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DIY: Lace-Up Denim!

So after being lazy for the 4th of July and relaxing all weekend its back to work! I really did much of nothing besides eat and enjoy family time but that’s always enough. 🙂

 In random news, I’ve also found myself hooked on Glee. I know I’m late to that bandwagon lol but it’s really a fun show, one I never thought I would actually be into
. So I’m constantly finding I’m having to tear myself away from Netflix long enough to do something constructive. Lol

 Soooo about that DIY * side eye *

 The challenge with dressing for the desert climate is you really want to wear as little as possible! So clothes that are lightweight, that breath and have some stretch are always nice. Yet denim shorts are a summertime staple and its harddddd to steer away from incorporating them into your everyday look. I prefer baggier shorts over the super short fitted version. I mean lets face it nobody wants thick denim hugging their goodies in 105 degrees! Lol Not sexy. So on that note I found myself inspired by Jeremy Scotts Fall 2014 collection.


These super cute late up pants are hot! With a little twist i.e. loose denim shorts they are perfectly boho and desert weather approved! 🙂

Starting today you can now click through the links on the materials list to purchase what I have listed for this project!  * I will be updating previous DIY’s

I recently became an influencer for (Check out my profile) a really cool service that offers a monthly DIY subscription much like the beauty boxes that are popular. They also have a great selection of tools and materials to create a wide array of projects! Sometimes I will list multiples of a product to give you a range in selection based on price, size or color. 🙂 

Materiels List:


Scissors or Scissors

Grommets or Grommets

Waxed Coated Cotton Cord




Cut the Jeans off to your desired short length.Then cut vertically into the jeans to a point that you feel comfortable with. Avoid cutting past the inner pockets. You don’t want white fabric sticking out. 🙂


Fold the denim in to create a finished edge. (Iron it if you wish to keep it in place)


Your pack of grommets should come with the tool you need to close the grommets. As well as instructions on how to set your grommets.


Cut your self a small hole, just big enough to fit the grommet through. Holes that are too big will result in your grommets eventually falling out! Yikes!

Make sure to place your grommet through the hole from the right side of the garment. (Unlike my demo here *oopss* do the opposite of what the picture illustrates)


Place the setting tool on the open end and hammer until the edges have been turned over and laid flat.

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Make sure your go through both layers of denim to ensure the folded edge stays down.


You can place as many or as few grommets as you want. It’s up to you.


Lace them up and you’re good to go!


I ultimately cut off the access cord and double knotted it close to the last grommet for a more finished look.



Try this on full length denim, leather or even leggings! The possibilities are endless.
A little inspiration 🙂
lace-up1. Isabel Marant 2. Diesel 3. Free People 4. Zigi Soho 5. Jeremy Scott 

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