Day 1 was a bit of a disaster. What I hoped would be a cozy outfit for our sudden cold weather turned into schlump-a-dump. I wanted to wear trousers and I’ve only sewn one pair. These blue wide-legged, high-waisted cotton trousers that I never blogged about. They were one of the first items I sewed.
Normally I pair them with a tucked in top with interest at the neckline. A Pendrell blouse works well for this look because the sleeves create width to offset the wide trouser legs. Where I missed was picking this slouchy cardigan. Slouchy paired with wide is just all-over bad. A structured jacket would have been much better.
I do love the splash of red and the visual interest of the belt. The shoes (photo 1) are a grey Mary Jane pump that I added a little pizazz to. A swing and a miss but it’s only Day 1.
Day 2 was so much better since I didn’t even think about my outfit all day. It’s my geometric print knit top (by me!) and denim skirt by Lacoste.
I’m cheating in the full-length photo because I actually wore a black flat shoe with silver buckle. They were waiting at work for me. The ones in the photo are cute Anne Klein open-toed mules but not super practical for a full day at the office. Other accessories were my Fossil watch with cream leather band (they are changeable) and, cream, black and tan bangle. Love it with this top!
Day 3 was Saturday of the weekend and I wore my chocolate and celery (why does that sound delicious?) elastic-waist skirt and brown t and wrap-around cardigan from Hilfiger. I kept it simple with Cole Haan brown flats as I was on the go. (Weird twist of my hips in the full-length picture.)
Anyway, I accessorized with a white, butterfly bangle and my iPhone (ha!). I also wore my gold chain that was a wedding gift from my husband’s family in Italy. I added the Murano glass pendant that I bought in Italy in 2008. Grazie, Nonna, Zii e Zie!
While I’ve been busy in my closet, Stein’s been cooking up some vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie. It was one of the cold, rainy days in the week and it was so nice to come home to warm deliciousness.
What is going on in your sewing room? Kitchen? Any great vegetarian-adaptable autumn/winter meals?
What I’m listening to: Rip It Up by Wanda Jackson