Handmade Wardrobe / Inspiration


We had such a lovely morning on Friday. Everyone in Chris’ office has been working late a lot recently, due to some impending deadlines – so on Friday we decided to go out for breakfast, and have our family time in the morning since we’re not getting much of our evenings anymore.

I honestly cannot believe how much fun it was. Normally when we try and go out for a meal with the kids it’s an absolute disaster. But this time, they were angelic. For a whole 45 minutes we all happily ate away – an epic amount of time for 2 little toddlers!

So I think this might be the first of a quite a few morning outings.

Meanwhile, who’s excited about this cool weather? It’s so nice to be able to enjoy Fall here in Virginia – i love being able to wear a sweater and just feel comfortable (on the same day last year i was already in tights and a coat! yikes Iowa!)

oh and yes ummm i really should have ironed my skirt… lets pretend that weird crinkle didn’t happen k? cool hehehe


Shirt: Jcrew (here)
Skirt: Megan Nielsen (make your own with this tutorial)
Sweater: Thrifted (kinda similar)
Shoes: Anne Klein
Necklaces: Vintage family heirlooms 

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

1. your curls are looking absolutely beautiful!
2. the stripes & gingham are such a cool combo :)
3. yay for squeezing in family time however you can. when it’s that important you make it work! :D

12 years ago

You skirt is so cute! Breakfast with the family sounds fantastic. We have a Sunday morning brunch tradition when my sister is in town but none of up get up early enough to do breakfast before work ;)

12 years ago

Love the combo of blues in your outfit. That scalloped skirt is KILLAH.

I love the image of you and your sweet family having breakfast together. It’s great that you’re able to make time for each other that way.

12 years ago

Your outfit is so cute! And that’s wonderful you got to spend breakfast time with your family. That’s super sweet. :)

12 years ago

Your scalloped skirt is so darling!