WIW: looks for two long days

These last few days I faced the challenge of dressing for a sewing event that required long days on my feet. The first day was set-up only, and we wore jeans. The next two days, I wanted to wear something that would: 1) be comfortable for standing most of the day, keeping in mind that I have plantar fasciitis that gets more painful throughout the day the longer that I stand; 2) would showcase some items I've made; 3) would accommodate bending, squatting, and tear-down activities after the event on the second day. Oh, and 4) I wanted to wear the new jewelry I bought at my favorite boutique this week (photo 6).

The outfits:
1-3: Stone skinny ankle pants (Classiques Entier, City Weave Ankle Pants); mutli-colored mixed print cowl-neck shirt (made by me) over ivory scoop neck long-sleeved tee (Caslon); navy linen knit vest (made by me); gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).
4-5: Gray skinny pants (Halogen) layered tunic in gray, brown, and ivory tie-dyed knit (made by me); taupe heather shredded cashmere knit shrug (made by me); gray moto boots (Frye, Lynn) with Superfeet inserts; brown metal swirl-embossed necklace and earrings.

I enjoyed the event and survived, though with a sore back. Fortunately I have a few days to rest and recover.

Thanks for looking! Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

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  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Your self-made items are totally gorgeous, as are the outfits they're showcased in. My favorite is the tunic in #4, I love that tie-dyed fabric. It looks perfect with the shrug. 

    I also like hand crafted jewelry, and the swirl embossed necklace and earrings are beautiful.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Agreeing with Karie - LOVE tie-dyed tunic & the jewellery.

  • shipskitty replied 5 years ago

    I am in awe of these beautiful items you have made. They look lovely in these outfits and the tunic is an inspired choice with the jewellery. Lovely.

  • Style Fan replied 5 years ago

    I love the pieces you have made.  What talent!  The tunic in #4 is so beautiful.  I am in awe.  I have problems with my feet as well and find my Fryes to be very comfy.

    You looks great in neutrals.  All the pieces work so well together.  Love the jewellery.

  • Ruth M replied 5 years ago

    Your tunic in 4-5 is gorgeous, as is the soft warm cashmere shrug. Beautiful, unique jewellery as well. A great outfit to showcase your skills, and you must (hopefully) have received lots of positive comments.

    I'm glad your feet held up, and I hope your back is feeling better today.

  • frannieb replied 5 years ago

    The tunic is gorgeous - I think you met your goal of creating outfits that showcased your amazing talent.
    rest up.

  • approprio replied 5 years ago

    Sharp as ever. I love that tunic. Am I right in seeing some expertly matched layered patterns?

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Sharan I LOVE your second outfit. What an amazing tunic plus I love that sweater over top. Gorgeous jewellery. Enjoy your weekend and get some rest :)

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Two looooong days on your feet and you look THIS good. 


    I especially love the glitz you added to the second outfit. Casual Moody Glam Deluxe. xo

  • replied 5 years ago

    I have those Naot Kedma oxfords too (mine are a crinkle black patent) and find them fantastically comfortable. Great for marching around huge tradeshow venues :)  I just love your second outfit - that tunic is so gorgeous - and am curious about the shredded cashmere shrug. Is it hand knitted?  Or did you sew it from  cashmere-as-fabric format?  If you know what I mean....

  • E replied 5 years ago

    Hope your back feels better soon! You look great, as always. I'm extra in love the second outfit: that fabulous shrug & all of the colours & the print on the tunic just play so perfectly together.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! My back is feeling much better today; not completely normal yet, but noticeably better. And my feet are not hurting, either--yay!

    approprio, good eye! Yes, I did match the tie-dye pattern on the under- and over-layer.

    Lisa, I sewed the shrug from cashmere sweater-knit fabric.

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    Lovely outfits, noth of them, but that tunic in #4/5 stelas the show. It is beautiful and suits you perfectly.

  • Debbie replied 5 years ago

    Every time you post I am in awe of your talent. You look great! Rest your back.

  • fuzzylogic replied 5 years ago

    4/5 is completely fab!!!!!  You are the epitome of creatively tailored!!!  And the boots add just the right amount of 'tough'!  

    The coat in 3 is also perfect!  What a great colour!

  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago

    Love 4/5, that outfit is so you!  One of your best I think.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Love the tie dye MBM tunic and the entire outfit! Enjoy your rest - you deserve it!

  • Roxanna replied 5 years ago

    That tunic is killer, as is the cashmere sweater you paired with it. I can't believe you made both pieces - what talent!

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