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Friday, April 26, 2013

My list of clothes for summer

As I mentioned not too long ago, I was kind of done counting the number of items in my wardrobe...  Now some concerns were expressed by my friends and nice readers of this blog that I may be going back the "wrong" way....  by not making a list, they were afraid I was going back to my old habit of having too much clothes... but I am not!  Yes between May 1st and Sept 30th I do have more than 33 items...  for several reasons...

1) where I live, weather is very changing in those months... we can have very hot and humid tropical climate one day... and quite mild another day requiring pants and/or a small jacket.... 
2) I will be working part time, have long week ends and holidays ... all that requires different clothing...
3) because I use public transit and work in air conditioned environment, I may have to change between commute and work... and for my walk at lunch time!

but because such nice and genuine concerns were expressed, I am making the list again...  there is more than 33 items on the list but I want you guys to see that I am not loosing control...  and am not planning too!
Obviously some items, identified in Green  will be there for the beginning of the period starting May 1st (maybe a few weeks) and the ending of the period ( last few weeks of September) but will not be worn in between that...  but I will not put them away...

1)Wide leg jeans
2) Skinny jeans
3) Jeans with flower patch
4) Torn up jeans (for week end and Holiday's only!)
5) Red pants
6) Beige khaki pants (for work only)
7) White denim pants
8) Black pants (fancier - for going out)
9) pair of jean shorts ( for commute on very hot days, week ends and holidays)
10) pair of jean shorts ( for commute on very hot days, week ends and holidays)
11) Flower skirt
12) Beige skirt
13) Fuchsia skirt
14) Navy and beige dress
15) Flower sexy dress
16) fuchsia and beige flowy cami (for week end and holidays only)
17) fuchsia, orange and grey flowy cami (for week end and holidays only)
18) Om t-shirt
19) Recycle t-shirt
20) Stripe navy 3/4 sleeve t-shirt
21) Stripe olive 3/4 sleeve t-shirt
22) Olive 3/4 sleeve t-shirt
23) white t-shirt
24) Beige with pink and orange drawing 3/4 sleeve t-shirt (for week end and holidays only)
25) Flower cami (to be worn at work with a vest for eg)
26) fuchsia cami
27) beige cami
28) white t-shirt
29) red t-shirt
30) long sleeves stripe shirt (white and blue)
31) long sleeves stripe shirt (white and blue)
32) jean shirt
33) fancy navy polka dot shirt
34) Grey vest (mostly for air conditioning condition)
35) Navy cotton vest ( mostly for air conditioning conditions)
36) Black cotton vest ( mostly for air conditioning conditions)
37) short sleeve grey vest (to over over camis at work or when cooler in the morning)
38) short sleeve green vest (to over over camis at work or when cooler in the morning)
So all in all it is not too bad... see we have nothing to worry about...  Pretty much under control!  And quite frankly, the items in purple, not sure they are staying... they may be rehabilitated comes end of September only..  I'll have to look into it!!!

If you look at the list carefully, you'll see that items 1) to 10) are quite neutral and go with all my tops.. so I can create LOTS of diversity!!!
My skirts, are not so neutral but they go with many items as well...  (items 11 -13)

So by creating flexibility of use and colors, I can get away for 5 months in pretty much all situations with 38 items!!!

Has any of you prep their summer wardrobe?  are you clothes exactly what you like them to be???  Do they fit you well?  Do they suit your lifestyle?  Do they speak for you???

Question for you guys:  Would you be interested in me posting actual pictures of my outfits?  Or possible outfits showing you the flexibility in my wardrobe? 


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  2. After finding P333 this spring, I purged drastically, then started filling voids with thrifting and sewing/refashioning from my stash. Currently I have about 100 pieces for all seasons (weather here fluctuates, as well), and I am comfortable with them. Purged many old shoes, and got a few new pair. I'm set for now. It's all about what works for the individual.

    I do like your selections, and seeing them would be nice, but I know that's a real leap of faith project. I like that you cross the color spectrum, and haven't limited your selections/variety. ;)

    1. Lisa,
      if you go to more recent post from the week of May 27th, there are 3 post with pictures... and my amended list of items for June-July and August... I invite you to have a look...
      I also want to congratulate you for your own purginf... I, for one, know it is not easy... but well worth the effort in the end...
      And you are right, the number does not matter so much... it's the idea behind it that really does matter!!!

  3. I love reading about how other people are doing Project 333! Your list looks quite comprehensive and it seems you have a nice variety of items to mix and match. So what if it's a bit more than 33 items?

    Like the others who have commented, I would love to see photos of your garments and outfits. I am a very visual person and feel the photos do a nice job of illustrating the process. I felt nervous posting my outfit photos (and still do), but I know it's helpful for my readers, so I swallow my anxiety and move forward.

    I wish I had the variety of pants that you do. Pants are my nemesis, but Project 333 has shown me that I need to try harder to find pants that work for me. Having more and better pants will make my wardrobe more workable, so I need to take the time to shop for pants even if I don't think that's very fun.

    Good luck with your Project 333! I look forward to reading your future updates.

    1. Hi Debbie! nice to "meet" you... if you want pictures and updates on my list of clothes look at the postings on May 27th, 29th and 31st... I know I should work on adding more pictures of me in the clothes... but at least you have some clothes picture! I find that finding clothes that actually fit me well was the most difficult part as we usually tend to go to what is more fashionable...and it is not suitable for everyone!
      thanks for reading me!