DIY Boyfriend Jeans: Styled

First off, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope today is filled with love and spent with those special to you, whether it’s a valentine or all your galentines! 🙂 Thank you for showing me some love and popping by to read.

In one of my recent posts (click here to see), I showed you how to create your own distressed/destroyed boyfriend jeans! I love this trend and especially how  it looks dressed up with a pair of heels. AND, they’re so comfy! I mean, who wants to peel off a pair of skin tight skinny jeans every time they want to wear some denim? 😉 Not me! Here are the finished DIY jeans and how I styled them with some of my thrifted treasures! I was so happy to find these Citizens of Humanity jeans for only $7.99. In fact, this completed look costs well under $100!

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By the way, I was NOT in Vancouver when these photos were taken, otherwise I would’ve been freezing my tail off in this outfit. 😉 I came down to Southern California for a family event so I was soaking in some sunshine.

If you want to try this DIY tutorial, click here. Let me know if you try it out!

Thanks for reading! Happy ❤ Day!

xo,

Juliana

Black H&M long sleeve shirt (thrifted) | Bebe Vest (Thrifted) | Citizens of Humanity Jeans turned DIY Distressed (thrifted) | Mossimo Heels from Target | H&M bag

Playing with Peplum

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Since peplum resurfaced the fashion scene circa 2012, I knew I had to get my hands on one, maybe two, ok fine, maybe I have three. Although at first, your boyfriend/husband may be thinking, “Why is there a skirt on your shirt…?”, don’t fret. This piece has the ability to make your waist look smaller and add some curves where they may not exist. Not only that, it has a magical way of hiding our food babies after a delicious meal. 😉 Peplums pair wonderfully with a high waisted pencil skirt for a sophisticated look. But sometimes, I like to pair them with a more edgy outfit for that added feminine touch. And hey, this particular peplum really does add that feminine touch with the giant heart cut-out on the back. So if you’re feeling like you want to dress up for Valentine’s Day without going with the obvious red or pink, maybe heart cut-outs are the way to go. 🙂

If you’re on the petite side, be careful about where the smallest part of the peplum hits on your body. You want it to hit at the smallest part of your waist for the most flattering effect. Any higher and it’ll look like you stole a child’s dress, any lower and you’ll be elongating your torso and shortening your legs. Hope you have some fun with peplum!

xo,

Juliana

Top from Mystique Boutique in NYC | Ouniya Faux Leather Jacket from YesStyle | TopShop Aztec Jeans | Aldo Heels | Forever 21 Necklace | Zara Bag

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Urban Exploration

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Roaming around the city finding new places to take photos for Inspire Me, Mon Ami has been a great way for us to explore the city. Although Matt grew up in the Lower Mainland, this is his first time living downtown. So although he knows the areas well enough to navigate around, he doesn’t know about all the hidden gems in the area. It’s been great exploring together because it allows us to dig through the heart of the city and find those cool boutiques, unique street art, Mom & Pop restaurants, and all the other treasures that only the locals know about. I like to think of it as… city spelunking? I think I just like the word spelunking.

spe·lunk·er  (spĭ-lŭng′kər, spē′lŭng′-)

n.

One who explores caves chiefly as a hobby; a caver.
I mean, there is probably a word out there for what I’m talking about, but I’m going with City Spelunking. 🙂

 

On this particular day, urban exploration took us to Kitsilano (known to the locals as Kits) and down to W 1st Ave. This was where we discovered ta little juice bar called Krokodile Pear. Something drew us in and after tasting the Capilano (smoothie with cucumber, celery, beet, apple, pineapple, lime, blended with avocado and spinach) we were sold on this place. In fact, this is the day we decided to do a 3 day juice cleanse. Juice cleanses aren’t for everyone but I definitely had to try it before forming an opinion. To be honest, I couldn’t make it past day 2. I’ve decided my love for food is beyond my control. I would do a 1 day cleanse every once in a while, but that’s probably my limit. Either way, I will be back for that Capilano smoothie!

 

xo,
Juliana

EverNew Sweater | Ouniya Faux Leather Jacket from YesStyle.com | Seven For All Mankind Jeans | Aldo Ankle Boots | Aldo Bag | Forever 21 Necklace