WIW: A Very "Me" Week, Day 1

Taking up Angie's challenge to document a "Very YOU Week" of dressing, here's Day 1 for me.

On my days off, I generally wear jeans, for comfort, and a sweater, for warmth. I have a lot of t-shirts that I've made, in fun print fabrics, which I used to wear a lot with cardigans. Recently, I've gravitated toward pullover sweaters, though, and my signature self-made tees have languished. Today I really wanted to wear one of my t-shirts, and I discovered that the cardigans I like best and the t-shirts I like best do NOT go together. I couldn't come up with a combo I wanted to wear! (Dysfunctional wardrobe discovery #1!)

So I decided to wear a signature self-made tee with a pullover. I tried to expose the neck of the t-shirt a little bit, and I turned up the sleeves of the pullover to expose a few inches of the tee sleeves. Problem solved!

The outfit:
Black jeans (Levis Wedgie High Waist Straight), taupe, burgundy and black abstract rose-print long-sleeved tee (made by me); rose wool high-low hem boxy pullover (Eileen Fisher); charcoal snake-embossed sparkly oxfords (Mephisto); black trouser socks. For outdoors, added gray print puffer coat (OSKA); gray and brown croc-print bag (Brahmin); black knit gloves; and my black aviator sunglasses.

It's always a good day when the sun comes out and I can wear my sunglasses; they make me feel so cool!

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  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Lovely. It’s the OSKA that makes it you in my mind :)

  • Bonnie replied 4 years ago

    You look great and I love your self made tees. So jealous that you can do that. Maybe I could but first I have to either buy another sewing machine or try to figure out how to make the one I have work.

  • Helena replied 4 years ago

    Love this, and what a beautiful rich shade of red.

  • Cee replied 4 years ago

    Cozy as a kitten in an ugg boot :)

  • Angie replied 4 years ago


    This screams Sharan with my eyes closed. You're cool in pjs without your sunnies too....

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 4 years ago

    You all are so kind. Thank you!
    Bonnie, if you are wanting to make t-shirts, get a serger; you'll love it!

  • Cee replied 4 years ago

    No worries... It's what we do :)

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    What Angie said. A well deserved Killer from the Aviators to your sparkley oxfords. I have wanted that EF pullover. It looks amazing on you, the color too. The glimpse of the tee underneath make me want to see more.

  • karen13 replied 4 years ago

    This is such a fun challenge. You look fab! I love the way the tones in your tee tie everything together. Swap out the straight legs for bootcuts and I would steal this in a heartbeat. Now I want to see the cardi version, to showcase you handiwork.

    I love your self made tees. I need to find a source for fabric that is worthy of spending my sewing time on and make a muslin. I bought some fine merino from New Zealand that I I have high hopes for but it is sitting uncut as I am waiting for inspiration to strike. If I am snowed in for the next three days, you may have provided it.

  • Mainelady replied 4 years ago

    Oh I love the burgundy sweater with your signature tee showing at the neck and cuffs.......casual but a bit regal, too!

  • Jaime replied 4 years ago

    Love this! Great mix of trends, arty (love the coat and tee), and super stylish but comfortable shoes. YLF!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    You look amazing, and so, so you! I love every component of this outfit, from the colours to the textures to the pullover, the jeans (you are Queen of Jeans!) and the amazing coat and dressy bag. Brilliant. 

  • suntiger replied 4 years ago

    I'm always in awe of your sewing skills, and what a great coat -and of course the sunnies :)

  • Bonnie replied 4 years ago

    A serger, huh. I didn't know what one was but I watched a you tube video and it looks easy. Maybe I will get one. I'll have to put more thought into it. It would be nice to have custom tees that fit well. 

  • Katerina replied 4 years ago

    You are so chic, Firecracker! I really like your style. The combination of casual with striking structured bag and the fantastic sunglasses - wow! And the oxfords are right up my alley. Your outfits are always interesting and artistic.
    I think that although our styles are quite different, we have some elements of style in common. Can’t really identify it exactly, but there is a playfulness and coolness which really appeals to me and make me want to copy you.

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