Flipped | Velvet Dress to Holiday DIY Guide (I)

It was a bit difficult titling this post. Especially since the purpose is to basically show you all how I saved face. Yes, it’s true, I set out to make something spectacular and, well, embarrassed myself. I blame it on the underlying pressure during this time of year to really kick things into high gear. Especially with people having more free time (i.e. vacation) which usually equals more perusing the blogosphere.

Either way, I enjoyed making this “Gift Guide,” that name still doesn’t seem right, and I hope you can use something. They are all super simple and involve 1 (one) 80’s style saucy-red velvet dress.

I’ll see you tomorrow with the first edition.



Tutorial | Men’s Jeans to Dress

Find the after photos below.

Alright, let’s begin:

You will need:

1. Jeans (I used large men’s jeans. The rule of thumb is to make sure once opened, it will wrap around you. Large skinny jeans (oxymoron?) may also work here, and give you a pencil-ish effect. )
2. Scissors
3. Seam Ripper (optional)
4. Sewing Machine (Although this can be done by hand if you’re on ‘super pro hand strength’ status)


1. Lay jeans flat and open inside seams (Next 3 images)

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Flipped | Men’s Jeans to Dress {DIY}

There’s one thing I don’t have in my closet, and that’s a denim dress. I’ve never purchased one because they are either too pricey, not the right wash, or the style is not flattering.

So I cut up my hubby’s jeans… and I have a new dress.

If you’re like me and need one for the Fall, then go find yourself a men’s pair of jeans and make this dress. This wrap dress can be worn may different ways in any season. Wear a pair of tights under it and beat the cold weather. I found a beautiful inspirational shot on The Satorialist.

I’ll post the tutorial tomorrow. Tutorial is up!
By the way, I’ll further ‘edit’ this dress for a guest post on another blog. Stay connected: Facebook | Twitter.

I’m wearing:
Dress: Gap Men’s Jeans flipped to Dress
Belt: My mommy’s



Roasted Corn & Grandma Fun

I’ve been a little slow around here lately. Lo siento.

Loads of family/friend time has pleasantly taken up my time. Just the other day, we celebrated my grandmother’s birthday. We are a silly bunch.

I’m wearing:
Khaki dress w/ black detail: Thrifted >> Beacon’s Closet, New York >> UPDATE: Gap – Vena Cava collaboration (Thanks Oami of Judah Ross for the info)
Purse: Great-grandmothers
Earrings: I made them >> Visit my shoppity shop shop
In hand: Roasted Garlic Pepper Yellow Corn, Pound Cake ala Whole Foods