Hello all and happy Friday! I recently went to San Diego for the day and, just before leaving, decided to spontaneously cut these jeans you see here! I bought them because they were supposed to be straight leg, but were much longer than I expected when they arrived in the mail (short girl problems!!). I had to roll them all the time, but I kept the jeans because I loved how they fit around my waist. Even then, I did not wear them all that often. Since I've cut them, I wear them a lot more and with many different styles of shoe that I could not wear before! In today's post, I'm sharing how I achieved the 'after' look in less than ten minutes. So, if you're interesting in taking some old jeans and making them new, keep on reading!
I started by taking a ruler and measuring up the seam 10 cm on both sides of the pant leg. You might want to try them on for this part, so you know how high up you want to cut. I just took a guess and got lucky (you probably shouldn't take this risk since I could have cut way more than I intended which would have been bad!) I drew a small dot in pen on each side (you can see the mark at the end of the scissors). I then lightly drew a line to connect the dots. This ensures you will have a straight line across! Next, take a deep breath and start cutting! I did one leg at a time because the denim was thick, but as long as you measure, the cuts will be in the same place (:
Lastly, take the two ends of your jeans and rub them together until you get your desired look. This gives your jeans that raw hem as opposed to the clean cut look you see in step 1. If any strings are too long, you can always cut them. Keep in mind that your jeans will continue to unravel a bit when you wash them, so don't rub them too much!
I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial! If you like this particular pair of jeans, you can buy them here. Thanks for reading (:
Happy Friday, loves! As the rain pours outside, I can't help but think about how excited I am for spring/summer. While I do love the rain, the gloom is not the best for shooting and it's getting harder to drag my sister outside to take my pictures (blogger problems lol), so I've already begun thinking about spring outfits! One of the resolutions I made this year was to spend less on clothes, especially those pieces I only wear a few times. Instead, I'm choosing to focus on re-styling pieces I already own. Today, I'm sharing my top five items to help you transition to spring using pieces you may already have.
Mid to Light-Wash Denim
Personally, I've always loved the look of light-wash denim in the winter, so I've purchased quite a few lighter wash denim pieces these past few months. I think this trend transitions in to spring really well. Think light wash denim jackets paired with floral dresses or t-shirts and midi skirts! With the weather heating up, it may become difficult to wear those extra tight skinny jeans, so try a cropped cut or straight leg instead!
While I do love funky, colorful, and the occasional fruit earrings, gold earrings are great year-round pieces that go well with any look. Layered and minimal necklaces continue to be one of my favorite trends that I will continue to wear this spring as well.
Animal print made a big comeback this winter and I think it will fit right in this spring. Think snakeskin ankle boots with denim and maxi leopard skirts with graphic tees! Animal print is also a great alternative to the same floral print we see year after year.
Another reason I'm excited for spring is to bring out my no-nonsense shoes and sandals. Mules are another shoe you can easily slip on in seconds plus, they come in so many styles and prints! I say continue wearing those everyday mules you may already have, or try one of the pairs below that give more of a spring vibe.
A Light Perfume
I took to my own perfume collection for this category and linked all of my everyday favorites below. None of these are too fruity or floral, just soft, subtle smells that are great year round.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a great weekend (:
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