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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

DIY-High Waisted Jeans

Hi Guys! I’m Megan, the new intern here at Second Glance.

Because sunny spring days are slowing creeping towards us, I thought I would do a tutorial on how to make some high waisted jean shorts. A few weeks ago, I was shopping in Portland and saw a super cute pair of high waisted Levi shorts…and then I looked at the price tag and cringed–60 bucks for a pair! I knew that I could make some that were just as cute for much less money. I found a perfect pair of high waisted jeans for a fraction of the price and set out to make my shorts.

Here’s how you can make some of your own:

What you need:

  • One pair of high waisted “mom” jeans
  • Scissors (preferably fabric scissors)
  • Sharpie/Pencil
  • Optional: fabric for pockets, studs, bleach & a spray bottle (I’ll explain later)

Instructions:

  1. Put on your jeans & mark how far you want them to go with the pencil or sharpie. *Remember: you can always cut more off, so start a little longer than you want. Also, if you want them to be cuffed like mine, mark 2 or 3 inches longer.
  2. Take off the jeans and cut away! To make sure you aren’t mooning the world in your new jeans, cut them at a diagonal so the back is longer than the front.
  3. For mine, I wanted them to be cuffed, so I cuffed them while they were on, pinned them, and sewed a couple stitches on the outside hemline so they wouldn’t un-cuff.
  4. This is the step where you get to be creative! Try finding a cute floral or tribal fabric and adding it to the back pockets, adding studs for a grungy look, or using a spray bottle and bleach to make them retro acid wash (wet the jeans,wring out the extra water, spray on the bleach, let sit for 10 minutes, and then wash them in the washing machine).
  5. Voila!

Now you have awesome high waisted shorts for a fraction of the price of ones from the store. My favorite parts? Because you made them, no one will have the same ones AND this is a super sustainable practice!

Stay tuned for more DIY projects!

Megan

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Friday, May 25th, 2012

By Jay-t: Friday DIY

The weekend is a great time to accomplish some manly DIY things, why not start out with something to step up your wardrobe!

This project can be done with an older vintage tie (which we have plenty of) or some scrap fabric!

Skinny Tie DIY

Via: A Beautiful Mess

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012

{By Grishley: Nearly Newlywed}

Grishley here…

Nearly Newlywed's answer for the modern bride: Find your dream dress at a fraction of the cost, rock it on your big day, and send it right back.

I have to say, I am a pretty big fan of wedding dresses, and with several of my good lady friends tying the knot this summer, the idea of spending more on a gown than my last year of undergrad tuition is a little bit daunting. However, I say to all the brides out there; Where there is a will there is a way!

The new online bridal boutique Nearly Newlywed offers a new way to get dressed for your big day. With the slogan…

“Buy it, Wear it, Send it Back”

Share your inspiration with Nearly Newlywed via Pinterest for personally selected=

For each dress on the site (Also-not limited to bridal WE LOVE THAT!) there is a purchase price listed, the original retail price of the garment, as well as the price offered to you when you are ready to send your dress back. You can even consign the dress if you would like! Better yet, you have within 8 months of purchasing your gown to have it purchased back by the boutique or enter into a consignment period.

Pros…

  1. You are allowed to alter your dress!
  2. You can spend a fraction of the cost for a real designer wedding dress!
  3. You can find great dresses on the site for other events!

Cons…

  1. Professional cleaning is a must aka be careful with the red wine!
  2. There are only so many starting sizes for dresses available
  3. Your other girlfriends might be totally jealous!

What a great way to save, be green and worship our inner fashionista! Nearly Newlywed offers dresses from Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Marchesa and many more!

{Check it out here: Nearly Newlywed}

xxoo-Grishley

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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Fashion Gone Green

Glancing Girl here …

Resale shopping {and vintage shopping} is fashion’s newest darling.

Everyone’s doing it.

Everyone’s singing the praises of fashion gone green.

Resale boutique owners are even getting their own television series out of it.

Like Shareen Mitchell, who was just profiled in the NY Times.

I feel kindof pleased with myself, being on the cutting edge of the trend.

xoxo

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Friday, August 6th, 2010

Fashion Recycling

Glancing Girl here …

Ladies, I know this is hard to believe, but we’re ready to start accepting your Fall wardrobe pieces.

So, spend a little time in your closet this weekend and recycle what you’re no longer wearing with us.

We accept consignments 7 days a week, 10 – 6 Monday thru Saturday and from 12 – 5 on Sunday.

It’s fast and easy.

Trust me, it feels so good to reduce your wardrobe and revolve what no longer works in a sustainable way.

xoxo

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