20 August 2014

Project 333 First attempt

I'm beginning to get frustrated with all the clothes that I have that don't match or that are for an office that I no longer work in anymore.  So I have decided to attempt to minimize my wardrobe. Before you think "Whoa! She's going to throw all her clothes out." I'm not, I want to look put together, even though I'm only going out to the store, to church or maybe even on a date with my DH.  This will help me to obtain that goal. Also, I have closets and boxes FULL of clothes that I don't wear anymore and I have been faced with the laundry, upkeep and care of all those clothes (plus, my DH's clothes) and I would like to do something else now. My time is more valuable than that.

Ergo, I am getting my wardrobe in order.  I didn't realize how tiring clothing can be and has been! I've been trying to decide and pack up my clothing for  5 hours and I'm still not done. I've got 5 shopping bags full of clothing to go out of the closet for good! I've also got 6 medium boxes of stuff that I want to keep, but I am not going to wear it for awhile or it just didn't match into what I wanted to do. I am going to go through it all after this term is over. I know that I'm jumping into the summer in the middle. Since it ends in September and starts over in fall, I have decided to just do the abbreviated time that is left as a trial run. Then I will amend what I have with what I have learned about my wardrobe and myself.

So it may ended up being a Project 241 for awhile.  I had a lot of trouble weeding out some of my things and making matching coordinates. I don't like to wear only solids. I am a printy-texture kinda girl. Plus, my wardrobe was so mis-matched that not everything goes together well. Although I starting thinking up ideas in my head for outfits and some of these are going to be ways I have never worn my clothes before.

If you are curious about this project you can check it out at the website for project 333. I also got inspiration from this blog. Her style is not cookie cutter and I like how she mixed up her pieces. I need to throw in my nerdy life style stuff too. It's not like I have to go to an office right?

I'm thinking of buying ONE shirt to bring this together a bit more. (Joker Shirt, it's just so me! I am trying not to buy it, maybe I'll get it for my birthday?It's on my amazon wish list.) I'm getting rid of so many things. I'm selling some of my Fluevogs(shoes) and as I said a lot of my clothes are headed out. Some of my Fluevogs will be staying, but I do not wear them as much as I used to when I worked at the office, so they have to go. Although I will be keeping my favorites. :D I would like to get the green ones that match my purple purse.

I looked at what a lot of people do for their project and most people do a lot of suits. That's great, but again I'm not an office worker anymore. So, I based mine around fun things that I like and jeans. (Did I mention that I don't have to go to an office anymore? LOL)

I did not include workout wear (although I did weed through it), under clothes,sunglasses, socks and my winter coat (although I hope I don't need it until after October is over. :) As I plan on amending this later I may include some of these things at a later date.
Here is what I chose and under that is the photos of each one. I took my own because I didn't want to search for stock photos and some of these I made, so there was no other way to show those.
Speaking of things that I've made, I have more trouble letting go of those things that I've made for myself. If I bought it from a store or something it doesn't have much meaning to me, but if I spent my time and energy on it I want to hang on to that. So, I will be addressing that issue later.
*Note* The pictures are not in the same order as the list. Most are self explanatory though.
  1. Dark color Jeans
  2. Light color Jeans (not pictured, but we know what jeans look like.)
  3. Khakis (ankle length) 
  4. Khaki Shorts (lightweight)
  5. Cut-off Jean Shorts
  6. Double Button Jean Shorts 
  7. Teal Lace Skirt (Part of a set)
  8. Reversible Green Paisley Skirt (Olive on one side and Olive, purple and pink paisley on inside)
  9. Black Linen Skirt
  10. Dark Pink Dress
  11. Denim Jumper
  12. Purple Wrap Dress with Pink Trim
  13. Teal Lace Sleeveless Blouse (Part of a set)
  14. White Button up top 
  15. White V-Neck T-Shirt 
  16. 'Marie Curie' Graphic Tee
  17. 'Joker' Graphic Tee (Thinking about ordering this)
  18. Dark Pink Button up Blouse
  19. Purple and Pink Flower Blouse
  20. 'Zombie Love' Long Sleeve Tee
  21. Black long sleeve shirt
  22. Ariel Print Sleeveless Blouse 
  23. Teal Peplum Top
  24. Pink sleeves
  25. Harlequin Pink, Gray and Black Cardigan 
  26. Black w/ Pink Roses and Teal Leaves Cardigan
  27. Peace Leather Belt
  28. Purple Belt
  29. Black and White Scarf 
  30. 'Brightman' Fluevogs Olive and Tan
  31. Black 'Malibrans' Fluevogs
  32. Leather Flip Flops
  33. White Keds
  34. Brown Cowgirl Boots
  35. Purple Fluevog Purse 
  36. Leather Backpack
  37. Purple lace tank top
  38. Purple Cotton tank
  39. Pink cotton tank 
  40. White Lace tank
  41. Black Hoodie

Here are all the items I have chosen so far. I'm thinking of not including the undershirts in my challenge this time. I don't want to feel like I have nothing to wear and no layers. It gets darn cold in Minnesota you know. This is for end of summer to September. I want to try it out for less than a month and then try to adjust it a little bit for the fall. I love colors and I don't like to wear much black. Or scarves, even though I included one here.  I included them in the numbers though. And I still only have 41.

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Has matching skirt. 

I love this retro blouse. 

I'm a Nerd. 

I may eventually get another white Tee that is better and doesn't have the logo on the bottom of the shirt. I stole this from my DH. 

This has a matching 'belt' that I had to mend. It's not in the picture, but it will be in the closet. 

Again, I'm a Nerd. 

Not sure if scarves are my thing. I'm going to try it. I own 3 and I never wear them. Should I just take it out before I start this?

I made this. It wraps around the body. Super comfy and I think it's super cute. 

This is hanging frumpy, but it's not when it's on me. 

This is reversible, so I took the picture with the skirt up to show both sides. 

All shorts will be phased out for fall and add something else, or maybe not.

Marie Curie-One of my namesakes. Love her.

These look better on my feet, but I think I'll replace them next year. 

I have another pair of jeans just like this that are light colored. I did not get a picture of them. 

I do have some winter scarves that I wear on occasion, but they are not fashion statements as much as they are to stay warm in the harsh weather.
I will be updating my fall wardrobe soon and adding pictures of me in what I choose to wear.

Thanks for reading! I can only hope this goes well!


  1. Some of those are so cute. I'm trying to weed out my clothes too. Love the boots too!

  2. You're right- I can see a fair amoung of overlap with our Summer project 333. I can't believe we both had reversible skirts in there!
    Teal is another colour I wear- might make an appearance in Winter!!
    I absolutely love your purple and pink flower blouse and the teal top with matching skirt- I love the cutout style of material. I look forward to seeing your sewing makes and future project 333 wardrobes.
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog- I've relied over there!

  3. I have been having that issue also, of not wanting to get rid of something because I made it. I've slowly been able to get those things out though by appreciating the experience of having made them. Each time I've learned a little bit more, so the next things I turn out are better looking, better made, better fitting and I actually wear them.