Me-Made-May '14: Week 1

Woo hoo! I wore a handmade item each day this week! Of course, it was only two days :-P. But, I'd say that's a good start.

Day One:  Unblogged "Teacup Sorbetto" - Fabric shopping, errands, and a casual dinner.  I wanted to start the month with an item I almost never wear: my Colette Sorbetto.  I'd love the blue/white china look of this fabric but, it doesn't drape as well as I would have liked and paired with the loose-fitting pattern, it's looks horribly boxy on me, which is not a shape I wear well.  I tried something new by tucking it into my jeans and, while it didn't like to stay tucked, I did think it helped with the boxiness.  Now, I just need to find something else to tuck it into as I hate how unflattering skinny jeans are.  I was a great, comfortable outfit for a bit of shopping though.  Grade: B-

Top: unblogged Colette Sorbetto, Jeans: Gap, Jewelry: Target and Timex, Shoes: Hush Puppies

Day Two:  "Summer Breeze Top" - Lounging and a long walk downtown. This top I do wear but, really only as a running around town or casual day at home kind of top.  I really struggle with how to pair it.  The empire waistline means I can't tuck it into anything so, boring shorts it is.  This year, I rebelled against the white ones I usually wear and tried to liven it up with pink.  I'm not sure how I feel about how it looks but, it's was perfect for walking CoCo downtown.  Grade: B-

Top: Simplicity 2582, Shorts: Milly for BR, Accessories: Target, Timex, and our dog, CoCo :), Shoes: Hush Puppies

Sidenote:  I hate not smiling for photos!  But, the front of my face is still swollen and my smile is, um, not presentable after my jaw surgery... braces in 13 days should fix that though :-)

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  1. Both are cute outfits and I really like the second one with the pink shorts. I think you paired it perfectly! I do understand the problem with empire waists though... Your pics look great even if you're not smiling!

  2. Skinny jeans are not unflattering on you, you look great in them. Though I wonder if tucking in the shirt made them feel unflattering? I feel like they look better with tops that extend beyond with waistline (totally just a guess, as I actually don't own skinny jeans). I really like the day 2 outfit. The pop of color from the pink shorts looks great with the top.

  3. Thanks, Margo! I always love your pops of bright pink too :-)

  4. Aw, thanks, Annabelle :-) I was told they weren't flattering so, now that's what I see. It's nice to have a second opinion. I do typically agree that shirts shouldn't be tucked into them though (and this is the first I've done it).

  5. For your first outfit, could you try it tucked into a high waisted white full skirt?

  6. Mancunian VintageMay 3, 2014 at 6:16 AM

    Nice work on the MMM14 so far! Hope you feel a bit better soon :)

  7. Hmm, I tried a high waisted pencil skirt when I first finished the top and thought there was too much material to tuck in so tightly but, I haven't tried a full skirt. Good idea! :-)

  8. Hopefully whoever said they weren't flattering wasn't directly addressing you and was speaking universally - though they would still be wrong. There are certain body types that can totally rock skinny jeans and you are one of them.


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