& we are finally here, the last Parson x Teen Vogue related blog post.
This has been such a bitter sweet experience. I am so happy with all of the knowledge I have gained since starting this course – it has showed me which areas I need to drastically improve on [This post will highlight one of those skills] but it also enlightened me with things I didn’t know at all, and even helped me gain a better understanding of other aspects of the fashion industry.
I totally recommend this course for anyone who wants a basic, overall education on what the fashion industry consists off. It has opened my eyes to a lot.
Today’s post is all about the bag I designed back in the first course. I kind of went all out and purchased real leather, in the hopes of really being able to rock this bag for years to come. After cutting out the pattern, something told me to double check if leather needed a specific needle in order to be sewn together. Turned out, I was right. Leather is a lot thicker compared to other fabrics, so a basic needle wouldn’t be able to survive the stitching. For that reason, I won’t be able to give an exact pricing for the supplies, labor, nor the entire retail cost. I simply placed the pattern together to show what it would essentially look like. With the price of the fabric alone, I wanted to deepen my understanding of how to construct a leather bag to make sure this one turned out as great as possible.
Cost of the Leather: $55
Cost of Floral Fabric: $2/Yard
With the coming weeks, I do plan to treat myself this Christmas season by self hosting this blog and really committing the time this blog – and my passion – deserves. I have so many ideas and themes for future posts – 2017 is going to be a big year for this blog.
I’ll catch you later in another post real soon, and as always, sending all of my love your way!
My initial plan was to get this post up yesterday, but to be completely honest, school has been seriously kicking my butt; And I know it’s only going to get worse as the semester progresses.
I will survive. Glendaly, you will survive.
I talked about making this video a year ago on my YouTube channel, when I first started seeing distressed denim jackets everywhere. I loved the looked, but hated the price tag; some places were, and I’m sure still are, charging hundreds for this type of denim jacket. It’s insane.
It’s insane because, from the moment I laid eyes on this jacket, I knew I could recreate it myself. The only con about that is that it’s a bit of a tedious project. But good things come to those who wait, and slow & steady always win. Putting in the time and effort guaranteed that I would have a one-of-a-kind, personalize denim jacket – something that no one would have but me. That alone made this project worth while.
In total, this specific denim jacket took me 4 sessions, an hour to roughly 2 hours long each session. Am I in love with it? Was it worth it? Yes, and definitely yes.
Here’s how I DIY’ed & distressed my thrifted denim jacket:
I can’t believe the summer is officially over and the school season is already upon us. I’ve been out of university the past year due to having my baby, so it’s kind of weird for me to say that my summer vacation is over. I am super excited about finishing up my last year, though!
Just so you guys know, I did takes pictures of my outfit before hand, mainly because of the busy schedule I will be having the week I start school. This might be the trend for me when it comes to school related outfits – all of my friends have already graduated, so I don’t have anyone to take photos of me on campus.
I bought my backpack about two years ago during an Urban Outfitters sale. I paid only 10 bucks for it, which is amazing! If you ever shop at Urban, make sure you do it when they have their sales. You’ll get some dope pieces for super cheap. I added patches to make it more personal – I have been collecting patches for the past few months, so expect a post soon on my collection & how I add patches to my backpack.
For my top, I went with my ‘50 Cent’ inspired tank crop from American Eagle. It’s super light weight & comfortable and I am obsessed with the way it’s cut. It has such a flattering neckline. My necklace is from my DeadGysie collection – this one in particular makes me feel like a Forest Fairy.
As for bottoms, I stole my boyfriend’s Zara sweats and rocked them in a high-waisted fashion. These pants are very comfortable and also frames me nicely.
For shoes, I went with my red Vans to add a pop of color. I also went with sneakers for my first day because I will be on campus for roughly 9 hours. My main goal with this outfit was comfort; it’s going to be fun getting use to being a college student, again.
Top: American Eagle
Sweats: Zara [Boyfriend’s]
Bag: Urban Outfitters
I hope you are all having a good end-of-summer back-to-school transition!