Me-made March day 22

22 Mar

March 22, 2011
March 22, detail
Dress: Vogue 8577, cost to make roughly

Sweater: Vintage, thrifted

Pin: Thrifted

Shoes: Keds, thrifted

I’m finally back on track with me-made March.  One thing I really enjoy about the challenge is that it gets me to wear my less worn projects.  I don’t wear this dress often – it used to make me feel costumey (though not anymore… I am used to it at this point) and it attracts lint like mad.  I bought this sweater thinking I would never use it, but I wear it all the time.  It’s the perfect length for me, though I suspect it might be cropped on someone with a normal length waist.

I am so ready for spring now.  Today it is in the 70s!  The temperatures are going to go back down later this week, so I’m enjoying them while they last.  It’s so nice to be out of tights – I don’t mind wearing them, but after awhile it gets a bit monotonous!   I even ordered a pair of shoes to wear this spring.  I got the white color, and I’m anticipating them being nice with full skirts, similar to an oxford but more flattering on the leg.

This is what my hair looks like on the second day of a set of Caruso steam rollers.  I started using them in high school, but forgot about them for years.  I saw them a bit back at Sally’s and got a new set.  I love them – my hair is very fine and mostly straight (I have a little wave underneath.)  These work almost as well as a wet set, but I don’t have to sleep in them.  I highly recommend them!

 

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8 Responses to “Me-made March day 22”

  1. Catherine Denton March 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    I love the way you pair things! This looks so pretty together.
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  2. CGCouture March 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    I love the Caruso hair curlers. I bought some at Sally Beauty a while back too to help with my straighter than a stick hair. The only thing I hate is the initial pouf-ball phase, but with my hair, it deflates within minutes to something more like your hair in the pic. The anchor pin is too cute! And I love the sweater…something about grey leopard print just really attracts me.

  3. keeralynn March 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    I know what you mean about the tights. I went bare legged for the first time the other day, and it was bliss.

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  4. Sarah March 23, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    That’s a great outfit! I love the sweater and the shoes are awesome! Lucky you to have such nice weather – we’re supposed to get up to 8 inches of snow today! Eeep!

  5. Rebecca in NC March 23, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    I love this sweater/dress combination. Very pretty!

  6. Laurwyn March 23, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    I love the combo blue/leopard/broach!

    I am like you, I just want spring to take off. The weather has been great for the past week, but I am afraid that rain or cold might come and take it all away…

  7. Clarissa March 23, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Your outfit is lovely. I’ve had the same Vogue pattern in my stash for a long time. I’m thinking it’ll make a nice spring dress. Did the pattern go together well?

  8. Mary Danielson March 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Oh, I love this dress. What a divine blue! It looks great paired with that cardigan.

    Those Caruso rollers are going on my to-buy list. I have a ton of hair, all of it baby fine and stick straight. If it needs to hold curl, massive amounts of hairspray are involved. I’m always on the look out for something that might help. Thanks for the recommendation!

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