Notice I didn’t call this post ‘ What You SHOULD Wear on a Date’…. LOL! Mark and I are celebrating 15 years this week of being together. He asked my dad for permission to court me on January 31, 2000. Wow. That was a long time ago! 🙂 Anyway, I thought it would be kind of fun to share some of our pictures through the years of some of the outfits we have worn. I have always liked coordinating colors (way back when I use to make my siblings and I all matching clothes). You can definitely tell that times and styles have changed. A lot. That can be a good thing sometimes. LOL!
I use to make all my own clothes. I couldn’t find anything that fit in the stores and I loved sewing anyway. So go ahead and say ‘ wow ‘ if you want to. Trust me, I am, too. 🙂
Yup, made the dress and the matching tie. Go ahead, woooooooow. 🙂
Several years ago Maurice’s use to carry and awesome line of stylish, long denim skirts. They frequently went on sale, so there wasn’t any reason to really try making my own. This one was (and still is) one of my favorites.
The teal and brown pictures were all taken by my good friend Ellen for our 10th anniversary.
My sister and her husband got married in our back yard and held their reception in our barn almost two years ago. It was so much fun! We set up a western photo booth. Mark and I were both in the wedding party and these were the outfits they chose. I made my dress. Mark’s pants and vest were from Shepler’s, shirt from Land’s End.
For our 10th anniversary, we took a 2nd honeymoon and flew to Florida for a week. My cousin Kim graciously moved out of her house and let us stay there for several days. She also let us borrow her car. It was a wonderful, relaxing trip and just a great time of being able to spend time together. (My favorite Maurice’s skirt, again!)
In November of 2013, my good friend LeAnne got married on our anniversary. I was in the wedding party and since airline tickets were cheap, we were able to fly down for a week with the whole family. Of course we had to stop for some quick anniversary pictures on the beach. I was almost 7 months pregnant for Essie and was having no success at all finding long maternity skirts. This one was the first pair of jeans I converted into a maternity skirt as an experiment for myself. I loved it. I’m wearing it again for this pregnancy and thinking I need a bunch more. 🙂 Trying not to take the ones out of the shop (www.skirtedblues.etsy.com) for myself!
This skirt was a mid-calf length Cato skirt that I got tired of. I refashioned it to be just below the knee and it seemed new again. 🙂 Mark’s shirt is from Aeropostale. Love their plaid shirts!
This skirt I made from a pattern I bought from http://www.mariemadelinestudio.net/. They have some great patterns for girls and women. It is a really simple pattern to make, as long as you measure your waist correctly and get the right size (no elastic waist, it’s fitted). I made several skirts, both this length and maxi length out of this pattern and was pleased with them all. I did make some minor modifications so that it wouldn’t be quite as full as the original pattern.