Tuesday, February 14
I got up early last Wednesday to catch photos at dawn but the sun never rose to the occasion. Didn't all day. Luckily, on the weekend I got a chance to take some more photos in the sunshine.. so here is what I wore last Wednesday, and for a little piece of Saturday ;)
When I set eyes on this skirt at Waterlooplein market during a holiday in Amsterdam I instantly fell for the bold print and rich red colour. I was so loved up in fact that I barely registered the fact that it was so tight it cut my intestines in half and made me look distinctly sausage. Oh no, I sucked in my stomach, held my breath, took one look in the mirror and insisted to myself: This is a perfect fit.
Eversince my Mary-in-law gave me her sewing machine last year I've been edging my way towards replacing the torturous waist with an elasticated one. After a number of failed attempts (huh, you're meant to stretch the elastic before you sew it in.. DOH!) followed by hours of zen seam-ripping, I finally succeeded.
I know this is a five minute job for many of you but to me it is a momentous achievement that makes me bristle with pride :)
I keep remembering Everybody, Everywear challenged a day too late (uhm, my dog ate my outfit?) but not this time. Here is to pink and red. Forbidden* combinations are the best :)
*Seriously, just how boring are "fashion rules"?!
Click the image below for another pink and red outfit:
ear & fingerring: buttons (DIY)
fingerless gloves: present (handmade by my Mom)
(I've had it for over ten years but I rarely get to wear it because it just doesn't get quite cold enough around here :) )
crochet blouse: etsy
skirt: waterlooplein market (altered)
boots: sheplers (corral)