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?


  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.

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

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

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

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

  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. : )

  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!

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


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

  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!

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


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

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  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.

  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. :)

  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!


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