DIY | CUTOFF JEANS UNEVEN HEMS

The cutoff style doesn’t have to be exclusive to just shorts as this uneven hemline has been quite popular on a lot of streetstyle bloggers. Granted as cool as they were, I wasn’t inclined to pay premium retail prices so I got myself a cheap pair of jeans and proceeded to cut them up as I pleased. I’m pretty happy with the result, though I do wish that the jeans were more tapered at the ankle but that’s just due to my jeans not being ultra skinny like I usually get them. But better yet for those of you looking to recreate this, thrift a pair of denim jeans from your local thrift store to save even more and to have IDEAL worn in denim cut offs.

I styled my cutoff uneven hem jeans with a baggy sweater, scarf (because it’s still cold where I live), fishnet socks and black pumps. This is a more going out look but you can definitely dress these jeans down with sneakers or denim shorts for the summer!

TIME | 10 mins

COST | $10

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DIY | SIDE LACE UP CROP TOP

Nothing is more perfect than crop tops plus high-waisted jeans. Here is  an easy DIY for a side lace up crop top perfect for that transition from winter into spring with the high-neck line.
I’ve actually had this DIY made a while ago but never got around to photographing outfit photos of it to complete the blog post. Which looking back now is kind of a shame because it has become a go-to top in my closet and could be in yours too! It’s perfect for a night out with the girls or date night. I love it in white because it contrasts with my hair and plays up the tan in my skin. It’s a little bit sexy with the open sides but is also balanced out with the mini turtleneck neckline. It’s just overall a very on trend item that’s easy to mix and match with anything in the wardrobe.
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INSPO | FRINGED SWEATERS

A little boho mixed with some coziness. A super sweet way to change up the classic cable knit sweater this season, add some movement into the bundles of layers and some fun fuzziness. This is definitely a DIY I would love to try out just to add a little something to make a typical sweater a bit more unique!
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Trending | Lend Me an Ear

It seems like a typical thing to have ones ears pierced but until recently I was that one odd girl who had virgin earlobes. Granted I did recall having arguments with my mother in the past to get my ear pierced; as I got older, I just kind of forgot about earrings in general, it just wasn’t part of my everyday routine.

Now I know what I’ve been missing out on! Small little accents to draw attention to your face; a little extra sparkle; a whole new accessory to covet and collect! I’m intrigued by the new styles of earrings that are popping up around in the fashion world. No longer is just the earlobe highlighted but the back of the ear with the emergence of ear jackets and the crescent of the ear with ear cuffs. So many pretty ear accessories, no longer can you just classify them all as earrings. Here are some ear trends I can’t get enough of:

Ear Jackets: Whoever started this trend….I love you. its a super easy way to spice up plain old studs with a special back piece. Some favourites here, here and here

Ear cuffs: Edgy. Hot. Unique. I remember when this trend first emerged and was instantly trying to DIY versions with my friends. (potential tutorial if anyone wants it?). I currently own this one, loving this, and this.

Asymmetric Earrings: Mixing it up. Matching pairs are too typical, make a statement with different earrings. Plus symmetry is soooooooo last season. Can’t wait to get my hands on these, this and this.

Ear Crawlers: Newest accessory for this season, kind of a hybrid of an ear cuff and an ear jacket. Super cute ones to inspire your inner shopaholic here, here and here.

Images by Tommy Ton 

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DIY | Pineapple Embellished Top

Whew! Summer is passing by wayyy too quickly! I can’t believe its already mid July! It makes me sad that there’s only a month and half left of sun and warmth. But then again its been quite chilly here in Toronto and thanks to certain people I’ve been stuck with a cold the last week. I’m feeling a bit better and realized how much I’ve neglected my blog and nothing better than to come back with a DIY tutorial for you guys. Here is a SUPER simple way to spice up any old tank or shirt in your closet with summer sunshine in the form of pineapples. Enjoy!

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DIY | ALEXANDER WANG SUSPENSION SKIRT

A surprisingly easy DIY with great results that can jazz up any old skirt you have around! I’ve mentioned my love for Alexander Wang’s brilliance in this previous post and wanted to recreate a piece similar to his, because let’s be real, I don’t have that kind of money to spend on one of his skirts no matter how much I want it. I was surprised at how well this DIY turned out to be honest, it adds that hint of extra skin and makes your skirt a little extra special and everyone will be asking you were you got it the next time you go out!

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INSPIRATION | SUSPENSION

 

Maybe I’m a bit late getting on board with this Alexander Wang collection but I believe his brilliance can be and should be appreciated all the time! (It makes it seem like I thoughtfully put this together more than stumbling across an image going ooooooooh DIY? And only realizing its a season or few late; but in my defense his pieces are more staples and timeless than most.)
The architectural structure of his pieces in this collection brings me back to the long ago memories when I was learning how to draw two point perspective buildings. How does this relate you ask? It really doesn’t but when a design evokes an emotion or memory from us it holds something special and becomes more memorable. I think my desire to have and covet all Alexander Wang pieces stem from that. His work tends to reinvent age old processes in fashion with a futuristic flare. Kind of like how the weightlessness appearance of suspension bridges when first introduced were never before seen innovative structures created by mankind. Both are delicate but with the flare of power and resilience that can be found in a woman who wears these suspension pieces.

Images from here, here, here, here and here

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DIY | Dion Lee 3D Filter Jacket

 The long awaited DIY tutorial for Dion Lee’s Filter Jacket is finally complete! It’s been quite a journey for this particular DIY, I remember going out and getting a faux-leather jacket from Forever 21, but fell in love it and couldn’t bare to cut it up. Good thing I didn’t because I found an even better base jacket from Dynamite this holiday season and the filter design works impeccably with it!
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DIY 3.1 Phillip Lim Tee

It’s been a hell of a summer, finally getting around to posting this Phillip Lim Tee DIY tutorial I photographed all the way back in June (sorry guys!). I guess it’s also good timing since 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target is coming out soon, so in the spirit of celebrating Phillip Lim’s brilliance, on-wards with the tutorial.

Word of warning: This is not a cheap DIY and is quite time consuming, so gather some patience and the result will be fantastic!

Supplies

What you’ll need:

  • White tee (mine’s from H&M)
  • Rhinestones
  • Beads
  • Grommets
  • Needle and Thread
  • Paint – Red and Black & Paint Brush
  • Stencil (artwork file HERE)
  • Mesh (optional)
Trace letters onto shirt

 

Paint in the letters

 

Let the paint dry before continuing onto the next step

 

Layout gems and grommets in desired flower like patterns

 

Sew on the long beads around the neckline

 

Sew on the gems and beads in desired patterns.

 

Install grommets and you’re done. Optional: replace sleeves with mesh sleeves.

Steps:

  1. Print out the stencil, cut and trace it onto your white tee.
  2. Take your paint and fill in your letters
  3. Mark and place where you would like your rhinestones and beads to be on the tee. I used this image for reference
  4. Take your thread and needle and sew down the rhinestones and beads.
  5. Take your grommets and place them in their desired spots.
  6. Install the grommets
  7. OPTIONAL: Replace the sleeves with mesh fabric to get an exact replica of the original 3.1 Phillip Lim Tee.
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