My goal for this Me-Made May is to wear something older than a year each day, and something newer than a year! I’m generally off to a good start, with a wobble or two…
May 1: Ebony Tunic from Feb. 2017, and Sasha Trousers (unblogged)
It’s a duo of Closet Case Patterns! I’ve worn this stripy Ebony a ton, but it does slide back on my shoulders. The Sashas will show up on the blog soon – I like them a lot, but I can’t seem to get that smooth almost-snug fit that other people get.
May 2: Comino Cap Blouse and… what?
Here’s where the weather started to mess me up. Two weeks ago we had a massive ice storm, but as soon as May started it go humid and hot. I meant to wear this with the me-made pink wool coatigan on the right, but it was far too warm. Instead, I opted for the thrifted ponte blazer on the left for when I got cold at work. I like this blouse a lot in theory, but it was always snug and it’s become more so since 2016! It demands really high-waisted pants, so RTW jeans were my only choice.
May 3: Burda dress (unblogged) and ancient Espresso leggings
You’ve already seen my floral version of this dress – this one will make it on the blog soon!
May 4: Scrappy Nettie dress (unblogged) and yet more ancient Espressos!
Oh man, I am really behind on the blogging! I’ve been snapping some blog pics while I shoot MMMay pics in the morning, so you’ll see most of this stuff before May is over. On this day I had to walk students to a school tour through possible thunderstorms, so I needed sturdy shoes and something casually professional. Thankfully the rain held out and our walk was dry!
May 5: Ebony Tee and Espresso Jeggings!
Finally, an outfit I’ve blogged! The tee was made last summer, and the jeggings are a few years old. Can you tell it’s the weekend?
Are you starting to get a sense of just how many Espresso leggings I own and wear? That’s 4 pairs in one week! I love the print on this tee, but I dislike wearing cotton lycra. It does make for very comfy lounge clothes on a lazy Sunday, though!
Oddly, when I look back at these pictures, I’m not sure they represent how I normally dress… or maybe it just that I’m not used to wearing spring outfits!Transitional weather is so odd, and as it gets warmer I can tell it will be harder to mix old and new in one outfit. It would be easier in winter when I’m wearing more layers!
Are you enjoying MMMay so far?