Miniskirts & Motorcycle Boots: Day Twenty-Six

Mmmm.. wonton soup for breakfast! That’s my kind of Sunday morning brunch date. Mr Sewaholic and I went for wonton soup and potstickers and green tea, yum. And outside the restaurant was this great-looking brick wall, in the background here, perfect for snapping a few photos!

What I’m Wearing, Day 26:

  • Self-Stitched Top: Pendrell Blouse in viscose knit
  • Skirt: American Eagle, bought ages ago, five years or more.
  • Coat: Guess, purchased a couple of years ago, I customized it last year with shiny brass buttons.
  • Boots: Nine West, purchased last fall.

See more on the Pendrell Blouse here, or read more about the knit version here!

Ok, I’m feeling less gloomy today. (Probably the Chinese food for breakfast helped!) Sorry for the slight rant yesterday! I feel cuter today in this little skirt and boots outfit, tights are a great way to work a too-short skirt. These are the boots from this day, I’ve learned that they definitely are for skirts only. Mr Sewaholic told me they looked like work boots when I wear them under pants.

Anyways – back to the clothes! I love this knit version of the blouse. I never thought I’d be saying this, but I want to make more knit versions! Shocking, if you know how little I sew with  knits. I’m a wovens girl, for sure, but if the pattern and style are right I suppose I can play on both teams.

Plus, I remembered that I can take out sewing books from the library, and that my local branch has several of the books I want on the shelf right now. I forget about the library but it’s a great way to test out books, for free! Free sewing inspiration and tips. (In case you forget about your library too, here’s a reminder. Free books! Just don’t forget their due dates.) So I’m off to the library this week to check out some new sewing books and decide which ones to add to my wishlist.

Happy Monday everyone! Just four more short Self-Stitched days left to go.


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7 Responses to Miniskirts & Motorcycle Boots: Day Twenty-Six

  1. Lisette September 27, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    That wall really matches the color of your hair! Love the outfit, I need to sport my motorcycle boots more often (although, to be fair the cat threw up on them last week so they’ve been washed/drying). I love the library for sewing books, but sometimes I overwhelm myself with them!

  2. TanitIsis September 27, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    Oh, I like this one! You look so super cute. I can’t believe September’s almost over! (And I do forget about my public library, if only because the one here is so very lame… and you have to pay a yearly fee for the card!)

  3. Farah September 27, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Love the flowery shirts with the denim skirt. great combo. I take sewing books out of the library to test out too. great thing about the library here in Toronto is that you can order any book form any branch to be sent to your own branch. Its great since they are are so many libraries in Toronto, you you can get, literally, any book.

  4. Funnygrrl September 27, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    Great outfit! It is fun to work with knits and wovens.
    “Sometimes you feel like a knit, sometimes you don’t!”
    Am I showing my age with that quote…?

  5. Beth September 27, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    the library rocks! I check out every sewing book they get. not to mention books on
    blogging, photography, history of clothing etc. I would never have bought all these books,
    need to save my $$ for fabric, of course.

  6. Alana September 27, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Yes, the library is fantastic! Aparently, ours stocks Burda Magazine with all the pattern sheets too so I must check it out.
    Loving that blouse, by the by.
    ~ Alana

  7. Gail September 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    Great styling – has that ‘I’ve just thrown this together without even trying and don’t I look great’ gossip magazine feel to it. Love the blazer.

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