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Short version - I am enjoying it!

These are the things I have actually worn.

Accessories:
1 Sunglasses - worn most days
2 Brown handbag - used every day
3 Green handbag - not used
4 Diamond stud earrings - worn every day
5 Peacock dangly earrings that my mum just gave me - not worn yet
6 Typewriter necklace from my sister - worn more than once
7 Button-like necklace from my mum - worn more than once
8 Big black scarf - not worn
9 Mushroom spotty scarf - worn most days

Shoes:
10 Navy espadrilles - worn more than once
11 Navy suede high heels - worn more than once
12 Navy lower shoes - worn more than once
13 Turquoise high heels - worn more than once
14 Grey "fit-flop" slip ons - worn more than once

Clothes:
15 Dark grey dress - worn more than once
16 Grey pinstripe dress - worn more than once
17 Navy Trollied Dolly dress - not worn yet, but I have it in my bag for this evening
18 Grey pinstripe skirt - worn more than once
19 Long navy flowery skirt - worn once
20 Jeans - worn more than once
21 Khaki long shorts - not worn
22 Navy trousers - worn once
23 Grey cashmere hoodie - worn more than once
24 Navy cashmere cardi - worn more than once
25 Grey pinstripe jacket - worn more than once
26 Cream linen jacket - worn once
27 White vest top - worn once
28 Green vest top - worn once
29 Navy stripy top - worn once
30 Navy plain top - worn once
31 White ruffled shirt - not worn yet
32 Short sleeved flowery shirt - worn once
33 Black jacket - worn more than once

I am thinking I might take advantage of the sub-rule that says you can make a substitution after the first week. When it's sunny I think I really need a hat. I'm wondering which of the items I should replace with my squashy navy sunhat. Probably the green handbag, though I'm wondering about the big black scarf. Though that is awfully useful as a wrap when it turns cold after being warm all day. So I shall keep that, put away the green handbag, and retrieve my navy sunhat from wherever I put it.

Anyway, it's been really really good. I've enjoyed getting dressed in the morning, it's sort of peaceful. I've even enjoyed hanging out the laundry, because I already think of my chosen items as friends whom I'm glad to see again after they've been washed. The only time I've had little moments of doubt are when I see someone wearing something cool and I think that I have something like that which I could wear, but it's Put Away. But then I realise that I actually like the clothes that I've chosen more than that thing, and that's why I chose them.

It's encouraging me to try minimalism in other parts of my life. This will be an exciting journey.
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