rip her to shreds

i just freaking love this look. in part because i distressed these jeans myself, but also because a tight turtleneck is (imo) one of the sexiest looks. something so understated about them!

these were lucky brand boyfriend jeans that i tore apart about two years ago during a gossip girl binge. the best part about distressing your jeans is that it’s easy and mindless, once you’ve decided where the tears will go. here’s my no-fail, step-by-step guide to distressing your favorite boyfriend jeans.

1. put the jeans on and, with a sharpie, mark (tiny dots!) where you want the holes to be. for instance, with these jeans i knew i wanted big, wide holes in the thigh region, so my dots were wide set. put them in the four corners of the hole.

2. next, using scissors, cut horizontally along the top and bottom of the hole.

3. using tweezers, pull the dark, denim threads upwards and out of the jeans. the jeans are held together in a crossing pattern, so pulling the denim threads out vertically is what creates the white stripes within the hole. this part is tedious but mindless, so this is where gossip girl came in for me.

4. once you’ve pulled all the denim strands out, use the tweezers (closed or open) and run them across the cut you made. this gives the cut a distressed look instead of a perfect, clean cut. washing them will also also help rough the cuts up.

5. repeat wherever you want a hole or a distressed patch!

more milkshakes pls!

i just die for a camel coat in the fall. nothing says ‘i’m ready to eat my weight in pumpkin pie’ quite like a camel coat.

shop the items here!

pacsun shirt (this one is the one i’m wearing, but you can find awesome graphic tees here)

fashionnova jeans

FILA disruptor II

prettylittlething coat (the exact one i bought is gone, so here is one from them that is the same color, and here is one that is more similar but from asos/boohoo)

forever 21 haul

as promised – better late than never – here is my forever 21 haul. bought these staple items for less than $200 total, and got so many killer looks from combining them with basics in my closet!

you can watch the quick styling video here

shop the looks below:

bodysuit

camo cargo pants

black patent leather boots

fila disruptors

cargo pants

black strappy pumps

released hem denim

Nike roshe

cropped chambray

strapped nude pumps

green v neck sweater

white belted shorts

light wash distressed denim

blush overall dress

white long sleeved dress

suede peep toe heels

striped blush blouse

green velvet skirt

grey riding boots

floral tie top

white ribbed sweater

otk black boots

super dark wash jeans

velvet maroon wide leg pants

tan trench coat

lace collared blouse

white tie neck blouse

plaid skirt

white button down