Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On Nnenna's Needles #20




Summer Lovin' Vest
Handmade Vest, TJ Maxx Tank, Forever 21 Shorts

A while back, I mentioned I wanted to make a more summery version of this vest. I envisioned something lighter and airyer and eventually I found the pattern that I was looking for. I love the off-white color because it has summer written all over it. Actually, this vest is made of a combination of two different yarns, one of which has a little bit of a shine to it, which you can see when you're closer. Here I just threw it on over a sheer top with cute birdies all over and added some dark wash denim shorts for a casual summer look, but I can picture wearing it so many other ways- over a strapless dress on breezy day...with a skirt for a walk through the park....there are so many possibilities! =)

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57 Comments:

At June 22, 2011 at 12:26 AM , Anonymous Gentrileeblog said...

Love it love it!! You've got mad skills!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 5:28 AM , Anonymous Sissi DellaGiacoma said...

that's lovely! a great idea for this summer!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 9:09 AM , Anonymous sartorialsidelines said...

Oooh great vest! And I really love your TJ Maxx tank underneath.

xoxo ~ Courtney

http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

 
At June 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Anonymous Ashley Sloan said...

Oh my gosh how cute are you!!! You made that?! That is incredible! AND YES I am obsessed with SYTYCD!!!!

Ashley Sloan

 
At June 22, 2011 at 4:09 PM , Anonymous AmberBlueBird83 said...

wicked cute vest and I of course love that birdie top :)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM , Anonymous Alex Elizabeth said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You're so talented!  I can knit a little but nothing like this vest.  I definitely second the dress on a breezy day look, I think it would be so pretty.  Also, I'm a (mostly) New York blogger so we should meet up sometime.  Lydia might visit on the weekend sometime, maybe we can coordinate! 

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks Gentrilee! :D

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks so much Sissi! :)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you Courtney! I forget that I find great stuff at TJ Maxx sometimes! =)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:14 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Aww, thank you so much Ashley! =) And new episode tonight! :D

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks Amber! :D

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you so much Alex! That sounds awesome- we should totally do it! =)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Anonymous Cait said...

I really like these light summer vests, it is so nice that you have made your own :) it is a great colour and looks great with the outfit!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 11:20 PM , Anonymous leah shaul said...

kudos to you knitted your own vest:)  thanks so much for visiting my page.   your blog is very whimsical and fun!  

xo, 
Leah

 
At June 23, 2011 at 12:25 AM , Anonymous Dale said...

Wow, this is such a cute summer look and I think that's so cool you made that vest. I wish I could do something like that :) You have really nice skin and these shorts are so perfect for summer, I love everything denim right now.

Following you

xoDale
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At June 23, 2011 at 12:58 AM , Anonymous PlatinumBatch said...

I love this vest! I bought one just like it and could easily wear it everyday! Looks TOO cute girl :)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM , Anonymous MaNAa said...

lovely look <3

 
At June 23, 2011 at 1:25 AM , Anonymous Caroline Ikeji said...

that top is super cute - i am loving bird prints lately!!!
love that vest too!

caroline - pictures & words

 
At June 23, 2011 at 4:42 AM , Anonymous Gelreg07 said...

Love your vest! I used to have classes in knitting but I never had the patience to learn so I didn't. Good for you :) And I like the print on your top. Pretty!

 
At June 23, 2011 at 4:43 AM , Anonymous Gelreg07 said...

Love your vest! I used to have classes in knitting but I never had the patience to learn so I didn't. Good for you :) And I like the print on your top. Pretty!
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At June 23, 2011 at 5:00 AM , Anonymous Fantailflo said...

wow so nice!!
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At June 23, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Anonymous Penny Ka said...

I wish I had some kind of knitting skills!I actually thought I would have some time this time and searched for some courses ( it is the first step no? :)) - but still haven't started!the vest looks really nice and i like the pattern on your top!
Penny from stripedsocksplaypingpong.blogspot.com

 
At June 23, 2011 at 6:35 AM , Anonymous Ask Erena said...

Such a cute outfitl! Thank you for your comments. Following you now... Follow me?
xx
Ask Erena
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At June 23, 2011 at 7:00 AM , Anonymous Despina said...

hi dear,thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting :)
i am following you now.follow me back if u want.
nice outfit.great shorts!

 
At June 23, 2011 at 7:21 AM , Anonymous kasia4333 said...

I love your top! you look great :)

Btw I have one question... I love your  shop and I'm dreaming about collaboration ( I saw at mybestfriendjules.com that you work with some bloggers). Is it possible?chocarome.blogspot.com

 
At June 23, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Anonymous Stephanie;BirdFlyAway said...

I really like your top! So cute!

xx

 
At June 23, 2011 at 7:52 AM , Anonymous UnravelledThreads said...

AMAZING. I've seen a couple of these sorts of vests in stores and I really want one. Nice job DIYing your own! Love your blouse, too!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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At June 23, 2011 at 8:20 AM , Anonymous Kirstin Marie said...

That vest is incredible!!! That's so awesome that you made it. You look adorable in this outfit, I love it!

 
At June 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Anonymous Melanie said...

Great job with the vest! It looks really good! :)

Melanie
thosethingstheysaid.com

 
At June 23, 2011 at 2:47 PM , Anonymous Daisy said...

That handmade vest rocks! very cute outfit!

 
At June 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Anonymous Rosie said...

This is so lovely because lots of people are wearing these crochet summer vests, but yours is oh-so-individual :)

Rosie x

 
At June 23, 2011 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks so much Cait! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 8:59 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks so much Leah, that's very sweet of you to say! :D

 
At June 23, 2011 at 8:59 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you very much Dale for all the lovely compliments and for following! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Aww, thanks so much! Now we're vest twins! haha =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you! :)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you very much Caroline! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks so much! :D

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you! I will! :)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:04 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

If you lived nearby I would totally teach you! =) Or there are videos on You Tube that show you what you need to know- that's where I go when I've forgotten how to do something! :)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:05 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you very much Erena and thanks so much for following! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:06 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thanks so much Despina for your kind comment and for following! :)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Hi Kasia- thanks so much! Wow, I'm so flattered! =) How about you email me and we can discuss further? My email is starcrossedsmile@gmail.com

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you Stephanie! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Aww, you're so sweet- thanks Melanie! :D

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you so much Kirstin Marie! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you Melanie! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:13 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you Daisy! :)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Aww, thanks Rosie! That's one of my favorite things about knitting- that it's all my own! =)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 9:20 PM , Anonymous Monique said...

I never cease to be amazed by your handiwork I love the vest and that blouse is super!

 
At June 23, 2011 at 10:19 PM , Anonymous YarnHobbit said...

o wow! Do you have a pattern for this??

 
At June 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Anonymous YarnHobbit said...

yarnhobbit.blogspot.com

 
At June 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

You are too sweet Monique, thank you!! And you're married now, WOOT! :D

 
At June 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Yes, I do! You can click the link under the picture to find it on Ravelry or I think I have a copy somewhere- I'll look around and get back to you! =)

 
At June 24, 2011 at 12:35 AM , Anonymous hotchild said...

Wow you are super talented and awesome! :) I love this look...and your fabulous blog name! Star-crossed smile = BEAUTIFUL!

 
At June 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM , Anonymous Nnenna said...

Thank you so much, you are too kind! :D

 
At June 26, 2011 at 12:33 AM , Anonymous Monica said...

I love this vest!!
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