December 6, 2014 Jameela 0Comment

I know that a week of not posting is like an eternity on the Internet. But I’ve been busy. So there. It was also super cold, this past week. For all you non-Canadians and Nordic country dwellers it was -22, but with the windchill it felt closer to -30 or colder. Needless to say, I was not interested in taking pictures outside.

I do have an OOTD post, but this is a warning post! Dun, dun duuun (I’m feeling dramatic today). I purchased this brown batik fabric when in Ghana. I was for sure going to make super high-waisted pants out of it. They turned out well, and I wore them to Folkfest in Calgary.

high waisted printed pantsI had a bit of extra fabric left over, so I thought to myself, why not make a matching blazer.

What a terrible idea! Brown is NOT my color. If you already know what colours compliment your skin tone then you know what colours to steer clear from. I can wear brown as pants (shown above) or with accessories, but I know that brown around my face makes me look pale and washed out. I should have found something else to do with the fabric, but I think my stubbornness got the best of me. I decided to soldier on with the plan.

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What is the warning here?

I think that the blazer turned out pretty good. It fits well and is a decent style that can be worn throughout the seasons.

The problem is that it sat in my closet for months before I wore it. I will also probably never wear it again. The only reason I wore it was because I hadn’t done laundry in a while and that was one of the only things that were clean. Yeah. That’s right: I’m not on top of my laundry. Something’s gotta give.

THE MORAL. The moral of the story is this: don’t buy or accept things that you know don’t look great on you. It could be a great deal in the store, or a free designer handbag from a friend. If it doesn’t look GREAT on you (yes, great), it will stay in your closet taking up space. That is space that could be used for things that actually look good on you.







Actually, I lied, the moral of the story is for me to not make things for myself that I really don’t like in order to not waste fabric. 😛