Last week I was getting a little creatively frustrated. Part of the process of creating collections involves a lot of experimentation. I have what I believe to be a great idea, but I have to try it out to see if it really is. Most of the time, the execution is almost exactly as I pictured. But frustratingly, last week I did a lot of work, and just couldn’t get a few things to work the way I wanted them to. And as it always is with creativity, you just can’t force it. So I took a break – and tackled a few projects for my own wardrobe that I haven’t had the time to do.
A little while ago I started noticing a lot of tshirts with lace strip detail on the front. Now you know I’m not a huge fan of the tee in general, but I can’t argue that they are a comfortable item. So when I found a plain tee in Target for something ridiculous like $3, I bought it and put it aside to create my own version. I’m really happy with how it turned out! This greeny/yellow colour isn’t one I would normally wear, but somehow I’m really liking it!
The lace I used was bought in an market in sunny california and sent to me by Jenielle, one of the sweetest girls imaginable and the genius behind this brand. If you click through prepare to die of cuteness overload. Especially if you like puppies. See I warned you. She also sent me the lace I used for this top – isn’t she just the sweetest girl?
Store versions I based my top on:
Jcrew – $30.00 \ Loft – $36.50 \ Yesstyle – $30.00
Since my version cost me all of $3 I’m gonna say I saved roughly $27, and therefore should go buy something else to make up for my savings? Yes?? Awesome logic?! Let’s hope the husband agrees – I have a feeling he won’t haha
Top: Target, embelished by me
Skirt: Banana Republic, bought with a gift card from my MIL (isnt’ she awesome?)
Shoes: BCBG via TJ Maxx
Strawberry pendant: Vintage, family heirloom from my mom