Thrifty Thursday: Denim Delight

If you follow me on IG (@christineandrew) you have seen my love for all things denim. Denim jackets, vests, colored denim, if it's denim I probably like it. I have been so excited about denim vests for some reason. Maybe it's because I've had a denim jacket for years so I needed something new to add to the denim craze hitting fashion right now.

I was beyond stoked when I found a denim vest at Urban. (I had been hunting for months!)
I kind of splurged because normally I wouldn't spend $70 on something that isn't a staple item, but it was exactly what I had been looking for, so I impulsively gave in!

A week later I was out thrifting and realized there was a rather large overload of denim jackets, well basically just an overload of denim (this is definitely one of those old trends cycling back around). Anyways, I found this cute Levi's (same brand as Urban one) for $4! Uhmm that's 95% of the price of the other one. It was a no brainer. Return the other one and transform this into a vest!

If you are new to the denim trend. I would say start here. Denim jackets are so cute! They match almost everything. (See them styled on my blog here & here)

So if you already own a denim jacket and want to switch things up a bit, go for a vest! They are super easy to make. 

1. Cut off the sleeves about a quarter inch away from the seam so there is fabric to fray. Start pulling the cross stitches of the fabric so you start to see a fray. (Washing is another great way to amplify the fray) If you want a vest that will match a lot, Walah! Your done. I wanted a more statement piece so I took it a step farther

2. Find a fabric you like to add some contrast. (JoAnn is always a great place to buy fabric. Download there app on your phone for free coupons) I am in LOVE with floral and dots right now so this fabric was the best of both worlds. I wanted it to have that edgy yet organic feel so I only sewed the fabric on one side. Do whatever fits your style! I am still in debate of adding a patch to the back at well, but that's one of the fun things about creating your own clothes is you can continuously change them! 

I can't wait to style this vest! Waiting for the perfect day to bust it out. 

Bottom Line: Denim is in. Get yourself a jacket or vest. If you don't like thrifting here are some affordable jackets under $40 here & here

11 comments:

  1. The denim vest totally takes me right back to elementary school ... but I love it! Can't believe you only paid $4! What a steal!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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    1. haha they are so old school but I love it!

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  2. You DIY denim vest is so cute! And you can't beat it for $4!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Gotta love a deal :) Thrifting is the best

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  3. I have had the same denim Old Navy jacket for years, so now I don't feel as lame! ALSO, I tried your messy bun, AND I loved it! I never realized that everyone was getting the knots on top from flipping their head upside down. Which brand, price, store of dry shampoo did you recommend? I go to yoga 3x per week, and with the TX humidity, it is awful with my hair.

    Jeff and I are getting a goldendoodle on June 1st, and I have a blog all ready to go on First Year with Puppy. You will have to follow me!

    Heidi

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    1. The dry shampoo I use is from Target, its called Umberto. I think its like $10 a bottle. I can't remember mine has lasted forever. I can't wait to see your new blog! Let me know when you start it up! Always great to hear from you. Cody and I are hoping to make it down there again sometime soon so we should double for dinner when we do. Would be great to catch up!

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    2. Thank you for the info. YES! Exciting. Just let me know whenever. We live right in the Uptown area, so it is always fun.

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  4. This is such a great idea! I'm about to do this to one of my old denim jackets right now. Thanks for sharing!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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  5. Good find and cute upcycle!

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