OOTD 76_"Let Your Love Grow Tall"

DSC_0738 The best thing about Dr. Martens? They double as rain boots. Today was drizzly so I threw mine on over my cathedral leggings. I was excited to style these casually, in contrast to this outfit. Although it's typical to pair crazy pants with black pieces, I wanted to keep the outfit subdued. To add interest, I used layers with sheer and leather details. I topped off the look with my trusty BDG beanie, which is not only stylish, but hides my hair on a messy day when I'm late to class.

The track for today's outfit post is "Let Your Love Grow Tall" by Passion Pit. Listen along below while you view!

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I'm loving the scenery in today's photos. Everything turns so green here when it rains that I couldn't resist! I'm working on having more interesting backgrounds in my photos--let me know what you think!

cathedral leggings_HotSox by Dillard's black top with sheer panel_TJ Maxx button up shirt with leather pocket_H&M vintage boots_Doc Martens, Rose Bowl Flea Market beanie_BDG by Urban Outfitters, similar available here skull bracelet_Urban Outfitters, sale geometric ring_Forever 21, sale

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DIY_Camo Vest with Leather Studded Trim

intro So in the process of searching for the perfect camo jacket, I ended up buying two and not liking the fit of the first one I purchased from Amazon. Instead of returning it, I decided to transform it into a vest with a better fit and also added some cool details. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

If you're not interested in making this piece, I'm actually selling this vest on my Etsy shop! You can check it out here. (ED: This item is now sold).

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Here's the jacket that I started with.

I started by cutting off the sleeves.

I then make another set of cuts to make the sleeves more flattering. Start a couple inches in from the edge of the sleeve, and curve the cut down to the existing bottom of the sleeve.

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I then cut off the bottom for a cuter fit.

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I cut a piece of faux leather to fit the size of one pocket flap and attached it to the vest with tacky glue. You can find this kind of material and your typical fabric store. It is the same fabric that I used for my DIY Leather + Vinyl Clutch tutorial.

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I then just added 5 silver pyramid studs to finish off the look. You can see my tips for adding studs to clothing, here.

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And here's the finished product! Good luck with your own projects, or buy it on my Etsy here. (ED: The item is now sold).

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After I bought this faux leather skirt at Forever 21 for part of my Halloween costume, I couldn't wait to wear it again. In typical fashion, I went for a contrasting feminine yet edgy look! You may remember this thrifted tee in a past more casual outfit post, here.

My skull cuff bracelet is also new, which I got for 90 cents with free shipping on eBay. If you haven't checked out the inexpensive jewelry or band tees on eBay, you're missing out!

I love this skirt so much, I think you'll be seeing a lot of it!

floral print tee_thrifted from Goodwill

faux leather pleated skiât_Forever 21

black lace up wedges_Deena and Ozzy for Urban Outfitters

black canvas tote_H&M

silver spike collar_H&M

spiked arm cuff_Forever 21

large silver ring_found

skull bangle_eBay

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for my outfit today i couldn't wait to wear the new printed BDG denim i got at urban yesterday at their big fall sale. i got these for only 20 bucks and was so excited because they're high waisted, printed with an abstracted snakeskin pattern, and are a great color for fall! i really needed some jeans that i could wear with black pieces that weren't black!

as a side note--i promise my blacks matched a lot better than the pictures show, i think it was just the lighting!

lace skull tee_DIY from Goodwill, see my tutorial here

printed beet red denim_BDG for Urban Outfitters sale

black workshirt with leather detail_H&M

black infinity scarf_Forever 21

black studded combat boots_Steve Madden