Well, not anything horrendous or drastic (let’s be serious, last week wasn’t a great week for many of us…), but when I woke up Friday morning to the sounds of SNOW HITTING MY WINDOW, I retreated to my jeans, which I had not included in my 33 garments. Of course, when I picked those 33 pieces of clothing, I didn’t expect to have to dress for snow. Sigh…Monday and Tuesday were great, similar to last week, I started with a black “suit”, chose a bright tee shirt, and added a scarf to tie things together and brighten things up. Tuesday was a core of black garments, with boots, a cardigan, and a cashmere scarf to keep warm,
Wednesday and Thursday were also very uncomplicated.Another core of black, with a natural-colored linen jacket, and ANOTHER scarf. This was the one day of the week that was warm enough that the linen was appropriate later in the day; during the cool early morning walk to work, my black jacket and the black patterned scarf kept me warm. Thursday-the great long silk dress, with a pink sweater over it, my workhorse tall boots, and my favorite fringed scarf.
Friday, I fell off the wagon. It was snowing. I was exhausted, both physically and mentally. Jeans! and one of the sweaters from Project 333. And, of course, a scarf. Saturday, we walked for miles running errands, so I stuck with my jeans, and grabbed a sweatshirt.
So I strayed beyond the original 33 garments. I don’t feel terribly guilty about needing to wear a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt – I truly didn’t anticipate snow on April 19th. This time last year, we were facing temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s – my spring jacket was never getting out the door. Lessons for the future…
As a reminder, below you can see the 33 to which I’m trying to limit myself, at least through the end of June, possible through the end of August.