Thursday, October 18, 2012

Capsule Wardrobe Project 333: 2 weeks, with accessories

Yes, there are eight outfits in each week - I just can't find a nice way to show seven outfits on a page!




Now if you dressed like this for two weeks, and someone remarked that you were wearing the same clothes repeatedly, you should just laugh at them, and suggest they get a hobby.

For reference purposes, these are the Project 333 garments:



                        NORDSTROM.com

21 comments:

  1. With all that you do, especially feeding your fans' need for a daily dose of wardrobe, you probably wish you had 8 days in a week instead of 7! Even being very familiar with your 33 choices, this set is amazing. I recognize all the pieces, but put together they are awesome!

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  2. I love your Project 333. I am currently doing "The Lucky Dozen" for the month of October and loving it! Glad I am not the only one who realizes they might have a lot more clothes than they need. Can't wait for your next posts.

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  3. Most people won't notice that the black skirt you wear on Tuesday is the same one you wore the previous Thursday IF it's worn in a different combination of tops and accessories -- as you show so well. What people notice is whether someone is well-groomed or not. I tend to notice accessories and color rather that the actual article of clothing.

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    1. Yes, you are so right. I know a bank employee who wears black exclusively, year'round, and I've wondered how many outfits she recycles because who would know? The clothes fit her beautifully, cut of decent cloth, timeless style and she has naturally-gorgeous (curly) hair and minimal but careful makeup, plus she accessorizes like a genius. I think the only thing she really changes out are the heels/shoes, but they're always black, and it could be Payless for all anyone could tell. I'm telling you, she always looks like a million bucks. I happen to know she's also a struggling single mom of two boys who gets not one dollar of support from her ex.

      Somebody told me once that there's a great little secret to fresh, crisp black...known as Rit Black Dye...

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  4. You are amazing! ... and inspiring! I have learned so much from you since following your blog. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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  5. "Now if you dressed like this for two weeks, and someone remarked that you were wearing the same clothes repeatedly, you should just laugh at them, and suggest they get a hobby."

    Thanks for the chuckle. I'll try to remember that for the next time Toxic Relative comments!

    Also, (for those of us prone to spills and splashes), 8 days of outfits for a week sounds just fine.

    BTW, I had a job interview on Monday -- don't know what will come of it, but I know that I was CONFIDENT about my appearance, largely due to your blog. Thank you.

    Jora

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  6. Hi. I just found your blog & I am truly in awe of your style savy. One question for you: how are you creating the outfit pages? What software, etc? I think doing something similar would really help me with my own project 333 efforts. Thank you!

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    1. PowerPoint! Either I take photographs of my own clothes, and edit out the backgrounds in Paint, or I grab photographs from the internet. PowerPoint's pretty robust for placement of objects, layering, creating dividers etc.

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    2. It's all amazing! Your blog is a full-time job, yet you have another full-time job...I don't know how you do it, but I hope it's giving you satisfaction because if you go burnout on us and quit posting, I'll just shrivel up...and go buy too many clothes! A daily dose of Vivienne is good medicine!

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    3. That you for the information! I spent some time this weekend taking photographs of my own clothes. I plan to try to make similar photos to challenge myself to do a better job of leveraging the combinations available in my closet.

      Claire.

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  7. Thank you for giving again such wonderful inspiration! By the way, you have awaken my interest in loafers, I haven't had a pair until today and I am curious if they will suit me. I hope so! They look always so good when they are part of an outfit on your pictures.
    More and more, the basics I'd like to have in my wardrobe are emerging... and I have realized that there is a lack of accessories. But, step by step...

    Birgit

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  8. Showing the pieces with accessories really brings it to life. I am like Birgit, working on adding more basics to my wardrobe. Just the few I have added make a big difference in working with the items I already had. I have learned so much from this site. LeNora

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  9. Lovely. Inspiring. Thank you :-)

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  10. Oh yes, lovely lovely... Do you have 'home clothes' for when you get home from work and change to help make this work? ABout how many pairs of shoes/bags do you think you need minimum to really make this work... THANKS!

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  11. With my pared down wardrobe I find this exercise much easier to swallow...
    when I had masses of garments cluttering up my closet I actually found getting dressed stressful!

    You've got some fabulous combo's here.

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  12. Love these combinations and very instructional. Can we see some more of the combos with your 33 items + accessories!?

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  13. I can't "read" this one, this time. Was there an earlier thread with the basics?

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  14. There aren't even all that many clothing repeats here - I think you'd have to be paying very close (stalker close) attention to even notice these are the same wardrobe basics. And every base is covered, from casual hanging around to a nice evening out. Love this. Love it.

    aspireinspireblog.blogspot.com

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  15. Janice, where did you get that marvelous blue/denim/chambray skirt?!

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    1. Also I just clicked on one of your blogrolls at the righthand task bars *Mai Tai's Picture Book) and here latest post had photos of a "Gallerie Vivienne" and "Bistrot Vivienne" - any relation? :-)

      link: http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/2012/10/Paris-in-autumn.html

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  16. I am studying this post very carefully. Beautiful combinations; classy. I love the pop of color in the purply sweater. I just have to have color...like sunlight on a gray day.

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