Wow, the back half of 2018 really got away from me there! It’s been a crazy few months in real life over here, but now that we’re getting settled into our new house I’m ready to dip back into some aspects of my life that have been on the back burner – like my blog!
Sewing and making hasn’t started to happen in 2019 yet, but one thing I have started doing this year is tracking what I wear each day. I want to be intentional about what I make in the future, and I thought it would be really useful to have a clear understanding of what I actually wear on a day to day basis, versus what I think I want to wear.
Taking the tracking idea one step further, I thought it might be an interesting series to include on the blog this year. I really enjoy seeing posts from others about new makes, of course, but sometimes I’m really curious about how those new pieces actually settle into a day to day wardrobe, and I love outfit of the day type posts on other blogs.
So in the interests of sharing MY day to day wardrobe, here are a glimpse of what I’ve worn during the first two weeks of 2019! The photos are a bit all over the place and i-Phone-y, we’re still getting set up in here!
I don’t mind this combo, it’s comfortable and it’s a nice hot weather option that isn’t a dress.
On this day we were heading out of town for a day trip to visit some friends camping in a country town, so I needed something that would be comfortable for spending a few hours in the car. I also didn’t know whether I’d be in the sun once we got there so I wanted to wear something with a bit more shoulder and back of neck coverage and the Kalle provided that nicely.
I was really embracing the casual holiday lifestyle this week – haha! I’m not sure that this pairing works amazingly well together, but when you’re chilling out at home on a summer day it doesn’t really matter, does it?! This is hands down one of my favourite tops.
I can’t really remember what the weather was like this day, but I’m betting it was hot. This dress is my go-to when the temperature rises! It’s loose, floaty and comfortable, perfect for a hot day when you don’t want anything touching your skin!
This top is quite dull from the front, I should have got a shot of the back! It’s an older make of mine, and this was the first time I’d worn it in quite a while. Paired here with a pair of RTW jeans. I don’t have too much trouble finding jeans in store to fit me, and these have served me well. I’m planning to make more Ginger Jeans, but in the meantime the most sustainable wardrobe is the one you have, right?!
This Alice Top is another older favourite that hasn’t seen as much wear lately. Paired here with some really fantastic made in Canada black jeans I picked up at the op shop for a few dollars last year!
Yet another entry in my casual summer style diary – haha! Who am I kidding, my entire lifestyle is pretty casual, it doesn’t get much more fancy than this! This Hadley Top somehow doesn’t get as much wear as I thought it would. I’m trying to figure out why – is it the neckline (I’m thinking no)? The overall fit (more likely)? I’m still working it out.
This is another hot weather secret pyjamas outfit for me. My View Ridge Top is one of the hardest working garments I’ve made (it goes with almost everything!), and these pants are perfect for summer lounging.
I always secretly enjoy the occasional cooler day during summer, purely so I can bring out some of my jeans and cardigans for a day! These Ginger Jeans were my trial pair, but they never fail to make me smile.
Embracing the neutrals today! I feel like this outfit shouldn’t work because those two greys are such similar values, but for some reason it does, and I like wearing this combination. White jeans perhaps weren’t the wisest choice for a day that included taking the kids to a movie birthday party, but these jeans handle themselves surprisingly well and I didn’t end up dropping any chocolate on myself in the dark!
I wasn’t too sure about this dress when I first made it, but it’s firmly in my favourites now. The stripe in this self-striped fabric is somewhat sheer so I have to wear a slip dress underneath, but that doesn’t diminish its place in my summer wardrobe. I always feel put together when I throw on this dress, and I always get compliments.
One day I may need to achieve a similar pair of pants by making a pair of woven Hudson Pants, but for now these are still going strong!
Another hot weather staple this summer. So easy to throw on and do whatever I need to do. The kids call this my ‘nightie dress’, and I’m not sure whether I should be concerned!
Aaaannnnd it’s hot again. Here’s my super hot weather go-to dress again. Sometimes I iron it when it comes out of the wash but mostly I don’t bother. It’s linen. It’s summer. Whatever.
Well there we go! The first two weeks of 2019 done already! I’m hoping that this year I’ll be around more often, sharing new makes as well as sharing insight into which of my me-mades actually get worn. Until next time …!