Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oldie but Goodie

First week of school!  I was so tired Tuesday I actually went to BED at 8:30!!  ha.  I'm feeling a little more normal now and today went relatively smoothly.  I think we're crossing the line from "complete disorganized chaos no matter how hard I try" to "this IS a real teacher".   :-)

Sadly, I have nothing new to share (I had a bit of a virus over the past few days that lingered and made me extra tired over the weekend.  Super bad timing!)  But I can share what I wore today...not that I took a pic of my outfit or anything. 


Remember this skirt?  I drafted the pattern from the Sew What Skirts book, and used a psychedelic cotton print from Hancocks.

My favorite part has always been the pockets:


And an old photo of me wearing it.  I wore a turquoise sleeveless knit top and a cropped white cardi with short sleeves.


It was a hot day, so a good outfit for the heat!

Hopefully I'll get those buttons finished on the mustard skirt so I can wear it in a few days and share that too. 

Something new I "wore" today that I thought I'd share (even though it's a little, um, indelicate?)  This is SkinDura Secret Shield:







It's a skin protectant stick for anti-chafing.  (Wow, this is sort of awkward. ha.) 

Anywho.

If you need it, you know what that is.  If you don't, you don't. Am I right?  ;)  In a nutshell, for those days it's just too dang hot for Spanx (or faux Spanx.  Fanx?)  Two words:

Loved. It.

Wore it all day, no problems whatsoever.  Never reapplied.  I walked from one end of our building and back 4 times today (it was library day for my classes!) and you don't get much hotter or more humid than Arkansas in August!  I bought it from their Etsy Shop.  I recommend!

13 comments:

  1. I love the skirt and totally could use the anti-chaffing stick.

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  2. 1) I love those pockets from that book (never would have thought of that style on my own!) and I have used them on skirts for me and for my girls.

    2) At any weight I've ever been, even quite thin, I always have thigh chafing (just the way I'm built) and thus I am very interested in that product. I've tried one from the drugstore and didn't feel like it really helped so I'm quite intrigued.

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  3. That skirt is adorable. I love it.

    And how close are you to state lines? g

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  4. Thank you for the recommendation - I've add that shop to my favorites. Definitely need something for chafing.

    I like the skirt - love the pockets. It's a fun skirt.

    School starts for us on Monday - the girls were excited but that's starting to change the closer we get. ;)

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  5. ROFLOL!!

    Sorry... -snort cough choke- I just have this image of some lady sticking labels on cans of PAM.

    So totally going to buy some of this.

    oh yeah. nice skirt too.

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  6. Those pockets are too cute! Wish I could come up with cute detail ideas like that on my own - I always feel like I should do something more with my sewing projects, but can never seem to figure out what.

    THANK YOU for the SkinDura link! I am so there. I was beginning to feel like I had tried everything short of, well wearing shorts under my skirts.

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  7. cute skirt , love the pockets and the fabric...

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  8. Thighs are why I NEVER wear summer skirts.

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  9. Super cute skirt. I love the fabric and the pockets. & echoing thanks for the SkinDura link! Because of my build, chafing's an issue for me no matter my weight. & I only wear skirts in summer...

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  10. Very nice. The pockets a nice touch. I love the fabric.

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  11. Nice and bright for the tail end of summer. Must keep the pocket idea in mind for a few casual, 'beaching' skirts for my summer.

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  12. That is so cute! I bought that book two years ago when I got back into sewing again. I'm just enjoying the last week here before back to school and the chauffering begins again..

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