Tuesday, May 07, 2013

MMM -- Week 1

Wednesday: First day of MMM'13 and I'm soooo happy to finally be able to participate, as you can see in these photos. I spent the day at home working. Nothing special. I'm wearing store-bought pants (RW and Co, Spring 2009) and my Granny Smith Blouse, the bright green colour of which definitely energizes my day. The blouse is comfortable, but I don't feel that it fully reflects my aesthetic anymore.

Thursday: I'm wearing a store-bought dress which I can't get enough of since gifted to me recently. The jean jacket is refashioned. (I've never blogged about this piece but I think I will soon, as this is probably my most-worn piece of all times and you will likely see it very often this month!) I wore this outfit to the First Thursdays Event at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where I've enjoyed drinks with friends among the works of art to the sound of some of the city's best dj's. I love how the event opens the door to a new way of interacting with art.

Friday: I'm wearing my Val-d'Or Blouse and store-bought chinos (GAP, summer 2009). Nothing too eventful planned for the day and I feel almost guilty to "waste" such a luxurious silk blouse for a banal day spent in my basement. That said, I'm reminded of how flattering this blouse is and I try to understand why exactly I've stopped wearing it. I don't understand why. It's probably related to my being overly-critical of the things I make and my blowing the flaws out of proportions. This realization makes me pretty grateful for Me-Made-May -- and for Zoe for starting this initiative. This is a great blouse and I must wear it more often.

Saturday: I'm wearing my Blue Upcyled Shirt (blogged about here and here) which I still love very much almost three years after making it. Although not shown in this shot, I'm also sporting my trusty Weekender Bag, which is still my go-to big bag for anything from grocery shopping expeditions to weekend trips... and long days of lounging around in the sun with friends under the pretext of hosting a yard sale! With my upcoming move, I did have quite a few things to get rid of, among other things, my Ottawa skirt, which I sold for $5. It stung my heart a tiny bit to see it go, but it just wasn't working for my figure and fit the lady I sold it too so well. Do you also have hard time parting with self-stitched garment?

Sunday: A bib for the GoodLife Toronto Half-Marathon -- along with a 1 hour 55 min pace band -- suddenly fell on my lap yesterday, in what I took as a sign that I was ready to break the two-hour mark. I haven't been talking about it a lot on the blog, but I've been hardcore training these past four months for my second marathon. If you're wondering what kind of crazy idea has gotten onto me, readers, I have to say that it's all Winnie's fault, with her insane account last March and her Run-Faster Bows which resulted in these super fast Turbo Shoes. Because of that, I was able to break the two-hour mark and I too was able to become "a different kind of runner". Yes, Sunday was truly a beautiful day.

Monday: Still basking in the glory of yesterday's accomplishment, I'm wearing my Pansy Dress and my refashioned jean jacket. I'm still finding this dress a bit too girly for my taste, but it was just the right attire for a romantic promenade to admire the cherry blossoms in High Park. So pretty! I'm getting a lot of compliments for this dress and the denim jacket tones down the girliness. Also, the cotton lawn feels super soft and fresh.

Woah! What an eventful week it's been in Toronto. We've had gorgeous spring weather and bright sunshine and although this coming week will definitely be less busy on the social front, I hope the weather will be just as nice.

Happy sewing everyone!

P.S. Have you heard about the mega sale over at Vogue Patterns until May 8th? My mom and I have gone crazy and probably ordered too many patterns!


  1. What a busy week, and what great outfits, congratulations on breaking the 2 hour barrier on your half marathon!

  2. That is a great blouse on day 3. Wearing silk is never wasted, since you get to enjoy it. And that day 2 dress is gorgeous, even if you didn't make it.

  3. Wow, Adrienne, you look like a supermodel in couture clothing in all your fabulous outfits. I love your sense of style and the items that you have sewn up! Well done. :)


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