In the last couple of days it’s started to really feel like autumn. Earlier in the week it was sunny and really humid but now we’ve dropped another 10 degrees F and the morning fog has rolled in. The clouds are on the ground until noon, everything is damp, there’s a chill in the air, and there are spiderwebs everywhere. Happy fall!
And yes, today is the first day I reached for my sweatpants. I’m doing some work around the house today -laundry, vacuuming, checkbook balancing and the like – and suddenly I remember why I practically live in my sweatpants during the cool months. Obviously they’re comfortable. They are warmer than pj pants and a lot more presentable when someone comes to the door. They have functional pockets. And I can wear them out to walk the dog or post a letter. (Plenty of people around here wear pj pants out and about, but I do not – they go no further than the property line). I don’t think my sweatpants are terribly ugly – I have a fairly new pair that are charcoal grey that I think are fairly presentable. They work for my long Wednesday walks too.
But I do try not to wear sweatpants all day every day…
Here’s a look at my fall (and winter?) selection for Project 333.This is 35 items, but I have a few other pieces that should be counted. A couple of black short sleeved tees, a couple of pairs of jeans, my all important pair of sweatpants, a belt, plus a few pieces that I don’t usually count like layering tanks and leggings. I don’t count shoes, or the scarves that I own but rarely wear, or cold weather accessories like gloves and hats. I’m OK with being a little less than precise about this right now. This is all of my winter wear – I really don’t have anything in storage for winter, which is why I’m thinking of having a 6 month season for this round of P333. There are a few things I will put away once the weather gets really cold, and there are a couple of iffy pieces in this collection – the worn out black cotton cardigan, the orange skirt, and the wrinkly cobalt shirt to start with! And wow, how many cardigans, jackets and coats does a Washington girl need?! The wardrobe is always a little bit of a work in progress.
I was excited to find an inexpensive new winter dress the other day. It’s a fit and flare style with 3/4 sleeves. Yes, it has sleeves! and pockets! I don’t mind that it’s grey/black neutral because I have some colorful cardigans or sweater I can wear it with, and my coat is teal. It’s polyester so it could turn out to be a touch clammy, but probably not too bad for winter. Most of my dresses look really odd with a sweater over the top because of the position of the waist and where the flared skirt begins, but this one looks good with a sweater, so that gives me more options.
I’m craving a bit more color when I look into my closet – it’s a sea of grey, blue, and black. We’ll see how I like that once the really grey weather sets in. Thank goodness for bright colored coats from thrift stores, eh?
I hope you like the new visuals. I used a digital scrapbooking template from Paislee Press to create it. My new spreadsheet is in its usual spot here if you prefer lists – there’s not actual data there yet.
Thanks for stopping by.
(Edit: the original post said I had 31 items, because apparently I can’t math.)