Editors note: This is a guest post from Janet at The Gardener’s Cottage
Courtney asked me to do a guest post about my experience with Project 333 and I was happy to oblige because i think the project is great. You can read about my 33 items here.
I first heard about it from Meg Wolfe at Minimalist Woman and was immediately intrigued. My blog chronicles my life’s passions which are; simplicity, vegan cooking, gardening and style. This challenge certainly fell within those topics.
At first I thought the challenge would be difficult, but instead I found it quite freeing. Narrowing down my wardrobe to 33 items did not take long, but what emerged has me truly surprised. By taking the challenge, it has narrowed my style choices, and has really given me my own personal ‘look.’ I love that.
Certain pieces like my herringbone jacket and Levis are my staples and I feel so comfortable in them that I wonder why I ever reached for anything else. My goal is to continue on with the project through Spring and Summer and wind up with a truly beautiful, functional, comfortable and stylish wardrobe that will last for years. I live in a very small house, so this will be perfect for me and my lifestyle.
I love that my closet is now unstuffed and the baskets in my armoire are no longer overflowing, but rather neat and tidy and I can locate everything quickly. I just got back from a weekend in Las Vegas and took 6 pieces of clothing, 2 pair of shoes, 2 bracelets and 2 scarves. My small bag was not stuffed in the least. I love the idea of travelling and living lightly. It inspires me to continue on my journey of simplicity.
I didn’t think i could ever be a minimalist, but now that I’ve done this, you just never know…
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What do you think? Could dressing with less lead to living with less in other parts of your life?