Guys. I’m SOOOO happy that Me-Made-May is over! Don’t get me wrong– it’s lots of fun, and I love seeing all of your posts, and I even love wearing my me-made clothes, but there’s something about feeling obligated to wear them that makes me want to not do it! What can I say? I’m a born rebel!
May happened to be a really crazy month at work for me, so I opted to just post camera phone selfies on Instagram and skip the weekly roundup posts. I’m glad I did it this way– it took lots of pressure off me! Unfortunately, most of these pics were taken in the bathroom at work, but it’s kinda funny that way.
So what did I learn this May? Lots!
Lesson #1: My casual wardrobe doesn’t do a great job of reflecting my personality and style. I didn’t really feel like myself this month! I wore quite a few things that aren’t my favorite, but that pad out my me-made wardrobe. I want to work on sewing weekday clothes that are more my style.
Lesson #2: I don’t have any casual skirts or dresses! I only have one dress that I felt comfortable wearing to work (my Lola dress)! I also wore my NL6022 dress once, but I hated how I looked that day. Also, I don’t have a single skirt that I can wear to work! This is mostly due to the fact that I’ve only recently started working in an office. My old job was casual, physical, and outdoors in all weather, so I never really wore me-mades to work since they would just be hidden under layers of outerwear or gunked up with sunscreen and sweat. I need to work on garments that fit my new lifestyle. I just cut out the Grainline Moss Mini skirt pattern tonight so I’ll be adding at least one practical, stylish skirt to my wardrobe soon.
Lesson #3: As it turns out, I don’t really wear “outfits”! Every day I wear jeans and a top with sneakers of some kind. I’d like to have more fun accessorizing, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be a really good dresser. But at the very least I’d like to add some more woven tops to my wardrobe so I’m not wearing a knit tee and jeans every single day.
Lesson #4: I hate cardigans. Seriously. I hate them. I feel frumpy and square in them! My office is really cold (which you already know if you followed my Instagram posts because I complained about the temperature basically every day), so I was stuck wearing a couple of cardigans that I’ve had for years but never really liked. I’d like to come up with some layering pieces that I actually like to wear.
So yeah. I think my takeaway this month was that I need to step up my game a bit so I can feel a little more stylish and fun at work. I’m really grateful to Zoe for organizing such a fantastic project. It really was informative and fun! What about you guys? What did you learn from Me-Made-May?