Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And rising...

DIY vest; Jumpsuit by Necessary Objects; Vintage belt and boots.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Beach Baby, Beach Baby

Photos via Lookbook, Trop Rouge, The Cherry Blossom Girl, deviantART.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dirt Chic

DIY green destroyed tee; Sheer black top, sunglasses, and belts by Forever 21; Shorts by Calvin Klein.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Outfit 076

These are my favorite shoes right now, and I've been wearing them a lot lately. They're the perfect pair of combat boots: They're chunky but they don't make your feet look huge! I'm also trying to build up my ring collection. I've been shopping at Forever 21, Claire's, and ebay, looking for cute rings at low prices. Most of the rings at Forever 21 are $3 or $4. And Claire's always has ridiculous sales. All the Claire's rings that I'm wearing in these pictures were only $1 each! I got this skull ring from ebay for 68 cents! Amazing deal, right?

Light blue shirt by J Crew; Black tank by Old Navy; Shorts by Calvin Klein; Vintage boots, belt, bag, and bracelets; Skull ring from eBay; Necklace and knuckle ring by Forever 21; All other rings by Claire's.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Balmain T-shirt DIY

DIY t-shirt; Leggings by Forever 21; Vintage Boots.

DIY Tutorial

All you need to make this shirt is a t-shirt, scissors, and a seam ripper.

First, I decided where I wanted the major holes to be. I chose one on the shoulder, one on the collar, one in the middle of the right side, one on the lower left, and I tore part of the bottom off the lower right corner. To make a hole, cut with scissors or poke a hole with the seam ripper just big enough to fit your fingers in. Then, tear until you get the desired size. This gives the holes a more jagged, worn-looking edge.

Then, I shredded parts of the edges to make them look even more worn. The blog Childhood Flames has a great tutorial for shredding t-shirts here.

Then, I made smaller holes around the larger ones. Make small holes with the seam ripper and tear them apart with your fingers. Make tiny holes by using the seam ripper and then pulling the fabric around the hole so it curls under.

Keep on making holes and shredding the edges until you're satisfied with the look.

This took me about three hours to do, including trying it on several times to see how it would look on me. But I think those three hours were well worth it. I'm really happy with the way this came out. And I saved over a grand too!

Here's a little inspiration for positioning holes: