Projekti 333, 3. viikko: luksuksessa kieriskelyä/ Project 333, 3rd week: rolling in luxury

Kuumuus sen kun jatkuu. Olisipa kiva napata kaapista vilpoisa pellavapaita tai värikäs kesämekko! Projektikauden päätyttyä on jo syksy eikä hellevaatteilleni enää ole käyttöä ennen seuraavaa kesää. Sen kanssa olisi nyt vain elettävä. Sillä toisaalta on niin, että minulla on projektivaatteissa aivan riittävästi kaunista ja mukavaa päällepantavaa. Suurin osa kesägarderoobistani on siis luksusta. Ei sentään turhuutta, koska kesävaatteista on minulle iloa ja ne ovat käytössä. Kuitenkin ne ovat sellaisia vaatteita joita ilmankin pärjään selvästi aivan hyvin. Olen ajatellut, että maalaismekkoilun ansiosta vaatevarastoni on pysynyt kohtuullisissa mitoissa. Nyt mieleeni on palautunut, että kohtuullisuuskin riippuu siitä mihin verrataan. Tarpeeseen verrattuna minulla on ruhtinaallisesti vaatteita. Kierin luksuksessa. Luksuksen puolestaan pitäisi olla erityisen tyytyväisyyden lähde, ei itsestäänselvyys eikä etenkään välttämättömyys jota ilman elämä on jotenkin ikävää.
Huomaan osaavani jo vastata hyväntahtoiseen ihmettelyyn siitä, mitä hyötyä tällaisista projekteista on niille jokta ovat jo ennestään pitkän linjan kohtuullistajia eivätkä mitään shoppailuholisteja: koska se edistää tyytyväisyyttä.
Niinpä jätin kesähepenet silleen. Lisäsin 333-vaatekaappiini vain yhden vaatteen, oranssin tunikan jota käytin puolisotreffeillä. Siinä on väriä ja islamilaista eksotiikkaa, ja sen voi stailata yhtä hyvin kesäiseksi kuin syksyiseksi.

21. oranssi tunika

Hot weather continues. How nice it would be to grab a cool linen shirt or a colorful sundress from my wardrobe. After project season Fall is here and I have no use for those clothes before next summer.I’ll just have to live with that, for on the other hand, the clothes I already have chosen are still great to wear. I must conclude, that all those pretty summer clothes are luxury. Not ”too much” because I wear them and enjoy them. However, the fact is that I can easily do without those clothes.I have thought that because I wear plain dresses so much, the rest of my wardrobe isn’t excessively large. Once again, I am reminded of the fact that it’s all a matter of comparison. If I compare my wardrobe size to what I actually need in order to be stylish and comfortable, I have plenty to wear. I roll in luxury, and that should be a source of extra contentment. I even have that sundress (one sundress) in my Project Wardrobe. So I ignored all those options for hot weather and added just one piece of clothing. I wore orange tunic on hubby date. It has color, Islamic beauty and it can be styled as either summer or fall wear.


21. orange tunic

4 kommenttia:

Elsa kirjoitti...

Very interesting observations. We do "roll in luxury"... as we have more than "one to wear and one to wash." I remember reading about a woman in India who only had 1 sari to wear. She had to wrap half of it around her while she washed the other half. Another woman only had one dress and shared it with a woman living with her. They took turns wearing it so they could go outside when needed. I have a few things to wear to Church in the summer and a few things to wear to Church in the wintertime. I have my every day skirts and shirts and some blue jeans for when it gets very very cold. I have running shoes, 2 pair of Church shoes, 3 pair of "Crocs" and boots to wear in the much and boots to wear in the snow! I have a few jackets and plenty of hats and scarves. I am fabulously rich! Not only that, but I have to limit what I eat so I don't gain too much weight, instead of being one who rarely has enough to eat. Oh... my... (Yolanda)

Saara R kirjoitti...

If you think of just middle class Europeans/White Americans before 1950's, the wardrobes were very small on today's standards. They weren't living in poverty, but they definitely didn't own anything more than necessary. Back then, everyone was on Project 333. Compared to late 1990's, clothes consumption in America has doubled (I haven't seen statistics from Europe, but I think we are not much behind).
I am mindful about the size of my non-Plain wardrobe. Still, I find project 333 a great exercise, since it has already helped me to remember how much of what I own is actually luxury.

loves2spin kirjoitti...

I was born in 1949. I know when I was a child, I wore one outfit to school all week, and changed into "play clothes" when I got home in the afternoon, and wore that outfit all week too. I changed my underclothing every day, and that was luxury compare with how my mother grew up. They would hang their underclothing on the bed post at night and wear it all week. We took a bath and washed our hair on Saturday night. I never remember feeling dirty or deprived in any way.

Saara R kirjoitti...

I think many Finns could tell similar stories. :)

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