Monday, May 3, 2010

Start of Me-Made May Lite

I know I've been pretty absent around these parts for the last couple of weeks...my thesis is due this Friday, so I've been writing and rewriting and generally being tired of my own words. But I think I'm pretty close...one of my committee members still has to give me feedback, then I have to integrate it, but other than that I'm essentially done. I think. I will be very glad when this is printed out and turned in, though.


Also, it's now May...and thus my Me-Made-May Lite challenge kicks off! (as a reminder: I'll be wearing at least one handmade or refashioned item of clothing every day). This was yesterday's outfit; I made the strawberry print dress last summer from a thrifted sheet and bedspread. It seems to be my go-to outfit for incredibly hot days right now...I'd worn this that Wednesday a few weeks ago when it was in the 90's, and now yesterday, when it was also in the 90's. I still don't fully understand MA weather...it was 40 degrees on Wednesday, and now this. It was hard to sleep last night, it was so hot, even with a fan on me.


Details:
Dress: Me-made
Shoes: Chinese Laundry, thrifted


For the first day of May, I wore my refashioned jean skirt and handmade earrings. My boyfriend and I got up early and went to a handful of garage sales, looking for interesting things...I found a couple of pieces of costume jewelry. The big news of the day was that Boston was having a "boil water" order; the main supply pipe had broken, so the water supply was having to come from alternate reservoirs that aren't safe for drinking. I was very, very happy to live in Cambridge, which apparently has its own water supply...so I've been completely avoiding all of that hassle.


Details:
Skirt: refashioned from a pair of Joe's Jeans (interesting story...I had won a Lucky magazine contest, and gotten them for free, but they were thin fabric and wore out in the thighs within a year. So...jean skirt)
Striped top: Thrifted
Shoes: Naturalizers, thrifted
Earrings: me-made

Hope everyone is having a good start to the week!

4 comments:

Trisha said...

Hi, I found your blog through Me-Made-May. The Strawberry Dress is so fun!

Ana said...

I loove the strawberry dress, you look so chic in it.
xo

Kristin said...

I'm with the other girls. LOVE the strawberries!

Ana said...

I loove the strawberry dress, you look so chic in it.
xo

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