project 333: and go!

02 October 2010

Okay, here's the deal:

3 months
33 articles of clothing
Courtney of Be More With Less has set up Project 333 and dares us to survive 3 months -- from now 'til December 31 -- with only 33 articles of clothing.

In case it's not obvious, I, my lovelies, am taking the dare!

And you can do it too!

If you're wondering if I'm really drunk high being unrealistically over-ambitious this time and that I'm trying to pull you into the crazy end of the swimming pool, just head over to Courtney's for the complete set of rules. You'll see that it's completely realistic and doable, and I won't be forced into going commando or resorting to sleeping in the buff (much to Roomie's chagrin).

You can start anytime, so if you think it's too late to join, it's not, so go and check it out. Oh, and if you want more info or to join a community of like-minded Project 333-ers, you can also head over to their Facebook page. I'm there too.

Okay, back to me...

My List of 33.

Clothing:
1. jeans
2. khaki pants
3. black wool skirt
4. black leggings
5. white printed t-shirt
6. plain black t-shirt
7. plain grey t-shirt
8. plain white t-shirt
9. "Superman" t-shirt
10. plain black long-sleeved shirt
11. white "Active" long-sleeved shirt
12. black sweater
13. black vest
14. burgundy t-shirt
15. green t-shirt

Accessories:
1. black fuzzy hat
2. brown bag
3. blue/black sarong
4. black gloves

Jewelry:
1. wedding ring
2. iron ring
3. watch
4. woven bracelet
5. small gold hoop earrings

Outwear:
1. denim coat
2. black trench
3. long Hellraiser-ish winter coat
4. parka

Shoes:
1. black casuals
2. black heels
3. winter boots
4. white high heels
5. rain boots


Random Thoughts.

+ I've always wanted to build a "basics" wardrobe, and this will push me to start.
+ Because of my FatBet project, I'll likely need to get rid of many of the ill-fitting clothes in my closet anyway.
+ I want to kick Pareto's 80-20 principle in the bum.
+ I may have totally screwed myself for the up-coming holiday season.
+ The fact that I'm a girl may have serious implications on this project, but the fact that I work from home in my lounge wear will hopefully level that playing field.
+ I'm not including my summer clothes, which have been sadly packed away for the season, so this is strictly fall/winter stuff.
+ When I was making my list, I found myself thinking that, if I only had 33 clothes to wear, they all had to count. And so many of my clothes didn't make the cut, but I'd rather have less than 33 items than have several items I wouldn't want to wear. I wondered if I had to actually go shopping!

This is my rack... Roomie's is the loaded one above.




7 comments - LEAVE YOURS HERE...:

Carrie said...

I signed up for the challenge. One thing I noticed when I was picking clothes I automatically discarded any clothes that didn't fit perfectly or I wasn't completely comfortable in (then I wondered why I bother keeping clothes like that at all). That really reduced the amount I left myself to choose from.

Su said...

Can't wait to see how you do! A very interesting challenge

Emily Jane said...

Way to go, what a neat challenge!

Brian Miller said...

nice...might have to put my wife onto this one...dropped over from the cyberhouse...

Loukia said...

This post has caused me to break out in a sweat... I don't think I could do this! Okay, if I had to do this, I'd make sure my 33 were all items of clothes. NOT including accessories or shoes our outerwear or panties or bras. THEN, maybe, I could this challenge, too! GOOD LUCK, N!

Nenette AM said...

@Carrie: oh yeah, I did that too -- the wondering why I'd kept something all this time. this really is a great exercise.

@Su: I'll try to keep you all posted on clothing combinations, any swap outs, or if I just freak out and drop out! Which I'll try not to do. :)

@Emily Jane: Thanks! I'm rather excited by it. And a little scared too. lol

@Brian Miller: I recommend it. It encourages one to dress more mindfully.

@Loukia: Panties and bras don't count! You can have as many of those as you'd like. But yeah, after the *packing for Blogher* dilemma you had -- and how you almost had heart palpitations! -- it might be a good idea for you to pass on this challenge. :) xo

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Wow, good for you. I would so fail this. And I would need to go shopping...

Work duds, casual stuff, running stuff, blah blah blah.

I am gonna go look at my closet(s) now - could I do this??

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