This week it’s about casual clothing. Really casual clothing.
Technically lounge wear isn’t included in the 33 items. And technically my Lululemon yoga pants, hoodie and zip jacket are lounge or workout wear.
But I’m being honest here: I wear these clothes as daily wear at least once a week. No, I’m not running to yoga or leaving the gym in them. I’m usually hitting up story time at the library in this ensemble or marching over the bridge to a doctor’s appointment.
One thing I am hoping to get out of Project 333 is fewer yoga pants days. I’d like them to be a once a week occurrence. At the moment, 2-3 times a week I’m wearing yoga pants or jeans with my hoodie or zip up top and my Nikes. It’s certainly not a confidence booster.
Henry has a few hooded sweatshirts and sweaters that are good layering pieces in the winter. He’ll probably be able to use these as lightweight jackets this spring and summer. Our beloved Canucks sweat suit was just outgrown so, unlike his mother, he doesn’t have an ultra casual outfit at the moment.
Rachel’s Casual Wear
- Yoga pants: Lululemon stuff is expensive. But I’ve been burned by knock-offs that stretch out and pill. Expensive but great quality and last if you take good care of them (do not wash with towels or pilly cottons and hang to dry). They also have an unbelievable return and repair policy. My brother in-law took in a pair of Lululemon running shorts that he had put a lot of miles on. He was hoping for some repair work – instead they gave him a brand new pair.
- Hoodie: the first one of these hoodies I bought lasted through three years of almost daily wear while I was a full-time athlete. The cuffs had frayed open before I said goodbye to it. This one is a bit longer and, bad move, I stretched it out at the waist by squeezing into it while pregnant. Note for any future pregnancies: just because it zips up does not mean it fits.
- Zip up jacket: this is new to my wardrobe and replaces a shorter style jacket that I wore into the ground. I’m also using this as a pre and post workout jacket.
Henry’s Casual Wear
- Hooded fleece lined sweatshirt: another Hanna Andersson piece. Another one I got a size big and hope will last through next winter.
- Sweater hoodie: He’s been wearing this one for eight months now. Going to be a sad day when he grows out of it.
Next week will be a big post of jeans and sweaters and t-shirts – the bulk of both of our winter wardrobes.
If you’re looking for a complete list of what we have, I am tracking it here on Google Docs.
links to inspire
- Check out the Project 333 Flickr group pool.
- If you think 33 items is a challenge, go read about Kristy Powell’s One Dress Protest. I feel darn right lavish with my 33 items!
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