Day 2 was even better than Day 1, as I'm learning more about what I'm doing. My lunch was still in the office fridge this morning so I was all set. I sat at my desk and continued to read Barack Obama's book, which got put on hold in the whirlwind of the last couple of weeks. (Meredith, I like it a lot so far, especially since the life experiences and observances of a bi-racial man are so far outside my own. BO has always been intelligent and well-spoken so I'm not surprised that I like his writing too.)
I had to rush out to the grocery store after getting home tonight so I didn't get any pics of today's outfit, but this is what I wore, with an ivory cami under the blouse. The skirt is a brown knit Walmart special. I made the blouse a few years ago. It's a Vogue-something — Carolyn, you know it, I think. I left the pantyhose at home today.
After dinner it was up to the sewing room to do SOMETHING so I would have an outfit to wear tomorrow. The nearly-finished Simplicity skirt won out for speed of completion. I added the hem facing, pinked the raw edge and then Steam-A-Seam'ed it into place. I was not about to hand-sew any hems and I knew I would hate the way a machined blind hem would turn out. So, SAS it was. Bonus that it was extremely fast. The whole hemming project took less than 30 minutes.
I'm pairing the skirt with this teal rayon twinset and necklace I bought at Stein Mart last night.
It's very unlike me to wear all solids together, but I'm desperate here. I think it works, but I'll definitely be sucking in the tummy all day. lol But on the other hand, I sit at a desk so my gut will be mostly hidden anyway.
I think I will have to bring out the pantyhose again. My feet are not used to being in closed-toe heels for hours and hours and going barefoot in the shoes gets somewhat uncomfortable by the end of the day. My feet need to "toughen up" a little more, so I will probably rotate PH on/off. Plus, I was actually COLD in the office today and was kind of missing something on my legs.
This is the skirt graveyard pile. After further consideration, I don't think I have it in me to alter them and I'm not really loving them anymore. I think I'd rather make some new skirts that are more fitted. I'd buy some if I could find what I wanted. But as stitchers, you KNOW how that goes. I'm actually going to try to make a new skirt tomorrow night to go with a cool jacket I got last night. I'm going to use a pattern that I know fits me right now — the Burda I used years ago to make the denim skirt that fits me again and I've been wearing a lot. It's also a very easy pattern, so I may not be overreaching.
I'm not dragging tonight since I got a good night's sleep last night, but I will be tomorrow if I don't end this here and say Good Night!
Oh, one last funny thought. Can you believe I was actually contemplating making myself a nice lunch bag? Hah! I can't wear a lunch bag. I bought one tonight for $5.