. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY Polka Dot Tee

April 23, 2013

DIY Polka Dot Tee

shirt: shade clothing - DIY polka dots    pants: walmart   necklace: old navy  shoes: target

I'm pretty sure I've developed a slight obsession with polka dots.  I love to wear them and am filling baby girl's room with them.  


I followed this tutorial and I used the same spray can top that I used for these canvases to make my dots.  I've become pretty good at making these polka dots.   I didn't do the back like she did or the sleeves and can only chalk that part up to a little laziness and not wanting to make any more polka dots.  The front is way more important anyway, right? 

Every once and awhile I feel the need to tell you how much everything cost in my outfit, so here it is:

maternity tee: $4
pants: $10
wedges: $6
necklace: $3 

I should probably do it more often and maybe someone would hire me as their personal shopper. 

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57 comments:

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the dots!!! Are the pants maternity? They look great. I do want you to be my personal shopper!!

Sara {Social Sara} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Seriously, this is such a cute and easy DIY! You never cease to amaze me with you mad skills! :)
Cheers,
Sara

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The dots are super cute! I'll have to give this a try.

Sheila said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The dots are so cute!! Love the DIY tee with the necklace. :)

xo - Sheila
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Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Seriously I can't believe the deals you find! I love the DIY polka dots! Those shoes were $6? I don't think I've ever bought flip flops for that cheap!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that you did the dots yourself. They look so good. If I tried it would be a hot mess.

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute, Katie :) Great DIY and what a deal on the outfit!
Ginny
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LoveCaroline said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving your polka dot top! I need to make a shirt like that too for summer!

xo
Caroline

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Arielle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this top! I think I saw something similar at F21 but passed it up. Now seeing you in it, I want to go back!

Samantha Curtis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it all!! You're adorable!

Samantha Curtis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it all!! You're adorable!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My favorite outfit of yours to date! So cute and love the pops of orange and blue!

Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! Your baby girl is going to have the cutest nursery on the block (and a super cute mama, too)!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm obsessed with anything polka dot. This is adorable...as are you! Great job! And I would totally hire you to shop sale racks for me!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love how crafty you are! And watching this sweet baby's nursery come together - absolutely adore the elephants!

Love and Ace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love polka dots too - I think they are a timeless design, for babies and adults :) x, Kat

Love and Ace

Kaylin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute. Love your DIY projects!!!

Tiffany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aaah! I love it when you can look cute on a cheap budget! You're adorable.

Hima said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love polka dots too! Especially black ones on a cream background- so professional!
Remember how you shoe-twinned with one of your students a few months ago? Well my best friend and I just found out we have the same outfit as our Spanish teacher. We're planning on twinning it up next week ;)

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Look how funny you are DIY ing!!!! Girrrrrrlllll... I'm not even pregnant and I don't have the energy!!!! Go wit your bad self!!!!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome dots.

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love, love, love the polka dots! I would hire you to be my personal shopper. You find the best deals!!

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

omg, Katie! Seriously, SUCH a cute tee! You are so crafty. I love that necklace too...$3?! You're the best shopper!

Abigail said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What lovely details! And it looks such as fun, chic, yet comfy outfit :)

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Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cute idea!
I had to do a double take. Your little bump is camouflaged by the dots. Seriously, $23 for the whole outfit?! WOAH! Please do share how much your clothes cost, as well as where you get them!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

When I was in the Gap on Saturday, I bought a few things on super cheap clearance..a dress for $6, for example. When I saw anything more than $12, I thought, "Nah, I can do better than that!"
I like it when you post prices!

Meg {henninglove} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

your polka dot sweater is so cute lauren! love your entire outfit and the elephant theme is darling for your girl's room

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! Such a cute idea!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Um - this is the cutest outfit ever! Love that polka dot top, and love the blue & red pops of color. And baby girl's room looks SO beautiful :)

annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That top came out so cute! Now I wish I didn't buy my polka dot top.

-Sharon
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Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Adorable! The top looks so cute on you and I love that it's DIY :)

LEIGH said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ah! Love the polka dots! And such a good price too!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Omg WHAT!? Stop it. A diy polka dot tee!? LOVE.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Absolutely love the bedding!!

Jane said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cool DIY <3

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are thrify AND creative! I love it!

Rakel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this!! :)

Heather Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I would totally hire you as a personal shopper. What a fabulous outfit for so cheap! :)

-Heather Ann

Shelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is one DIY I might actually do!!! You look amazing, and I love your necklace and shoes. Great outfit, great price, GREAT baby bump :-)

Shelly

Heidi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great idea to use a lid for your dots!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this! I'm going to make one ASAP!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrsyons.com

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The top is adorable!

vogueandheels.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love polka dots and your shirt is very cute!

-Vogue&Heels
www.vogueandheels.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love all the polkadots in her room! And your tee is adorable!

Sakuranko said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh sweetie your looks absolutely cute and gorgeus!

xoxo

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Ruby Girl said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

super cute tee! and i love the art you made!

xoxo linds
my style blog :: Ruby Girl

Style-Delights said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Guess which DIY I am gonna try next:-) I absolutely love polka dots and love the way you added a splash of red here!! Looking so pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
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Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What is it about polka dots?? Love it all! The necklace and shoes are fabulous with the top..which I love, of course, cause its polka dots.. haha ;)

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have a polka dot obsession too! I love the shirt you made. :-)

Lindsay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cutie :) I got your questions and you are on my radar for tonight! Maybe we can post Friday? Let me know what works for you xoxo

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

such a stinkin' cute idea, katie!!

Lily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you're already an AMAZING mother. and I love this new place you took pictures at. Which I assume is your home. anyways I love it! And your outfit:)

Natasha xoxo said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun top - I love polkdots!

xo, tasha
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Jen B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'd hire you as my personal shopper

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's a very cute t-shirt, and you do a good job of being thrifty with your clothes! I love those shoes!

Penniless Socialite said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so awesome! I sort of prefer it with only the front polka dotted. I think it would have been too busy to do the rest of the shirt. You are one talented lady! Thanks for linking up.
Tara
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Simply Sky said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the pictures of the elephants you did. They are super cute!!!! Also I can't remember the last time I wrote you as it's been awhile since I am on...Congrats and hope you have a Happy Mothers Day :)