Not easy my friends. Not easy.
I can't really say that I'm feeling a whole lot of pride in my self restraint. Mostly I still just want to buy, buy, buy. I want those damn scalloped shorts, which have actually gone from being $30, back to their original price of $48. How annoying.
I have done well with my unworn items. I have worn 14 of them now, and passed one along to my sister.
Yesterday I decided to tackle my white eyelet dress, last worn summer of 2007.
I'm with my friend Bethany, who I haven't really seen since then. For shame Bethany, for shame. We need to visit more often.
And it really did need some altering. The length was much too long, and it has a nice deep neckline, previously I layered a cammi under it, but I thought taking the extra material from the hemline would be a much better way to fill in the gap. I also shortened the straps.
Dress Max Studio - Vest TJMaxx - Sandals Aldo - Belt Gap - Necklace and Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
I've been seeing gals in white dresses with denim vests all summer long and have been itching to try it. I knew I really couldn't justify buying another white dress, so I'm glad I finally managed to make this one more wearable.
It's also the twin of this dress. I do like how the pattern stands out on the black version.
Today it rained all day. I didn't leave the house. I read blogs, wished I were buying things, looked at J.Crew, and decided to make a red skirt.
Anyone who has worn a red skirt the past few weeks has probably gotten a comment from me, whining about how I want one.
This one has a shirred waist band, and seemed simple enough to duplicate, so I looked up tutorial on Thread Banger and got to work.
I don't really like how it came out though. Which is typical; I only like about 1/3rd of everything I make.
Skirt Made by Me - Top Kohls - Sandals Aldo - Belt Gap - Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
I know that I don't need to shop. I know I have more than enough clothes and accessories to make hundreds of outfits. But I just want to buy things. And I don't know what to do with myself.