How perfect is this sweater from Sea NY? I love it for two reasons: 1. The leopard print is practical for both day and night 2. The two slits at the bottom gives it that conservative with sex appeal ‘Carven’ look. I’ve been finding that leopard is a good print to invest in because it will never officially expire. Yeah, sure, it might die down for a little bit but it will always remain in the cycle of fashion. As a result, my leopard print mixing was up for questioning by my sister but I found it quite comical.
Posts Tagged ‘denim’
(shirt: mom’s shirt inside out, jeans: bought in korea, heels: Zara, bag: Proenza Schouler)
I used to have a bad habit of wearing things inside out as a child. I think I maybe heading towards that route again, starting with my mom’s old shirt. I may need to be careful of my selections to pull this off.
(distressed Levi’s vest: DIY, clutch: Minusely)
Talk about carrying the bare minimal. Due to the transparency of this clutch, I find myself being ever more self-concious of what I carry. Lip balm, iPhone, and my Karen Walker shades were the remnants. I absolutely love this for summer. I call it Casper.
Ever since Acne’s Fever Trash Jacket was sold out worldwide, I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect distressed denim jacket. I haven’t had any luck with such a jacket that would personally be ideal for me. I don’t know why the random timing but earlier this week I rummaged through my closet to find my vintage Levi’s vest that had been untouched and collecting dust over some time. Of course I’m thinking DIY for sure. So here it is, my version of the perfectly distressed denim vest/jacket.
I didn’t use proper researching tools to come up with this trio: rubber gloves, sandpaper with coarseness of 60, and metal wired brush (this is optional). The gloves are for the obvious purpose to protect the skin, sand paper to breakdown the fabric, and the brush is to make a fringe like effect. All which I purchased from the nearest Home Depot.
The first thing I did was analyze and looked over the entire jacket to see which areas I wanted distressed and contemplated on the size of each area. After my mental note, I began to sand the denim down with medium strength. I didn’t want to sand the fabric too hard because I wanted the white threads to stay in tacked.
I wanted to make the focus on the back so I decided to add smaller distressed areas to balance out the overall look of the vest.
I wanted the hem of the vest to have a fringe effect so I cut the edge of the jacket to allow the hem to fray. I sanded the hem down until the white threads were visible. After, I took the brush and combed the hem with a downward motion allowing the fringe effect take into play.
Here is the final look!
The entire process, unexpectedly, took the whole day. So I highly recommend putting on a movie while doing this; John Carter was an interesting sci-fi movie.
(crochet sweater: Zara, shorts: Ksubi, shoes: Aldo, bag: Proenza Schouler)
I love the unexpected cropped back of this Zara sweater, gives it some extra pizzazz. There’s actually a funny story behind this purchase. I was in the fitting room and went out to show, my friend, Elena how it fit and some random lady standing next to my fitting room was praising me to get the top. She even called her fourteen-something year old daughter out to persuade her to get the top too! I could tell the girl was uncomfortable and embarrassed. The top was probably a little too inappropriate for her personal taste. But then again, if I hadn’t worn just a nude bra underneath it would have been a possible ‘maybe’ rather than a complete ‘mom-let’s-be-serious’ grin. Regardless of being inappropriate or not, I shall wear this as is, with a slip, as a cover-up, or however else I like.