I know it's not quite November yet but I've decided to start a new challenge for myself in honour of my birth month. I keep seeing all these lovely bloggers and Instagramers out there photographing and/or illustrating their daily outfits, enthusing about their "me-mades" and generally putting themselves out there. I, on the other hand, keep photographing my makes on Debbie Double or having them just lying around limply. So instead I'm turning a new leaf. (Hah!) For at least one month I'm going to try to establish a new habit and actually photograph ME! Ack! Can you stand it?
In order to accomplish this feat without bugging poor Thom, I have purchased an iPad holder for my tripod. I also have ordered a remote control but it's still stuck in limbo somewhere on a slow boat from who knows where. Tracking promises sometime towards the end of November. Guess that's what I get for ordering a cheap item with free postage from that ubiquitous online source beginning with the letter A but with fulfillment from someone else, huh? I haven't given up hope yet. But meanwhile just to start somewhere, here's today's outfit:
Please pardon the artificial lighting. It's absolutely pouring rain and very dark and dingy out there. Too dark to see what I'm wearing without help today in any case. Probably will be that way pretty much until next spring!
So lets get personal here. The details are:
- Scrappy jumper, MM (Me-Made)
- Red-brown stretch-knit dress, MM
- Grey marl fleece leggings, SB (Store-Bought)
- Red-brown knit socks, MM
- Undies (bra, panties and sock liners), SB
- Shoes, grey mary-janes
This is my first time assembling this particular combination and I think it works together reasonably well. I'm warm and comfy which is My First Rule of getting dressed every day. Oh, BTW, hopefully you're going to see this post's title a lot in the coming month. It stands for:
What We Wore - My Me-Mades
OK so give me some literary licence. I'm using the royal "we" here! The acronym looked better that way.
In other news, we managed to get in a nice walk to Granville Island yesterday. I especially wanted to see the Setsuko Torii exhibit at the Silk Weaving Studio. Her machine- and hand-knitted garments and accessories are delightful and make great use of some of the more exotic yarns available from vendors like Habu. Setsuko was recently teaching a workshop for Maiwa in how to design and work with these special yarns such as paper, starched silk, linen, superfine mohair/silk etc. I enjoyed getting a chance to not only see but touch the pieces. Yum. Inspiring.
Meanwhile in the continuing saga of the computer switcheroo, I managed to permanently toast nearly all the iBook files on my iPad. Don't ask. Lets just say Apple and especially iTunes are not in my good books at the moment. Nothing else exciting is happening around here. Moving right along...