WIW and WIB at the fashion show

I told you all here that I was going to be in a fashion show at my favorite local boutique. Here's what I wore to the show (I modeled clothing from the store, not this outfit), and what I bought afterward, using a gift certificate I received for being a model. (Yes, I'll work for clothes!)

1-3 (the outfit I wore to the fashion show): slouchy distressed skinnies (Silver); mauve floral 3/4-sleeved tee (made by me); cognac cutout belt (Fossil); denim ballet flats with navy cap toe (AGL); bright coral trench coat (Eddie Bauer, Christine trench); navy and tan satchel (Dooney & Bourke).

4-5 (what I bought): dark wash skinnies (Mother, The Looker high rise).

The new jeans are super stretchy and comfy. I also bought a couple of pairs of skinnies at Lucky the other day. I am surprising myself by wanting to wear skinnies again. The fabrics are soft and comfortable lately, and I feel like the new skinnies are flattering. I hope they look okay uncovered--what do you think? I don't want to look like I forgot my pants (i.e., they are too much like leggings).

Thanks for looking! I appreciate your comments.


Go to the full post to see all of the pictures →


fashion show at my favorite local boutique 4/25

For those in the Seattle area, this event might be of interest. My favorite boutique, Renee's Clothing, in Everett, is having a Spring fashion show this Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m.
Renee has customers model the clothes, and I'll be one of the models!
Here's the info, on her website; note, if you come, you'll need to get a ticket (proceeds go to charity).

Oh, and here are photos taken at the fittings we had for the show.

ETA: here's another post on Renee's website about the show.


WIW: tunic town

 Recently I've been on a tunic-sewing and -wearing kick, it seems. Here are a few outfits from the last week or so.

1 (worn for a day off): white bootcut jeans (Lucky, Lolita); brown and white wavy-stripe cowl-neck tunic (made by me); brown belt with brass buckle (B-Low the Belt); pewter suede high-top sneakers (Paul Green).

2 (worn for day off): white jeans as above; green, teal, ivory, and charcoal marbled print sheer sweater peasant top (made by me); black sling-back Mary Janes (Think! Aida). This top used to be a mid-thigh tunic--I finally cut it off, after thinking about doing it for maybe a year! I love my "new" top!

3 (worn for a day off): taupe angled-hem tunic (made by me, from same pattern as tunics in outfit 4, which you've seen before); taupe cashmere shredded-knit shrug (made by me); light gray skinny ankle jeans (NYDJ, Clarissa); taupe nubuck booties (Paul Green). I swear the taupes looked better together in real life than they do in the photo. At least I thought so!

4 (worn for a day teaching sewing class): charcoal skinny pants (Halogen); gray, black, and white layered angle-hem tunics (made by me); gray and black print mesh knit shrug (made by me); gray moto boots (Frye, Lynn). Hair courtesy of bike helmet--before heading to work, I test-rode some bicycles.

5-6 (worn to work--and for bike commute): black skirted leggings (Eileen Fisher); stone angled-hem tunic (made by me--yup, same pattern as above!); gray, black, and olive pieced-knit long vest (Dolce Vita); gray moto boots (Frye, Lynn);  olive leather moto jacket (AllSaints, Hawks); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles). Flat hair courtesy of helmet again--I rode my new bike to work! The leather moto jacket saw a few outings this week--perfect weather for it, as Angie pointed out today on the blog.

7-8 (worn for a day off and to teach sewing class): green, teal, ivory, and charcoal peasant top again, as above, with dark wash boyfriend jeans (Kut from the Kloth, Catherine) and gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma). Changed into charcoal bootcut ponte knit pants (NYDJ) and black suede booties (Paul Green, Barbara) for work. Again, some helmet head from bike errand before I headed to work.

I'm excited about the new bike, but I can see there are going to be some less-than-stellar-hair days in my future.

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.


Go to the full post to see all of the pictures →


WIW: repeats, 3 ways

This week I repeated myself--stylistically--in different ways. Some things are just such favorites, I want to wear them all the time.
1. I made another sweatdress, like the one I wore here, in a different fabric, and wore it this week.
2. I made a top from the same pattern, and from the same fabrics, and wore it this week as well.
Truth be told, right now I'd like to make a sweatdress for every day of the week!
3. I wore the same tee, two days in a row, earlier this week.

The outfits:
1-3 (worn to work): black and white lacy-floral print knit sweatdress with black trim (made by me); black leggings (Lysse); black flat booties (Munro, Lexie); black woven leather cuff with silver studs; silver pave disc earrings (Lucky).

4-5 (worn to work): black slouchy skinny pants (MosMosh); black and white lacy-floral print knit sweatshirt with black trim and sleeves (made by me); black and white snake-print sneakers (Mephisto, Yael).

6 (worn to piano class): blue denim terry fleece sweatdress (the first one I made); navy leggings (Lysse); denim and navy cap-toe flats (AGL).

7-8 (worn for a day off and some work): stone skinny ankle jeans (NYDJ, Clarissa); blue and olive scroll print burnout knit tee (made by me); oatmeal handkerchief hem cardigan (Bobeau); stone and cream belt (Annette Goertz); taupe cutout booties (Kork-Ease, Stina).

9-10: (worn for a day off and a haircut): navy chinos; blue and olive scroll print burnout knit tee (made by me); green-gray belt (Fossil); olive 3/4-sleeved cardigan (Halogen); gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma).

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.


Go to the full post to see all of the pictures →