A minimalist experiment: 33 items for 3 months

As I’m beginning to outgrow my size 8 wardrobe, I’ve begun purchasing the odd piece of maternity wear. My first purchase was a set of non-wired bras followed by a few dresses and a pair of maternity skinny jeans. I’ve begun vacuum sealing my tight high-waisted pants and skirts and various other items I just know I won’t touch for at least the next 9 months. But where to from here?

During a coffee catch-up with a girlfriend yesterday, I learned about Project 333. The idea behind #Project333 is simple: Wear only 33 articles of clothing for the next  months. All clothing, accessories, jewellery, outerwear and shoes count towards the number. Exceptions include wedding ring, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout). Clothing that no longer fits or becomes in poor condition may be replaced during the time period.

Since I’m in a transition phase (woohoo – I’ve just gone over the first trimester hump) and we’re now in a new season (first day of Autumn today!), I thought it’d be a good opportunity to trial Project 333. I’m so over my cramped wardrobe, even though I’m pretty proud of the fact that I’ve kept it neatly colour coordinated for well over 12 months now. I’ll update this post with a photo of my 33 items as soon as I’ve built the collection. Stay tuned. 

You can read more about Project 333 at Be More With Less


First-time mama. Practising mindfulness while trying to be a better leader, mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, auntie, mentor and friend.

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Jennifer Lam

Jennifer Lam

I'm Jen, founding editor of I Ate My Way Through, managing director of The Bamboo Garden, lover of all things business, food, travel and photography. In my spare time, I'm a mentor to refugees at SSI's Ignite program. Here, I'll be documenting my new journey in motherhood!

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