Project 333: The 6 Items or Less POV

A challenge that is very much related to Project 333, is 6 items or less: wear only 6 items for 1 month, excluding outer wear, sports wear, shoes, accessories, underwear, and uniforms.

So what happens if you look at 333 from the 6iol point of view? In 3 months, you could wear 3×6 = 18 pieces (in the unlikely case that you would switch your entire wardrobe each month), and then have 15 items left for outerwear, shoes, and accessories. So, 6 items or less is a bit more strict. The nice thing though, is that it is easier to prepare for one month, than for three, particularly with the holidays, but probably even more so in my post-pregnancy case. To make this whole planning thing easier, let’s take a month-by-month look.

October and December are relatively easy to determine clothes for. In October, I will probably be mostly at home, caring for the baby, and have a body that still seems like it is 6 months pregnant (that is at least what I read and heard). December is quite a different story. I may be one or more clothing sizes smaller by then (no idea how quickly or slowly that will go), and for the holidays, I will definitely need something dressy to wear.

October: Lots of baby and belly: Accommodate lots of baby puke and spittle.
The 6: 1 blue pregnancy jeans, 1 blue or black skirt, 3 tops (blue stripes? black?), 1 cardigan (white or black)
Augmented with: black leggings to combine with the skirt, black boots, and trench and scarf to go outside. Perhaps some shapewear tops — I heard that can be really nice when you innards are trying to reposition themselves in your post-preg belly.

December: Conference and Christmas dinners: Time to dress up.
The 6: red pencil skirt, black camisole, red long-sleeve shirt, black long-sleeve blouse (for the conference), black cardigan (for the dinners), jeans-to-buy (in whatever size I am around then — look for second hand? — to have at least one pair of jeans that fits me well)
Augmented with: black earrings, black narrow belt?, pantyhose/tights/(leggings) (depending on the weather), (black boots), black pumps, winter coat, mittens, (scarf), hat

That leaves us with November, which is a bit of a wild card. I will probably still be mostly at home with the baby, but there may be some parties (bday, graduation) I may go to if the baby allows…

November: Slowly getting back into action: Flexible clothing additions.
The 6: add some more separates, depending on whatever seems to fit me by then. The time to do some closet shopping! Some more dressy clothes would be nice for the birthday and graduation parties. The clothes planned for December may not fit yet, so perhaps just add a dressy top and some suitable accessories. Subtracting the item counts for October (10-12) and December (10-13), that leaves about 8-13 items that I could add when needed. Should be feasible! Or am I underestimating the baby puke?


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