5.05.2012

mmm...(mmmmm!!!) week one

well we've got one week of may under our (possibly self-made) belts! i'll be doing my "week in review" posts on saturdays, since my work week is technically tuesday through saturday and thats just how my brain works.  i'm still contemplating if i want to photograph myself on the weekends. i might leave that optional...

so... me-made-may totally took me by surprise on tuesday morning! for all my posts and putting little gadgets in my sidebar and such, i found myself woefully unprepared! at 8am on tuesday morning i was lazily flicking through my blog reader when i came to zoe's "happy me-made-may" announcement and i exclaimed "shut the front door!! is it may first?!?" to my husband who just raised an eyebrow in the affirmative. dammit! i hadn't done my laundry! and i was really hoping that one zit would heal before i had to start taking pictures of myself daily...

ah well, thats part of the lure of participating in (and seeing everyone else's) me-made-may challenges, isn't it? its a bit of the "warts (zits) and all" thing.  so without further ado, here's my un-momentous opening act to the me-made month!

5/1:


top: jcrew jackie cardigan in navy
skirt: silk midi skirt, blogged here
shoes: shoemint
where: to work, where it is very cold because of the blasting a/c! 

5/2:


jacket: self-made draped leather jacket, blogged here and here and here
dress: self-made (and self-drafted) yellow striped handkerchief hem dress. made about a year ago, never blogged.
shoes: shoemint
sunnies: rayban (my one and only, signature pair)
where: to work, for a very busy day filled with meetings and appointments that left me in no mood to have my picture taken!

5/3:


top: urban outfitters (kimchi & blue) 
belt: jcrew
pants: self-made modified colette clover denim trousers, blogged here (tutorials here)
shoes: frye
sunnies: raybans!
where: to work, to run errands.

5/4:


top: not sure anymore...possibly jcrew? or urban outfitters? its super old...
jeans: new!! self-made stove pipe skinnies, modified from the built by wendy simplicity pattern. a proper blog post to come soon (because i'm super excited about them exclamation pointssss)
shoes: can't really see them but they're the same frye sandals from up above and down below.
hat: from a random beach store here on the island
where: to work for a day where, as is often the case with my job, i needed to be able to get a bit dirty.

5/5:


top: self-made, rachel comey for vogue patterns. blogged here
jeans: self-made, stovepipe jeans, same as above (i'm obsessed with them!)
shoesies: my comfy frye sandals
where: to work for a quiet day.


and thats it my friends! as i've more than hinted, i'm pretty psyched about my new jeans. they will be getting their own post shortly.  also, for all of you that asked for tips on working with delicate fabrics, a post is in the works! i'm just trying to figure out the best way to do it because sometimes, ya know, pictures just don't cut it. so i'm looking into (gulp) video... yeah. we'll see....

i hope everyone had a good may day and me-made-may week one!

xx

39 comments:

  1. Wow, wonderful start to MMM! I love your style, it's a perfect harmony of casual and chic!

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  2. Sallie, you're just so dang purdy! Super excited for the jeans post. On my list this year, fo sho. I'm loving see what everyone wears everyday - I opted out since my sewing wardrobe isn't that big yet. Love that white & yellow dress!

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  3. man, your mmm is putting me to shame.  like you mentioned mmm shows all the warts - or in my case all of the not so fashionable outfits that i end up wearing on a day to day basis.  but man, you dress adorable every day.  and i can't wait to hear more about those jeans.

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  4. When I came to your outfit on 5/4, I was like, 'hey, none of that stuffs handmade... you're cheating'. Oh my word, those jeans are spectacular. You should be so proud! I look forward to reading more about them.
    Love your first week's outfits!

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  5. Wowzers, I love all of these!  Can I just move into your closet and spend all day sifting through it like a treasure chest???

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  6. Hee, it *was* you I saw in a cafe on Tuesday when I was having lunch with my dad- I almost always eat at work but I was so bored of making bathing suits I went out for lunch to escape them. That's so weird.

    I always love to see mmm posts... how adorable are those jeans!  

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  7. Neeno from SewMeLove.comMay 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    You look great!! I struggled with photo taking during OWOP, so this time for MMM I'm taking pics on the dress form, much easier than me sifting through 40 self timered photos of me! 

    My fav outfit of yours so far is the outfit on the 3rd May :)

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  8. quietandsmall adventuresMay 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    i love your skinnies, i finally broke down and ordered denim so i can make a pair... wow, i LOVE LOVE LOVE that rachel comey top! i'm going to have to make myself one ASAP!! fantastic pics and inspiration!!

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  9. You look so comfortable and chic in every outfit, and I really like that yellow handkerchief hem dress with your leather jacket - the lines of both are really nice together. Looking forward to hearing about those new pants!!!!  And man, I love your wavy hair. Makes me want to chop all of mine off.

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  10. You shall now be known as Impossibly Peachy Sal. Love all these outfits. Especially love how you managed to merge all your hand-made items with other store bought items so effortlessly. 

