MAPLE LEOPARD: DIY Gingham Cold Shoulder Top

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

DIY Gingham Cold Shoulder Top

Happy Wednesday Friends,

DIY Gingham Cold Shoulder Top
                                        

I hope your week has been amazing so far!  Is anyone else obsessed with the Gingham trend ?  Everything is showing up with this print- even shoes!  Gingham reminds me of my childhood days in the 70's, and brings back lots of feel good vibes from that decade.



DIY Gingham Cold shoulder top

DIY Gingham Cold Shoulder Top




DIY Gingham Cold Shoulder Top

DIY Gingham Cold Shoulder Top

Outfit Details: |Booties(similar here)| Cold Shoulder Top(similar here)|White Shorts|
Block Heel Jean Tie Ups(Similar)| Cult Gaia Bag

Lately I have been trying to spend more time at my sewing machine . I've been sewing since I was 13,  finding the time has been very challenging. Right before I left on vacation, I made this Gingham cold shoulder top.

If you sew and are interested in making it- check out this the pattern by one of my favorite sewing bloggers and designers: Mimi G.  Believe it or not, I purchased the fabric at Walmart.  Sometimes you can find super cute fabric for a great price.


A Gingham top is the perfect piece to pair with your shorts, jeans, or with your favorite skirt. I am also loving anything cold shoulder right now!  We have been having very toasty weather in Seattle, so we decided to shoot where it was cooler by the water.   I hosted a blogger friend this past weekend from Idaho. She taught me some great pointers on shooting my own photos and took pictures for this outfit.

I was also so excited to score on these pink suede booties! I found them at Charlotte Russe , and have linked up a similar pair. I styled this outfit with two different bags. The jean basket bag was a thrift store find at Goodwill .

How are you styling your gingham this summer?

Thanks for stopping by , until next time

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40 comments:

  1. Looking stylish as always! I love that color on you.

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  2. Awesome Valerie! You look beautiful and I love the scenery! Fun post! Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, I hope your day is amazing friend!

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  3. Thanks So much Cheryl for helping out with the photos...

    xo

    Valerie

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  4. Wow. This top looks really impressive on you and I hope that wearing it, would be comfortable for you in the summer season.
    Emma Charlotte | Dissertation Help

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  5. You made this?! Being someone who can't sew at all, I'm always so impressed when people can sew, let alone make something beautiful! I absolutely love the top, so cute!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. Thank you Brooke, sewing is fun but can be super frustrating..ha I am surprised I do it, because Im not the most patient..ha! Have a great day

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  6. This is such a cute outfit and looks so comfortable!

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    1. Thank you Lynn, so kind of you to comment!

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  8. That top is the cutest! I'm so impressed that you made it yourself! I'm also loving your booties!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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    1. Awe thank you friend, so kind of you to stop by, have a great weekend!

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  9. Cold shoulder tops are perfect for Summer and amazing you made it yourself!

    Lauren
    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

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    1. Thank you Lauren, yes I couldn't agree more!

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  10. You did such a great job DIY-ing that top with so many cute trends: gingham, cold-shoulders and ruffles. I cannot believe you scored the fabric at Wal Mart. Love love both shoes and bags you paired this with. It turned out great and I loved it so much I featured it on my blog today as one of my Thursday Moda favorites. So check it out below and join this week's linkup too dear Valerie. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/08/currently-august-2017.html

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    1. Awe that is so kind of you lovely..I will link up...and thank you for featuring me!

      xo

      Valerie

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  11. So impressive that you did that yourself! It's so cute.

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

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    1. Thank you so much Diana! Have a great day!

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  12. Love the top! You look stunning!

    Linda
    https://lindatenchitran.com/home/2017/8/5/pink-crop-top

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    1. Thank you Linda, so kind of you, have a great day!

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  13. Valerie, your top is so adorable and your photos are gorgeous! I love the top in gingham! It's just perfect with your white shirts. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Anita, hope you can get back to your sewing real soon!

      xo
      Valerie

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  14. I love love love this look sweetheart! The top is so beautiful! You look amazing!
    xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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    1. Thank you Debbie, so nice of you, have a great weekend!

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    1. Hey Caitlin, thank you , happy weekend!

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  16. you're so cue and i love gingham - totally obsessed!!!

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    1. Thank you Shannon! I love it too, can t get enough!

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  17. I love gingham print, and I especially love the dress!!
    Delayna
    www.delaynadenaye.com

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    1. Thank you Delayna, its so retro..I love it!

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  18. Looks great! I am always impressed at people that can sew, this looks so good. Love both your shoes and the white booties are adorable!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jess! It is hard to fit time in with blogging, I'm too tired usually , I work during the school year..so the sewing pile gets higher and not touched to often..ha! Have a great day lovely!

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  19. I've always loved gingham and bought 4 things in gingham this summer. So far I've shown a red and white gingham dress on my blog. You look so lovely in the top you made. Blogging AND sewing? Where to you find the time? Love the could shoulders style. My new off-the-shoulders top is black and white gingham, that I'll be showing sometime in August.

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

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    1. HI Carmen..thats just it..I DONT..this is the first thing I have sewn in ages...its just almost impossible to do both , and work. Thank you ! I will have to check out your blog for the gingham!

      Valerie

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  20. Gingham reminds me of my childhood days in the 70's, and brings back lots of feel good vibes from that decade.

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  21. DIY Gingham Cold Shoulder Top looks super hot and gorgeous, you are slaying this and the Top Reciprocating Saws look. The bag is amazing too, is it diy work too? Thank you for the good post.

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    1. Thank you Marina...no its one that everyone has these days..You can get it on Amazon

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