Whew, Chile. It’s been a while. And by a while, I mean 6 months.
I’ve been focusing a lot on video content lately (see Video page for all the sauce"), but considering it’s officially Fall and MY season, I think it’s time we get back to our roots and do more style posts!
The beginning of October always feels like the most powerful time of the year, because it symbolizes the last quarter, the first of the last 90 days of the year. It’s our chance to really show up and show out, and finish the year strong.
So many good things have come out of 2018, and one of them is my revived love of sewing. I first took up sewing back in high school, after a dramatic announcement at a Thanksgiving dinner. I had decided that I was going to make my own clothes! In reality, I made one dress and tailored a ton of items. This was back when skinny pants just became a thing, and I was responsible for turning many of my classmates’ uniform pants (Catholic HS tings) into skinny pants.
Three broken sewing machines and a few years later, I picked up the needle again and started making my own clothing, and even a few items for my niece.
I drew up this design in my mind. I wanted a velvet biker short with an exposed zip at the back (you can’t see it, but it’s gold) and a matching long, flare-sleeved crop top. I specifically chose green velvet because it’s one of my favorite colors for Fall, so strong and yet, can also be very ethereal. I love playing around with textures in the Fall, so the mix of velvet and snakeskin was too hard of a bargain to pass up.
I love mixing animal print with other prints, easily achieved by pulling from the same color palette within a look. In this case, since my base was a monochromatic green look, I was able to incorporate the money print on the fanny pack. It didn’t overcomplicate the look by adding too much color, or blend in too much with the snakeskin.
Though I’m still debating whether or not #CustomByCoco will become a thing for the general public, making my own clothing has reminded me of something extremely important.
I can do anything.
And so can you. My advice for this 4th Quarter? Get it done. There’s no more time for excuses, so plan the 1st quarter of 2019, create a budget for the year, order those business cards and make a schedule for consistent content. Whatever it is, get off the bench and get it done.