cold since the project started!)
The hardest part of the project: I lost my coat last week!
My nice wool dress coat (the cream colored one with black trim, third from the left) – I have no idea where I left it, but now I’m down to 32 things. If I don’t find it, I think I might replace it with another item. I’ve got my everyday coat (the black puffy one on the far left), so I’m still nice and toasty. Maybe I only really need one coat – here’s my chance to find out. Should I sub in a sweater? The pair of earrings my friend made for me?
That’s been the other tough part – my friend made me the earrings and a pair of beautiful robin’s egg blue gloves, and gave them to me as a belated Christmas present last week, but I can’t wear them because I’m doing this project. When April rolls around, I do believe I’ll add the earrings to my spring list. But the gloves will be out of season by then….decisions are hard. Eliminating some from my daily routine – namely, the tyranny of choice surrounding getting dressed – has made my life simpler. It’s also left me more time for breakfast and a morning cup of coffee. Not a bad trade!