Wednesday, June 5, 2013

All Dressed Up...

But no time to go anywhere.

sigh

Lately, I find myself racing to keep up with the demands of the day.  After toiling over the boring stuff of bills, cleaning and what seems to be endless errands, I find I've run out of my favorite conditioner, my nail polish is well overdue for a change, my brows are slowly connecting and my meals have evolved into takeout.

I realized it was time for some blissful quiet time when I practically lost it as I was racing out of my apartment and my doorman said:

"Is it that time of the month?"

(after a record screeching halt and some choice words I had planned to say back, I thankfully realized he was talking about the rent check I was holding in my hand...  
Yes.  I needed some quiet time indeed.

So as a personal treat to myself, and also as a reminder to keep things in my life simple and focused on what matters, 
I decided to finally finish my most favorite piece I've ever made.  This long Summer overcoat:

overcoat: The Tiny Closet / jumper: thrifted / belt: Forever 21 / heels: Nine West


I have been planning for ages where I'd wear this fabulous piece once it was finished...  ??  I suppose I'm still planning - 
but for now I just had to put it on and give it a pose or two by the pool.  

As soon as I put on my jumper and heeled sandals, I was already beginning to smile again.  It's amazing what clothes can do with some re-imagining.  
And also with this amazing coat that I love! 



I made this overcoat from a sarong I bought while in the Philippines.  I thought I'd make the sleeves contrasting - to bring all the characters and colors of the panel to focus.  The panel on the sarong is of a beautiful sunset over a village beach.  I miss that gorgeous island immensely.


So I'm going to slow down a bit, catch my breath, get back to the little things like brow maintenance and manicures, and go eat a good dinner with my husband.

I'm out!

12 comments:

  1. Aw, you look so Beautiful. I love the blue in your jacket it makes your outfit just flow perfectly.
    Remember you are too Blessed to Stressed. :)

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  2. Gorgeous photos! I love the jacket you made! And I understand how busy life can get....my brows are screaming to be done too! LOL

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  3. Cracking up at "that time of the month"!!! haha. That overcoat is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. It just feels like vacation. You gotta find somewhere to wear that sassy outfit.

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  4. Such a cute outfit!!! Love that jacket!!

    With Love,
    Ashley
    AsassyWoman.Com

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  5. I think you can wear it anywhere, no need to wait for a special occassion :)

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  6. Wow so clever, beautiful coat. I imagine it with a slinky slip dress as well.

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  7. When I saw the first pic & before I read anything I thought you had on a designer outfit. I was like "ain't nobody got money like that!" LOL. Then I realized you made the jacket with a border print and used the border for one of the sleeves I was like that's so obvious I should have thought of it. Really cute and clever. Makes me want to make one.

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  8. Lovely overcoat. Breathe, honey, breathe. :-)

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  9. That coat is gorgeous; I gotta have it.

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  10. I absolutely adore this outfit! Beautiful sarong coat! You look incredible!

    C.H.

    www.camillehaysley.blogspot.com

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  11. I love those days where you just wanna feel special, just for you. This overcoat is so awesome, it's something I've been wanting in my closet for a while but could never find the perfect one for me! I think a fun way to make it more casual would be a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans, a plain tee, and a strappy sandal.

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  12. i think my comment got eating by cyberspace, but that jacket is AMAZEBALLS. i really love it on you!

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