Me Made May: the first week

6 May 2014

The first week of Me Made May was a weird one with an interview and a Bank Holiday thrown into the mix.
To remind you: I aimed to smarten up my work “look” and to make more use of my me-mades at home.

7 May 2014

Well… the interview confirmed my sneaking suspicion that I don’t actually want to be “suited and booted” at work. I may very well be in the wrong workplace. But for the time being, I have never actually been asked to go home to change / wash the blue dye out of my hair, so I am going to continue to brazen it out, for the sake of my own sanity.
So here is what I wore to the office on 4 days out of the 5 work days in May so far (I didn’t take a photo on Day 1).

2 May 2014

2 May:  my Darling Ranges Bluebirds and Pansies dress, for my interview.
And then…oh look – I wore the same skirt 3 days running!

8 May 2014

This is not some sort of MMM “pose”. This is fairly typical of how I dress to work at the moment. That dark denim Peggy-esque skirt is my uniform. Looking back at my diary since I made it in February, I have worn it 16 times. That’s pretty good going!
6 May:  worn with my new Lisette Portfolio blouse.
7 May:  worn with my rehab-ed 1940’s vintage pattern back-buttoning blouse.
8 May:  worn with my Liberty roses Colette Sencha blouse.
Despite what I told Zoe, I haven’t worn my Audrey-in-Unst cardi since 1 May.
In my head, the Boden cardigan is the smartening-up element in these outfits. Maybe I need to suck it up and buy more ready-to-wear thin cardigans, even though I am “A Knitter”. In homewear, I have consistently pushed myself to wear my casual dresses. So my purple Darling Ranges came out to play on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

 My evening “home clothes” since then have included my denim Lisette Portfolio dress, worn over my only pair of leggings or jeans (when the leggings were in the wash). Does this mean I should make some leggings… or is life too short?!