high five for the weekend! i plan on spending my two free days thusly:
spend one day at the beach. spend one day sewing. mix and match. mornings and evenings for cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping et cetera, et cetera, and so forth, and so on.
will you support me in this? good. i thought so.
i kind of felt like i was kicking this me-made-may's butt this week - until today. something happened and every single thing i put on this morning felt like someone else's clothes. i think this was because it was sunshine-y and warm and the only thing that would have felt comfortable was a bathing suit, wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen. accessorize with sandy feet and salty hair. but apparently thats not appropriate work attire. or so they tell me. jk. i've never shown up to work in my swimmies. yet.
okay! enough chit chat - let the me-made-may week three parade begin!
5/13 and 5/14 not pictured but i wore some combination of my new(ish) stove-pipe skinny jeans, that mint green t-shirt, or some other t-shirt and blue shorts. mix and match. match and mix.
lets go from the top down, shall we?
hat: random beach store here in galveston
necklace: so old i don't remember
bra strap: you really don't want to know
top: self-made burdastyle, blogged here but i cut the sleeves off (the ties never laid right and i just felt i'd get more wear out of it this way)
where: to work. obviously.
topknot: so silly with my short hair
braided thingamabobby: american apparel from many moons ago
jacket: draped leather jacket - blogged here - i've seriously been getting my money's worth out of this jacket!
shirt: self-made from the drape-drape 2 book, never blogged
shoes: shoemint - not gonna lie, i didn't wear these all day. i just got them in the mail this day and thought they might spruce up my look
where: i might stop doing this, because i don't go anywhere other than work and home! so there. done. not doing this anymore!
necklace: madewell from last year
dress: self-made, self-drafted, super soft nani-iro double gauze fabric. made about a year ago, never blogged
necklace: same old one from 5/15
tshirt: altered built-by-wendy pattern from sew u home stretch, blogged here
skirt: self-made, blogged here - this skirt has also been another all-star in my spring wardrobe...
shoes: shoemint, and this time i actually wore them all day
i felt totally awesome in this outfit! i suppose this is me taking part in the "colorblocking" trend but i sort of hate that word and i'd much rather prefer to think of it as "three differently colored things that i happen to be loving right now and i'm gonna wear them all together just for shits"! i gave a little talk in the morning to some middle school kids and one of the girls came up to me and said "i'm loving all of (waves her hand around in the air) this" yeah. thats right, my look was 12 year old girl approved!
top: urban outfitters, self-altered
tank top: jcrew
jeans: stovepipe skinnies, blogged here
and i think i used up all my good-outfit mojo on friday because today it just wasn't working. i don't usually do the whole thing where i change outfits 50 times in the morning, but this was one of those mornings. nothing seemed to be working, so i just kind of defaulted to my jeans. it seems almost like cheating, but hey - they are the most wearable self-made article of clothing i've ever made!
and thats it for this week! now if you'll excuse me, i have about 4 yards of beautiful ikat fabric that needs my attention