Well, we’ve made it through another week of Me-Made-May! If we’re being honest here… I’m kind of struggling a little :\ The weather has been SO awkward and unpredictable – a little chilly one day, then hot the next – making it difficult to figure out how to dress, especially since I don’t want to repeat outfits. But I powered through! I did, I did!
Top: McCall’s 4488
Skirt: Thirfted, reconstructed by me
Jacket: Gap, reconstructed/resized by me
It was so chilly this day! Boo!
Dress: Colette Rooibos
Mother’s Day! We met with my parents and niece for breakfast, and then my mom and I took a quick shopping trip (to Children’s Corner lolol because my niece needed some stuff), where I took this picture. I love this dress, so so so much, but it’s a little big now :(
Dress: Colette Ceylon
Shoes: Nine West
Another dress that’s now too big. It looks fine in the picture, but I was SO uncomfortable all day. Sadly, I don’t think this can be taken in anymore.
Blouse: Simplicity 4676
Skirt: Self-drafted circle skirt
Belt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Franco Sarto
I love this outfit! That polka dot blouse really does go with everything :) Oh, and I feel like I need to mention these shoes – I’ve been lusting after them for over a year, but they were about $75 at Nordstorm and I couldn’t afford them (as I spent most of last year paying off debts – which I’m now debt-free, woohoo go me). Then they were gone forever and I was sad. BUT, I found them on Sunday at Rugged Wearhose (which is like Marshall’s or TJ Maxxx, except for a ~younger crowd~) for $30. In my size! Best find ever!!
Dress: Vogue 1086
Shoes: Franco Sarto
I really was not feeling this dress when I put it on… it’s too flowy/loose for my tastes, and the colors aren’t really me. But I got SO many compliments on it all day! Plus it is really nice and cool for hot weather. So this one stays :)
Dress: Colette Parfait
Another dress I’m not really feeling these days. The back is loose now and the straps keep falling down, no matter how much I shorten them.
Top: Megan Nielsen Briar (unblogged… I just finished this the other night. Need to take some pictures!)
Skirt: Megan Nielsen Kelly
Bag: Po Campo
Today is Bike to Work Day! I celebrated by… biking to work! Haha! Honestly, it was a little difficult this morning… my meet-up group did not meet up (and SHAME on the leader for not notifying anyone… I waited at the park for 20 minutes :( I was so excited to meet other cyclist commuters in my neighborhood, too!), so I biked it solo. Which was fine – I’ve biked to work before, although not at the new location since my office moved downtown. Also, it’s very rainy today. Mostly drizzle – and my bag is waterproof, fuck yea – but I guess it turned a lot of people off, as the turnout was very small. Oh well, I got free coffee and a scone so I’m happy :) Plus – BIKING. YAY.
So… what did I learn this week? Well, I’m just NOT feeling most of last year’s stuff. A lot of it doesn’t fit right anymore – too big to feel comfortable (on me) and I don’t even know if I want to bother with trying to alter it down. Thinking about sticking some of this stuff on Etsy or eBay and just trying to unload – specifically the floral mini dress, the embroidered silk shell top (REALLY mad about that one!!), the nautical-inspired linen dress, the red gingham dress, the white eyelet maxi dress and that Ceylon. Would anyone be interested in this stuff? It would be sized for a 36″ bust.
A couple things I wanted to mention –
– I edited this into yesterday’s post, but just in case you didn’t see it – Juli has generously given us a discount code for her shop, we can all celebrate Use the code LLADYBIRDBIRTHDAY for 15% off everything in the Sweet Little Chickadee Shop – patterns, embroidery kits, or those amazing labels. The code is good through Tuesday 5/21. Yay! Thanks, Juli!
– This is TOTALLY random, but my super rad little brother is going to be in the UK this summer, and he was wondering if anyone wants to meet up and possibly show him around or even offer a place to crash for an ight :) Maybe *I* can’t be there (hm, maybe if I sell those clothes I can start a ~London Savings Account~ haha), but baby brother is the next best thing, yeah? Matt is srsly awesome, he’s 23, a little skateboarder d00d, and looks just like me except with a beard :) He’ll be staying in Ashford, which is 30 minutes south of London, from 6/19-7/30.
Here he is, in Florida last year, bearded and wearing a party hat hahaha
I guess that might be a kind of weird thing to ask, but if anyone is down for a hang, shoot me and email and I’ll send you his contact information :) Maybe you guys can gossip about me or something haha
How’s everyone’s Me-Made-May going this week? :)