Monday, June 23, 2008

this is...


OK, so once again I'm a day late. Just can't seem to get my act together on a Sunday lately. This week's this is... theme, as chosen by Kitty's Kaboodle, is this is... my most favourite outfit that expresses my individual style. And of course this picture is just a joke....no really... it is...really...ahem..

Anyway, this week I'm just going to cheat and show you some pics you've probably already seen before. Because sometimes I'm just lazy like that. And also, all my favourite outfits are summery, and right now it's too cold to put them on for a solo photoshoot. And trust me, you don't want to see me in my trackies, fluffy socks and pilled old turtle-necked jumper. Really.


If I had unlimited time and funds, my preference would be to make most of my own clothes. One of my favourite outfits is this dress that was made with op-shopped fabric and some old buttons. I used the Built by Wendy pattern. I love it!


I also love this top, also made with thrifted fabric and buttons. It's a happy top. Some might say 'clownish'. I say 'happy'.


The one part of my wardrobe that I do like to spend a lot of money on however is shoes. I like them to look great,feel comfortable, and not put too much stress on my hips. Hence, the selection of shoes in a previous this is... post.


But usually, I'm living in my favourite pair of wrangler jeans, with any old top thrown on. I love that I can wear a t-shirt, a handmade blouse, or a classy 'going out for tea' top, and the jeans dress up and down really well. They also have just the right amount of stretch and just the right amount of bootleg cut.


And of course, no outfit would be complete without a few accessories. And a nice bag.

And speaking of bags (I'm sorry - was that a bad segue or what!!!).


Here is one more for the shop.


The Briony reversible handbag. Made with 100% recycled fabric and buttons. I really love deciding on the button details on these bags - not sure why but it really makes me happy :)

And speaking of happy (yes I know, I should get a job on Today Tonight as their segue writer)....

...have a happy Monday all :)

24 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Your segue was sooooo much better than Today Tonight!
I'm lovin' the handmade tops and bags...just gorgeous!

Hot Fudge said...

I love the way you put things together - very classy! And the new bag is very appealing. I too love old buttons and still don't know what to do with my late mother's huge collection. She was the Imelda Marcos of the button people.

hokey said...

I LOVE your clown top, it's so pretty!

Sherrin said...

I love your happy top too! and all your accessories! very nice...

BUT! what is especially noice is that top number... tres elegant!!!!!

Jenny said...

Love your style!

Ali said...

I love that dress pattern! It's so pretty (and the thrifted fabric ... ahhhh!)
What a Happy Monday post Bec! thanks.

Ali said...

... the second dress that is!!

Net said...

I love the watermelon coloured dress, I remember when you posted it last time, I thought it was a triumph! (I'm modeling a 'Built by Wendy' pattern this week too!)

You've been so busy with the bag making, every time I drop by there's several more bags! and they look great!

Leni & Rose said...

I absolutely love the happy top! ...and the bags...and the accessories....and, well I really love it all. You got style!

Sharon said...

I love the dress you made, but for me that first dress is just such a winner!

Maureen said...

Phew...glad the top one isn't serious, tho it certainly is unique.

Good shot with the jeans and bag.

Rachel said...

Looove the pink dress! Love it!

flossy-p said...

to Bec:
hehehe, look out Anna Coren!

I too LOVE your happy top, and your dress is such a great cut and colour... and you've made practically everything on this page apart from your shoes. Clever!

Joanne said...

What a lovely post Bec - and your new bag is just amazing. I love it!!!

Sasparilla Sue said...

I don't see what's so wrong about the first dress....ok, I couldn't even type that with a straight face!!! I love the Wendy dress!! And I thought it was funny that you said your pics are all reused because your fav's are summery and it's too cold right now...mine were the exact opposite.

p.s. that little bird brooch is adorable.

.girl ferment. said...

Great homemade clothes.
(I have a knitwit bangle and inmybackyard brooches too, we must be fashionable).
xx

Corrie said...

oh where do you get the time! I'm insanely jealous you finish so many project and I love all the clothes! I can't wait to have the babies, lose the weight and make some nice things for myself!

well done
Corrie:)

Corrie said...

oh where do you get the time! I'm insanely jealous you finish so many project and I love all the clothes! I can't wait to have the babies, lose the weight and make some nice things for myself!

well done
Corrie:)

Hey Harriet said...

I love your Happy Top. I won't refer to it as a Clown Top because clowns frighten me ;) You have the best sense of style!

BigCat said...

Great style you have Miss Bec. I love that dress. It's gorgeous.

Geek+Nerd said...

I love the top! It's adorable :)

FancyPants-design said...

ooooh!! I love all of your purse creations!!

Drewzel said...

Oooh! the bags! Oooh! The shoes! Oooh! the accessories! yay!

djbebe said...

I love the clown/happy top too - who can go past polka dots and a fancy yoke?