Project 333 – A New Beginning


Some of you may remember this post from 3 years ago when I first dipped into the world of Project 333.

This is the list of what I chose for that first round.

Floral skirt
Black skirt

Grey trousers
Black 3/4 trousers
Narrow-leg jeans
Charcoal travel pants

Pink suede jacket
Black cord jacket
Pink quilted vest

Turquoise cardigan
Black cardigan
Grey/cream polo-neck jumper

Turquoise striped shirt
Blue/white pinstriped shirt
Black/white striped shirt
Black/cream patterned shirt

Black/pink striped top
Black/pink squares top
Pink top
Red/white striped top
Black/white striped top
Black/white striped top

Navy rugby top
Navy/striped rugby top

Bronze/pink scarf

Black handbag (not shown)

Black knee-high boots
Black ankle boots
Black shoes
Red lace-up shoes

Of the 32 items listed, only 13 remain in my cupboard.  The black handbag has been replaced with another as have the red shoes and the sandals.  I grew weary of some clothes and others wore out.  My style has evolved over time and some of the remaining items may yet be culled.

I have almost a month to finalise my autumn list as I intend to participate in the next round which will begin on 1st April.  Even though it is officially autumn (fall) we can still have quite warm days so my challenge will be how best to manage a selection of clothing to suit the change of seasons.  Dresses and light jackets or cardigans are a good option for work.

Here are some of the pieces I am considering.

Black dress with white spots2013-02-27 06

2013-02-11 03Dress and jacket2014-10-26 012013-02-11 02

What do you think?

8 thoughts on “Project 333 – A New Beginning

  1. What a gorgeous selection of clothes Fairy!! It looks like they will combine well in a capsule. Dresses are great for capsules too as they are “two for one” – you only have to count 1 dress rather than 1 top and 1 skirt 🙂

    • Hi Kim, thanks for your kind comment. I agree about the dresses being good value in a capsule wardrobe. I have increased the number of dresses in the past few years and am finding they work really well.

  2. I’m starting to wish I’d kept a better record of what I started out with, when I began the Project 333 now! Because I love what you’ve done, keeping track of what has been retired and what is still “in action”. I haven’t done that, although I do have photographic records, so they may be useful.

    I find following other bloggers who are doing The Project 333 incredibly interesting and useful. Because our tastes are all so different! I love the clothes you have pictures of, but none of them would work on me, as we’re obviously completely different colouring and shape (as well as style). But that’s what makes this thing so good – it helps us work out who we truly are, and it makes it very very clear that, in fashion, One Size Does NOT Fit All.

    So to slavishly follow what is “in” or what we’re supposed to be wearing (according to some High And Mighty Fashion Guru…somewhere…) would be ridiculous. We’re all unique. We all look good in our own version of fashion and style. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another.

    Thanks for sharing. I look forward to upcoming posts on The Project. Good luck with it 🙂

    • Thank you. You are absolutely right about not slavishly following fashion trends. It is great to see what other work with in Project 333 even though it may be nothing like your own style. We are all individuals. 🙂

    • The flowers are yellow, and blue and red. LOL It is not really colours that I wear but it works and I also wear it with the red jacket. When I bought the dress the sales assistant tried to sell me a yellow drapey cardigan. No way! It did not have a collar nor was it my colour. I tried it on to appease her but it was YUK and she actually agreed with me. I then bought the red jacket. I really wanted to say, “See, I know know what suits me!”

  3. I have been doing a seasonal sort-out at least twice a year for as long as I can remember. I might do an inventory of my current wardrobe out of interest, just to see how many items I have. But I don’t think there’s much room for culling; I doubt if I have anything close to 33 items for the coming season!

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