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Tip #2: Spice up your denim and make it your own.

Remember when we all loved making those bracelets or necklaces that we would spend hours doing and have them piled on our wrists? Tapped to our binders in school while we were “listening”? Drove our moms crazy about getting more yarn? Yes. That happened. Here’s a really easy tip/DIY post to add some details into denim to make this trend completely your own using the same kind of yarn.

Step 1: Pick a color of yarn and a denim shirt/jeans that you are going to use. I used my own DIY dip-dye shirt that I did last friday. For pants; pick one of the pockets (or both) and for shirts; pick a pocket or edge of the shirt you want to add some color to.

Step 2: With the color of your choice, split the yarn into 2 pieces (the one strand of yarn is extremely thick, so pick whatever you think you can fit into the needle.) Use about 24 inches of yarn.

Step 3: With the yarn, put it through the needle. With that end, pull it through to match the other end of the yarn and tie a knot connecting the two. So it is one circle of yarn and the needle in the middle.

Step 4: Insert the needle into the seam of where you want the detail to be (the edge of the pocket) inside of the pocket. Pull it through until the knot stops the yarn. The knot should be not seen when you wear the item. If it is seen, you inserted the needle into the wrong side.

Step 5: Keep inserting the needle inside of the pocket right next to where the last piece ended. (This sounds insanely confusing, but you are just wrapping the yarn around the fabric while working your way down the seam).

Final Step: When you have reached the end of the seam, cut the needle out of the yarn with scissors and tie a couple of knots with the two pieces so the yarn does not come out of the fabric. (This all happens on the inside of the pocket).

Ending result..

Cheers! & Start to make trends your own,

H

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DIY Friday

DIY Friday: Dip-dye denim.

What you need: 2 buckets, bleach, a hanger, and a denim shirt. (I got mine at Goodwil for $4).

The shirt before..

Step 1: Fold the shirt (as even as possible) and clip on the hanger (preferable the metal kind, they are stronger.) Put the hanger on the end or beginning of shirt, the opposite end of whichever you want to dye.

Step 2: Put the bleach into the larger bucket and water into the smaller one (bucket or bowl). I used 1/4 amount of bleach of the bleach bottle because I wanted to have more of a distressed look to the shirt. Tip: If you want your shirt to have an even line of where the bleach ends, put more bleach into the bucket, so it is easier to “dip” the shirt into.

Step 3: While holding the hanger, dip the shirt into the bleach. I dipped the shirt up until the pockets started. Like I said, with the limited amount of bleach in the bucket, it had more of an uneven look into it. (It turned out awesome!) Dip the shirt into the bleach about 2 times, 5-10 seconds each. (Depending on how light you want it to be.)

Step 4: To have the collar lighter than the rest of the bleached part, I dipped the collar into the bleach for about 10 seconds.

Step 5:  Hold the shirt above the bucket to let some of the bleach dip into the bucket.

Step 6: Let the extra bleach dip into the small bowl (or bucket) for about 2 minutes.

Step 7: With the larger bucket, rinse the bleach out (into a safe sink, one that will not be bleached), 2-3 times with cold water. Then fill the bucket with cold water and rinse out the shirt. Repeat this 2-3 times.

Step 8: Get an old towel and let the shirt dry outside for about 30 minutes.

Final Step: When the shirt has been outside for 30 minutes, put it into a washer (cold, express wash, a little tide), and let it wash! Take it out and let it dry.

Final note: Hope you guys liked my first DIY Friday post. The shirt is still currently in the washer, so I’ll post a picture later on of what the outcome is. It looks awesome so far! Every Friday, I am going to post a DIY Friday of some sort of project I did.

Tip: To add an even more “detailed” look to your shirt, needle some beads or yarn around the edge of the pockets, or stud it up!

Enjoy & get your DIY on.

Cheers, – H

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Trend Alert: Plaid

I don’t know about all of you but even as my age increases, Teen Vogue is still my favorite magazine. Year after year, I still flip through the old issues, have piles on piles of them stacked in my room, and refuse to have it any other way (even though it drives my dad nuts). Sometimes, I still even watch some of the older seasons of The Hills, just to see the events with Teen Vogue. With that being said, in Teen Vogue’s last July issue, they did a feature on “plaid pants“, where I got the inspiration for this outfit. My two best friends, Sarah and Melissa helped me with the pictures. Sarah took them (are they not AWESOME??) and Melissa tried to give me advice on how to not look so angry in every shot (I’m 5’1 for a reason.. so I would NEVER model). Regardless, they turned out great. Thank you girls for all of your help!

Outfit

Trend: Plaid pants & Denim Motorcycle Jacket

This has to be one of my favorite outfits I have ever put together and instantly posted it on my Instragram (my personal one is haileyy_nicole, Delight’s Closet will have one soon!). The pants and jacket believe this.. I bought both items SEVERAL years ago from Free People. I think I was in still in middle school, (good taste starts young, am I right?) This outfit is smooth, clean, and flows nicely is because of how it matches. (Read below).

Tip: See how the details in the jacket have red and the plaid is red? This small detail connects the two items together. While adding accessories to your outfits, match them. Like in the Instragram post below, the yellow juicy bag and belt match together or in the actual pictures, the vintage gold purse and the vintage gold necklace match. This is where you can add your own edge to your outfits (the sheer, vintage white top in all pictures/black floral headband) without making it look like its “too much”, because the other items connect. 

Tip/Trend: Another feature that Teen Vogue was all over were shorter boots. Not a fan of short boots? (Neither am I, hello height!) Pair them off with socks that you can fold over top the boots.. I do this all of the time with my favorite skiing socks… Yep.

Where I got this look?Pants: (old) Free People, Gold Purse & Necklace: Vintage, Black Boots: (old) Juicy Couture, Brown Boots: Vintage, Long-sleeve: Vintage from Goodwill (YES, MY FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP. BELIEVE IT!) Headband: Free People (on sale, for $10, holla!) 

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XO,

H

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TREND ALERT: Denim

Denim, Denim & Denim

If you are like me and follow (some days it seems more like stalking) any sort of brand, magazine, (etc.) on Instragram, all I have been seeing is denim, denim, and MORE denim. These pictures includes denim shorts with a denim top, printed denim, animal-printed denim, and so on.. therefore, what better to choose to make my first “trend” post than denim? Here is one of my favorite outfits that points out a denim top.

Outfit

Trend: Denim Shirt.

I actually purchased this  with a friend several months ago  at T.J Maxx just because most of my pants are high-waisted and I liked how cropped it was. I paired with the long  purple skirt, high boots (I’m 5’1 people, have to make myself look somewhat taller), and scarf because it has little  hints of purple in it to match with the skirt. My tip with outfits like these is since that the colors are  little dull have the jewelry be bold and standout more to bring a complete idea to your look.

Where I purchased this look?:  Shoes & Purse: (older Urban Oufitters), Skirt: H&M, Shirt: T.J Maxx, Scarf: 10 Thousand Villages Necklace: Unknown, bought it at work (Love those kind of purchases!)

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Cheers,

Hail

Photos: All photos in this picture belong to Sarah. No photos can be copied without permission. Her contact and information will be updated later on within the site. Thank you. – Delight’s Closet

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