Me Made May – Day 19

This weekend I don’t think I really wore anything I made, so I broke my streak!  I did sign up for 5 of 7 days, so it’s all good.

This was a dreary rainy day, so black was in order!  We are slowly, slowly warming up around these parts.  Yesterday I spent the day outside doing landscaping (a.k.a. weeding).  Hopefully, this weekend will prove to be nice, too, and we can get some new plants in the ground!

Skirt – ~Made by Me~

Sweater – JC Penny

Shoes – Charlotte Russe (I actually had these cheapies reheeled because I wore them off!)

Jewelry – Retail, Chains – ~Made by Me~ (not like it took a lot of effort, though!)

Hair – A low knotted bun.  I just separated my hair in two equal parts and knotted it.  I pinned each knot as I made it, and then pinned the ends the best I could.  I wanted it to be a bit messy, and so it was!

Quick pics in the morning, so not great with the blown highlights on my face.

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Me Made May – Day 16

Finally Friday!  Yay!

I know this is supposed to be a “theme day” for MMM, but I couldn’t do the “too pretty for pants” theme.  I had a chiropractor appointment this day, and I need to wear pants for that!  I shouldn’t have worn heels as my back was not happy with me anyways, but eh…I wanted to break out some of my pretty summer shoes.  Oh, and I appear to have acquired Vertigo along the way.  I think I need a new spine!

It is decidedly NOT summer-like here.  Last night I sat at a 2 hour baseball practice in sub-50 degree weather.  I was FREEZING.

Summer, please grace us with your presence…or at least give us 60 degrees!

Pink top – ~Made by Me~

Jeans – Zulily

Cardigan – Express

Shoes – Michael Kors

Jewelry – Silver necklace: ~Made by Me~, Pink necklace: JC Penny, Earrings: ??

Hair – Braid waves from the braids in my hair the day before.  I usually curl the ends with a small curling iron, too.  I took some of the top front and braided it back, so I didn’t have to pull it out of my face all day.

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Me Made May – Day 15

I love how easy dresses are to wear!  This is a dress I made this winter, and I threw it on with a little knit jacket that I purchased.  We are still on the cool side here, so I needed to have some warmth.  I haven’t put my boots away yet, either.

I actually just got these boots reheeled, as I wore them so much the heel fell off.  I went to my local cobbler (shoe repair guy?), and got them reheeled and polished up.  I try not to just throw away my shoes when they can be fixed…especially ones that I love!  The leather on these boots is so very soft, and they are a comfortable height to wear.  I have noticed I don’t have much for lower heeled shoes, as my back has been bothering me a lot lately.  Can’t wear those skyscraper heels when it is hard to walk upright.

Dress – ~Made by Me~

Jacket – Jessica Simpson

Boots – Vivona by The Cool People

Jewelry – Boutique Retail

Hair – Maiden braids from wet hair.  Tomorrow they will be braid waves!



Me Made May – Day 14

This was a last minute I-gotta-wear-something-I-made selection.  I went on a fieldtrip this day to the State Fairgrounds for an agriculture exhibition for my daughter’s class.  I knew I would be walking amongst animals and in barns, so something pretty casual was needed.  It was also going to be cold, but regardless this shirt needed another one over the top as it was a bit see-through.  Not good to wear by itself for a 3rd grade fieldtrip.

I finished this stylin’ outfit off with a fuzzy fleece jacket.

Workin’ it!

Black cross front top – ~Made by Me~

Brown shirt – Retail – ENTI

Jeans – VO Jeans

Shoes – Jambu

Jewelry – Montana Silversmiths

Hair – Braids and more braids.  I had two braids on each side.  I split the hair in half and did Dutch braids with the rest.

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Me Made May – Day 13

I have been valiantly trying to get pictures of my Me Mades, but it just hasn’t happened each day.

Me Made May – Day 10: wore the leggings in this post

Me Made May – Day 11: wore the comfy lounge pants in this post

Me Made May – Day 12: wore the vodka shirt in this post

The outfit today is a bit of old and a bit of new.  I made the wrap when my daughter was in ma belly.  It was good to dress up pretty much anything with all the lovely texture on it.  The shirt I made this past winter from drafting it off a RTW shirt that I had.

I haven’t sewed in almost 2 weeks!  I have not been feeling the best and plus the kids activities are taking my life again.  Ah well, I will maybe have some time this weekend.  If it rains.  Otherwise we will be delving into the yard and getting it spiffy.

