Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wardrobe Wednesday

Here is my outfit this week

Red Dress - a trade me find
cardi - thrifted
tights- cant remember but probably farmers
shoes-  #1 shoe warehouse

I bought this dress to use as a pattern, which I did and made this dress from but then I decided I actually quite liked this one after all.  I did have to alter it slightly, it was a really weird length so  shortened it and tightened the elastc at the waist to stop it being quite so sacky.  I love that it has a pocket too.  Not sure about the black tights though?
The shoes, though  love the style are almost unbearably uncomfortable.  In typical #1 style the soles are so thin I can feel every stone, lump of dirt under my feat

This whole wardrobe wednesday thing has been so great (thanks Clare).  I have been/still am struggling a lot with what suits me, what I like, style, length, size etc.  I used to have such a strong sense of what I liked and didn't care if no one else liked it, but now I freak out and obssess over it.  I no longer wear accessories, I stopped when I realised necklaces were the perfect thing for a yound child to pull and got sick of being choked, brooches got ripped off, rings caught in everything but now my kids are older I'm just not sure what to wear.   I guess what I am saying is that I have totally lost confidence in my own "style" judgement.  I realised this today when I had to ask a friend which pattern and which fabrics I should use to make myself some new dresses for summer.  I didn't trust myself to choose.  Then thinking about it I realise I ask this friend for advice constantly, in fact his approval is one of the reasons I now wear this red dress. I need to break this habit, trust in my own judgement and I think that this wee exercise every week is helping with that.

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clare said...

I love this dress! It looks great! Good luck for next week, I think a few people will find it a bit of a challenge!! x

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful dress - you should definitely trust yourself more :) Lovely!

frangipani said...

That red looks lovely on you. I'm really liking the leggings and dress/top style that is 'in' at the moment.

Rhiannon said...

I really, really love that dress. I think the style really suits you.
I'm not a huge fan of leggings (I have trouble keeping my thoughts to myself when I see people wearing them as pants.. why do people think that is a good idea? And 'jeggings'?! Don't get me started..) but I think this length definitely works better with dresses than the 3/4 ones.
I look forward to seeing the new dresses you're going to make. Judging by all your photos so far you have a great eye for dresses. (I don't remember you wearing dresses often when I lived there? Or have I jusst forgotten?)

Kristin said...

I really love the print of that dress. From what I've seen so far, you do have a really good eye for dresses and I agree with the comment above, trust yourself more!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my outfit this week too... After feeding the eldest I shrunk a little so I have my fingers doubly crossed the deflate even more once I'm done this time round. :o)

Little Kiwi Chick said...

The dress looks great on you! All your dresses look great on you! I love any fabric with red on it... so bold and bright and cheerful.