Trash Into Treasures

posted by on 2011.06.02, under Fashion DIY


Hope yall are are up for a funny story this morning! So the other day I was prepping for a campaign shoot for a client. I came across these bad ass hand-dyed lavendar shorts and instantly knew I had to buy the last pair that  was available. Just my luck..happens that the last pair available was 2 sizes too small for me but bought em anyways… what the heck its only 2 sizes right? WRONG!

After a near death experience of trying to get these shorts over my hips.. all of a sudden I see (in slow motion) the jeans ripping from bottom up. And what is that? A Leopard underlay? ummm no …say hello to my leopard cotton panties. I completely & accidently ripped these jeans in the worst way possible. Instantly I knew this would make a great DIY project (inspired by Balmain).

Sometimes you can turn Trash into treasures. Once a  pair of trashy, underwear exposing, short shorts…NOW they are a pair of safety pin-embellished, rip-effect, distressed cutoffs! Do you have any jeans, shorts, or shirts that are already ripped up  or possibly needs a little pick-me-up? Try doing what I did and turn your Trash into Treasures!

Love,

Chriselle

COMMENTS

could you fit into it after the safety pin trick? super chic btw <3

charlyn ( June 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM )

Wow I always thought you were a size 0!! Not saying you look emaciated or anything (lol), but you always look so darn fabulous. Awesome knowing you don’t have to be a size 0 to look as stunning if not better than the celebs in magazines! Yay for being healthy!! Hurrah :D!

Love those sexy shorts btw – wish I had a pair! Your style’s addictive lady!!!

ACVargis ( June 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM )

I think the golden safety pin would look better :)

Manika ( June 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM )

    will definitely buy some golden pins next time :)

    Chriselle ( June 3, 2011 at 12:57 PM )

I tried to turn a pair of old jeans into a denim corset..I still have to sew it up. Those lavender shorts are awesome! Great find! :)

Heel in Mint ( June 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM )

    that sounds amazing! a denim corset? would love to see an image of that! xoxo

    Chriselle ( June 3, 2011 at 12:57 PM )

Wow, do they still fit? xD

Mithi N ( June 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM )

    yes they fit perfectly now!! xoxo

    Chriselle ( June 3, 2011 at 12:57 PM )
monkeyshines ( June 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM )

hmm i dont really think that it looks nice :/

Sara ( June 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM )

hi there chriselle !! the shorts is nice ..i already did that style on my clothes before.. i’d rather use a gold saftey pins…coz its more attractive and eye catchy… just an idea… tnx.– =)

grace ( June 2, 2011 at 10:47 AM )

    that sounds like a great idea! will keep that in min next time around when I rip my next pair of jeans. haha xoxo

    Chriselle ( June 3, 2011 at 12:58 PM )
Ashley ( June 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM )

    THank you ashley <3

    Chriselle ( June 3, 2011 at 12:58 PM )

Hey Chriselle,

You know what! I also bought a skinny jeans from ASOS. It was a size smaller and i could not button it up. I cut open the sides and sewed extra jean cloth of a lighter denim shade onto it. It looks so trendy after that. Maybe you can sew a floral print behind the tore up part? It will look damn cool. Own personalise shorts!

Cheryl ( June 2, 2011 at 10:27 AM )

    ohhhh that sounds super cute too ..the floral print design is perfect for the spring too!! xoxo

    Chriselle ( June 3, 2011 at 12:59 PM )

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