Style A Boxy Top

Happy Monday ladies!  I told you I would be back this week and I am happy to be back!  I mentioned in my last post that I found a new found passion, and sewing is definitely it.  After retiring from professional figure skating as a show skater almost 9 years ago, I was really lost as I devoted 15 years to a sport I loved so much.  I really wanted to eventually find something non-strenous on my body that could fulfill my creative side.  Sewing is it, and I am so grateful that I found something I really love doing again in my life.  For those of you who will remain followers and in touch with me, even though I may not be posting more than twice a week, I thank you so much for your support.  I can now get back to this blog a bit and get back to your blogs for a visit to catch up.  :)

Below is my first real project I did and I am so pleased with the results.  I really wanted to make a boxy top for winter while it is still cold and yucky and I like the lighter shades in this plaid print.  I also didn't have enough plaid print to make the full shirt, so I added a solid shade of gray in the back.  I love the two toned look and of course am open for your thoughts as well.   

*Style Tips*

1.  The great thing about boxy tops is they work for most body types.  They look great with skinny pants and fitted pencil skirts.  

2.  Layering is easy with them as you can throw on a fitted shirt underneath for extra warmth in the Winter.  For Summer, a sleeveless boxy top looks amazing with a short skirt or a pair of pencil ankle pants.  

Items Worn For Today's Look

Boxy Top:  Made by me
Turtleneck:  TJ Maxx 
Jeans:  Levis
Boots:  BCBG
Bag:  TJ Maxx 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a 
wonderful day! 


  1. It looks wonderful doll, well done!! I think you've done an excellent job!! I hope you have a great week :) xx

  2. Wow, great job, darling. It looks wonderful. Im sure that you spend a lot of time working it. :)
    Fashion Happenss

  3. I just love how you've styled this! It looks absolutely amazing.

  4. so in love with your top!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,

  5. I always say that the best pieces are made of material that you do not have enough because it makes you be creative. And you were. It is very modern style of the top - the combination of these two textiles is genious. It looks so good and your hems are so straight! I'm happy for you that you found sewing because it is my biggest hobby. Today I have a black coat that I made, on my blog.

  6. You have been a professional skater, WOW.. So happy that you found your love in sewing..
    cannt believe you made it, it looks so pro.. :)
    I think the grey back takes it on the other level
    Keep in touch

  7. I meant it doll, You look beautiful love those boots.

  8. Love that top

  9. Interesting!!! Also wish you nice rest of the day:-)

  10. Welcome back Pip!

    I know exactly what you talking about, post and passion. I am the same page:). You did an amazing job with your other passion sewing, It turned out perfectly fab. keep up with your passion:). Happy week my dear Pip!



  11. very great outfit inspiration. You did great styling a boxy top like this one.


  12. Love the box top the fabric mix is cool & unique..You did a fab job making it & you styled it beautifully!

  13. Congratulations... I am so happy you have found something you like to do and you are making awesome outfits too...

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)

    I totally understand time restraints :)

  14. Great top! How wonderful to have made it yourself! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  15. Lovely stylish outfit <3

  16. Wow Pip, That's one helluva start! I love that boxy top. It looks so stylish and well stitched & Did you say you used to be a show skater! I can only imagine what you must have felt after retiring from the sport.

    Look forward to reading more of your sewing projects.

    Have a great day.

    ~ Seepz
    Savoir Style

  17. Great outfit!)I like your blog!Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo

  18. I'm now back in blogging and reading this now made me become a fan of yours even more! - totally not in a creepy way though. Congrats! excited to see more of your new creations. :)


  19. Great job Pip...... I really love your box top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Amazing combo!!!
    Have a lovely day doll!!!!

  20. hey! love your blog :) would you like to follow for a follow? just let me know on my blog heleenakk.blogspot.co.uk

  21. This top looks awesome- you did such a killer job, and it looks perfect on you. :)


  22. Wow! Great outfit darling!
    Do you wanna follow each other?


  23. You put on my blog that you were only 5ft! You must be tiny in real life, you look tall in your photos.

    It's great that you're learning to sew, I really wish I had the time so I could use my dress makers doll for something other than coat stand!

    It's fab that you were a pro figure skater! I loved watching it growing up. Do you have any pictures/videos/posts about it? I'd love a link if you do.

    Corinne x

  24. You did a beautiful job with this! Great layering!

    - Anna


  25. Great tips! Those boxy tops can be so tricky to style!! Thanks for sharing.
    Kallie @ But First Coffee

  26. Wow, great job on this top. I actually love that the back is solid and the front is plaid. I always wished I could sew just so I could alter clothes and make new stuff.


  27. A fgiure skater!! Oh wow Pip, how did I not know this, thats so amazing, you must be brilliant, would have loved to seen a video of yours. Sewing is an art form, Ive tried before and found it isn't for me and I truly admire those who can do it, as well as you do. The top came out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing your opinion with me on your last post.

  28. hello, as always a perfect post. brilliant


  29. Pip, Loving the cool plaid top, doesn't rad boxy at all, the way you have styled it! Awesome!!
    XX, Elle

  30. great tips on styling the top :) wow! I love your outfit your pictures are so so stunning, I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back! xo Agatha

  31. Thanks hun! Looking forward to your awesome posts following you back on GFC xo

  32. Love the way you styled this boxy top, I never know how to wear them.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

  33. This is such a lovely boxy top! I love how you layered it with a turtleneck!

    xo Saretta
    The Lion in Jewels


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