Saturday, July 30, 2016

Outfits 53 - 58 Summer '16

Hi guys! I'm thinking about my fall clothes a little bit, and I don't feel tempted to buy anything. What a nice feeling! I keep seeing blog posts about all the fall clothes on sale at Nordstrom, and none of them have grabbed my attention. I think I already have (or can make) everything I want to wear. Now, my list of things I'd like to sew is pretty long, so don't think I've reached total contentment. But it's really nice to feel closer to it.

My handmade clothes definitely don't feel disposable, like cheap, trendy things from Old Navy or Kohl's sometimes did. I put time and effort into making my clothes, and it's so much easier and more obvious to value them than things I just bought on a whim for such small amounts of money, made by faraway strangers. 

I still buy a lot of my kids' clothes from those cheap places (they outgrow them so quickly!). I'm sure I'll buy things for myself from fast fashion stores again, but it feels good to reduce those purchases and get more wear out of what I have. I love reducing my contribution to landfills and pollution and to an industry that sometimes mistreats and underpays its employees. 

And now for some outfits:

Floral jersey Lark, pattern from Grainline Studio
Flared jeans from Madewell
Leather sneakers from Camper

Striped rayon Willow, pattern from Grainline Studio
Linen pants, pattern from Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha
Leather espadrilles from Sam Edelman

Striped jersey Lark, pattern from Grainline Studio
White cropped jeans from J. Crew Factory
Oxfords from Pikolinos

Eyelet Scout tee, pattern from Grainline Studio
Cutoff jeans (similar)
Clarks sandals (similar)

Double gauze Scout tee, pattern from Grainline Studio 
Jean shorts
White Converse

Cherries Saltbox tee, pattern from Blueprints for Sewing
Denim skirt (this one's cute)
Clarks sandals (similar)

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