Saturday, August 15, 2009

ventilated

ventilated

ventilated

Here's a quick and dirty DIY if you have an awkwardly-fitting tank top lying around. The only ingredients required are a tank top and one pair of scissors. I paired mine with the bandeau top because it was so damn hot and gross today, but I think it would look equally cool layered over a dress or a top (a la Rodarte).

DIY tank
Rag Doll bandeau top
vintage jewelry
True Religion jeans
Theory sandals

57 comments:

riennahera said...

It's actually quite cool. Did you cut of parts of the fabric? It hangs wonderfully, I love it.

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, so fun! Love it.

Laura Gerencser said...

Very cool!! I would totally wear it over a dress..:):):):)

deep_in_vogue said...

Great job on the tank! It's such a fresh look!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Cute...I'm loving anything ripped and distressed right now

Elizabeth Marie said...

Its perfect. Maybe a DIY I could actually do. Maybe. Rodarte...love.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

mom & son said...

i adore your DIY tank!

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Kristin said...

That might be a DIY that I can actually tackle!

Hemaly▲ said...

That's such a good DIY idea. Thanks :)

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

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Ambar

GingerSnap said...

You are such a skinny minnie! :::turns green::: so jealous! You look darling! :)

What Was I Thinking? said...

Hi E! WOAH this DIY is so cool!!
-- Christine What Was I Thinking?

The Voguette said...

that shirt looks absolutely fantastic on you!!

<3 The Voguette

CC said...

The ripped tank looks so cute paired with the Rag Doll bandeau top and jeans! Adorable look.


Xx

CC said...

The ripped tank looks so cute paired with the Rag Doll bandeau top and jeans! Adorable look.


Xx

LACY said...

whoa this blog is awesome and that ripped tank is gorgeous! :)

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piglet said...

Awesome! It looks kind of rib cage shaped!

leila grace said...

omg thank you soooo much for this DIY. lately i've been rolling my eyes at the slashed tee trend. but the reason why i am loving this one is because it seriously reminds me of the spine and reminded me of how ever since i was 15 i always wanted to create a tee had a print or something that mimicked my scoliosis. slashing would be the best option as i don't have a silk screen, ink, or any other fancy things needed to print tees. eeek.... im adding this to my long diy list. :)


leila grace
the vain and the bored

Shin said...

This is such a great idea! I agree that it looks really amazing with a bendeau top! xxoxoxo

katie d said...

Great DIY! It kind of looks like ribs to me and I like it a lott. I would totally wear this over a mesh or lace bodysuit... ooh maybe I'll try it on a dress...

I forgot about TRs... I have several pairs but have been far too addicted to J Brand to wear anything else... but I kind of miss the lowwww cuts haha. Time to break them back out!

x.katie

michellehendra said...

DIY TOP! yeyyyy. i love DIY things! somehow, i find it very inspirational!

xx

janettaylor said...

Ur dark jeans are fantastic! :-)

XoXo

sexylegsandbody said...

Wow, that looks great!
Love your blog!

Ruby said...

Love your bandeau top! You look great as always! :)

daisychain said...

fantastic idea, it looks amazing on you

sarah said...

i did that to all of my awkardly-fitting tops at the beach last spring break and i was SO happy i did! i wear them at the beach and the pool and they get so much use now! i like yours!

Little Bow Prep said...

It looks great on you!

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HiFashion said...

You cut the top really well. It looks great.

Melissa~ said...

Lookis very cool!
Good idea.
Kisses!

Marian said...

hi honey this diy rocks,love the bandeau top worn beneath it.hope your having a great weekend.
kisses
Marian

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Simes. said...

Hey! Nice pictures, great blog btw, check ours out whenever you want.
We invite you to follow it!
Love,
A&A

allthingsnyc said...

ooh, the slits on the top look like your ribs! so cool! this is a great idea!

Delectable Swank said...

DIY ventilation? LOVE IT! Especially with the dark jeans.

Emma said...

you always have the coolest DIYs :)

Fabi Pina said...

how cool! Im thinking of doing something similar but only on the back..wish me luck! =)

xoxo

Leproust Vintage said...

OK, I totally could not pull this off, but it looks amazing on you!

Midtown Girl said...

Great idea, instead of just throwing an old or ill-fitting tank away!

And it drapes nicely - good job!

XOXO

Valencia Lia said...

I love the DIY tank !! Amazing :)

Adore that necklace you have on

Susan said...

gorgeous! I always love your DIY projects :)
have a lovely week, xoxo

Blushing hostess said...

This is a great idea. And so glad I found you, we are moving to DC in October. I will read along and look for shopping clues!

Rosa said...

love it! you look great

Jowy said...

Love the DIY..it rules!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Monika P. said...

you made this tank top looking freaking good.

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Erika said...

That is one of the most splendrous DIY's I have ever laid eyes on! :)

Adri said...

I need to try that!!

yiqin; said...

Great DIY! It looks great layered :D

emily said...

reminds me of a skeleton, almost... but in the best way possible. :)

myedit said...

I totally need that tank right now because I'm sweating grossly right now in my AC-less house in front of the computer.

Nubia said...

Nice DIY. you look adorable, lovely blog

http://www.Nubiasnonsense.com

Sher said...

Nice edgy look for you!

Emy Augustus said...

that's cool! haha similar to the DIY i just did. =P i am familiar w/ awkward fitting tank tops...

Dream Sequins said...

Slash-It-Yourself :)

Hanako66 said...

what a cool diy...you look so summer chic!

Izzy said...

I'll have to try this. I have too many tank tops laying around unattended.

jessica wu said...

i really want to make that (it's been on my diy list for a LONG time) and i called it the rib cage shirt XDyours is verry nice!

xx