Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Knit pencil skirt: New York & Co.
Belt: Banana Republic
Sandals: Chinese Laundry
Earrings: Banana Republic
I am past the halfway point, which meant I had to drag out a piece I haven't yet worn during this challenge. Enter the brown skirt.
I don't know why I included it. As soon as I took the pictures and posted them, I regretted the choice. But, what's done is done, and this is a skirt that I wear a lot when I'm working, but I'm not working right now.
It is comfortable, though, so at least there's that. I tried to dress it down with a tank and some sandals, and I'm not sure that I'm totally sold on it, but it is what it is.
I have to say that I'm diggin' the safari look of the belt with the bangles, though. I do love some safari looks, though I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority on that.
If I look a little disheveled in these pictures, it's because I'd just finished cooking a big Puerto Rican meal. We're having dinner guests, otherwise, I never would've done so much cooking. It's too hot for rice and beans, y'all.
In other news, I figured out how to do a fishtail braid!
Also, I finished my skirt yesterday.
I was so stinkin' proud of myself. This is my first sewing project in sixteen years, and it involved pockets. Is it perfect? By no means. But it is complete and it is WEARABLE! I was amazed.
I messed up the hem. Big thumbs down to that....
And only one of the pockets is big enough for my hand, but there are POCKETS! It's amazing! Also, if it looks like a curtain, which is what B. told me when I modeled this for him, it's because it was. Just call me Scarlett O'Hara. (Ha!)
Finally, here's me after B. told me I move too much when taking pictures: