Tag: Project 333

Capsule Combinations

My first foray into the world of Project 333 was in autumn 2015.   I felt quite anxious about attempting it but thought I’d give it a go. I selected clothes for my workwear capsule and then some for my casual wear capsule. So 2 capsules, each of 33 pieces. 66 pieces felt quite limited (!)…

Sale shopping and the striped tee

Minimalism has made me a far fussier shopper. I shop a lot less but more intentionally than I used to. Shopping for me now looks like this: I go shopping with a list It’s usually to fill a specific gap in my capsule wardrobe I have fewer things to shop for My goal of quality…

Neutral cardigan and the absence of joy

I love Marie Kondo’s phrase of ‘does this spark joy?’ when reviewing an item, but sometimes think it’s overstating how I feel.  My raincoat doesn’t exactly spark joy but I wouldn’t be without it.  So, I’ve tended to use The Minimalists’ phrase of ‘does this add value to my life?’.  This suits me better and…

Packing for US Holiday – review

I had a terrific holiday in the US – a highlight were the beautiful sunsets in St. Pete’s Beach – and my capsule worked out quite well.  There were some successes and some learning…   Successes: I find so much value in my packing cubes! They make life simpler, seem to magically reduce the space the clothes…

Minimalism and shopping

So, I have three handbags: Cross-body bag Large tote One with top handles which I got in the US about 8 years ago I love that one so much that I rarely use it!!   I annoy myself when I write that.  If a friend told me about a bag she loved but didn’t use, I…

Holiday Packing

Does anyone else get excited about packing for a holiday? I’m going to the US for 10 days and cannot wait!!   I know that, to some, packing can be a chore but I love it! I enjoy the planning aspect – it leads to anticipation and heightens the whole holiday experience for me. I…

Capsules and special occasion pieces

Do special occasion pieces belong in a capsule wardrobe? I mean those items I only reach for when I have a special event.  A pretty dress, a fancy skirt, an embellished top.  Not the workhorses of my day-to-day wardrobe. I don’t have many of these events.  My normal social life is well-catered for from my…

Summer capsule – key pieces

Thanks to those of you who said pictures of some of my summer capsule may be helpful.   I have enclosed some of the key pieces that I find myself reaching for again and again. Why these pieces: Neutral colours Lightweight materials Classic shapes Easy to style However, I feel this capsule, as a whole, has…

What’s in my summer capsule wardrobe

After all the planning and reviewing, my summer capsule is up and running.  I’ve taken stock of what I already have, bought a couple of new pieces, carried forward some from other capsules and dug some out of storage.  So, what have I included this year?   A few stats: 8 bottoms (3 trousers, 3…

Summer 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

I’m creating a summer capsule wardrobe – anyone like to join me? The days are getting warmer and my clothes need to be more summer appropriate.  Time to ditch the dark colours and woollen jumpers! So, using the framework of Project 333, I’ve decided to create a small, carefully curated wardrobe of summer clothes.  I’ll…