I have precious few me-mades that currently fit, so expect to see all these pieces again. Again. And possibly again. Though I'll probably mostly do weekly roundups as seems to be usual Me-Made-May etiquette.
This outfit was easy, because I love all these pieces and wear them constantly. The scarf collar works well with the neckline of this cardigan, too.
I'm lucky to work in a casual-dress office where it's OK to wear whatever—jeans, T-shirts, nice dresses, blazers, etc. (Though a suit might look odd). But jeans are really the default daily uniform.
- Jalie 2921 scarf-collar floral poly knit top, me-made
- Georgina cardigan by Alexis Winslow in chartreuse hand-dyed Swans Island merino wool, me-made
- Not Your Daughter's Marilyn Straight Leg natural-waisted stretch jeans in Dark Enzyme (RTW), bought for 55% off on 6pm.com. I first heard of these jeans after they were suggested by a commenter on my post In Defense of: "Mom" Jeans, "Granny" Panties + "High" Waists". They are supposed to hit at the natural waist (though all of mine hit a bit below) and they are AWESOME. Bonus: they are made in USA. Though I still dream of actually sewing up my own jeans someday... I'll get there.
- Waving Lace ombré knit socks, me-made and me-hand-dyed
- Arcopedico Flower leather Mary Jane cut-out flats in black Yes, they are rather chunky and Frankensteinish, but SO comfortable and my only flats that actually fit hand-knit socks. I probably wear these four out of seven days per week, maybe more, and after a year they are getting slightly scuffed but no less comfortable.
... oh, and I'm wearing me-made striped undies copied from RTW, but not going to show you on me (though they are shown flat in this blog post).
Observations so far on Me Made May:
- Scrambling to photograph myself in the morning while getting Z ready for school is... challenging! I tried to get her to participate in the photo shoot, but she was not in the mood (and her cute Olive Juice dress isn't me-made, sadly, but a lovely second-hand gift from Lee of the Slow Steady):
- I need a pair of colorful flats—all I have are black or brown. I think colorful flats would have popped more, but I really struggle to find any that are actually supportive for lots of walking and not just flat and ouchy inside. Also, new shoes are not in the budget at the moment...
Hope your Me-Made-May is off to a fantastic start!
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