Monday, Monday: Day Twenty

Here’s my Monday-morning Day Twenty outfit. I’m wearing an open-back dress with tights to make it work for fall – as I’m running out of things to wear for this dreary rainy weather we’re having! (Luckily the rain stopped after work so I could snap some quick photos outside the grocery store…)

What I’m Wearing, Day 20:

  • Self-Stitched Dress: Groovy Sixties Dress, McCalls 7743 from vintage cotton fabric
  • Denim jacket: Old Navy, same as in this outfit.
  • Shoes: Ellen Tracy, bought at Winners last fall.

Read more about the dress here!

Ahh, that’s better! Back to being a dresses and florals and bright colours girl, the way I like to imagine myself.

Really interesting responses to my ramblings yesterday, about dressing the way you want the world to see you. I wanted to point out some of the great thoughts you guys shared!

I love what Tanit-isis said, we can manage awesome sometimes, but then fall back on boring. I completely agree, the trick is to have more awesome in our wardrobes! Both Zena and CGCouture are starting to define their styles and resolved to sew more of their own clothes, so what they love and what they wear are on the same page… And I felt better knowing that even a gorgeous girl like Sunni doesn’t love how she looks in jeans – we are so critical of ourselves as women! Indigorchid said “even though I made it, doen’t automatically make it my (current) style.” I totally agree! Sometimes there’s a disconnect between sewing something as a project, and creating clothing you want to wear everyday. Or clothing that fits into your lifestyle. Funnygrrl mentions ‘giving herself permission to invest in great items’ – yes, yes, yes!

That’s how I want to approach my sewing as well, as an investment in great items! Working towards more awesome in our wardrobes! Well said.

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8 Responses to Monday, Monday: Day Twenty

  1. Kristen September 21, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Your ensembles are always so posh and put together! Tell me, how long did it take you to get used to wearing heels to work? They look so great! I am trying to sneak them in slowly to my routine but always afraid of the blisters and soreness that follow…

  2. Venus de Hilo September 21, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Your outfits are so cute with that denim jacket (love it with the floral dress.) It’s been a few years since I owned one, and seeing your pics makes me want one again.

    I give very little thought to how “the world” might my view my outfits. I sew/dress for my own enjoyment, but feel there’s lots of room for my personal style to evolve.

    As for jeans, I’m working on my first pair. My goal is to make the most comfortable pair I’ve ever owned. Once that’s accomplished I will give some thought to how they could morph into something a bit more stylish and/or flattering.

  3. Haylee September 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    That dress is SO gorgeous. Love the fabric and the open back!

  4. Renay September 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Love this outfit, the shoes are perfect!…. again

  5. The Cupcake Goddess September 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    You are so sweet to call me a gorgeous girl! The responses were very intriguing to me too. Very inspiring to read and think about the items I want to make for my Fall wardrobe. And that dress is super fabulous. One of my favorite garments you’ve made. Coupled with the shoes and jacket and the tights, its simply fabulous!

  6. Jessica September 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    I think this outfit works really well – I like the tights with the floral dress, and I don’t think it looks too much like a summer outfit at all!

  7. Tasia September 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    @Kristen: I’ve always worn heels to work! But, I get to (have to?) sit down all day, and I drive to and from work. Really I just walk to and from the printer, and to the water cooler and bathroom. It’s a small office so the amount I have to walk is minimal.. Plus, wearing tights or socks makes them so much more comfortable because the shoes won’t rub on your feet!
    @Venus de Hilo: Good for you, sewing and dressing for your own enjoyment! I’m getting closer to that as well. It’s so much more fun that way! Even though I much prefer dresses and skirts AND find them more comfortable, sometimes I still slip into the twentysomething default outfit of jeans and a top..

  8. Becky September 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    I love that thought of more “awesome” in the wardrobe. Thanks for sharing.