WIW: cropped pants, pullover, and bling

This ensemble was an easy one for me to find in my closet, and it's the perfect weather to bring it out: blustery, rainy, very fall-like weather.

Worn for a day off:

Black cropped flare pants (Halogen); black and white lace-print sweatshirt with black sleeves and trim (made by me); black pointy-toe block-heeled booties (Steve Madden); silver and marcasite long pendant (Lucky).

Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!! I was experimenting with similar looks this morning, though it is still too warm here to wear them. 

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, Suz! I know, I wish it weren't the right weather quite yet. But it brightens the day to get out some new things.

  • BrieN replied 3 years ago

    great outfit! I am in awe of the sweatshirt and that you made it!!!!

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, Brie! I just added a Find, with the pattern info, in case you want to try making one. :)

  • Angie replied 3 years ago


    YOU NAILED IT. And perfect for our very gloomy day. (Not that it stopped me from wearing white jeans today). 

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    Very nice! The top is pretty and the boots are cool. We're getting your weather this weekend, except for the rain. I'm so excited to have cooler weather.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Aw, thanks, Angie! And I'm chuckling at your white jeans optimism.
    JAileen, maybe some of your excitement will rub off on me. I would like a few more days, or weeks, of mild summer weather, please.

  • Banoffi replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit! I really like your sweatshirt.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    thank you, Banoffi!

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Sharan! I am looking to you for guidance on the cropped flare look. I am returning the Kick Flares as the fabric was too rigid for my task and looked weird on the back of my legs and knees. I'm off today too, and snuggled up with a lap panther and some tea!

  • replied 3 years ago

    Yes, you definitely nailed the look of today's ensemble post Sharan. Love you in those crop flares.

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    Fantastic outfit like always, love sweatshirt., you look great.

  • Teodora replied 3 years ago

    I can't get over the fact you made it. Fabulous!

  • bonnie replied 3 years ago

    Love your outfit, great proportions and detail. It's still over 100 every day here, so it will be awhile before I think about wearing knits and sweatshirts but this will be a good outfit to try in a couple of months. I like your boots and I'll need a pair for winter, how do you like them?

  • Barbara Diane replied 3 years ago

    I like the outfit very much, especially the top. I'm quite impressed that you made it.
    I'm beginning to think I spend so much time shopping I should spend it relearning to sew. But the same fit issues that make it hard to find clothes would probably mean that I would need to learn to adapt patterns.
    Oh, well.

  • Style Fan replied 3 years ago

    What a fantastic outfit.  I am always amazed at what you make.  I really must start sewing again.  I made all my clothes when I was a teenager and in my early twenties.  Not that long ago.  :) 

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    You totally nailed it and that sweatshirt is gorgeous, you are very talented.  I am dreaming of slightly cooler weather.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, all!
    Ann, I'm usually the one taking notes from you, so glad to be of help!
    Thank you, Diane G, Mirjana, and Teodora!

    Bonnie, thanks! I like the boots. They aren't my most comfy ones--not as cushy and glove-like as I've become accustomed to from my favorite brands--but they are plenty comfortable for most outings.

    Barbara Diane, it's true, sewing patterns need to be altered, as they are all made for a dress form, which doesn't usually match anyone's actual body. But once you figure out the adjustments you have to make, you can get things to fit pretty much the way you want. Also, if you're like me and make the less-structured pieces in your wardrobe, the fitting is a lot easier!

    Style Fan, it was just like yesterday, wasn't it? It's a fun hobby, especially if you can find a friend or two or a group to share the experience with.

    Thank you, Tanya!

  • Aida replied 3 years ago

    Perfect take on the outfit! Glad you're finally wearing those pants, they look super on you (I can vouch for them extra as I saw in person, too!).

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    A perfect rendition of Angie's ensemble! I LOVE the sweatshirt!

  • skylurker replied 3 years ago

    Totally nailed it, skip the necklace, scrunch your sleeves, crop half your head off and you're net-a-porter girl.

  • Sally replied 3 years ago

    I've no suggestions because you look fabulous. You are very clever making that sweatshirt. It looks like it's from an up market boutique.

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 years ago

    Oh, well done! And great job on the sweatshirt. Sometimes I really think it's time to start sewing again...

  • El Cee replied 3 years ago

    Perfection! You look amazing in this ensemble.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, all!
    Skylurker, lol on Net-a-Porter!

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Perfect! The top is fantastic! 

  • Maneera replied 3 years ago

    What a perfect rendition of the ensemble! I really love this sweater, Sharan. It's so so pretty <3

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Nailed it! The boots are so fab with the cropped pants.

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