This month has truly flown by. I feel like it was just a couple days ago when I wasn’t sure if I wanted to participate this year or not. I was feeling kind of meh about the whole thing and not really sure what my goal was. Honestly, my goal is still a little murky. But, quickly after the start of the month, I did start enjoying being more thoughtful about what I would wear. This year was a little different from last year in that I was working fewer days, so my outfits were much more casual than if I was going to be seeing people. When I’m not going to the office I will wear whatever is most comfortable and sometimes that’s just a weird pile of clothes.
Looking back at my recaps from the last few years, I’m happy to see that I’m still wearing a lot of the same clothes. In the last few years, I’ve tried to be more strategic with my making and only make things that will get a lot of wear. With a few exceptions, I’ve done a good job of that.
I started reading The Curated Closet at the beginning of the month and I’m not very far into it yet but I hope to keep going with it. If I do, I’ll make sure to let you know my thoughts. I often feel like I have nothing to wear, which is silly when I look back and see all these outfits. But, I’d like to be able to open my closet and feel really happy about everything in it. It’s frustrating to have a rack of clothes that I just don’t feel like wearing.
It’s all a work in progress really. My personal style (and tbh my body!) have changed over the years and that requires a wardrobe change. In looking back at my MMM recaps from the last few years, I like seeing that there are pieces that I’m still wearing years later. It’s also interesting to see how much my wardrobe has changed since 2013. I was wearing a lot more vintage and refashioned clothing then. (Links at the very bottom of the post to past years' recaps.)
Me Made May 2017
Day 4 Striped Racerback Maxi
Day 15 Self-drafted sweatshirt and tank
Day 16 Knit Fair Isle Hudson Pants, self-drafted tee
Day 17 Alexandria Shorts, self-drafted tee
Day 18 Sanibel Dress
Day 20 Self drafted dress
Day 21 Silk Inari Dress
Day 22 Brumby Skirt and Ikat print tank
Day 23 Dove Blouse
Day 25/26 Cap Sleeve Nettie Bodysuit
Day 27 Striped Knit Dress (self-drafted)
Day 31 Self-drafted sweatshirt, Alexandria Shorts, Lou Box Top
Did you participate in Me Made May? What were your learnings from the month?