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DIY: J. Crew Toothpick Jeans Hack

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I have had little time for DIY projects. This one came out of necessity and might not be the most professional job, but I am so glad I made time for it. I have had my eye on J.Crew’s Toothpick jeans for a while now, but they just don’t fit me right. I’ve tried similar jeans and they look worse. It’s super irritating. So I improvised.

I like to clear out my closet on a regular basis. I like getting rid of thing I don’t wear so it’s easier to get dressed in the morning. My Gap Curvy Bootcut jeans didn’t make the cut this round, because I just never wear bootcut anymore. BUT they fit so well! I figured if I was going to get rid of them, I might as well see if I can make them into the pants I wanted.

Toothpick Jeans

I first found this amazing tutorial on how to tailor jeans from The Vault Files. I followed this very closely. The Toothpick jeans have a 26″ inseam and a 12″ leg opening so I kept that in mind when pinning and sewing. This I took the length up 7″ by doing something very similar to this tutorial by Sew Much Ado.

toothpick jeans

I am so glad I did this one! Not, only did I get the jeans with the fit I wanted, but I didn’t spend a dime, which is always pretty awesome. I was a little paranoid to wear them out, because my sewing capabilities aren’t at a crazy great level of awesomeness, but no one noticed and I even got compliments! Super excited!

toothpick jeans

A Harvest Picnic

Though fall is just around the corner, I’ve been prepping for a month! Maybe, it’s because San Francisco tends to be a bit on the chilly side, so sweaters through summer are a must.  I am completely in love with this J. Crew Peter Pan Collar Sweater! It’s so simple! Also I can’t get past these Madewell Archive Boots. I keep coming back to them! This entire outfit makes me want to take a bunch of cozy blankets into Golden Gate Park and picnic with  warm soup in a thermos.

Clockwise from top left:

Herschel Supply Little America Backpack/ Hollister Super Skinny Jean/ J. Crew Peter Pan Collar Sweater/ Madewell Archive Boots/ The Great Gatsby/ Obey Stone Rose Ring/ Pumpkin Spice Latte :)/ 80’s Purple Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses

Prepping for Fall

It’s only July and you are probably thinking I’m crazy, for bringing up fall but, it’s around this time that I stop buying for Summer and start buying pieces that are more transitional. In San Francisco it’s a lot easier to wear a sweater in the middle of summer, but I love the idea of a nice sweater and shorts. It kind of reminds me of beach bonfires, but more refined.



1. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses/ Cashmere Polka Dot Sweater/ Theory Pocket Detail Shorts/ NARS Heat Wave lipstick/ Zara Basic Suede Court Shoes/ Black Zippy Bowler Bag

2. Ray-Ban Club Master Sunglasses/ Jack Willis Sancomb Sweater/ Quicksilver Classic Cord Shorts/ Minnetonka El Paso II Mocs

3. Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses/ Knitted Breton Jumper/ Adriano Goldschmied Shorts/ Similar satchel/ Conni Sandals

Dressing for a Backyard BBQ

Whether you have fancier plan or more laid back ones, here is some inspiration for crafting the perfect fourth of July outfit.

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Outfit One: Dorothy Perkins Large Square Sunglasses/ Clay Flower Bangle/ Aldo Larhonda Wedges/ J. Crew Bromton Straw Clutch/ TopShop Wal G Striped Dress

Outfit Two: J. Crew Tippi Sweater/ Shwood Canby Sunglasses/ Urban Outfitters Dottie Print Slips On/ Big Sur Beach Tote/ Adriano Goldschmied Mary Jane Cut Off Shorts

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