DIY Top + And Sometimes She Wears Flats and No Sunnies…

Happy Wednesday Darlings! I am in such a great mood today and feeling so much better then yesterday. Whatever “sick” feeling I had is gone (yay airborne)! Yes, I am wearing flats and while taking pics this morning I was feeling naked then realized I didn’t have my sunnies on.
Anyway, today I am wearing a DIY top I made a long time ago and never wore using Vogue 1208 which is actually a dress pattern but after I made the dress I didn’t like it but wanted to save my polka dot fabric so instead I chopped it off and made a top. The pattern is cut on the bias so treating, stretching, relaxing and pressing always take much more time when you work on the bias because the cutting and sewing can be tricky if you are not familiar with the process; this is a great article by Threads Magazine that can fully explain the process.

 Playing with Textures 

mixing my cords with a silky polka dot print and adding my studded flats adds texture and depth to my look, the leopard belt is an added touch.

Get The Look..

These are the most comfortable pair of stretch cords ever! New J.Crew Cords HERE / DIY Top V1208 /  I fell in love with these Aldo Corinette Studded Flats HERE the minute I saw them and I rarely ever wear flats. 

 My Jewelry is a mix of Tory Burch Turn Lock Bracelet (old) , Coach Bangle, Michael Kors White Band Watch and misc Beads. I also have on my Michael Kors Buckle Ring and Michael Kors Pave Barrel Ring / Michael Kors Bag
xoxo
mimi g.
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31 thoughts on “DIY Top + And Sometimes She Wears Flats and No Sunnies…

  1. Great looking outfit. I am amazed how often you mention you are wearing something you made and never wore! I am so slow that I am dying to wear it as soon as I'm done, and then its worn over and over. Maybe some day I'll have a higher sewing output to have your problem:)

  2. LOVE! Flats are being taken to new heights. They're getting bolder, brighter and just over the top HAWTNESS!!! I love this look Mimi, casual, yet edgy!

  3. Yay!!! You're showing your full face. You look gorgeous. That outfit screams ready for the Fall transitional weather. I'm really loving your blouse. I have to check out J.Crew. I'm dying to find the perfect pair of cords for fall.

  4. Loving that top! And I have a similar belt from Old Navy, don't I feel fancy…leopard is the new neutral. Did you ever think about selling your clothes, bling, etc? If you know, your closet gets too full or your style changes, cause I want first dibs on that top.

  5. Fabulous combinations..U do it so well..simple elegance i'd wear in a heartbeat ifI had them lol..You could outfit anyone Mimi..Great inspiration for me to sew..I'mgoing for that style!

  6. Love polkadots. Am the opposite I always wear flats I have strange feet lol. Mainly use ugly a*se walking shoes. Hey did I miss the draw from your bag giveaway?

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