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Blazer : BCBG | Tee : RVCA | Cargo Skinnies : Current/Elliott  | Boots : Opening Ceremony  similar ones HERE| Sunnies : Balenciaga | Bag : Alexander Wang | Necklaces :  Emma Rose &  Verve, both from  Twig & Willow 

I have been suiting up for fall lately and have been looking for any excuse to pack on the layers. I love the idea of wearing a tailored statement blazer in place of your everyday jacket. The blazer powers up my ensemble without making it ALL business.

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Denim Shirt : Zara | Shorts : Frankie B. | Booties : Opening Ceremony similar ones HERE | Earrings and Spike Bracelets : H&M | Nail Color : Pixi

If you are following me on Instagram than you would know that I am Palm Springing it this week. I chose to wear a relaxed denim on denim outfit fully embellished with gold studs for the first afternoon around town.

The Fashion Drug 3

Photos by Mike Carreiro

Top : H&M | Vest : Helmut Lang | Jeans : Pierre Balmain | Boots : Opening Ceremony similar ones HERE | Bag : Proenza Schouler PS1 | Spike Bracelets : Forever 21  | Watch : Hermes

I’ve been wanting to feature these Pierre Balmain jeans ever since I bought them on super sale at Nordies (as seen on my instagram feed  here). They were the only ones left in size 23 … so I basically knew it was meant to be. The wash and the detail work on these jeans is amazing in person so I really wanted to play off of those elements when styling this look. I kept everything clean and simple but added a bit of edge with the accessories. Moving into fall, consider this a preview to my winter wardrobe.

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Stars and stripes are definitely  a hot commodity this time of year and during a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom I spotted these super cute, super DIY-able Current/Elliott’s  … my inspiration here. After doing some research and gathering some key materials I set off on my DIY adventure.

 

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

If you’re doing this at home you will need: A pair of cutoff shorts, fabric paint pen (this is optional), foam brush, fabric paint, paint brush, spray mount, and star stencil. I got all of my supplies from Michaels.

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First things first, lightly spray your stencil with spray mount, especially the area around which you will be stenciling. FYI the spray mount is key in this project – I can’t stress that enough so reapply every so often. After applying the spray mount to the stencil, position it on your denim and make sure its as flat as possible before you start applying the paint.

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

Once the stencil is in place blot on your paint. I used a paint brush and fabric paint pen in those hard to reach areas then I filled in the rest of the stencil shape with my foam brush.

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

Ta-da!! The stencil peels off easily leaving a perfect star. Now, step and repeat till they look something like this:

Star Shorts DIY 4th of July

After these babies are dry they’re ready to wear.

 

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The match made in denim heaven is Diane Von Furstenberg’s capsule collection for Current/Elliott. Some of our favorite signature styles from Current/Elliott have been splashed with some DVF love. Bright floral prints spruce up jeans for spring and are a perfect way to add some extra color to your wardrobe. Items are available at both DVF and  Saks Fifth Avenue now.