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January 17, 2013

...I promise you that I didn't plan on making this an all out "Skirt Season" - it just happened - and I just went with the flow.  I do love skirts (guess you've figured that out by now), all types, but especially knit ones.   I had been looking at Mimi G's pencil skirt for months, even watched her YouTube video.  My friend Ebony had made it twice, and vouched for it's simplicity and great fit.  But truth be told friends, I'm just sooooo in tuned to sewing by pattern only - that I rarely venture into DIY land.  But since I'm already d-e-e-p into the skirt demilitarized zone, it wasn't hard to heed Mimi G's call to "Show Off Your Stuff" by using one of her tutorials and then posting to her Flicker group

Since our "faux spring" went back into hiding and "real winter" returned today, I decided to wear my Mimi G skirt with my jersey 1001 dalmatian top that I made last year, and my beloved boots.


I felt my sense of style was well rewarded when the Teaching as a Profession instructor asked me to model for her class as "the way to dress professionally on the job" example.  The icing on the cake happened when later in the day a student called me "Fierce".  I have to say a bit "THANK YOU TO MIMI G" for such a stylish day...

54 comments:

  1. Looking good! (I like your hair like that too.)

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    1. Thank you Adelaide. That's my lazy hairdo.

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  2. Way to go Miss Professionally Dressed! What great style.

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  3. Looks great, especially with that top!

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    1. Thank you. I was torn about wearing it, but it worked out well.

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  4. A pat-on-the-back from the instructor says it all! You do look incredibly stylish, and professional in this outfit. Well done...J

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  5. Love the entire outfit. Love, love.

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  6. You are always a sharp dresser and those boots add to your fierceness!!

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    1. Thanks Tee! Funny you should use the word rock - it's the word I chose for 2013 and beyond as in "I'm gonna rock this style thing"!

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  8. Your skirt looks fantastic, as does your top. Great job.

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    1. Your entire outfit is lovely and you do look fierce in it!!! Question: Why does my "response to comment" box not come up?!? I've forgotten how to do anything! lol

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    2. Thank you Lori and Brenda!

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  9. Faye, You're looking fierce in that outfit. Skirts suit you to a T.

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  10. All of your outfits are good that one is wonderful! I think that hair style suits you best.

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  11. You are fierce! Great looking outfit!

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  12. You look fabulous! You must make everyone who works around you so jealous with your spectacular wardrobe!

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    1. I don't know about jealous Rhonda, but wearing my designs really make ME feel special.

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  13. You are an elegant woman, and you look amazing in that outfit...

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  14. That is a fierce outfit!

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  15. I like the entire outfit. It is very professional and polished.

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  16. Great outfit Ms. Fierce Lady.

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  17. Gorgeous, Faye! Simply, gorgeous!

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  18. I think the correct word is Regal!

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  19. Your student was correct because you look "fierce" in that outfit. Very nice.

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  20. Faye! Love that top girl and you do look so professional in the whole outfit...working that skirt with those boots too. Lovely.

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  21. Ooh, Faye, I love your hair like that! Yes, you do look fierce. Professional and stylish, you look great.

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  22. Yep--you are definitely fierce! Or sick! Or whatever other adjectives young people use today. I'm glad someone is teaching how to dress for jobs. That seems to have been lost somewhere along the line.

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  23. You look gorgeous my love!

    xoxo
    Mimi G

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    1. Thank you Mimi! And thanks for the tutorial!

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  24. Love the top, skirt, and the boots! You look great.

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa!

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  25. ...and a nice "pat on the back" for the great job you did! This outfit is smoking!

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  26. You sure do look very professional in this outfit! Love it. So wished I could wear nice clothes to work... I wear steel cap boots and a hard hat and bright fluro orange shirt. My steel caps are purple though LOL

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  27. Looking good Faye!

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