Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hearts Aflutter DIY Tie-Neck Blouse

Today's DIY was inspired by Wendy and her J. Crew silk shirt in Heart Throb.  I used to associate hearts with being a little girl, but then saw how chic it could be.  Not sure I pulled it off here, but doesn't hurt to try!  I made this sleeveless in preparation for summer with a little tie-neck for visual interest.  Unfortunately, you can't really see that detail since the print is so busy.  Just shows I didn't learn my lesson from here.

DIY Hearts Aflutter Tie-Neck Blouse
DIY Striped Belt
LOFT Marisa Cuffed Crop Pants (buy here)
Gucci Magenta Wedges

Leather Horsebit Bracelet
Gold Bangles
DIY Pearl Bracelet
Timex + J. Crew Strap

I used Butterick B5464 as the basis for the blouse, but cut the front on the fold and added a small slit.  Blouse is fully lined with a rolled hem.

How do you feel about hearts?

17 comments:

  1. Cute blouse! I love the print. From afar, you can' see that it's hearts, and up close you're like wow, so cute! Great job! As always.

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  2. that top would be really cute with a pencil skirt too! awesome job! now you should make your lil one a matching dress;)

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  3. i LOVE the little hearts on that blouse! that is super cute~!

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  4. such a gorgeous blouse! loving the pattern.
    -kw, ladiesinnavy

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  5. Beautiful blouse. I love the heart pattern. The cut of the blouse makes it appropriated for an adult.

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  6. Really cute blouse. I've always loved heart patterns, but like you, had the fear of seeming childish. I guess it all depends on how one wears it. : )

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  7. I'm warming up to hearts too. I saw a J.Crew SA wearing Wendy's heart shirt and loved it on her. I think most sizes sold out pretty quickly so we never had a chance! *cries* Love your version, especially how you styled it with the striped belt!

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  8. I love the hearts pattern :) I think it goes perfect with a neutral bottom

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  9. you are SO talented!! love this on you and especially how you styled it!! xox P

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  10. Beautiful print blouse! I've wanted to try heart patterns but always not sure - I love sweet print but I'm so shy to wear anything so girly! Navy based seems good idea!

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  11. omg you're so right, there should be more heart print things around!!

    www.closetvoyage.com

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  12. I love the hearts print, the colors are so pretty too. So cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. My eyes are drawn immediately to your engagement rock & Gucci wedges! *Gasp* They're stunning! I've seen enough photos of white jeans to convince me that I need a pair NOW.

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  14. i absolutely love this pring.... and i can see it worn dressy or dressed down. your halo-style engagement ring totally resembles mine. :) we have similar taste, i guess. :)

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  15. OMG I love that top!! I can't believe that you made it! You are super talented!! Thank you so much for following; I am following you back with pleasure!
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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