Jean Friday

Happy Friday! and the 2nd day of October already.... as the saying goes, times flies when having a good time...lol

Well, I am in squeeeeeel mode, not only because its Friday, also, because I got a super duper score on sale items.

Let me just say and I feel no shame in my game.... I fell off my RTW fast wagon, however, I did last 9 months.... j/s...lol

Made a pit stop in Target for dog fiddles and with doggy goodies in hand, headed to the cashier line, which was long.  What does one do in a situation like that... wonder around a bit in the hopes of the lines shortening just a lil to endure standing in it... righttttt?    Some how, I ended up in the garment section, however, I kept one eye on the cashier lines.. and the other on browse mode and then I saw them.... Blazers.

Deets:  Plaid Tailored Blazer from Merona. This sophisticated blazer pairs a classic cut with a modern print for trendy yet professional vibe. Features a structured, feminine fit, a single button closure, buttoned cuffs and a notched collar

Love the fit, fabric blend of poly/rayon/wool/spandex, no itch factor (3% wool only) and add to the love... its machine washable.  

With all of my blazers, I must shorten the sleeves by 1", which is a breeze.  Paired the jacket with a walmart tank top and old loft jeans... perfect for a Jean Friday.

The second sale love were boots that I've had my eyes on for 3 weeks and knew it was only a matter of time.   I starked my local 9west like a crazed Fan....lol  Finally their new inventory was up for sale ... 40% off and to add to it, I had $40 in reward points... whaatttt... I was in shoe heaven.  

Of course, there was a moment of don't lose your cool gurl !!!  The sales clerk kindly advised me that my rewards points had expired... say what now?  I took a deep breath and said....  sweetheart, I have been shopping here longer than you have worked here and know that they are as good as the day is long... so.. lets just back up a lil deary and plug in those reward points manually.  Kindly took a seat on their lovely ottoman and waited.

End Result.... cha ching... $64.40.  Thanked him for his kindness & patience and sauntered out of there thanking someone that I did not catch a case over boots....lol

Until then,
Have a Great Weekend !!!


Rainy Day Outfit

New York is cloudy, wet & downright messy and must admit commuting in it can make for a difficult ride.  However, I try not to despair and prefer to wear a dress on rainy days, especially during summer/fall seasons.   I find it hard to don wallies and raincoat.... uggh it just makes me break out in a hot sweat.  

One of my go to rainy day dresses is a wrap dress (circa 2011).  I like to think of wrap dresses as investment pieces, you can never go wrong with them.  Dress em' up or down.. they just work for various occasions. 

To add a lil rainy day sass to it I paired it with a moto jacket.  Of course with the rain and all, there was no way I was going to gallivant around in heels....  

... Tossed the heels into my tote, along with an umbrella and donned my J-41s and was ready to tackle the rain.

Until then,
Have a Great Week !!


Butterick 6166

I love a simple silhouette, mainly due to it working seamlessly with my blazers.  However, once in a while I yearn for something else with a lil interest.  In come Butterick 6166:  Misses Dress: Close-fitting dress has front overlay and drape, narrow hem and back zipper. Designed for lightweight moderate stretch knits.  

                                               Version A

Pattern Sizing: 6 - 14

Fabric Used: Purple/black/grey/white abstract slinky knit

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are clear and easy.

What do I particularly like about the pattern? Love the drape waist detail and it's great for hiding one's fupa ... ooops ... I mean tummy bulge.

Pattern alterations I made:  I went with a 14 for the body & armhole and 12 for the neckline & shoulder seams.  Cut the front on the fold and center back seam for the back, in the event I had to make adjustments.  Omitted the overlay, which would have been a bit much for pairing with a blazer.  I also omitted the zipper as well, lowered  the front neckline 1/2", serged all seams @ 3/8", then straight stitched an additional 1/8" give or take.

The waist drape is a  really nice detail, but must admit, it pulls the side seams toward the side front a lil bit.  However, it doesn't break the overall look and feel of the dress.   Another point to mention is that the armholes are a tad too low on the sleeveless version, but not too low to reveal major armpit cleavage. At 5'3" this dress finish length ends just above my knees with a 1/2" folded hem.

Fully lined the dress with a ltwt. lycra mesh and machine hemmed the lining and fused the fashion fabric hemline w/ no-sew heatn'bond.

If one is looking for a dress with a lil twist check out Butterick 6166 and give it a try.

If this waist detail isn't your cup-of-tea check the links below:

Until then,
Have a Great Week !!


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