Cropped it

Every so often I will get it in my head that I need to reinvent a piece in my closet, and while I loved this white eyelet top, I felt the length didn't quite work for me. In light of the current crop top trend, I decided to chop off a few inches and transform it into a crop top, while preserving the bottom scalloped lace.

I'm pleased with my results, and could not resist doubling up on eyelet lace by pairing it with these navy shorts!

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The Rundown
White Eyelet Lace Crop Top Gap similar
Navy Eyelet Shorts J.Crew similar
Sandals Ferragamo thrifted similar
Straw Clutch Rodo Italy via Goodwill similar
Earrings Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Lariat Necklace Made by Me similar
Gold Circle Bracelet TJMaxx
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie

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  1. Double eyelet is so fun. I like this length of top on you. Glad you kept the scalloped hem.

  2. This is so cool- way to go, lady. I love the new crop- and the whole look is really summer + nautical chiiiiiiic!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. Love all the texture going on look fabulous!

  4. I love your dedication to your wardrobe. If a top doesn't fit the way that I want it to, it's finds its way to the charity bag and is gone before I know it - I walk by the donation bin on our neighbourhood almost every day, so there's no excuse. It would never cross my mind to reinvent something to make it work for me, the way you did with top - but I love that you did it and I absolutely love the results. (I only wish rewardstyle worked for Forever21 Canada - but it's probably better that I don't rush out to buy something similar, even if it is a bargain price.) Not to mention that eyelet on eyelet really couldn't be any prettier.

  5. Love the restyling of it! It is definitely more flattering on you as a crop top! What talent you have to see that in a top and then be able to alter it!

  6. I HEART eyelet. Love this double whammy here! You did a great job with the top. This is such a fun summer look!

  7. Pretty outfit and so feminine. Love it!


  8. It came out really great! And I just love all the eyelets here - so cute.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  9. I love that you kept this top and decided to revamp it! A lot of times if my old clothes are ill-fitting I just donate or sell them! I love that you were able to take away some length and it looks beautiful. I love that you did an eyelet design in the top and bottom and put them together, they work so well!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  10. I really love the color combination blue and white during the summer. The lace crop looks really feminine. :)

  11. Perfect restyle and you look comfy and chic. Enjoy!

  12. This look is so cute! I love the perforated top and shorts, so perfect for summer! Gorgeous nautical inspired look.

  13. This is adorable! I love the combination of eyelet pieces in different colors. Very pretty.

    District of Chic

  14. Loving how you paired these eyelits! The necklace is great as well,
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  15. It totally works as a crop top - Super cute! I love this double eyelet look too!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  16. Love your top-you look so chic:)

  17. I love eyelet anything and these two pieces are adorable! Great casual nautic.

  18. What a gorgeous top!! Loving it with those shorts.


  19. You did a great job with the top, and it looks so nice with the shorts!

  20. The cutest bag ever. love the details too

    Sabrina | GYPSY TAN

  21. That top is so pretty. It's all in the details right?! The hem is what really makes it special :)

  22. what an adorable summer outfit, love this pretty top.


  23. Wow, you did transform it, and I'm so impressed that you kept the scalloped hem too! You're quite the seamstress! Love the eyelet + eyelet pairing :)

  24. This is a fantastic DIY! And this outfit is too cute. Perfect for a hot summer day!

  25. I love the eyelet textures! I especially love the hem of the top.


  26. such a lovely Outfit. so in love with your fab bag
    Posts online about Barcelona, Miami, Hawaii...

  27. Love the transformation of this top!! Did you do that yourself? You've got great sewing skills!


  28. Such a great look! You look so put together, and both the top and the bottom have great details!

  29. In love with your eyelet pieces and woven straw clutch. All three are perfect for an easy-breezy Summer day!

  30. My vote is for the redo! I love it cropped. It's not so cropped that is super trendy and you won't be able to keep it, but it's just enough that it looks completely classy and timeless. I see many beach weekends in this top's future.

  31. Well, that was simply a perfect transformation. I always like seeing how people see potential in items--like making skirts shorter, sleeved tops into sleeveless ones, etc. Your necklace and bracelet combo is lovely as well!

  32. You did an amazing job ! It looks really good because its cropped BUT not really really short.
    And I really liked how you mixed these two together.