Today I decided to wear my medium wash boot cut jeans, a heathered purple henley, and teal and purple flannel shirt, and my new (and favorite) brown Gasolina Moto Boots. I felt awesome – my outfit was super comfortable and very close to my “true” style, or what I feel most like myself in.
I was met with “going country?” and “Kurt Cobain, much?” today from a few different co-workers. I shrugged it off, I loved what I was wearing and what do a bunch of middle-aged guys know anyways?
All the pieces I wore today are definitely 10’s (except for the Henley: love the cut, the fabric feels a little thin though and I worry about its longevity, so I give it an 8). But on a mission to have nothing less than 8’s in the closet. This is an awesome first step!
This is the unveiling of my Project 333 closet. I moved EVERYTHING out to the spare room and started sorting a bunch of stuff. I immediately returned my P333 items and my uniforms for work (but I pare those WAY down – I swear, work stuff took up half my closet before). I then had all this extra room, so I hung up my pajamas and added a sweater hanger, so I could move out the eyesore of an oak dresser that my dear husband brought to our marriage. I also hang out my work out tops and camisoles, so you will see those in there, too.
I get a great feeling every time I look at what is now my closet, b/c I know I have a use for or LOVE everything that is hanging up there and it is not just a bunch of stuff taking up space.
I tried on a bunch of sweaters that were being stored in the dresser and decided to part with some and found a couple gems (I really like a sweater dress on me that I have never even tried on before!). I realized a lot of my sweaters were just either too frumpy or too tight. I am not 20 anymore and those sweaters still fit – they just don’t fit as flattering as they did when I was 20 and the were new(er). Also, I realized that I should probably stop buying brown (of any shade) sweaters for a while! Most of the sweaters that were at least 8’s on me, were of the brown variety!
So, without further ado, here is what is now my closet:
I should have taken a before, but didn’t think too. I split the walk-in with my husband and my stuff was starting to encroach on his side. I also had that terrible dresser pushed against that back wall that you see, and it was full. I am pretty happy with my progress so far – I admit, its hard to get rid of so much stuff, since I feel like I am wasting money. However, that money is already spent and it is not like I wearing any of the things I am donating – let someone else who needs them and will appreciate them have my clothes. A lot of my stuff still has tags on it! If I haven’t worn it already, and some stuff is over a year old; I doubt I am ever going to wear it.