What I Wore: Black Floral Skirt

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably heard me gush about my recent sewing classes at StitchLab (if you are in Austin, check them out). And with good reason, because through them I now know how to make a skirt. In fact, I made the skirt in this outfit post!! Lace trim and all, completely done by me. I am PUMPED about this new skill. I’ve already made another skirt (at home – unsupervised!) and have fabric to make a few more. It’s going to be a skirt craze over here for awhile. 😀

Luckily the weather has warmed up enough the past few days to make outdoor photo shoots possible. I’m pretty dedicated to this blog, but not to the point of doing photo shoots in 30 degree weather. I don’t know how you northern folk – especially you Canadians! – do it. As the boy likes to say, I’m a delicate flower. Cold is not my friend 😉

Have you ever made your own clothing?

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Colors: Black, Grey, Bright Red, Mustard, Light Tan.

Skirt: I made it!!! Not sure there’s enough exclamation points to convey how excited I am about that.
Shirt: Target
Scarf: Forever 21
Jacket: by Bernardo from Ideeli
Boots: Report Alize Boot from HauteLook
Necklace: from Etsy shop Petit Or
Bracelet: from a now-closed Etsy shop
Ring: from a Ren faire

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.

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