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  11. Wow! How many more days to go? This really is a challenge! That's alot of self made clothes! You look fabulous in all your outfits and I will get that new top I bought you in the mail this week so it can maybe help with your mix and match challenge! Good luck Honey!

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  12. Katie DiStefanoMay 6, 2012 at 6:06 AM

    HOLY to the CANNOLI!  I LURVE ALL of these - I cannot believe that you didn't A) write about that sunny yellow dress before or B) send it to me as a surprise gift because I adore everything about it - and those jeans are FABULOUS!!!  How cool is it that you can wear a weeks worth of clothes that YOU MADE?!?!  You are the best!

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  13. Sure! If you don't mind lots of cat hair and the occasional B.O. sweater! Hehe!!!

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  14. You've seen that yellow dress before! I think I wore it a bunch when I was home last summer...It might look better on you truthfully... 

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  15. Thanks!! Yes, that is the goal of my wardrobe! Hopefully one day the hand-made items will shove the store bought items out - but that day has not yet come! 

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  16. Thanks Amy! Yes, the handkerchief dress and draped jacket were very complimentary. I'm trying to grow my hair OUT! Wanna switch?

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  17. Haha! Yes I'll give some dirty details in my post! Its really satisfying to have a pair of handmade pants - these ones are my favorites to date.

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  18. Thanks Neeno! I can totally see how taking pictures daily can burn you out. I take about 5 pictures, and if I'm making a stupid face in the first few I just look down in the rest, because I don't want to spend all day at it!!

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  19. Oh my God!! How weird is that!! I hope I wasn't looking too pissed off!! Haha! 

    Bathing suits, eh? Hmm... I would love to know how to make bathing suits!

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  20. Haha!! I know, it does look like I'm cheating a bit - I'm pretty happy with the jeans. Not only are they comfy enough to do some dirty work in, but they LOOK LIKE REAL JEANS!! can't contain the excitement...

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  21. Oh please! Your mmm posts were super inspiring!! But yes, theres something about mmm that sort of ruins the illusion my carefully planned outfit posts were working so hard to create! At heart, I'm really a jeans and tee kinda girl!

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  22. Thank you Marie!!

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  23. Thanks Heather! *Blushing* 
    I've watched the me-made/self-stitched challenges up until this one because I felt the same as you. Like I really only had one or two handmade items that I actually liked wearing. But this year I felt like I made more wearable clothes, and a few staples (like my jeans) that would help me make it through the month a bit more gracefully.

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  24. Man, you're a stylish lady! I'm really jealous of that closet of yours!!!

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  25. What a sweet yellow skirt! Looks like you are ready for summer. All we need is sunglasses and skirts like that. Oh yeah, and coats for the freakin texas-blastin a/c. You are so lovely, and pretty close to samurai master of the skinny pant!

    oh, p.s. lovvve the hat!

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  26. CrystalamundsonMay 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    I love each of your outfits and how you style your handmade garments and store bought garments together.  You also seem to have a knack for making a variety of types of garments: everyday wearable, as well as the statement pieces.

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  27. hi sallieoh!  I have a question that is a little more specific, could we chat via email?  you can reach me at alittlesewing at gmail dot com.
    thanks!!

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  28. Wow, I am so inspired by your styling! And incredibly impressed at how professional and flattering your me-made jeans are - all of them! Lovely! :)

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  29. Miss Crayola CreepyMay 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Love everything about 5/2, especially the styling! Question though, is that a horse trough in the background? I have one like it and plan on planting some veggies in it eventually.

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  30. Hooray for self-made jeans!  I can't wait to hear more about these.

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  31. Alessa TschaftaryMay 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Wow, I'm in awe of your jeans sewing skills! I think I like the red skirted outfit best, though. Beautiful!

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  32. Thanks! Well - I'm not sure if its a horse trough or not... its like a big corrugated aluminum bottomless bathtub. Its meant as a planter and would be perfect for veggies!

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  33. I love your hair - it's got a Milla Jovovich vibe (and I adore that because I adore the Milla). And holy moly girl, you made your own jeans?! In awe, right here!

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  34. 1. Are you always this adorable every single day!?
    2. I love that white Vogue top and clover jeans - I think it was the first post of yours that drew me here.
    3. I'm looking forward to the BBW jeans pattern post - if it is the pattern I'm thinking it is I'll be excited to read your review of it because I'm thinking of using it myself.

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  35. I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention, I just remembered the cute red skirt!

    Ah, well, bathing suits are super easy. It's the clients who change their minds after you've made most of the bathing suit that are the difficult part. ;)

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  36. god, i love your outfits. SO CHIC.

    as soon as i'm done with my dress kick (aaaalmost there) i'm going to make that Rachel Comey top. it's so friggin' cute.

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  37. Chie - Vivat VeritasMay 13, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    amazing outfits! i love your style. its simple but stylish. i especially love the white leather jacket and yellow skirt! both look great on you:) 

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