outfit: facing fears

Beret, shirt, scarf & belt - thrifted, skirt - made by me, bag - Sportsgirl, shoes - borrowed from Katie (although originally from Target!)

So today I did something pretty crazy, for me. I went, by myself, to meet a bunch of people I'd never met before.

It was the Melbourne Vintage Society's monthly meet-up today, something I had just been introduced to by Jess (who ended up being too sick to come, poor thing!) and I was completely of two minds as to whether I would go, despite the enthusiastic "count me in!" I'd mustered up when RSVP-ing via twitter.. In fact even while I was on my way there the nasty voice in my head was urging me to just stay on the tram, tell them I couldn't make it, just bail.

Rather uncharacteristically though, I didn't listen.
This is a pretty big deal for me, as a person who struggles with social interaction even with people I already know half the time.. I'm pretty surprised and proud of myself.

I was probably not the most talkative person (nerrrrves!), but everyone was super lovely, and I'm really glad I went and ate scones, drank tea and talked about all manner of things with them.
 


This skirt I made using the same pattern as the red one I made earlier, only this time I changed the sizing up a little bit and also lined it in black satin.. Seriously every time I make something that is lined I love it 80% more than I would something I don't line.. I really have to stop being so lazy and just make lining for everything because it is SO worth it!!!

Also I learnt that sewing with satin is a bitch and next time I really should just spend the few dollars on some real lining fabric rather than just trying to make do haha.

I have quite a lot of this dark green fabric left over, so I'm thinking a cute, cropped matching jacket would be a nice idea!


Hope everyone had a great weekend! x

13 comments:

  1. Well done, so proud of you. Totally understand the anxiety nastiness, grrr! Xx

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  2. So glad you went - though I am very, very sad I didn't make it. Especially knowing you are heading off soon for your big trip. I really hope you had a fantastic time. Everyone is so nice.

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    1. I was so sad when I saw that on twitter! My brain was like "nooooooooooooo!!!!"
      Everyone was so nice so I had nothing to worry about (even though I did haha).
      Hopefully we will get to meet up when I'm back! x

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  3. I'm the same way, I probably wouldn't have gone! I'm so shy, it's annoying.

    Your skirt is so pretty! I'm always so impressed by people who can sew. A cropped jacked would be so pretty with the skirt! It's a lovely color.

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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    1. Argh I know, I usually wouldn't have but I was already half way there, and I just was like you know what, I always bail, lets just do this!

      Thank you! It's truly not that impressive haha, just sewing straight lines. I think so too.. definite project for when I'm back from the US and unemployed/bored!

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  4. Wow, this is gorgeous! Running out the door so I didn't have time to read, but I can say that you look lovely and perfect next to that pretty little tree! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  5. Aw! The vintage teas are so fun and everyone is so lovely. YAY! for you going! Hopefully I'll be able to come to the next one.
    xo

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    1. Yes they were! and it was! and scones! I hope there's another one once I'm back in Aus!

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  6. Hooray for facing fears! I'm exactly like you, can't meet strangers like a normal person, I just act like a moron :D

    Kudos for you dear, you beat the crap out of your shyness ^_^

    And your outfit is sublime! The little hat is adorable!!!

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    1. It's so annoying, isn't it! I either hardly talk or talk WAY too much and too quickly and just overshare hahaha.
      Thank you!!! xx

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  7. Gorgeous blouse! Love your style! x

    Janelle
    http://amintdaydream.blogspot.com.au/

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