Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Weekend Archer #2

Here's the other one, which I wore yesterday because the print makes me so happy.  Like everyone else, I'm chomping at the bit for spring to arrive; this fabric lets me pretend it already has.



Yes, it's more of the same Anna Maria Horner voile I used to line my coral coat last year.  After I made my coat, I couldn't stop thinking about how much I loved the fabric and what a great shirt it would make, so I ordered some more.  In two different colorways.  And yes - I fully intend to wear this shirt with the coat once the weather warms up!

I did the prescribed sleeve placket on this one - not that you can really see in with this crazy print:


And used these sweet peachy-pink buttons:


For this soft voile, I used Pro-Sheer Elegance Medium to interface collar, cuffs and button bands.  It gives a bit of structure without too much stiffness.

For my pictures, I decided to experiment:  I paired the shirt with some boyfriend jeans and nude heels:

NOT!!


How ridiculous and awesome are these Seychelles Strike A Chord heels?  I bought them last summer because I loved the neon yellow surprise at the back, but they go with almost nothing!  But I loved them too much to send them back.  Even Hubby wanted me to keep them!

So, the remainder of the photos are really all about the shoes :-)  I'm not 100% sure I'm down with the whole boyfriend jeans + heels thing, and my lifestyle isn't very heels friendly at the moment.  But I love them so.



I also tried out the "half tuck" and I'm not sure about that either.  But it's fun to experiment, don't you think?


In real life, this shirt probably will be worn with jeans or a denim skirt, but with flats.  Yesterday I wore it for running some errands with my trusty, clunky Dansko Professionals (snakeskin print, natch).  So here's one more heels photo to remember them by:


What do you guys think of the heels + rolled jeans look?  Can an older lady (such as myself) pull if off?  I always love it when I see it on other people, but felt pretty awkward wearing it myself!

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  1. With those heels you can pull off pretty much anything - they are fabulous. As is your Archer. And yes, you can definitely pull off the rolled jeans and heels look. You look great!

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  2. I want to be like you when I'm an "older lady"! ;) the look is cute on you and not "too young" at all.

    Love the print. Love the fit!!

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  3. As a definitely older lady, I say--Go for it! I am much more free now to wear what I like, even if it bucks trends or the color isn't supposedly one I should wear. Life is too short to not enjoy dressing up!

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    1. Hahaha! Thank you! I worry about being one of those 50-year-olds who is trying to look 20!

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  4. Love your shirt! Archer pattern is on my to sew list

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    1. Thank you! I have to say, this is one of my all-time favorite patterns :-)

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  5. I love this archer too! So colorful and spring-ready. (as I stare at the snow falling today....sigh). Those heels are freaking awesome!!!! Love them too!

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    1. Thanks, Kristin! Yeah, you can see why I needed this now - if I just keep the lights on nice and bright and keep looking at my shirt, I can trick my mind into thinking it's spring!

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  6. Adorable! I love this top! Off to lurk those shoes now...

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    1. Thanks! These shoes make me think of that awesome neon dress you made . . . or is that the one with the pegged skirt?

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  7. yes, you CAN pull off the rolled jeans and heels look! oh man, those shoes.. mega love. the whole outfit looks so stylish in that not trying too hard way. heels are pretty unpractical for me at the moment also... wait. are they ever practical? haha who cares! oh yeah, and i love the shirt! i need to get some of that fabric...

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    1. Oh yeah - get some of this and we can be virtual twins! I have it in the purple colorway too and am considering doing a popover style with that one.

      I used to wear heels all the time - when I lived in a place where you drive everywhere and just have to walk a few steps from the car to the place you're going. Sigh - you'd think you could be more chic in the city, but not if you don't want to kill your feet!

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  8. You look great! I think you can pull it off :) Those heels, though, would be AMAZING with a simple black dress.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Black, and I'm thinking maybe navy too . . .

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    2. Those shoes would look fantastic with a sleek navy-blue dress! Also, navy is a happier neutral for spring than black. Not that I don't love and wear black all the time, of course. . .
      -- stashdragon

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  9. I love the outfit. And in no one does it look too young for you!

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  10. Gail this is a great look for you! You can definitely pull it off.

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  11. Love the shirt with those heels and most definitely you can pull off the rolled pants!

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    1. Whoa, a compliment from the great lady herself! I'm all a-flutter! Thank you so much, Jen!

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  12. I love the happy summer print of this shirt and you have to post pics when you wear it with your coat. I want those shoes! You look great and are definitely pulling off this look!

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it the prettiest fabric? I'm generally not a fan of insects, but these I can deal with!

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  13. Your shoe collection is fabulous. That print is lovely. It's modern art. It also has this ethereal anime vibe.

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    1. I do love me some shoes . . . Hahaha - ethereal isn't the word I would have chosen. Crazytown is more like it! But in a good way :-)

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  14. Of course!. You look great and if you can stand the heel height, then the shoes are perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Vicki! I can't really stand these for too long, sadly :-( I think I'm going to have to try some cushioning in there.

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  15. Whoa, killer heels! They look FAB! And the archer is a proper ray of sunshine ☀️☀️

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    1. Thanks, Sabs! I agree - I think this is my happiest shirt!

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  16. LOVE!!!! And as you would know from my blog I am a major wearer of the folded up jean. You can totally rock it girl!

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    1. Thanks, Jillian! It's funny - I have no qualms about wearing my jeans rolled with flats or even wedges. But somehow with heels, I felt it was too young or trendy for me! But I got so much approval, I'm going to go for it - maybe with some kitten heels though. I can actually walk for a while in those!

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  17. What a wonderful shirt! I'm in love with the colours & how it looks with jeans. Those shoes are something else! The yellow surprise is priceless. I think you should make something to wear with the shoes....

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    1. I thought I had! LOL! Will try again :-)

      Thank you!

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  18. I love your archer (butterflies and pink - swoon)! And I am amazed that you made it in only a weekend - there is much detail in there. It goes fabulous with jeans and high-heels and you can wear this combo for sure! Remember, you don't look your age :)

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    1. Thanks, Daniela! I've made a LOT of shirts over the last few years, so I don't really have to look at the instructions any more, which saves a lot of time!

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  19. AnonymousMarch 19, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Those shoes would look fantastic with a sleek navy-blue dress! Also, navy is a happier neutral for spring than black. Not that I don't love and wear black all the time, of course. . .
    -- stashdragon

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    1. Sorry, I goofed and posted twice!
      -- stashdragon

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    2. Hehehe - no problem! Yes, I don't actually wear a whole lot of black because I think it washes me out. I'm much more likely to wear navy - especially for spring!

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  20. I think it's a very chic outfit! Love it on you!

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  21. Okay. The shirt is pretty sweet. Fits great, yadayadayada. But those shoes! Holy heeliciousness! The shirt and the heels look divine together.

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  22. I think you can totally pull off the heels and rolled jeans look, especially with THOSE heels. Lady, I need to take some shoe shopping lessons from you! Oh yeah, and great Archer as well :)

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    1. Thank you! Ha - I need to take lessons in how to STOP shoe shopping, LOL!

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  23. Older lady--pshaw! Your recent birthday post totally took me by surprise: I'd have guessed you were my age, 10 years younger. And yes, you look adorable in those jeans and heels. I only wish I could wear shoes like that!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wear them for long - these here are sittin' down shoes!

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  24. I don't know how you do it Gail: I would never have stopped to have a look at this fabric, but it looks so good on you!! I bet you could sew Archer shirts in your sleep by now ;)

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    1. Hahaha! I probably could! It's weird - insects usually freak me out, but I just love this print! Must be the colors!

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