“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8 (NIV)
Happy Monday! I am so excited. This week marks a big milestone in my life. I am crossing over into the world of homeownership. I am thankful to my parents who have provided a home for me and my children for the past 5 years while I got on my feet after my separation and divorce. I am finally at a place in my post divorce journey to tackle managing my own household again and i’m filled with anticipation for this new season that my children and I are walking into. Well wishes and prayers are most definitely welcome!
As for this weeks make. I made Vogue 9315 view C. I love this top! It is also my last summer make. I am in the middle of reflecting over this last season and gearing up for fall/winter. I can’t wait to share with you all the new things that I am planning. See below for the details and photos.
The inspiration for this top actually came as a result of the skirt that i’m wearing. I am a huge thrifter and Goodwill is my spot. I found this blue/white cotton striped skirt with an assymetric ruffled hem at the Goodwill. It is from the Target Brand a New Day. I was new with the tags still on it. Instantly I knew that I wanted to wear a white top with some kind of waist sash tie. Originally, I wasn’t planning on making it but then I remembered that I had this pattern and my fabric already and decided that it would be the perfect compliment to my skirt.
I used a white stretch cotton shirting that I purchased from Joann Fabric sometime in the spring. It is light to medium weight and has a nice crisp hand.
What I did
I didn’t change anything. I actually considered not adding the sleeves but I wanted to be able to wear it beyond the summer months into early fall. I even followed the pattern directions. They were very straight forward and easy to follow. I also plan on making this again. I think it would be a very chic and cozy top for the fall and winter if I change the sleeve and make it in a ponte knit.
This shirt neckline and the ruffles on both the sleeve and skirt hem make this look pretty sassy! I also didn’t want to accesorize this look in a way that would cover the pretty neckline of the blouse by adding a necklace. So I decided to add a punch of color with these light mustard yellow tassle earrings and beaded bracelet that I purchased from one of my sisters in Christ who has an accessories business called Mendy’s. She has some great statement pieces. You can check out her website here. I carried the yellow into my shoes. They are a yellow strappy blocked heeled sandle (unfortunately you can’t see them very well because of the lighting) that I purchased from Forever 21. and as I mentioned above the skirt is a ready to wear piece that I purchased from the Goodwill. I hope to wear this look to my cousins wedding in early September.
This week’s photoshoot was dampened by the rain. However, I was able to use the gallery space inside of Redline Milwaukee where I rent my studio space. I got some good shots in. There are quite a few this week as I wanted to play a little bit more with various photo angles and poses. I’m starting to get more comfortable with this modeling thing lol!
That’s all for now! I pray that you all have a blessed week. Until next time….