WIW: last week of May

Here's a week of looks. I'm trying to take more outfit photos, and I thought I'd take the plunge and start using my YLF blog page. I'm trying to think of a name for it. Any suggestions?

Monday (1-3), dressed for work and after work: mixed print asymmetrial big shirt with cowl collar (made by me), stone skinnies (Classiques Entier, Nordstrom), multi-colored heeled oxfords (Fidji, last year), navy bag with luggage tan trim (Dooney & Bourke). Changed into skinny jeans (Charlotte Rail by Lucky) and platform peep-toe cutout booties (Paul Green).

Tuesday (3-5), dressed for home and piano lesson, then teaching sewing class: skinny jeans (Charlotte Rails again), mixed media high-low tank (made by me), tan cotton jacket (Caslon), pewter suede metallic wedge high-tops (Paul Green); changed into navy chinos (Caslon) for teaching in the evening.

Wednesday (6-8), dressed for home and teaching sewing class: gray linen slouchy trousers (made by me), mixed media scroll print tee (made by me), jean jacket (Robyn by AG), pewter suede high-tops again.

Thursday (9-11), dressed for home and breakfast out: white skinny jeans (Stilt, AG), block print slouchy tee (Nally & Millie), gray leather sneakers (Caspian, Josef Seibel), olive utility jacket (Laundry by Shelley Segal), blue stripe earrings (give of DH).

Friday (12-13): dressed for work and after work: asymmetrical black denim wrap skirt with zig zag stitching (made by me), hatchy-print tee in shades of gray (made by me), nude fishnets (Commando), black sling-back Mary Janes (Think!); changed into white jeans (AG Stilts again) and black loafers (Munro) with silvery-gray-black belt (?) after work.

Sunday (14), dressed for piano recital: charcoal gray skinnies (Classiques Entier, Nordstrom), marbled print sheer sweater-knit peasant tunic (made by me) over camisole (Shimera), black ballet flats (AGL).

Wednesday's outfit was inspired by comments here; since you asked, I wore the trousers with something that didn't cover up the top of them.

Thanks for looking! Your comments are always welcome as I continue on my YLF style journey!

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  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    Wow, what a lovely week full of lovely outfits! I'm a fan of #2 and 3. The blouse you wore to work looks amazing with the jeans and the shooties. I just love the combo because it looks really elegant.

    #3: the proportions of the jacket and top are perfect, and I love how despite the sneakers, you still look quite polished. YLF!!!!!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, MsKatieKat! Glad to hear you like the jacket and top together. That's my first wearing of the jacket, and I'm hoping it will be a workhorse.

  • Quietgirl replied 6 years ago

    You have been selecting some lovely pieces that have interesting details! Those really catch the eye.

    With your hair color, my favorites are 2 and 6. I personally like the higher levels of contrast that you created with those two outfits

    You look so great that you can now smile even more! Congratulations. Now I am going to take time to pour over your pretty choices.

  • Kristin L replied 6 years ago

    I like the gray and white outfit best, but each outfit looks great. And a big wave to my leather sneaker twin! 

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Great outfits Firecracker! No blog name suggestions first thing in the morning - it is hard enough to pick my favorite outfit but I will go for #s 3,4 and 13!

  • Vicki replied 6 years ago

    Firecracker, you look marvelous and I'm on the same style journey, with a little help from my friend here.  :)

    I adore #9, 12, and 13; there's something so right and sophisticated about these and I LOVE that top on you.  I also like #1-2 and you have a great sense of knowing what jackets fit with your outfits, which is a real talent.  Excellent!

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    You are so talented, Firecracker! You sew and play piano?! Wow! Love seeing how mix the garments you make with ready to wear. I think your sewn pieces make your outfits so interesting. Love the linen pants and that scroll top with the sheer pieces. It's so incredibly cool! The new purchased jacket looks like a workhorse for sure. It suits your style! Keep up the WIWs. I love seeing them!

    Sew fashionable! That's my blog name proposal. I like Sew Flipping' Talented too but I think you are too modest to consider that one.

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I like Kellygirl's blog name for you. I was going to suggest Sizzling in Seattle as a nod to "Firecracker". Your outfits are each well done. My favorites are 9 and 13.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Or "The Cracking Seamstress"?

    The top in 6-8 is just brilliant!! All your outfits are stellar and I especially love the fun printed tops and your footwear choices. A great week overall :)

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Quietgirl, thank you--denim blue seems to be one of my best colors.

    K, thanks! I'm really liking the sneaker trend, though I was a late adopter (which is typical of me).

    Vicki, you're sweet--thank you. Jackets are something I  have warmed to since joining YLF.

    Shevia, too funny. Titles are hard to come up with at any time of day.

    Kellygirl, good title ideas! And you're right, I wouldn't use the second one, but it made me laugh.

    Joy and Neel, two more good ideas--thank you.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    What a great week of outfits! You have such interesting and unique pieces  (in no small part due to your own amazing talents and hard work!) I think Kelly's right. Sew Flippin' Talented is perfect! 

    That asymmetrical big shirt really catches my eye. It's one of those items that makes an outfit all by itself -- no need for a topper. I love it especially with the denim. The contrast seems to work well with your colouring and your legs look 100 miles long! The PG booties are amazing. I also like you in the shades of silvery grey like the hatch print tee. And those AG Stilts were seriously made for you! Love love love the sneakers, too. 

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    So fun to see your creations alongside solid picks like your Nordies' jacket.  I was just eyeballing my Anorak jackets, thinking the waist is too high for me and the overall length not long enough.  Then I looked at your link --- it seems that these insets of elastic or drawstrings are meant to ride higher.  My jackets might get a reprieve!

    I'm particularly drawn to the white/grey combo -- I find it such a fresh combination. 

    Hope your recital went well! 

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thank you, Suz. Yes, the big shirt is pretty much a statement piece, huh? Thanks for the comment on the AG Stilts. They are one of those items that feel a little snug this year.

    Beth Ann, the recital went well, thanks! It was all my teacher's students, not just me--all school-aged kids, and then there's me. Ha ha! The Caslon jacket is high-waisted by design (it's a waist drawstring), yes, so bring yours out again. I thought this one might go well with dresses, too.

  • Susie replied 6 years ago

    I am in awe of your sewing skills...you've created some fab pieces. And bought some great pieces too! I love those booties!

    My favs are 2, 7, 9 and 13.

  • Jeanie replied 6 years ago

    My favs are your looks with skinny jeans and tennis shoes.  You look hip and youthful.  

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