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the capsule wardrobe halfway point

the capsule wardrobe halfway point

a few outfits...

a few outfits...

from the first few weeks of my Project 333:

mindful closet capsule wardrobe
st louis personal stylist capsule wardrobe

Putting the capsule together also inspired mr. mindful closet and I to set aside an entire day (with babysitter) to do a big basement cleaning as well. We donated two car loads of things to the Goodwill, took an old laptop to be recycled, took a bag of baby stuff to the consignment store, and listed a few things on craigslist and eBay. It felt so good!

what's in my project 333 capsule wardrobe

what's in my project 333 capsule wardrobe

So last post, I mentioned that I ended up with 5 pieces of outerwear, 13 tops, 5 bottoms, 3 dresses, 7 pairs of shoes, 2 scarves, 4 necklaces, and 1 bag in my capsule wardrobe. 

project 333 how-to


Here they are (not pictured: my two heavy winter coats):

The tops (including a blazer): 

COS grey split back top, Forever 21 white blouse (similar), COS knit trapeze top from last season but still available here, old grey tee from Marshall's (similar), old Gap white sleeveless tee (similar), old thrifted Liz Clairborne patterned cardigan (similar version in black and white), old Neiman Marcus sweater poncho (similar, budget version here), patterned blouse from local boutique Marta's (similar), Parker Trey blouse (no longer available, similar), Express sweater (exact), Vince silk blouse (exact on eBay, identical budget version), old Zara cardigan (identical style here), old BA&SH peplum blazer (similar), old Gap sleeveless tee (similar).

The outerwear (not pictured: winter coats), bottoms, and dresses:

Clockwise from top left: very very very old Banana Republic leather jacket layered with old Gap fleece moto vest (look I was going for here, budget version here), old Gap trench (similar), Wai Ming Erisa dress (on sale!), Banana Republic cocoon dress (similar, more affordable round neck version here, exact version on ebay), Michael Stars shift dress purchased on consignment (similar), old Old Navy black flared jeans (similar), James Jean Twiggy, Paige Denim boyfriend jeans, Vince black leggings, Gap ultra skinny pants.

The shoes and accessories:

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Clockwise from top left: Linea Pelle Dylan bag, old Madewell necklace, Sutton Lasater necklace (available at Byrd), vintage necklace, very old Old Navy necklace (similar), Rag and Bone Harrow booties purchased on consignment, Sam and Libby heels, old Franco Sarto black suede booties (similar), Nine West sandals purchased secondhand (similar), old Nine West suede knee high boots (similar), old Target scarf (similar), old H&M scarf (similar),  Sam Edelman "Lucca" bootie, Sanita clogs

 As you'll be able to tell by the item descriptions, most of these pieces I've had for a long time, which makes me proud, that I'm still liking and wearing things for the long term.

What are you thoughts? Do you think this will get me through?

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seven steps to create a capsule wardrobe

seven steps to create a capsule wardrobe

 

project 333

Have you heard about Project 333? The idea is to wear only 33 items of clothing for 3 months. I'm totally intrigued by the idea of a capsule wardrobe - doesn't it just look so nice as an image?  

"the ultimate wardrobe, workwear edition" via shopbop.com

"the ultimate wardrobe, workwear edition" via shopbop.com

With Project 333, I like the way people seem to take it as a general guideline, some don't count shoes and jewelry in the 33 pieces, some switch out pieces that aren't working. Maybe in a few months I'll be brave enough to try it. Check out this post about the fear of starting, and the Project 333 website here

Could you pick only 33 articles of clothing to wear for three months? Would you want to?