Top and wrap ~ Made by Me~

Pants – Express

Jewelry – ??  A silver company that went out of business years ago

Hair - 2 braids on each side put into a pony tail.  I was going to put something around the band, but I forgot.  It had a plain gray band on it all day.  Not the best look.



Me Made May – Day 9

Today for Me Made May, the theme is supposed to be Blue.  I was thinking on what I had that was blue, and remembered I put this shirt in the back of my closet.  It was too big at the time, but now…well, HEY, IT FITS!   Not necessarily a good thing, but I will take it.

This night it was time for a haircut, too.  Just a trim, but a few inches off feels pretty nice since it was August the last time I got it trimmed.  I tend to not set up appointments for myself very often (except for the chiropractor, which is basically a must for me to be able to be partly pain free).  I still have to get my eyes checked and have my I-have-turned-40 medical check up.  So much to do, so much procrastination!

Stretch Denim Skirt and Knit Top – ~Made by Me~

Boots – Sketchers

Jewelry – Von Maur

Hair – Straightened

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Me Made May – Day 8

This was a day that was tough to dress for, as the weather was fluctuating quite a bit.  The shirt underneath the sweater is sleeveless, so I knew it could go either way.    Yep, it is not a dress, but a top and a skirt.  I even made a shirt out of this material for my daughter this past winter.  I think I still have more left, too!

I haven’t sewn all week, as I have just felt “off”.  Then today my nose turned into a faucet.  I do believe I have allergies! Tonight I hope for a good nights sleep.  One without a small person putting an elbow in my side, because they couldn’t sleep in their own beds due to the light show outside.

It appears storm season is upon us!

Skirt and top – ~Made by Me~

Sweater – Express

Flats – Life Stride

Jewelry – Silpada, Lia Sophia, and Stella & Dot (Yes, my friends host a lot of jewelry parties)

Hair – First, I separated my hair with a line down either side of my head.  Then, I braided it starting on one side going over the top.  I finished that braid off, then braided the rest in just a single braid.  I twisted the back braid up in bun and pinned in place.  I wrapped the smaller braid around the bun and then pinned in place.



Me Made May – Day 7

I hadn’t quite counted on the wind factor this day.  I sometimes forget how very windy it can get in the Springtime, and that skirts like this are not conducive to this weather.

I was going to run some errands at lunch, but decided against it as I wasn’t keen on my skirt going airborne!

Skirt and cream top~Made by Me~

Sweater – Express

Boots – Miz Mooz

Jewelry – Silpada

Hair – high Dutch braid along each side, and then looped and overlapped up top and pinned in place.  It was kinda messy with all the hairs all over the place, so next time I need some smoothing spray or something.

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Me Made May – Day 6

Well, it is finally starting to warm up here these days.  I went for a walk with my son last night around the lake wearing a t-shirt and yoga pants, and I was sweaty when we got home.  Well, he was riding his bike, so it was a fast walk/jog for me.

I am trying to get more exercise these days, as I haven’t been exercising AT ALL lately.  It is definitely showing (to me, at least) in the pictures I have taken lately.  Now that I am 40, it is definitely getting harder to maintain my weight.  I have to “be good” or else the scale goes up.  It is much, much harder to get the scale to go back down, though!  Dang metabolism.

Linen skirt – Made by Me

Shell – CAbi

Sheer shirt – Vanity (I think…it was years ago)

Shoes – Target (they lasted until I got to work and then I put on flats.  My back wasn’t haven’t any of that stiletto nonsense.)

Jewelry – Earrings: Made by Me, Necklace: ?? I forget

Hair – Braided the top down one side, then braided the other side down across the bottom, meeting at the side.  I then braided both together.


Me Made May – Day 5

Well, I am trying!  I did actually wear me made on the weekend, too.  I wore some fleece pants I made on Saturday and wore some leggings I made on Sunday.

Here is a Monday work outfit.  Oh, how I dislike Mondays!  At least our weather is warming up.  I almost went bare legged this day, and then I forgot that I hadn’t shaved my legs.  Pantyhose it is!

Skirt – ~Made by Me~

Sweater – JC Penny’s

Shoes – Aerosoles

Jewelry – Design Toscano

Hair – I washed my hair before bed, so this was how it dried.  I just braided a bit of the top to keep it out of the way and stuck a big clip in it to keep it in place.  I have tried using bobby pins and my hair is just too thick for them to stay put.  Maybe I am doing it wrong, but it just doesn’t seem to work for me!