WIW: shirts and pants

Pre-YLF, I tended to wear t-shirts and cardigans with pants. In the last year or two, I have been adding some blouses to my wardrobe. Here are a couple, in work outfits.

1-3: worn to work Saturday: navy (with very fine narrow pinstripe) slouchy pants (made by me); watercolor-like print blouse with high-low hem, extended open vent at back, and funnel neck, made from a cotton-silk-metal voile (made by me); denim ballet flats (AGL); olive coat (Laundry by Shelly Segal); navy bag with tan trim (Dooney & Bourke); brass and silver concentric circle earrings (Marjorie Baer); brass and silver bead bracelet (Lucky).
The metal in the blouse fabric makes it crinkle and stay that way; I can press it, but it doesn't stay flat. Very unusual and fun fabric.

4-8: worn to work Friday: charcoal skinny ankle pants (Classiques Entier); olive cotton/polyester shirt with little stand collar, hidden placket, angled side seams with slits, high-low hem (made by me); black loafers (Munro Kimi); olive coat (Laundry by Shelly Segal); black satchel (Elliott Luca); darkened silver disk earrings (gift from a dear friend); piano wire necklace and earrings (from a local boutique).

Thanks for looking! I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

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  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Made by me is my favorite label on you Firecracker! I love it all.

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, Shevia! You made me smile.

  • Adelfa replied 6 years ago

    I think your blouses are amazing, and the rest too! Love the colors, textures, and cuts on you. You're doing great!

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    You know exactly what you like and it shows when you put your outfits together. The tops are beautiful on you and you wear high necks so well. And to choose your own fabric and custom make it for your own self? Luxury exemplified! Love everything about both the outfits!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Shevia has it right! "Made by me" is your best designer. 

    Love the watercolour top. Such an interesting fabric and design. 

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    What Shevia said. Your creations are sublime. You are so clever. #4 whacks it out of the ballpark. Absolutely killer. xo

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone.

    Suz, the watercolor fabric was one that I snatched up with no hesitation. I got the end of the bolt and felt lucky. The blouse is one of my favorite pieces that I've made (and that's saying a lot, because you know I have made a lot of things!).
    Adelfa, thanks! Neel, yes, it is a luxury--I don't usually think of it that way; thank you! Angie, how nice of you! The olive blouse was inspired by one I tried on in a store that was around $200 or so--way more than I would pay for one blouse that I wouldn't wear all that much.

  • Joana replied 6 years ago

    Just my two cents, loved both outfits, especially the first. The cut of the pants is perfection! And the olive parka looks very stylish on you.

  • Aubergine replied 6 years ago

    Wow! I love how both blouses have such unique details!

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    I really like that olive shirt. Very interesting.

  • Debora replied 6 years ago

    You have amazing style and I am so impressed with your sewing skills. Both blouses are beautiful and the colors are just delicious with your coloring. Fab!

  • Sarah A replied 6 years ago

    Love your made by me items! The olive shirt is magnificent in its construction details. The watercolor print is a great fabric and slouchy pants a perfect fit. I am always inspired by the pieces you design and sew for yourself!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Sharon, aren't you just sooooo clever to be able to whip up what you see. xo

  • replied 6 years ago

    These are great. I am in awe of your sewing skills. My grandmother was very talented --- she could see something in a shop window and whip up a copy at home.

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