Soooo, I forgot to take photos two days in a row. But I do remember what I wore. Both days were mainly black, and both were head-to-toe Ready-to-Wear.
In addition, most of my photos were taken at the end of a long work day (say around 10pm). But at least T. volunteered to take them so I don't have to futz with the mirror shot.
Without further ado, here's the rest of this week's outfits.
On Wednesday the 6th: worn to teach.
Sorry for the headless shot and the poor lighting, it was the best I could do at the time! The sweater is one of my hand knits. And the dress is sorely in need of refashioning. The fact that I even wore it is testimony to how few options I have. I think it wants to be remade into a pencil skirt, but I have several things I need to finish up before I get to that. Overall I think that this outfit is terrible, but I was pretty desperate!
On Thursday the 7th: worn to teach.
This is an outfit I wear often. The cardigan is also hand knit by me, finished only a few months ago. For some reason I feel like this outfit works, even though the color combo is perhaps a bit odd.
On Friday the 8th: also, worn to teach.
The green top is me-made. This is the first time I put together this outfit, again out of desperation. And frankly I think it's a complete fail and I won't be repeating it. That red sweater has always been too big and it's looking pretty shabby for only being 15 months old. I thought maybe the belt would save it, but no, it just looks ridiculous. Anyhow, moving on...
On Saturday the 9th: and, worn to teach.
Everything is RTW, except the hat. The top is only a few months old, as well as the boots. The pants are not even a year old and yet they are already faded, more faded than the sweater which is 3 years old and has seen lots of wear. But now I hate, hate, hate that sweater. In fact I dragged it out of the 'to-be-donated' pile because I had nothing that worked with this outfit except possibly the red sweater, which I also hate and I had worn just the day before. Nonetheless, despite my hatred, I feel like this outfit works. But that sweater is going back in the donation box, so I need to find a RTW replacement. I just don't want to knit a plain sweater with black yarn, how boring!!
On Sunday the 10th, the outfit was a repeat of this one, except with jeans:
I wore it to the grocery store and to the movies. We saw Lincoln. :) I liked it; pretty typical Spielberg, for the good and the bad. But Daniel Day-Lewis was awesome, as always. I did not recognize James Spader though. My jaw nearly dropped when his name came up on the credits and I had to consult IMDB to figure out who he played! My guess was off-base.
Anyhow, so that's where I am in my outfits. I am making no effort whatsoever to wear me-made stuff and yet I have done so regularly so far simply because that's what I have in my closet that I'm willing to wear (and is appropriate)!
I am really just trying to get dressed in the morning in a way that's appropriate for my daily activities. My choices seem limited. I know already that this week I'll be wearing my striped sweater again, as well as the turquoise one. And surely either the bordeaux-colored one or the purpley cardigan. I guess I could look at it positively: I have a capsule wardrobe! Unfortunately, it's not one I coherently planned! Maybe I have more spring/summer stuff that I'm willing to wear???