We were there over the weekend and there was an entire roller rack FULL of brand new (tags still on!!) denim/chambray shirts.
What? Seriously. Exactly like the ones from J.Crew that kept being featured.
And I also thought of how nearly every fashion site I follow on Bloglovin' has been putting out a lot of goodness about denim, especially Spring denim.
And it was decided.
Two of the shirts were coming with me and we were going to start a Denim Week for la vie.
Here's the inspiration, from J.Crew.
1. No sew. Use iron on fabric binding, following the directions and trimming it to the right size. This will leave your pocket functional.
3. Machine sew. This makes your pocket totally unusable and is what I did. Run it through your machine, straight stitch, all along the sides of your letter. If you have an opening somewhere (like the hole of the a), then be sure to stitch that on as well.
The best part of the whole project was completing an outfit. Last weekend I bought these jeans at Target. They are ballet pink with gold flecks/foil in them. I had no idea what I'd wear them with and absolutely no reason to buy them other than a) they were majorly on clearance. Basically free and b) they're ballet pink. I have a really, really hard time passing by anything that's ballet pink. But as soon as I saw the chambray shirt, which is also hard to pair with bottoms, I knew they were a match made in a very Springish part of heaven!
Lastly, you'll be seeing a lot of this stairwell during the remainder of winter. There's just way too much snow for outdoor photos some days, but I still need that natural light! Hopefully you don't get sick of it :)
Wednesday brings another denim refashion, a little more detailed than this, and a little more fun, but just as easy! All the best, and as always, thanks for reading!