DIY Frayed-Hem Jeans

I’m here with something new and exciting! Like I’ve said in my previous post, I’ve been really motivated and determined lately. That means that I’m also motivated and determined to blog more and come up with some different content! In today’s post, I’m going to share with you a little do-it-yourself project that I did the other day. I DIY’d my own pair of frayed-hem jeans!

I got this sick pair of gray straight-leg jeans from work for $10. That’s right TEN DOLLARS. When I bought them they were waaay too long for me, but they fit perfectly around my waist! For $10, I racked my brain for an idea on how I could make them work. I mean, I could have got them hemmed for another $10 but who wants to do that?! Lol, not me!! I decided to hem them myself, and even better, I decided I wanted a FRAYED hem. We sell them at Topshop for almost $100. I love them and wanted them until I realized I could probably make them myself!! So I did and now here we are. Not only am I going to show you how they turned out, but I’m going to show you how I made them in case you guys want to try doing this yourselves! Here we go!

Things you’ll need:

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  1. Jeans – you could use an old pair, or even thrift a pair!
  2. Scissors (preferably fabric scissors, but I lost mine..)
  3. Tweezers
  4. Pencil or Chalk
  5. Measuring Tape

 

Step One:

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Lay out your jeans and measure them to your desired length. Then draw a line for yourself to follow while you cut! Keep in mind that you’re going to need an inch or so for the frayed part. Side note: It looks like I cut off three inches from the bottom of my jeans.. I ended up cutting an extra inch. #shortgirlproblems Also, you don’t NEED to measure it out, draw a line, etc. If you’re comfortable eye-balling it, by all means go for it!! It’ll probably look more natural if you do it that way. I’m just a neat freak.

Step Two:

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If you’ve measured where you want to cut them, cut away! If you’re eye-balling it, cut away! *TIP: Try the jeans on after! See where they sit! If you want them shorter, measure it out and cut some more!

Step Three:

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Take your measuring tape again and measure from the bottom of your jeans to where you’d like your fraying/fringe to start. I measured one and a quarter inch. Draw another line across then instead of cutting across, cut up towards that line and make even little strips. BE CAREFUL NOT TO DESTROY A SIDE SEAM. That may cause you problems in the future!

Step Four:

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Take a good and close look at one of those little strips. You’ll notice that there are threads going vertically and horizontally. This is how we’re going to make it fray. Loosen up the threads a bit with your fingers. Then take your tweezers and start to pull away all the horizontal/white threads until you each the end of the strip. We don’t want those guys! Do this to every strip all the way around the leg.

This is what it should look like once you’ve done a few strips:

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And once you’ve finished all the strips on BOTH legs, this is what they’ll look like!! 🙂

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I’m so happy with how these turned out. I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I had a lot of fun putting this together. If you’d like more DIYs, let me know in the comment section below!

Happy Tuesday!

  • Tiny ❤

 

Blue Suede Shoes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a post that is all about one pair of shoes. If that doesn’t tell you how much I love them, I don’t know what else will ha-ha. These are my favourite shoes of Summer 2016. Why? Well, let me tell you.

Let me start off by saying that my feet are tiny. I have baby feet. I am lucky if a woman’s size 5 shoe fits me, and if that doesn’t fit, I usually buy the kid’s version. These gorgeous blue suede mules are from Topshop. If you guys don’t already know, I work there Full Time now. I’ve been an employee for almost two years and not once did I ever find a pair of shoes that fit me perfectly. Of course, I’ve bought shoes from Topshop before but I had to buy insoles to make them fit properly. The smallest shoe size that Topshop carries in Canada is typically a 5.5. When I saw these mules, they came in size 4.5! So obviously, I felt like I had to buy them because never again will this happen. Like I’m telling you, the fact that we had a pair in a size 4.5 is a HUGE rarity. So yeah, I bought them. Duh. And I love them. Double Duh.

I wear them with almost anything. You would assume that because they’re blue, which is not necessarily a neutral colour, they wouldn’t go with much. Like I’ve said, they actually go well with a lot. I love pairing them with denim. I love how they can make a boring outfit more fun. They’re a great little pop of colour and definitely different from the rest of the shoes in my closet. ALSO, they’re comfortable! I can do a full shift with these guys on and it will be bearable.

It’s sad that Summer has come to an end and I probably won’t wear them again for a while. But I hope you guys love these shoes as much as I do! If not, maybe you’ve enjoyed my passion for them? I am very passionate about these shoes and I can’t wait to wear them again next year.

Hope you guys are having a fabulous Monday!

Until next time,

– A ❤

White&Denim

Why hello there! I’m excited to say that I’m back with something different for you guys! I teamed up with a few friends, found a colorful location downtown Toronto, and we took some fun pictures that I’d love to share. This specific location had the cutest crates in a few different colours. They ended up being the perfect backdrop. We also agreed on wearing denim and white. You all know how much I love that combination ;D The photographers behind these lovely photos are Mark Gomez and Jasmine Cabanilla. Also joining us was my fellow Topshop/Topman associate, Will Prowse. I’ll link their Instagram accounts down below! Definitely check them out!

Now take a look at these pictureessss!

