Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

kinda, really

July 20, 2011

{skirt: Ark & Co via Bicyclette Boutique, tee: Urban Outfitters, watch: Portobello Market in London, mesh bracelet: TopShop, woven chain bracelet: DIY via Honestly WTF, photography by Kari}

Yes, I actually wore this skirt to take Ryley for a walk, and right after I wore it to the grocery store. And yes, I did get a few extra looks from a few grandmas in the produce section, but hey, I figure it’s better to be overdressed than under dressed right?… or is that just my theory? I feel like there must be some affirming quote from Chanel or Audrey Hepburn out there somewhere.  In other news I finally tried out that amazing woven chain bracelet DIY from Honestly WTF – it’s just as good as I imagined I love it!

xo denj



July 12, 2011

{on me: vest: DIY F21, skirt: Urban Outfitters, tank: Aritzia, shoes: Zara, necklace: Hudson Bay Co., bracelets: H&M, on Kari: dress and shoes: Urban Outfitters}

2 things:
# 1: it was my little sister(and baker extraordinaire)’s 20th birthday this past weekend! My mom and I woke up early, hung streamers in the backyard and made pancakes and fruit salad  – yum!
#2: I’ve been seeing quite a few olive vests circulating the blogosphere lately and I realized I had the perfect one already in-house! I chopped off the sleeves and did a little hemming and voila! I’ve been wearing it pretty much constantly since.

xo denj

diy – collage headboard

June 2, 2011


Hi guys! I’ve been meaning to share this with you for ages! My sister is home from university now, but I LOVED her creative way of adding a few extra design details to her dorm room with this DIY collage headboard.  It’s so easy and simple and you can use any images that you are currently finding inspirational – and at next to no cost, it’s perfect for a student budget!

xo denj

navy and neon

February 27, 2011

blouse: altered Anthropologie, jeans: 7 for all Mankind, boots: Bronx, belt: Vintage, long necklace and bracelets: H&M, watch: DKNY, ring: F21
*photography by rsimmen


Do you guys remember this blouse? Once upon at time it was pink, then it was royal blue, and now its navy! I still wasn’t satisfied with the colour after the last time is dyed it,  but this time I think it’s just right. I’ve seen a resurgence  of 70’s flared jeans lately so I thought I’d pull these gals out of the back of my closet and give them a go. I’m so excited to wear these with in the spring/summer with bright neon sandals and a flowing floral blouse. Which also pretty much sums up what I think just about every time I get ready lately. Spring IS just around the corner right?


xo denj


how to: make a braided scarf bracelet!

February 22, 2011

Hi lovelies!
So, I’ve had a few questions about the braided bracelets in my denj lookbook; mystery revealed? it’s just a 9″x60″ scarf all braided up! And, if you are feeling so inclined, you can find some pretty scarves to make a bracelet with in my etsy shop. But in the meantime, I thought I’d show you all how to do it yourself: below is the step-by-step, I tried to make it as clear as possible, so it looks like there are a lot of steps, but it’s really easy I promise!

1. To begin the braided bracelet, you need a long thin scarf.

2. Create 3 “strands” for your braid by folding the middle,
keep the ends slightly longer than the middle strand.

3. Use your finger, or whatever is easiest, to anchor your braid and create a loop at the top.

4. Braid with your 3 “strands” as usual.

5. When you get closer to the bottom you should have another loop
created by the middle that you folded earlier.

6. Braid until the loop is as small as possible around your finger,

7. Pull your longest strand through the loop and pull tight as below.

8. Pull the same strand partially through the top loop

9. Put on your wrist, and pull tight,

10. and tie it in a knot of course!

easy right? let me know if you have any questions, any at all.



xo denj

sweater slushie

February 7, 2011

sweater: DIY American Eagle via Winners, skirt: Club Monaco, boots: Locale, necklace: Anthropologie *photography by rsimmen


I was feeling inspired by Sienna Miller’s cute cropped sweater from Top Shop, so I decided to do my own version! I’ve had this American Eagle sweater for a few years now, and it was forgotten at the back of my closet – it was a perfect fit for DIY #2. When you are altering a knit, it can sometimes be tricky because as we know, a knit can unravel pretty quickly. So instead of doing a hem at the bottom, I kept the original hem and created a seam where the knit style changes. Easy- Peasy.


xo denj




ps. I just wanted to say THANKYOU! to Kate of O My Heart for featuring me on her blog last week. It absolutely made my day! xo

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