DIY_Patched Denim Jacket + Video

DIY INTRO Today I've got a classic DIY project for you, a patched denim jacket. While you may know how to sew on a patch, I wanted to share the little patch collection I've been building for a few months now, and how my final product turned out! I was also wanting to play around with my new camera now that I could record HD video, and this seemed to be the perfect project to start with! Check out my video, or see the photos of my jacket below!



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I picked up this jacket over the summer at Goodwill. You may remember it from this outfit post!

Thanks so much for reading! I'll be back tomorrow with an outfit post wearing my jacket!

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OOTD_91 "Cactus in the valley"

DSC_0917 I've recently found that I'm having trouble making my outfits interesting and have depth as the days get warmer because I'm not able to layer as much as I'd like. The perfect solution to this problem is a vest. The cut of it still leaves you cool, but you've added some dimension to your outfit as well. I have 4 vests in my closet (3 of them DIYed!) that I think will be getting a lot of wear in the coming months.

The track for today's outfit post is "Cactus in the valley" by Lights, whose music I have featured on here before in this outfit post. Listen along here while you view!






Today I also wore my latest DIY, these boot tassels I made last night! Check out my tutorial here to make your own!

daisy print tank_Savers, DIYed into a tank top cream leather moto vest_Forever 21, available in red here, or check out this similar one in cream light wash denim_BDG by Urban Outfitters, sale ankle boots_Target, sale fringe tassels on boots_DIY, see my tutorial here black tote_H&M arm cuff_antique shop skull cartilage stud_Urban Outfitters, gift

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DIY_Daisy Trim Shorts

hey everyone! once again i was browsing the trim aisle at the craft store and found something that i really loved. i know that summer is coming to an end, but since i still have a little bit of warm weather left and the beach near by, i figured i would make these while i had the chance! i was inspired by a pair of Lucky Brand shorts that i saw earlier in the summer (photo) that retailed for $79. if you look closely, you can see that this is the exact same daisy trim that i'm using...score. the pair of shorts that i decided to use also happened to be a pair of Lucky Brand that my friend gave to me (double score) so i'm basically getting the real deal for a little over 4 dollars!

1_gather: a pair of cutoff denim, some white thread, daisy trim, a needle, and some scissors. 2_here's the before image of my shorts 3_the pink X's that i've drawn on this image show where you should stitch. stitch each petal that goes horizontal across the shorts. i wouldn't worry about the petals on the top and bottom. 4_continue stitching each petal around the shorts until you have trimmed the entire leg.

and i'm finished! if you're patient the end result is really professional looking and cute. i spent about an hour and a half sewing these on, but it was worth it!

check back in the next few days to see how i'll style these!

finally, feel free to leave comments or questions, and also email or tweet me pics of the DIY projects you've done! xo, paige.