What I wore in the last week was a lot better than the week before.
Day 26 – I wore my red Kielo with a denim jacket to work. It was a great outfit.
This week I bought a new pair of sketchers. They are so pretty and OMG so comfortable.
Day 27 and 29 – I based two outfits this week around them – my navy ponte Style Arc fay skirt and a pair of white linen kerry cargo pants. (no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t get a good photo of these white pants)
Day 27 – To work I wore a red knit shirt I made last year. It doesn’t see a lot of wear.
Day 28 – Wednesday night was the Rugby League State of Origin and even though I am not a football fan I am still a QUEENSLANDER! This is my vogue 1250. I made it to wear to a Melbourne cup function a few years ago. At work that night I dressed it down with a pair of black leggings and a long black cardigan.
Day 30 and 31 – I went to my hardly worn jackets in the back of my closet. The navy jacket is a Style Arc Audrey made from a thick wool. It is a cropped jacket with 3/4 sleeves. It alwasy feels bulky to wear. I am not that much of a fan of the wide short sleeves, but I asuume it looks nice so continue to wear it regardless.
And on the last day, to saturday morning school sports I topped my RTW outfit off with my Tessuti New York Cape. I do love both these jackets and though I never seem to have the occasion to wear them I will try and drag them out more in the cooler months.
What I learned over the last month?
I learned that most of my handmade clothes are for warmer months. I would have totally nailed Me Made February or March!
There were only a couple of pieces that didn’t get worn because of fit. And then there were a few that I just don’t love any more. They will be donated. There were also a few that didn’t get worn because there was no occasion to wear them or the weather wasn’t appropriate.
Overall I am pretty happy with the amount of handmade clothes in my wardrobe as well as my ready to wear clothes. I like how my handmade items complement my RTW clothes. To be honest I did miss wearing some of my favourite store bought outfits. I don’t think that handmade will ever fully take over my wardrobe. I am lucky enough to enjoy shopping and find clothes that fit me and I enjoy wearing. But I am also lucky enough to have the skills to make any item of clothing that I just want and don’t want to fork out the cash for.
Are you striving for a totally me made wardrobe or like me are you happy to have a happy mix?