Casual and DIY

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I've been looking around EVERYWHERE for a white version of this black vest that I already own. I just wanted something cheap that I could throw on when needed. Nothing pricey. I bought the black one from A'Gaci for like $7.00.  I could not FIND a white one to save my life...and it's summer! You'd think at least the store I bought the black one in would have had a white one, but they had every color but white. I bought this cardigan from Forever 21, and even though it's light, I still didn't want anything on my arms in this heat, so it's just been sitting in my closet. This morning I decided to cut the sleeves off and create the dog-on white vest that I've been hunting for. Here are the results:



Ensemble:
Vest: Cut-up Cardigan from Forever 21
Linen Capris: New York & Company
Shoes: Fioni (Payless)
Tank: Body Shaper (New York & Company)
Sunglasses: Fendi
Necklace: Vendor at Houston International Festival

I've been dying to wear this pair of shoes ever since I bought them a few weeks ago! This outfit was definitely created around the shoes. Since the shoes are black and brown, I went with the same color scheme for my clothes. Of course, I couldn't show up to work with a spaghetti strap tank top on, so I had to add something to cover my shoulders. I knew that I didn't want to wear a blazer, sweater cardigan, or anything long-sleeve...so I made the decision to cut my white cardigan from Forever 21. I think it turned out perfectly! This little DIY number will be getting lots of wear from me!!


Outfit Details


Luv,

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44 comments

  1. The shoes are super cute (as is the green polish!)!

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  2. A good idea :) it's great to change things which are just in the closet but not wearn to fashionable and lovel pieces!

    Love,
    Kristina

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  3. Lovely outfit :)

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    Have a fashionable day! <3
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  4. Great DIY, honey!Love the outfit and I adore the nail polish!Already told you!:)

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  5. NotafashionbloggerJune 29, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    I like the result! Btw I have the same perspex cross but it's vintage!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this DIY, how creative! This vest looks great with your platforms and cropped pants.

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  7. I love how you took matters into your own hands and made it!

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  8. I love the cut-up cardigan look as you call it. That was creative and turned out beautifully.

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  9. What a clever idea! So perfect for summer if don't want to be exposed, or boiling because your covering up! I have one a little like that, but didn't cut it myself.

    Girl about Town XxX

    http://girl-about-town-blog.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love the colour of your nail varnish. Way to go with a fun DIY!
    FASHION TALES

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  11. Haha, what a clever DIY! It looks good both tied up and left hanging at the sides. By the way, I never mentioned this, but you live in a lovely area :D

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  12. very good idea shasie, hope that in autum you wiill not want again it .....like your cross

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  13. love it!! Good DIY! You are very creative!

    Judith
    http://www.estilomode.com/

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  14. Ooh good work with your DIY, there's nothing better than knowing you fixed something up yourself and it was a success ;)

    Sadie x

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  15. Cute outfit! Great job on the DIY!!

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  16. Thanks girl! I love them. Perfect steal for $14.99

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  17. Totally agree! Now I'm anxious to see what else I can change in my closet! lol

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  18. teehee, yes my new fav for the summer! Thanks girl!

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  19. Cool! You'll have to post with the cross!

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  20. Hahaha, girl sometimes you just have to make things you want! LOL

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  21. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting!! Means so much! Yes the perfect in the middle item!

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  22. Teehee, nowhere near your DIYs girl, I have to practice to get on your level! :-p

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  23. Thanks Joey! I love this apt complex, its nice and in the perfect location in Houston!

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  24. Thanks girlie! Nope I'm all set for the Autumn, I have a bunch of heavy white cardis :-)

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  25. Right! Especially when I finally got to make the item I've been wanting for so long!

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  26. I like how you took matters into your own hands and created the look you wanted. How creative you are!! I am also loving your shoes..they are so cute and funky!!

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  27. The vest ended up looking great and I love the shoes! Good job taking fashion into your own hands!

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  28. Nice DIY! I also just painted my nails a lime green color! So fun for summer! Now following through Bloglovin' my Chictopian friend :)

    -Kris

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  29. Soooo loving the look..

    All the best, Angel

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  30. so cute. love your style

    http://vernisaongle.blogspot.com

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  31. I want your necklace. Hahaha. =p
    Nice outfit!

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  32. Haha, thanks! Desperate times call for desperate measures!

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  33. Aww thanks so much for following me! I appreciate it! Isn't lime green great for Summer?

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  34. Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  35. It's a great necklace for $2.00 isn't it? lol

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  36. Looking Fab, as always!!
    Very nice place too!!
    Kisses my dear :) xoxo

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  37. Thanks girlie! I love living here!

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