DIY Frayed Jeans and #HolyCityChicks



Happy Friday yall!
So a few weeks ago, Gus and I finally participated in our very first photo shoot with dazzling and patient
๐Ÿ“ธJennifer Collins Photography ๐Ÿ“ธ!!


We teamed up with the Holy City Chicks bloggers here in Charleston to raise money for Pet Helpers, which was completely organized & styled by the amazing Liz of the

๐Ÿ‘‰ Charleston Weekender Blog๐Ÿ‘ˆ


Me and Sarah of My Coastal Chaos

Each lady sported a snazzy top from Bonfire tees, which are only  $19.99!!!
And Pet Helpers SC will see 100% of the profits, so make sure you head over to
www.bonfire.com/pethelpers
 and check out the cool options including, tanks, vnecks, and the awesome baseball tee I'm rocking ๐Ÿ˜‰
Our furbabies were each sporting these cute collar leashes from ๐ŸŽ€CrewLala๐ŸŽ€Right when I saw the  red and black plaid, I had to pounce!! Flannel/plaid is my jam and as you can see, Gus loved it too!!
Crew Lala Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Bow Tie Collar $46

To jazz up the baseball tee I opted for a gold statement necklace from Express and I had my heart set on these snazzy frayed jeans from Forever21 but lo and behold. . .. 
They were sold out.
๐Ÿ˜ฃForever 21 SOLD OUT๐Ÿ˜ฃ
I guess nothing is forever. . .ha

✂✂And you guessed it, I decided to make my own!✂✂
๐Ÿ‘–I grabbed an old pair of skinny jeans๐Ÿ‘– from my closet. . .and when I mean old yall, i mean OLD, like the seams were busted and the only thing to hold it together was duct tape kind of old lol.
Now don’t judge, I had never done this project before and I wasn’t about to cut up a pair of my new ones anytime soon.
1.        I cut off about 2 inches from the bottom leg of the jeans so that I made them into capris.
2.        You’re gonna want to split the seams from the sides of the jeans.
3.        Start cutting strips. 
4.        Once you’re finished cutting, rather than spend a lot of time trying to distress them yourself. Just pop them in the washing machine and then the dryer and they will be PERFECT!

Steel Magnolia Wreath


Hope everyone is holding up well during Hurricane Matthew!
In the midst of cabin fever I've been watching some of my favorite movies, including Steel Magnolias ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿฐ
One of those movies that makes you laugh till you cry!
And we know every line by heart. . .
And relate to one of the characters more than the other,
I like to think I'm a Ouiser with just a dash of Annelle  ๐Ÿ˜Š

 So I decided to finally make a diy project I've been dying to try. . .
๐Ÿ˜„A Magnolia Wreath๐Ÿ˜„
Since we fled to John's hometown of Franklin, Virginia, I had no idea where to find a public magnolia tree. So, John drove me up the street to a local park and we started picking branches right off tree.
After we got the leaves, all we needed were the foam wreaths. I checked all the Dollar stores in town and had no luck, so ended up paying full price at Walmart for $6 a wreath.

I started with cutting the leaves off the branches at an angle so that it will be easy for the stem to be inserted in the foam.

After they were all cut, I dropped them in the kitchen sink to rinse off any creepy crawlies๐Ÿ›
☡BE CAREFUL OF NESTS☡
I saw a grey hornet burrow on one of the leaves. . . .I had a small hissyfit and shrieked like a teakettle and chucked it out the window ๐Ÿ˜†

Once they were rinsed, I just started sticking the stems right in the foam, below is one layer. And you just repeat to the inner edge until you're done. If you see any gaps be sure to fill them with any leftover leaves.

Finished Product:o)