January is already scampering away! Earlier in the month, I posted about my Phase 2 choices for Project 333, and though I'm not doing weekly picture reviews for this round, I've still been thinking about the project a lot.
Most of what I discovered in Phase 1 still holds true, and the adjustments I made reflect that:
- In Week 9, I lamented my jewelry. I now have three of my rings, a pair of earrings, my stack of bracelets, and six necklaces in rotation. I have not worn the earrings more than once, and until my hair is long enough to wear up, I doubt I will wear them too often. After the three-month ring fast, wearing anything on my right hand feels clumsy. I'm not sure if I'm going to truly re-integrate my rings. In contrast, wearing my bracelets makes me feel right with the world, and I've enjoyed having more choice in necklaces, especially this new one. Funny, though. Some mornings, getting dressed has become a more cluttered affair as I debate which necklace works best with my outfit.
- I decided to increase the number of handbags in my closet to three. I use my Moop bag almost every day, but I am happy to switch to the small black bag when I go out for dinner or to see a play. I now have definite opinions about what I want in my "perfect" bag!
- A particularly snowy January has made me glad that I lumped my handknits together. I've been getting a lot of use out of my shawls and scarves, but poor Clapotis is still resting from her three-month solo engagement!
- I appreciate the ease of getting dressed every day. Keeping my clothes washed and ironed is much easier, and everything in my closet mixes and matches with everything else. Lots of permutations.
- My most worn item this round is my pair of Ugg boots. Again, a testament to the snowy month.
I've had a lot of fun gifting many of the beautiful clothes that once crowded my closet; I sold some things, and I even bartered one fabulous purse for a massage. It is freeing to know that these objects are finding new homes where they will be worn, and that I have more space.
What is one thing taking up space in your life that you're ready to see move on?