|Jackets, shoes, accessories|
Spurred on by the looming deadline of this blog post, I gathered together my Project 333 Spring wardrobe today. I counted 32 pieces in total, including shoes and accessories. There are two pieces missing, one in the wash, and one worn today - and they are duplicates of my stripey top in the third photo. The other two versions are red/white stripes and white/navy stripes.
|Shirts, blouses, top|
I'm really happy with my Spring capsule and the great thing is - I had it all already. I don't need to buy anything! Some people might think that's really dull, boring and unimaginative and when I think about it from another's perspective, I can see that. But from my perspective it makes me really happy. It means I have bought well and am still enjoying my purchases.
You can click on each photo to view them larger.
As Michael Kors would say on Project Runway 'I like separates'. The only time I wear dresses is in high summer.
When I went to our bedroom to go through my Spring clothes, I had the thought that 33 items in clothes alone would be so restrictive and I wondered if I'd have to hide some pieces from you (I wouldn't do that) or tell the truth about having more than 33 pieces (I would do that). I was surprised at how far 33 items went, and I ended up including shoes and accessories simply because I couldn't see anything else I wanted to put in my collection.
Speaking of accessories, you will see I don't have any scarves shown. I am just not wearing scarves at the moment. It's been going on for a while too, I'm not sure what's up with that but I'm not going to push myself to wear a scarf just because 'it's chic'. I feel that I want to be more streamlined at the moment. I like to go with the flow of how I'm feeling.
The funny thing is, I will probably wear more of a variety of clothes this season than others because I have separated out my 32 items from everything else. Usually I rotate wearing a handful things at the left-hand side of my closet rail. Usually when I put something back I put it to the left, and I will still do that and then dress from the right to make sure I am wearing all my lovely things.
What I haven't included is special occasion clothes. It is so rare that I dress up or go anywhere fancy that I didn't see the point, and often if we go to the movies or out for dinner (also not often, because we love going home after a day of dealing with the public), it is straight after work so I'll wear what I wore to work that day.
If you are participating in Project 333 or sharing your new season Autumn/Fall or Spring wardrobe, please say so in the comments; I'd love to come and take a look. And if you aren't, do consider doing something like this. I had the thought that if I continue to do this every three months, it would make a great photograpic record of the evolvement of my wardrobe, and the same goes for you.
Thirty Chic Days book giveaway
I've probably gone on enough about this already, but if you haven't joined the competition to win a signed copy of my book 'Thirty Chic Days: Practical inspiration for a beautiful life', it closes Friday 30th September at midnight New Zealand time! You can enter the competition here, and I'll post your prize to you anywhere in the world. Good luck!
New book 'Financially Chic'
To celebrate my new book out this week: 'Financially Chic: Live a luxurious life on a budget, learn to love managing money, and grow your wealth' I am doing a 10-day video series of my favourite 'Financially Chic' tips. Days 1, 2 and 3 are below, and the rest will be on my YouTube channel as they are released.
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Wishing you a lovely end of the week and weekend everyone!