On Mondays, I'm generally very busy with so many errands to run and lots of ripping and running to do. I'd definitely be a lot more comfortable in a workout tank and Nike running shorts. But when I put forth a concerted effort to actually get dressed, it makes me feel better about myself. Like I haven't just given up. Even on hot and humid days, I like to feel pulled together. As moms, wives, and women in general -- we do so much for everyone that we love, we sometimes lose ourselves in the process. We have to always remember to exercise self-care. Part of my self-care is taking the time to actually fix myself up. Do I do this everyday? Nope... I just don't have the energy. I workout a lot! And once I pull myself out of the house to head to the gym, I try to fit in everything else I have to do while I'm out and I'm already in workout clothes. But do I make that concerted effort to actually get dressed several times a week? I sure do! It's what I do for me!
No matter the season, I try and make sure that I have a well-cultivated wardrobe of clothes that work for my lifestyle. These shorts are my 3rd iteration of Simplicity 1887. I used a khaki green gabardine that I picked up from Hancock a few weeks ago. And I added D-rings like I did with the previous white version. Very cute and very much machine washable!
I like non-tshirt type tops. I wanted something with some flare. Ruffles are really a thing right now. I've had Vintage Simplicity 6061 for a while now. It's a dress pattern from 1983. I decided to take the bodice and make it into a top by lengthening it.
My pattern is cut in the size 14. I added around 4 inches to the length. I used this Italian Snapdragon & White Cotton Stretch Shirting from Mood Fabrics. It is the perfect crisp weight to highlight these ruffles.
The top is designed with bodice ruffles and armhole ruffles. The bodice ruffles are sewn into the shoulder princess seams. The ruffles are finished with scant machine sewn narrow hems, made on my BERNINA 350 PE with my narrow hem foot. It was the perfect and most professional looking finish for the ruffle edge. The bodice has front, back and armhole facings, and a keyhole back opening with a button and thread loop closure.
If I sew this again, I'll probably add a few more inches to make sure that it stays tucked in because it's not quite long enough. And I really love these shorts. I still can't guarantee this is the last pair!
Let me tell y'all about my new glasses! Every year, I always get a new pair of glasses because I either break mine or get bored with the frames and need an upgrade. I was contacted by Glassesshop.com to review a pair. How timely was that! I knew that I would be lightening my hair for summer, so I decided to do something different this time -- pick a lighter colored frame.
This was my first experience buying eyeglasses online. Mikaela has picked frames online and always buys her contacts online. But I tend to buy mine from the optician. It was a good experience. I simply plugged in my prescription and pupillary distance and picked out the yellow Murray Round. I received my glasses in about a week right in my mailbox.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this review, just my awesome new glasses.
I've been wearing these for about two weeks now and they fit perfectly. I can lean over and they don't slip and they're super comfortable on my nose and behind ears. Those are the places that can make or break a pair of frames. And most importantly, I can see everything I need to see when sewing and reading instructions! They also offer prescription sunglasses, which I need as well. These eyeglasses are really reasonably priced and I'd like to extend an even better deal to you all: use this coupon code GSHOT50 for 50% on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). I hope you enjoy yours too!