I did it! 3 months wearing only the same 33 items. It was definitely a learning experience but I'm excited to share what I learned with you.
When I started Project 333, I did so on a whim, with very little forethought or planning. I just woke up and though "hey, I'm gonna try it! What can it hurt, right?" I laid out my plan here, and I dove straight in, both feet, no turning back. After a couple of weeks, I shared this update and was very pleased to inform you all that it was going very well. Now that's it's all over and done with, I have some wisdom to impart. Are you ready?!
What I learned from this experience:
I really enjoyed this project. It made packing for our vacation so much simpler, it makes laundry day shorter, and I know that I can put on any outfit from the ones I've pulled and feel confident and comfortable. Plus, it's cut down on my getting ready time. Dramatically.
I recall telling a story recently in which I picked out a super cute outfit, got peed on, and had to immediately change. The trouble was that we were running late for something and I needed to get dressed and out the door in 2 minutes or less. Prior to capsuling my wardrobe, that would have been impossible. I would have tried on a minimum of 4 shirts before giving up, grabbing anything and running out the door, 20 minutes late and feeling very unattractive because whatever shirt I'd ended up with wasn't all that flattering. With my newly capsuled wardrobe, though, I was able to grab an equally adorable and complimentary shirt and get out the door so that we could be on time to whatever we were going to do. As a mom, that's a huge win.
If you are considering capsuling your wardrobe, or thinking about trying Project 333 for yourself, I highly recommend checking out Apple and Pear Wardrobe. Jennifer has so many great tips and suggestions to help you get started, plus you can even get one-on-one contact and communication so she can help you on a personal level to tailor all of her tips specifically to fit your needs.
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