The outfit: Shall We Dance Top + Husband's Cardigan + Grey No-More-Elastic-Waistband Pants*
The occasion: work, high-fiving myself for successfully growing my hair back out to side braid length, getting the DVR set for all these shows
*So these are actually some pants I got on sale at the UO in Las Vegas while on a trip with this girl a couple years ago. I love them to death - especially the ankle length and the very high waistband - but they had this weird elastic waistband thing going on. Yes, I know, I'm a huge fan of elastic waistbands, but not when it's only on the back half of pants, and not if the elastic isn't tight enough to actually hold up. I ended up taking out the elastic, refitting the pants using some darts, ripping out one side seam, and adding in a side zipper. Is that enough reconstruction to count as "self-stitched"? I hope so, because I'm counting it!
The occasion: work, recovering from the success of my side braid by not fixing my hair at all, a trip to good ol' trusty Rite Aid (whom you can always trust to be out of dishwashing soap and have an unnecessarily long check-out line)
Self-Stitched September Day 21
The outfit: Smoking Jacket + Everywhere Dress (you could get your own in grey and ivory stripes here)
The occasion: work, being the most comfortable person in the office because I'm wearing an entire outfit of knits, marveling at some people's lack of e-mail etiquette