When Angie posted this ensemble featuring bootcuts and a wrap blouse, I didn't have a current, looser-style wrap blouse. But I had the pattern for one, and some fabric I wanted to try it with. Mine is different than what I've seen in the stores, and I didn't wear it with bootcuts (this time). But here it is. I was trying the pattern for the first time, and I think I'd like to make it again, in a drapey fabric.
The second outfit is another sewing project--or pseudo-sewing. It's machine embroidery, actually, one of the things I teach at work.

The outfits (both worn to work):
1-3: crossover blouse in ivory with tiny blue and black horizontal pinstripe cotton shirting (made by me); navy chinos (Caslon); piano wire bracelet; silver etched disk earrings; gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma); teal trench (Ambition); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

4-6: sage empire waist sleeveless knit dress with high-low hem (Eileen Fisher); purple cropped cardigan with embroidered flowers (Tribal, embellished by me); metallic cutout peep-toe booties (Paul Green, Tacey); silver and brass necklace and silver hammered half-hoop post earrings (Marjorie Baer); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & uncles).

I am not all that into the embroidery on clothes, though I think it's pretty to look at. And actually, to be honest, I am drawn to a lot of boho looks that have embroidery. This one isn't bold enough to approximate that look, though. I tried to make it work for me with the addition of the booties. Did it work?

Thanks for looking! All thoughts and suggestions welcome!

ETA: 7: closeup of striped shirting fabric (a scrap, and not pressed)

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