Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The 333 Project, Day 13

Brown polka dot dress
Sand 4-give sandals
Aqua purse
Seafoam all-weather coat
Sterling cross
John Atencio sterling/gold bracelet and ring
Lilly Barrack sterling/pearl ring

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teh 333 Project, Day 12

Aqua/turquoise/lavender/black print dress
Black shoes
Aqua purse
John Atencio sterling/gold bracelet and ring
John Atencio sterling/gold/turquoise bracelet and ring

Monday, April 18, 2011

333 Project Catch-Up Time

Black top
Blue jeans
Sand 4-give sandals
Seafoam all-weather coat
JA sterling/gold/turquoise ring and bracelet
Sterling cross

Off-white suit
Off-white shell
Black shoes
Teal purse
Teal thermoset brooch
John Atencio sterling/gold bracelet and ring
Lilly Barrack sterling/pearl ring

Bonus Accessory: Turquoise sinamay hat

Off-white jacket
Black windowpane shell
Black pants
Black shoes
Black purse
John Atencio sterling/gold ring and bracelet
Lilly Barrack sterling/pearl ring
Sterling cross

Friday, April 15, 2011

The 333 Project, Day 8

Teal/black dress
Black jacket
Black shoes
Teal purse
Teal thermoset/faux pearl brooch
John Atencio sterling/gold bracelet and ring
Lilly Barrack sterling/pearl ring.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 333 Project, Day 7

Brown pants
White/brown/turquoise/yellow print jacket
Sand 4-give sandals
Teal purse
JA sterling/gold ring and bracelet
JA sterling/gold/turquoise ring and bracelet
Sterling cross

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The 333 Project, Day 6

Black dress
Black/off-white linen swing jacket
Black shoes
Black purse
Black straw breton (vintage)
JA sterling/gold bracelet and ring
Lilly Barrack sterling/pearl ring
Sterling cross

I had such intentions last night to complete the purging of my clothes closets, so that I can move on to my accessories collection. Alas, no. I made myself some supper, sat down in my favorite green leather chair to watch a little "Supernatural" (I'm rewatching the Season 1 DVD during the show's hiatus), and fell asleep. When I woke up, I decided just to go on to bed, because, apparently, I am old, and I need lots of sleep.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The 333 Project had taken over my life.

Last night, while the wind howled, and the rain fell, I pulled stuff out of my Lane chest that hasn't seen the light of day, since I moved into my house in 1998. Then I took that stuff, and the stuff I pulled from my three, count 'em, three clothes closets and packed them up to take to the This'N'That thrift store. I filled three storage containers, and I have enough stuff left to fill a fourth.

Next up, my kitchen.

The 333 Project, Day 5

Aqua/turquoise/lavender/black dress
Sand 4-give sandals
Black purse
Seafoam allweather coat
JA bracelets and rings

Monday, April 11, 2011


First, my 333 Project wardrobe.


Then, my 333 Project accessories.


I traded out a couple of tops, a jacket, and a pair of shoes from my first list.

The 333 Project, Day 4

Teal/green/black blouse
Black skirt
Black low-heeled slingbacks
Black purse
JA sterling/gold bracelet and ring
JA sterling/gold/turquoise bracelet and ring

Friday, April 8, 2011

The 333 Project, Day 3

Same thing for Day 3, since I have a tough time accessing the eBlog site from my decrepit home computer.

Black shell
Black pants
Black/off-white swing jacket
Black half-boots
Black handbag
John Atencio sterling/gold bracelet
John Atencio sterling/gold ring
Lilly Barrack sterling/pearl ring

Free accessory:
Sterling cross

Bonus accessory:
Black sinamy hat

The 333 Project, Day 2

I am posting Day 2 in advance, because tomorrow is a crazy day for me, starting with a layperson event at church at 8:30 a.m. and going until a party at Mike's at 6 p.m.

Black dress (I'm attending a funeral in the afternoon)
Black slingbacks
Black purse
John Atencio bracelets, one sterling/gold, one sterling/gold/turquoise
John Atencio ring, silver/gold/turquoise

Free accessory (333 Project Rules):
Sterling cross

Bonus acccessory (Ginny Rules):
Black 60's era bubble toque

The 333 Project, Day 1

Brown polka dot dress
Sand 4-give sandals
John Atencio sterling and gold ring and bracelet
Lilly Barrack sterling and pearl ring
Seafoam all-weather coat
Teal/cream/black striped purse.

I have labored to produce...

My list of the original 33 pieces of clothing that I will wear for the next 3 months:

1 pair jeans
1 pair black dress pants
1 black skirt
1 black dress
1 brown/aqua/white dress
1 seafoam/aqua/lavender/black dress
1 teal/black dress
1 casual black top
1 casual teal top
2 black shells
1 pink/black top
1 teal/green/black blouse
1 pink/red/black blouse
1 black suit
1 aqua suit
1 white suit
1 black jackets
1 black/white jacket
1 black/off-white swing jacket
1 black handbag
1 aqua handbag
1 teal handbag with brown/black/cream stipes
1 pair blue 4-give sandals
1 pair sand 4-give sandals
1 pair black half-boots
1 pair black slingbacks
1 pair black/white slingbacks
1 seafoam all-weather coat
2 John Atencio bracelets
1 John Atencio ring
1 Lilly Barrack ring

There is a proviso, and I think the rules permit it. If I lose weight, I may start swapping out clothes that no longer fit for clothes that do. I already have an entire wardrobe in a smaller size from which I can select replacement pieces.

Also, I consider a suit to be one item, because I don't break up my suits and use them as separates, nor do generally I wear them with a blouse. So, in my mind, they are the equivalent of three long-sleeved dresses.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finally, a project for this blog.

It's been so crazy in my real life lately (the Republicans took over my state legislature, and they apparently cannot govern to save their lives) that I haven't had much time to blog. I have also been really stressed for the last two months (I've noticed that my hair is turning gray at a highly accelerated rate), because of what is happening in my state and how it might affect my job, so I have decided to try to remove other stress from my life.

I started with a whole foods approach to eating in February. And it was fabulous for the first month. I felt great, I lost weight. Then I got lazy, and I have to really re-focus and start planning again, so that I keep to the regimen.

Now, I have come up with a brand new project, one that really suits this blog, since it has always had such a fashion emphasis. I am going to do the Project 333 challenge. Never heard of it? Check it out here:


The challenge is to identify 33 things in your existing wardrobe and then wear only those 33 things for the next 3 months. The 33 things don't include underwear, sleepwear or exercise wear, so it's mostly day and evening outer wear and accessories that you have to consider. I'm going to do the preliminary work tonight and early next week, which is to take inventory of my closets and cupboards and pull items that I need to get rid of, anyway. Then I'll select my 33 pieces from what remains.

I may end up doing a little bit of a cheat on accessories (hats), but I'm going to try to stick as close to the rules as possible. Wish me luck!

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