Hi guys! It has been a while but finally I finished a crop top to match my kitties skirt and I really wanted to share with you what the matching set looks like!
So yes I decided it was time to finish that crop top that was in the pile since last summer. The idea of a matching crop top for my skirt came from the fact that I had some *little* pieces of fabric left when finishing the skirt. Needless to say, at the end this wasn’t enough to cover my breast area and this is why you see some black stripes down the sides. This really was an improvised piece of patchwork at the end. I self-drafted from a top I already had, added darts around the bust for a better fit and finished it with an exposed zip on the back that goes all the way down. If you want to know how I made the skirt you can check it here. As for the rest of the look, just keeping it classy with high heels but adding a biker jacket for the fun! ;)
Pleated skirt & crop top – handmade; Biker jacket -Zara; Sandals – Steve Madden; Clutch – Zara
Pictures by C.E.
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Any dress with a fitted bodice and a pleated skirt will give the same effect as my crop top and skirt. So you can easily recreate this look with several different dresses with different prints, etc. As for these sandals they exist in so many different colours and are so versatile; I really think the black and nude version are really a ‘must have’ in your wardrobe. They can transform any look into something more formal and chic instantly. Unfortunately the biker jacket I’m wearing is not available anymore, but I linked a similar one above. What I particularly like about the one I’m wearing it is the fact that is has a very classy twist with the shape and length of the sleeves and its simple cut. It really almost looks like a little black jacket!
I really hope you like this look. I really enjoyed making this set and I’m so happy it is possible to style it for more formal occasions too. Because, as you know, I adore the cats print and I want to wear it as much as possible. Let me know your thoughts be leaving a comment below! I’m also really into Pinterest lately and so if you would like to follow for more inspiration you can find me here.
Have a great week,
Dear talented friend you do not stop surprising me, seriously…the detail of the black stripes on the side, although it was a plan B idea, in the end, added a really cool detail on the awesome top that you made, with that beautiful cat fabric. This outfit is really amazing Cátia! Congratulations LOVE IT!
I’m happy you like teh side panels!
I was first also a bit unsure, but I also think it made it even more interesting! :) Thanks for keeping up with my journey!
Haha, I’m totally a cat lady, so very cute dress! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com
Hey Sophia :)
You and me! I really couldn’t resist this fabric and I’m so happy it was enough for a matching top!
Love those shoes ! They are the basics you need in your wardrobe.
x Romina | http://www.blaastyle.com
Exactly! I was looking for these classics for ages and finally got them at Steve Madden on my latest trip to the US. They are the emergency kit to elevate any outfit :)
Love the look! I so want that dress <3
Thanks darling! The top and skirt are handmade and the fabric I got in Tokyo :)
Love your dress and you clutch! Super feminine & elegant! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
So happy you like it :) Thanks a lot for stopping by!
Hope you have a lovely week!
Cute, Cátia!!! I love it. I’m a big fan of sets but can never find ones I want when I’m out looking for them! So it’s so cool that you can make what you want for yourself. You are so talented! It looks like you bought it from a store! Good job, friend!!
So nice to see you around here :D Thanks a lot! If I ever get skilled enough I’ll make you one too ;) And I love that you actually think it could pass as it came from the store. I always want my handmade things to look that good haha
kisses to Texas xx
I just love a moto jacket over something feminine. Great combo. xo
That was exactly my thought! I think biker jackets can be so versatile and work so well with so many different looks. Specially this one :)
Thanks a lot for stopping by!
Lovely!! And there is the jacket!! Great minds think alike ;P
My lovely Lily,
Thanks so much for stopping by! OMG! This just made my day haha
I think so too! :p Just thought it was funny that we had the same idea hihi
Hope you are having a great week!
Dear Catia, what a sweet outfit!
The cat-print skirt and crop top look stunning togheter- needless to say that the whole outfit just looks amazing and beautiful.
Thanks for putting a smile on my face with this sweet kitty outfit!
hugs from Switzerland
Ow, you’re so sweet! Thank you so much for those lovely words and for stopping by!
You made my day :) I just absolutely love the cat print, so I just try to find elegant ways to bring it to the streets!
Kisses to Switzerland,