Saturday, September 3, 2011

Self-Stitched-September: Days Two & Three

Hello again, lovelies! Another two days of Self-Stitched-September have come and gone. Not going to lie, I was tempted today to renege on my vow already. You see, for my birthday, my wonderful mother bought me the Lupe Dress (left) from Trashy Diva. Isn't it wonderful? Check out that bias chain detail at the neckline! I practically swooned, when trying it on last month during my first pilgrimage to their store in New Orleans. (I was in The Big Easy for one night and walked 20 blocks from our hotel in sweltering temperatures. It was worth it.) If I haven't said it enough, my mother is a goddess.

However, I can't tell you how hard it was to put on a Mary-made outfit this morning, instead of this dress. One of the Saturdays I end up wearing jeans and a Sorbetto blouse, I'll be going to dinner in this little lovely. October is just too far away. But for today, at least, I was strong...

September 2, 2011

Dress: Colette Chantilly
Out-of-Frame Shoes: In With the New pumps by Seychelles

[Note: I couldn't seem to get a picture of this taken yesterday, and couldn't bring myself to put it on today, but this older photo is what I looked like yesterday, only without my current unavoidable Swedish summer tan.]

September 3, 2011
Skirt: Full denim button-up skirt, me-made-and-designed! (To be blogged about soon.)
Shirt: Talbots
Shoes: Seychelles Password Pumps

Also, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes yesterday! If you haven't yet, be sure to enter the birthday giveaway, in which I'm passing on some of my own favorite fabrics. I won't be drawing names till Monday morning, so there is still plenty of time!


  1. Happy birthday! I hope you had a lovely day. Spectacular new dress! The chain detail is truly magnificent. I wonder how that can be sewn...

    The Colette Chantilly looks great on you and I love the fabric. I'm so tempted to quit studying and start a pattern company ala Colette Patterns... *sigh*

    Can't wait to hear about your new skirt. How satisfying it is to make it every step of the way!

  2. I think everyone would give their stamp of approval if you chose to wear that dress for your belated birthday dinner with me next week! You can wear a SSS outfit during the day if it'll make you feel better. ;)

  3. oh my gosh, I tried on that very pair of Seychelles shoes on yesterday and I LOVED them! Alas, they are too impractical for me to insist on buying them....particularly when my shoe closet is already spilling-over with shoes....[sigh] I'm also very impressed you didn't wear that dress the minute it was yours! It's lovely!