Thursday, 13 September 2012

My DIY Denim Shorts

Equipment:
A pair of strong denim jeans
A pen
A pair of scissors

Hey guys!
Today I decided to do a DIY post because I know a lot of you really like these kind of posts. I turned an old pair of jeans into some high waisted distressed shorts and I am quite happy with how they turned out.
These are actually my first and only pair of denim shorts, I never buy any because I always think the sizing will be really awkward which in itself puts me off. By making your own pair, it is easier to make sure they fit the way you want them to and the way you're comfortable with.
The jeans I used are an ancient pair of men's Diesel jeans which my Dad had chucked in the Charity shop pile before I rescued them. I love these jeans because they are super high waisted which I think is more flattering. When DIYing a pair of jeans, I highly recommend you use a good strong pair of real denim so that they won't go funny when you put them in the wash. I'm sure most Charity shops have decent pairs lying around for affordable prices.
The method I used was so so easy and straightforward.

1.Get a good pair of jeans and try them on so that you know roughly where you want to cut them off. Make a mark with pen or pencil to show where it is you will be cutting.
2. Start cutting the jeans. Try to cut in a diagonal motion from the outside inwards making the crotch area the longest section.
3. Alter the shorts until you feel they are the right length for you.
4. Make slits in the shorts where you would like the distressed patches to be and do this until you are satisfied. Make sure your cuts are not too long or to close to each other otherwise you will end up having large gaps in your shorts if the patches merge.
5. Put your shorts in the washing machine then when that done, leave them out to dry.

I hope you guys like this post and if you try it out I'd love to know how it turns out for you!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

A Day at Eastbourne Beach


Top, Skirt, Cardigan - H&M
Scarf - Tie Rack
Belt - Levi

Hey guys!
Yesterday I went to Eastbourne Beach with my family and we had such a lovely day! I wore my knit vest from H&M which I love and I paired it with my navy flowy skirt. I chose this outfit because it is practical and easy to slip in and out of which is ideal when going to the beach! The weather this weekend has been amazing and I hope it stays like this for a little while longer! Don't get me wrong though, I am so excited for Autumn, I'm really looking forward to layering up and wearing some chunky knits!
 
I hope everyone is well!
Lots of Love
xoxo

Thursday, 6 September 2012

06/09/2012

Shirt - Thrifted
Disco Pants - American Apparel
Jacket - A store in Barcelona
Bag & Necklace - H&M
Sunnies - A store in Orlando

Hey guys!
Today I went into town with some friends and we went to a lovely cafe for lunch then did some shopping afterwards. I had really lovely afternoon and the great weather made the day all that much more enjoyable. I chose to wear this outfit because it was super comfy and if I'm going to be walking around most of the day, I like to be comfortable. I didn't actually wear the leather jacket because it was quite warm but I thought I'd show you how I would adapt the outfit for cooler days. 
As you might be able to tell, I've had a haircut... well actually, I cut my hair! I was really tired of the same style and I felt like a change so I grabbed a pair of scissors yesterday morning and just went for it. I kinda like how it's turned out and I was pleasantly surprised that short hair didn't make me look horrific *phew!*
 
I hope everyone is well and having a good week! 
Lots of Love
xoxo 

Monday, 3 September 2012

Dinner Party

My dress - Oasis
Clutch - Next
My Sister's dress - Traffic People
Her Bag - Zara
 
Hey guys!
So first of all, I'd like to apologise for the poor quality photos, they were taken on my phone but I was eager to share them with you so I thought I'd go ahead and put them up here anyway :-)
On Saturday, I went to birthday party which my family was invited to, the dress code was strictly 'black tie' so I thought it was a great chance to dress up a little more than usual. I wore this gorgeous dress which I got from Oasis and I felt so comfortable in it! I was slightly worried that it would fall down and create a scene at some point during the evening seeing as it's strapless but thankfully it stayed up all night! I fell in love with the colour, the material and I am so glad I got it!
The event was beautiful, we arrived and got served drinks by the balcony which had a gorgeous lake view before ascending indoors to have dinner. I love love these type of events and I cant wait till the next one :-)
 
Hope everyone is well!
Lots of Love
xoxo