Monday, June 7, 2010

A variety of outfits

This was my outfit on Tuesday, the first day after Me-Made May. It was definitely strange not to be trying to choose from a more limited wardrobe...makes me want to keep refashioning things all summer! I definitely enjoyed the challenge of Me-Made May. Zoe has plans already for a Self-Stitched September, which I really wish I could participate in...however, I'll have to take a pass this year, as I'll be traveling to Europe for two weeks in September working on the opera, and I already am going to have a lot of trouble figuring out appropriate clothes to cover both backstage work, performances, and whatever dressy events I have to go to.

Wednesday's outfit was a combination I'd been wanting to wear since my mother gave me this thrifted tunic early in May...but as it didn't have a me-made component, went on the back burner till now.

In other exciting news, I purchased a small community farm share for the summer, meaning I get a load of fresh veggies every week! This will, I hope, a) increase my vegetable consumption, and b) get me cooking more. See, if I have a pile of fresh vegetables that needs to be eaten within a week, then I have to make sure they get eaten!

The results of my first week's share included spinach, red Russian kale, two types of lettuce, pea tendrils...

as well as endive, Japanese mustard greens, and bok choy.

Thursday's outfit was fairly simple; a little cream tunic, sweater (inside the lab, at least!), and sandals.

Friday's outfit was inspired by the Victor/Victoria challenge from Jessica of What I Wore. She set a challenge of wearing either a very ladylike outfit or a menswear inspired outfit. I had some work/school related receptions to go to, as it was graduation (technically, I am now officially a Ph.D. student!) so I went with the ladylike look.

Dress: Nine West, thrifted.
Belt: thrifted.
Shoes: Predictions, thrifted
Jewelry: handmade

On a related note, I ought to see Victor/Victoria sometime. Sometime when I'm not busy with an opera!

Opera rehearsals start later today, with at least two rehearsals with the cast + technical meetings just about every day, so it's going to be a very, very busy summer...


alya said...

I really, really love the Wednesday look! The tunic with the capris is super sweet, especially in the monochromatic palette.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love that bright blue belt over that sweet dress!~

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A Gluten Freestyle said...

Beautiful thrifted Nine West dress. Looks great!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Cute outfits! I especially love the first one because the black dress is lovely and it looks great with the bright blue belt!

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I LOVE this look! The shoes and dress and everything- classic 1940's elegance! I adore those shoes! I'm a sucker for t-strap heels!! xoxo

E said...

I love that gray ensemble! The top is beautiful and I love the silver shoes with it!

E said...

I love that gray ensemble! The top is beautiful and I love the silver shoes with it!

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