I am really looking forward to sharing my 2014 Winter Project 333 list with you. This is my 14th round of dressing with less and with each comes more simplicity, more peace and more clarity about what I really need (and don’t need) in my closet and my life.
I named this post Courtney Carver’s Project 333 List only because that is how people sometimes search to find out what’s in my closet. So here it is …
Courtney Carver’s Project 333 List
- Small purse
- Laptop bag
- Shoes – black flats
- Shoes – black heels
- Shoes – walking
- Dress boots
- Snow boots
- Ski coat
- Lighter winter coat
- Green trench coat
- Green scarf
- Black skirt
- Gray skirt
- Black tank
- White tank
- Blue blouse
- Black/white print blouse
- Black long sleeve shirt
- Black short sleeve shirt
- Green short sleeve shirt
- Black/gray shirt
- Black sweatshirt
- Black blazer
- Cream sweater
This is my list for winter, but there is enough here to accommodate spring weather too. 33 pieces are enough to cover extreme weather changes, work life/home life and even travel.
Those 2 blank spots on the end of the list are intentional. I’ve done some further editing and donating and will be adding a casual dress and pair of pants to the list soon. Any pieces that didn’t make the cut are either donated or stored in one small container in my closet with other seasonal pieces.
- During my first round of Project 333, I had boxes (and boxes) of excess clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Today, just one small container.
- During my first round of Project 333, I had plenty of pieces that fit into the workout/loungewear/sleepwear category. Today, I only have what I need and use.
- During my first round of Project 333, I had my own closet for clothing, more dresser drawers to store more stuff, plus boxes in my closet and garage. Today, I share a closet with my husband and every thing I own fits on hangers, or just above on a shelf, or in the small container I mentioned above.
- During my first round of Project 333, I lived in a 2000+ sq. foot home with a my own closet, a garage and a storage area. Today, I live in a 750 sq. ft apartment in the city with no storage and a shared closet.
Every 3 months when I sorted my things and got ready for another season of Project 333, I’d give a few pieces of clothing or jewelry away, and every time I did, I felt lighter and happier. I became more confident in what I owned and who I was, and all of those insecurities about:
- not having enough
- getting bored
- not owning the right things
- what people would think
- not looking the right way
2014 is going to a big year for Project 333. More and more people are learning about this minimalist fashion experiment and challenging themselves to dress with less.
Inspiration along the way …
- I’ll be sharing my winter looks on The Project 333 Facebook Page, Instagram and Pinterest. Follow me there to see what I’m wearing, dumping and hanging in my closet. If you share your looks or images, use the hashtag #project333 so we can easily connect.
- If you blog about your experience, please post your blog entries about Project 333 on the Facebook page and mention them on Twitter with #project333.
- You are not in this alone! For extra guidance, motivation and support join the Project 333 Microcourse: Dress with Less and Create Your Capsule Wardrobe.
This little experiment has changed my life in a big way. At the beginning it was scary, but I’m so glad I jumped in any way because today that fear has turned to pure joy.