do-it-yourself polka dot skinnies

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You could spend $190 on a pair of designer dotted denim, or with just a few supplies and a little time you could make your own!

Keep reading for the rundown…

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restyled denim vest (originally this jacket) | Theory scoopneck tee (a pretty penny) | Blank ankle cords (m.marie) | Dollhouse sandals (Ross) | Jessica Simpson scarf | Olsenboye foldover tote c/o jcpenney

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Yesterday afternoon, while watching a marathon of the second season of America’s Next Top Model and recovering from a nasty stomach virus {hi stress, thanks for rendering my immune system completely useless} I gave my INC cropped denim jacket a new life as a denim vest.

I’ve worn this jacket to death and it’s gotten a little… stale. I went back and forth about putting it in the shop, but something made me rescue it from the sell pile time and again. Since a denim vest has been on my DIY list for over a year now and I haven’t found the “perfect” jacket to hack, I just decided to go for it.

Using a big sewing needle, a small pair of sewing scissors, and a whole lot of patience, I removed all of the seams from the sleeves while Yoanna rose to the top for the win. I’m super happy with the way it turned out!

Now I need a new denim jacket.

Restyle: Converse One Star for Target

Untitled-1I’m so excited to share this fun DIY collaboration with Converse One Star for Target! They sent over an adorable design kit with a brand spankin’ new pair of classic white Converse One Star sneakers, and asked me to customize them to match my personal style.

I put my own little spin on them with a few tricks and some simple craft supplies. Get the full run-down after the jump — including details about a giveaway from Target for a chance to design your own pair!

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>A His-to-Hers ReStyle: Collared Halter Top

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Early last week, my real-life friend and style inspiration Christina posted a ReStyle tutorial for turning an old button-up into a cute collared halter for spring/summer. I fell in love, and the instructions were easy enough for even a novice DIY’er like myself! Check out Christina’s step-by-step on her blog, 6petals
I searched through C’s closet for a shirt to hack up, and came across this blue one in the very back. When I asked if I could have it [and why I haven’t seen him wear it in years] he said, “you should recognize that shirt.” It took me a second, and then I remembered that he wore this on our first blind date that started it all way back when! 
I used the same steps as Christina, but with a couple of modifications since I was working with a mens shirt. I started by removing the pocket with a seam ripper, and shortened the hem with a pair of pinking shears. Finally, I gathered the back with a little accordion fold and a simple stitch, covering all the exposed threads with a big cute button (’cause ya’ll know I can’t sew!
I’m really happy with the way it turned out… what do you think? 
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