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SQUAD (left-right): Mark, Myself, Jasmine, and Will

OUTFIT: Top – Thrift Store | Jeans – Topshop | Loafers – Jeffrey Campbell |

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! It’s a little different and I like that there’s more people to look at than just me lol. Thank you Mark and Jasmine for taking awesome photos! And for those who follow me, check out all of their Instagrams (follow them!):

Mark – https://www.instagram.com/markgogo/

Jasmine – https://www.instagram.com/jxsmine.c/

Will – https://www.instagram.com/willprowse/

Happy hump day, and until next time!

  • A ❤

Choker Obsessed

“Chokers are the new flower crowns.” I’ve been reading that a lot over the internet. Do I believe it? Not really (ha-ha). For one, I was never really a fan of flower crowns. Secondly, I believe chokers are SO MUCH BETTER. Chokers are like the new.. I can’t come up with anything clever, but I’m telling you they’re 50x better than a flower crown. They’re perfect for when you need a little “oomph!” to your outfit.

This post is simply a glimpse of my choker collection. These pictures were taken by my super awesome roommate, Jay and I love how they turned out! He used soft lighting and did a WAY better job than what I could have done. Oh! – Jay also has a blog! I’ll leave the link below if you wanna check it out!!

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Choker from Etsy
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Choker from a local fabric store
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Choker from Free People
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Choker from Topshop
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Choker from Free People
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Neckerchief from Topshop

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I’m really happy with it, and I’m also happy that it changes things up a little in terms of content. I know a lot of my posts have been monthly inspiration. I mean, I love the monthly inspiration posts but I’m definitely starting to feel like I’m cutting myself short. I can do better! Especially now that school is no longer taking up most of my time, I just have to focus on saving time for posts when I’m not at work. Easy enough, I think! ;D

Anyways, hopefully this post made your Monday a bit brighter. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Until next time!
– A ❤

P.S. Click this link to see my roomie’s new blog <3: kuyacozyboy.blogspot.com

Dungaree Daze

I have an OUTFIT POST! Man, who would have thought I’d get around to making one of these anytime soon eh? Well I’m proud to say that I found time to get some pictures taken. I knew that if I was going to make another outfit post, my next one had to be of me in my dungarees. I could live in dungarees for the rest of my life. They’re just so comfortable and in my opinion, stylish. I feel super cool when I wear them – and again, that’s just my personal opinion! I understand if some people think they’re ridiculous or dumb, or maybe a little juvenile. I can’t lie and say that I don’t love them though. Going to the bathroom is rather annoying.. I’m always afraid a strap is going to dip into the toilet… but it’s all worth it! The dungarees/overalls that I’m wearing in these pictures are from Topshop. Like, where else would I get them haha? I adore the classic denim wash. A true blue! I feel like I’ll be able to wear these for a long time. I mean, not only is the wash timeless but it’s not like I’m going to grow anytime soon (unfortunately).. right?

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Dungarees – TS | Top – TS | Shoes – Aldo | Bag & Sunglasses- TS

You have no idea how happy I was to take these pictures and to finally get the chance to make a proper blog post. I hope you guys enjoy this post as much as I do! I REALLY hope I’ll get the opportunity to be consistent and have another post ready for you guys next week! Here’s to hoping!

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND THANK YOU FOR READING!

Love you all ❤

– A

Summer Suede

Hi friends! I’m baaack with another outfit post! This outfit consists of two things I’ve been currently loving, camel suede and that darn button up skirt! Are you sick of seeing it yet? I promise that I’m keeping it at two ha-ha! This one in particular is white, and also from Topshop. I picked white because I don’t have any bottoms in my closet that are white. I was considering getting pants but this skirt just seemed like the perfect choice. My top is from Zara and it’s real suede leather. It’s got that weird leather smell but I love the look and the texture that it brings to my outfit. What do you think? Take a look!!

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Top – Zara | Skirt, Sunglasses & Bag – Topshop | Sandals – Birkenstock

As always, I appreciate you taking the time to read this post ❤ Thank you to my boyfriend for taking the pictures (you’re the best). &I hope you all enjoyed my outfit!

Have a great weekend!

– A xo

Culotte Life

Hey everyone! It’s me again! I’m back with another outfit post. This beautiful garment was found by accident. I found it on the “Last Chance” rack at work. The “Last Chance” rack is basically a rack full of garments that have sold quickly (and we only have 2 or 3 left) or garments that have been returned from another location that we don’t carry. We never carried this piece! Someone had bought this adorable (petite!) culotte jumpsuit from another location AND RETURNED IT! Can you believe that? Of course it was my size, so I tried it on and it was magical. The only thing missing were pockets *sadface* I definitely plan on wearing this a lot during the summer. It’s one of those easy pieces where you put it on, find a cute bag, find cute shoes, and ta-da! You’re golden. I can also see myself layering with it in the autumn. Perhaps a turtleneck underneath? Or a white button up shirt over top? And some cute booties?

This piece is definitely a favourite. Take a look at it!! (O! The cut-outs are bomb too.)

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What do you think?! I hope you guys like this outfit as much as I do! Thank you for reading!

Until next time, and HAPPY FRIDAAAY!

– A xo