6.01.2012

the final days of me-made-may

well its been a fun ride. i've never done a wardrobe-challenge-month and i was really curious to see if i would stick with it or not. and i did! even the weekends - though i have no photographic evidence so you'll just have to take my word for it that i pulled off at least one me-made article of clothing every day, including weekends, for the 31 days of may.

5/29

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top: american apparel
skirt: self-made silk midi-skirt, blogged here
shoes: frye
belt: jcrew
check out mister muscles' new collar! he hates loves it! and now i can hear him coming so he can no longer sneak attack and destroy my ankles!! sallie = 1, mister muscles = 549....

5/30

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i'll be honest, i almost forgot to take a picture this day. it wasn't until we were almost about to go to bed that my husband asked if i had taken my picture for mmmay and i realized i forgot, so he quick snapped this one while i was working on some hand sewing. its hard to tell but i'm wearing this dress.

5/31

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top: self-made (proof in the picture above) more info to come, promise!
jeans: i had to end my me-made-may with my champions, the stovepipe skinnies.
so the pictures this week kind of devolved. but hey! it lasted up until the last two days! thats pretty good! this picture gives you a wonderful profile of the lovely lucille, and also a glimpse of my bum toe (and our very wire-y and um... old... sound system)

a huge thank you to zoe for hosting and organizing and conceiving of such a fabulous month-long celebration of our me-made wardrobes. and a huge thank you, blog readers, and flickr pool for all your kind words of encouragement.


i definitely feel like this challenge made me more aware of my own wardrobe and my dressing habits than i ever have been before. i think separates really serve me well in the day to day and i seem to have a fondness for red, white and blue (hmm... perhaps i should remedy that...)

but really, i need to give a huge thank you to three darlings who, hands down, made my me-made-may:
the draped leather jacket (worn 4 times), the stovepipe skinnies (worn 9 times), and the red midi-skirt (worn 4 times).

without you three i don't know where i would be. probably posting pictures of my stark naked self on the internet. but not in a sexy way, you know? it was through this powerhouse trio that i really found the full potential of my me-made wardrobe, and it will be with this triumphant triumvirate in mind that i consider my future makes. 

in other words: i really gotta make myself another leather jacket, pair of jeans and midi-skirt, already!! sheesh!

congratulations to everyone who participated in me-made-may! you're a rockstar!! pop open your poison of choice (me? i'll be clinking some ice around in my campari and soda, squeeze of orange, please) throw on some (non-me-made) sweatpants and contemplate just how awesome you are!

cheers!

xx

23 comments:

  1. I have really enjoyed seeing you MMM outfits.  I also love that you wore your favourite clothes many times...most realistic.  There are other MMMers out there who try to not repeat, but that seems sort of consumerist, which is not what I feel that MMM is all about. I have found these posts of yours inspiring.

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  2. I love your outfits!  I had so much fun looking at them this May!  I love the pops of red in your lineup-- such a great color on you!

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  3. I'm ever-curious about how you do your hair in what looks like a complicated twist-and-pin system. So cute.

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  4. If I had that watermelon silk skirt, I'd be wearing it every day, too. I love seeing how you styled all these in such a day to day way... I love making billowy silk work with everything. And that is one handsome doggie...

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  5. I loved your MMM outfits Sallie - so stylish and aspirational! Now did your husband suddenly morph into handmade ryan gosling? 'Hey girl, you remembered to take your MMM pic today? Let me do that for you - you look so awesome in this light' swoon!

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    1. So cute! That Nick is pretty dreamy!

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  6. Sallie that top in the last picture...I WANTIE! I'm hoping the post on it comes with a how-to..hint hint.

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  7. I've loved every single one of your outfits Sallie, you have a style that I seriously aspire to, yet don't have the figure for! So I lived vicariously through you during MMM ;o) I think the three staples you mention are such fabulous makes and even though they appeared more than one during the month, you managed to style them so differently. Excellent stuff!

    Oh, and how's the toe? Much better I hope?

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  8. I think the strength of your entries was that you DID repeat articles of clothing but in different combinations. That's a good wardrobe when it's not about quality but quality and flexibility! Mix and match. It's all about mix and match. And with all your unique pieces you can do that with flare!

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  9. That was supposed to read not about QUANTITY but quality and flexibility. Sheesh I hate auto fill

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  10. i enjoyed your mmm sooo much.. 

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  11. Loved all ur MMM posts. U have great style and I love the cat in ur pic :)

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  12. Your red midi-skirt really stands out when you see all the photos toguether. Also your choice of colour is very classy. You made MMM more interesting for all of us with your stilish outfits, and from now on I´m a devoted follower of your blog. Hope your toe is better and I also would like to know how you make your hair. I´m in that not-short-not -long phase and I´ve run out of ideas!

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  13. Hi Sallie! I loved seeing your amazing creations on flickr and finding your blog! Personally I will be enjoying bourbon and soda and lounging in old t-shirts to celebrate completing MMM '12 :)

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  14. You have beautiful garments, and I love your cat!!!

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  15. I have loved watching you rock your mmm outfits! It was my first time for a challenge like this too, and I agree that one of the benefits is thinking more about what you wear/need to make most.

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  16. Congratulations on making it the full 31 days! Even with a trip to the emergency room (I still love that post). My favorite article you made was the leather jacket. You're pretty amazing for drafting the pattern and sewing it up.

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  17. Alessa TschaftaryJune 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Yay, congrats for making it! The leather garment, jeans and red skirt really are some wonderful basics (I think I may need a pair of jeans and a red flowy skirt of my own... my rtw red leather jacket is still serving well...).

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  18. That silk midi skirt is gorgeous! And congrats for completing your challenge.

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  19. Your me made may rocked.  And mister muscles is a cutie.

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  20. How's your tootsie sweetheart?

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  21. love you me-mad-may outfits, so cute! Can I just ask how you did the links on your side bar, they look fantastic! Thanks!

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  22. What an incredible handmade wardrobe you have! So nice to discover how successful some of your self-made items really are and have easy it is to rely of their usefulness. I hope you'll take part next year! x

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