I definitely earned my weekend after spending the last bunch of days at a conference. I learned a lot and got to visit Phoenix (My second time there. It's lots of fun as long as you have plenty of sunblock, stay hydrated, and are only there for a few days).
Also, I had the chance to take photos of a self-made outfit that I really love!
This is what I look like when I've spent the whole day in a conference. You know that thing where wearing a nice outfit makes your day, like, a lot easier to get through? Yeah, this was one of those days! Do you do that too?
This skirt is the same Vera Venus pattern adaption that I used to make my Leopard print skirt.
I made this way back in September 2018, my first make after a long dry spell and I'm so happy with how it turned out! it was actually inspired by this skirt, though the end result is basically completely different.
Even though it's a floral I wore it all winter, pairing it with a little pink t-shirt and a cashmere cardigan.
The insides are weird clashing colours, because I love that shit!
The skirt itself is made with a lovely rayon from Blackbird Fabrics.
The shirt is that same BurdaStyle button up that I've been using forever, only this time I printed out that pattern fresh. I had made so many adjustments over the years - and most of them before I knew what I was doing - that it was a bit of a mess. I think I also didn't know what I really wanted, in terms of fit.
If you can believe it, I didn't really wear a lot of button up shirts before I started making them. I'm so glad I've integrated them into my wardrobe the last few years. Now I don't know what I would do without them! Actually, this is a remake of the first button-up shirt that I ever made. I wore it constantly until it was accidentally ruined when it got caught in my luggage zipper on a trip. The fabric is Rag-and-Bone that I bought from Mood Fabrics.
Anyway, so one of the things I find most frustrating about BurdaStyle patterns is that they come with lots of wearing ease, but luckily I've found that I like a very relaxed boyfriend sort of cut, which described this pattern to a "T." All I did to the pattern this time was to reduce the neck, add a sleeve slit placket and remove the ease in the sleeve head so I could sew them in flat.
In other news, I'm obsessed with these shoes. Since giving up high heels, I've been treating myself to some stylish flats, so I don't feel like I'm missing out quite so much. These are the highest heel I'm allowed, but they're so pretty that I couldn't pass them up. They're pretty chic, don't you think?