Last week I decided to pull out the camera and document what I wore each day. I wanted to get myself out of the holiday/sweats all day rut and also challenge myself to wear one of my handmade garments every day. I happily met this challenge and had a great time taking time to plan out my clothes for the week.
There were a few stressful things happening last week and I really felt my clothing become my armor in a sense. I felt my mood change and felt put together in a way that had an impact on my whole day. Fashion can’t change your life but it can help you feel in control of how you feel. Putting on your favorite color, a dress that makes you feel great, those small things can carry you through the day.
So here is my week in looks! I hope to share these kinds of posts every month to show how I’m actually wearing the clothes I make and talk about here on a regular day to day basis.
Sunday I wore my leopard print Arlington turtleneck with my black Bob pants and some chunky black boots. This is a very comfortable outfit and was perfect for layering under snow gear to play outside with the kids.
Monday I spent my morning on the phone making doctor’s appointments and trying to get Sam registered for school. It left me in a grumpy mood and I didn’t end up getting dressed until later in the day, but I was so glad I did. I threw on my new Verity top with these green J Crew chinos I got secondhand. To go pick up the kids I threw on my poncho that I knitted recently with the Knit Collage Fall KAL. I love all these colors together.
Tuesday was maybe my favorite outfit of the week. I put my lavender sweatshirt from last spring over my new Patina Blouse and paired them with my Levi Ribcage jeans. I just love these colors together and it felt bright and springy on a very dreary winter day.
Wednesday was my slouchy mom jeans and my Nikko turtle neck with my Heather Blazer and white sneakers. I was out running errands most of the afternoon and the blazer was the perfect layer for a relatively warm day.
Thursday was my Bisque trousers, same white shoes, and a very old ready to wear black hoodie. Tried to find a way to wear a simple sweatshirt with something other than jeans!
I wrapped up my week with some old Gap jeans and my Fibre Mood Alice Sweatshirt. I spent the day packing us up and getting ready for a fun weekend ski trip and this feels like a pretty classic ‘mom’ outfit for that.
Today I have a post I hope to make a monthly thing, What I Wore This Week. It’s just like it sounds, I’m going to check in every day and share what I’m wearing. Where I can I will link previous blog posts or shops.
The purpose of these posts is not to flaunt my high fashion style, because that’s pretty laughable when you see what I’m sharing today! Instead it’s really me trying to lean into sustainable fashion and showing how I wear my handmade clothes and also how I wear the same things over and over again, like we all do! Brand new and shiny is fun, but that’s not how we all dress in real life. If you like this idea you should also check out the #memadeonrepeat hashtag on instagram to see more sewists wearing their clothes in every day life!
This week I’m sharing August 9th-13th which was our last real week of summer. I was home for most of the week doing things around the house and I also was working out every day so there are outfit changes. The special thing that happened this week was Chris and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and I had fun whipping up a dress to wear for a surprise date night out! Otherwise, this is pretty much what I’ve been wearing all summer long.
Tuesday: I got out for a meeting in the real world today so got dressed in one of my outfits from my summer capsule. This is an old t-shirt from Target that I’m thinking I need to recreate, I love the fit of it so much. These are these pants from Amazon. I can’t say I love the fabric, and they would be very easy to make on your own, but I have been wearing them quite a bit. A great comfortable pair of pants that are cool and still easy enough to play on the floor with the kids in. These shoes are one of my favorite purchases this summer, they are this Franco Sarto pair from DSW.
Wednesday: Chris surprised me with a date night to celebrate our 15 year anniversary! I whipped up McCalls 8174 and loooove how it turned out. I will be making a whole post for this dress.
Friday: And here is a pretty good look at what I’ve mostly been wearing this summer. These shorts from Madewell that you should probably size down in but I actually love them a little loose and have been wearing non stop. This Tyra t-shirt from Just Patterns was one I made and wasn’t sure about and now I reach for again and again. It’s got me wanting a lot more basic t shirts in my closet so look for some plans coming up on how to make that happen!
Thanks for following along with me this week! Let me know if there’s any links or info I missed. I hope these posts normalize wearing the same things over and over because we all do it and it’s honestly the most sustainable option we have in our closet!