Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Monogram & Gone Dotty Part 2

I had some leftover fabric from my Kate Spade inspired dress DIY here and pondered my options on what I could do with it.  I decided to go the Jean route and create a bow-neck top.  I love a good bow blouse!  I made 2 a couple of years ago (animal-esque print here and brushstrokes one here) that I still wear.  I think this polka dot version will prove quite versatile.

Banana Republic Blazer
DIY'ed Bow Neck Dotted Top
NY & Co Ankle Pants
Target Pumps

1.25" Monogram Necklace, bought here
"VEA" stands for my son, daughter, and husband <3

I love the way Blair of Atlantic-Pacific sports her monogram necklace so when I saw this on Etsy for only $36, I pounced on the deal.  I've had it for a couple of months now and can say it's held up pretty well.  I got the 22" length and added a jump ring at 18" so I can wear it higher or lower depending on the neckline I'm wearing.  It does tarnish, as can be expected of silver, but a good cleaning takes care of that easily.  

On a personal note, we're going house-hunting next week in SF!  We've been doing a lot of move prep mostly in the cleaning and organizing arena so I'm excited to do something more fun :)

28 comments:

  1. How did you make the blouse?

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    1. Hi Abby - I'm posting a tutorial on Sunday for this top :)

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  2. Best of luck on your house hunting!! Sounds like a fantastic new page in your book. :)

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  3. That is such a cute necklace...and I love your blouse!!


    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  4. Love the look of monograms!

    Very exciting for your house hunting!! That does sound a lot more fun that all the cleaning! :)

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  5. Very cute blouse, S! Good luck with the house hunting! If you want to explore some of the more touristy areas of SF, I'm the girl to go to now ;D

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  6. Love love love the blouse. Good luck with the house hunting! I'm super excited that you are moving to SF. Hopeful one day I get the chance to meet you.

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  7. i love the polka dots and your blazer! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Too Much Soul Giveaway

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  8. Happy house hunting! I love the DIY blouse. I need to learn to start making things like that. I'm still at the basic hemming level of sewing.

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  9. OOo I love the necklace :) Living in SF will be so awesome :) happy househunting

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  10. this is such a great look - i love how you made a blouse out of this! the monogramming: brilliant. you have inspired me! have fun with the house hunting!

    xox P

    phiphi's blog

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  11. I LOVE the polka dot blouse, it's so cute! The monogram necklace is so pretty, I've been thinking of getting one myself. Have fun house hunting! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Cute cute cute top! And good luck househunting! Are you far from SF now?

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  13. Thats such a cute top! I love the pink pants too..

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  14. Whoohoo! I love SF! It's my favorite weekend getaway destination. Have fun house hunting! =)

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  15. You're so talented! The blouse looks so awesome! :)

    Good luck house hunting!

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  16. well done on the blouse! feel free to post tips on house hunting ;)

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  17. Blouse is soooo cute! For now, I have packed away my sewing machine and most of my cute clothes...Hahahaha. It's nursing tanks and bum clothes at home for me! =P Wow! Your family is gonna be making a big move!! I live in the Bay Area too and love the peninsula! Good luck with finding your new home!! :)

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  18. Lovely outfit, I love the color of your pants :)

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  19. Love the top! I've yet to find a good bow-top to wear under my blazers. I very much wish I can just whip up a DIY like you! Ohh, looking forward to hearing about your house-search, especially in the Bay area....I love that area!

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  20. Love your necklace! So lovely. Good luck on house hunting! Hope you have fun there.

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  21. ahh house-hunting in SF. maybe you'll be my neighbor!! lol
    & I love your blouse of course!

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  22. So gorgeous! That top is so perfect! I really love it paired with those great pink jeans!! I've been dying to get a monogram necklace too!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  23. Yay, I'm so glad you love your monogram necklace. Love the size and length on you.

    I realize the weekend's over, but I hope house hunting in SF went well! It can be quite daunting especially under a time constraint. As long as it's not a complete fail, I think it should be considered pretty good.

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  24. Loving all these polka dots! So cute! Hope house hunting went well!

    Thanks for your sweet comment!
    -Tiffany
    http://stylesidebar.blogspot.com/

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  25. i love this outfit. simply and easy.

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