Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GPOYW (Gratuitous Picture of Yourself Wednesday)

I just got back from the dentist where a big fuss was made over my skirt.  How pleasing, because I made it!
self portrait with an iphone
I sewed this in December 2007 and I re-constructed it with better underlining techniques in February 2010The top was also sewn in February 2010 during a snowstorm.

This skirt has become a real wardrobe staple for me.  Isn't it funny how unpredictable it is?  Which garment will become that special favorite?  And I was quite bashful about the attention in the dentist's office.  They specifically complimented my fashion sense.  I guess that is what might happen if make an effort to develop personal style. 
You might get noticed. 

I felt a little funny about it.

Oh well, I feel a little funny about a lot of things.  I will add this to the pile.

Happy Wednesday!

19 comments:

  1. I for one, love getting this type of praise. Especially from my dentist, who I'm totally convinced I would marry if he and I weren't already married. He's such a cute little old man with the most wonderful laugh. Your skirt is just the bee's knees! I love it!
    xoxo, Sunni

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  2. It's lovely to have something nice happen at the dentist! (I've just had 2 root canals! So comments on a skirt sound like a dream!)
    It's interesting that a heavily patterned skirt is a wardrobe staple. It's the black skirt, or khaki skirt that a person sews assuming they will be a staple. Just goes to show that you never know! On the other hand, it sort of makes sense that something fabulous should be worn a lot and become a regular staple.

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  3. That's a great skirt! I'm in two minds getting praise on something I made - if a person knows I made it, I often wonder if they are just being polite. But praise from someone who has no idea? I would be smiling all day.

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  4. Ah but that's a great thing to feel funny about! I'm glad that you were complemented on your awesome sewing talent...as Martha would say, "that's a good thing!"

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  5. Interesting that a patterned skirt would be an oft-used piece. I can relate on the attention topic. I am shy (less so than when I was younger), but I love unique, colorful clothing and accessories which draws attention and compliments. I am only just starting sewing for myself, so it will take some getting used to.

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  6. Well earned accolades indeed. Take them and be proud - the skirt is awesome!!!

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  7. Nice skirt - I love paisley! It looks like it has lots of good colours in it to co-ordinate. Always good to leave the dentist happy!

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  8. It *is* surprising which garments turn out to be staples. I never know in advance. Part of the fun of sewing i guess. I love your "downtown date" style in the last post! That jacket, skirt, and boots combo is totally something I would wear.

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  9. That skirt is one of my favorites from your blog. I am surprised you aren't used to lots of compliments. Your sewing and sense of style are praiseworthy and you have gotten so good at fitting yourself.

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  10. Now that's a great visit to the dentist's office! One fabulous print ia a great fitting garment surely is a wardrobe staple. You can wear it with so many other colors and always look fresh.

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  11. It certainly is a fabulous skirt! NO wonder in got noticed.

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  12. You look so happy in your photo and the skirt is beautiful. No wonder you received compliments. You already have personal style!

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  13. And don't your teeth look nice?

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  14. I love this photo of you. It looks so real and you look full of life and happiness. Great skirt, too.

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  15. My goodness, you all are a friendly lot. Thank you for your comments!!
    Yes, those are my "happy" teeth.

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  16. Silly. When people compliment you it is only a good thing. I feel funny sometimes when people compliment my clothes, like I'm looking for the secret "knife between the ribs" but I decided that's a waste of time. If someone wants to be nice, then lovely. If they want to be a bitch, I'll ignore the bitchiness and not let it spoil my day.

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  17. Love that skirt fabric! I can see why there were so many compliments.

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  18. It was a pretty skirt to start with (I covet that fabric) and the bright blue top and ruffle front sweater really make it pop. You also look pretty in it. The compliments are well deserved. Enjoy them!

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