dress over pants

DIY: How To Decorate A Pair Of Jeans

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Don't you hate when your buy a pair of jeans and it's only when you get home and try them on that you realize they are too long?  I mean who has time to go into the fitting room just to make sure that something fits?  Or am I the only one to lazy to try on clothes before buying them?
 

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I've been needing a non-distressed pair of black jeans for a while now.  I got scissor happy and ended up slicing and dicing my other three pair of black jeans.  Whenever I'm out thrifting I usually can't find a pair of black jeans that I like.  Which is when I head over to Forever 21.  I actually like how their jeans fit my slim-thick hips and thighs and their price point is right where I want it to be.  

So imagine my surprise while out thrifting, I come up on a pair of crispy black F21 jeans, in my size.  Winning!  Or so I thought.  I should have definitely tried them on at the store.  If I had, then I'd known that they were too long.  Argh!  My first thought was to distress them.  My second thought was to take them back.  I had to resort back to my first thought because I missed the 7 day return time.  Ugh!!  Now what?!?!       

Distress it is.  Just as I was prepping the pants to cut them, I had this idea... Remembering I had a container filled with all sorts of unique and odd jewelry accessories from varies thrift shops in my closet; I got all happy inside.  Btw, you'd be surprised at all the cool vintage accessory items people give away.  

I picked all the pieces I wanted and placed them on the pants leg before super gluing them down.  Just to make sure the placement was okay.  Once I was okay with the placement of each piece, I got the glue gun and went to town.    

When it came time to style these pants I was leaning towards a blazer, but felt that was so expected.  That's when I decided on the dress over pants trend (again, see here).  To keep the look simple, this textured tangerine orange dress from H&M was perfect.  Instead of heels I opted for the wedged oxfords from Shein.  I really like how this look came together.  And just because I can be extra at times, I carried this cigar box handbag which added a little pzazz. 

Items I used to embellish my jeans
- Jeans (old/new)
- Glue gun/ glue sticks
- Old or broken jewelry/ accessory pieces (earrings, broken necklace, brooches, pins)
- And my imagination

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Black blogger, Top Fashion blogger

Dress -- H&M (sold out) // Pants -- Thrifted, then DIY'd // Shoes -- Shein // Cigar box handbag -- Thrifted // Necklace -- Funky Flair Boutique // Sunnies -- Mall Kiosk

Photo Cred: KVisuals

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Did I Get It Right This Time? Dress Over Pants Trend

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger

Summer is officially here, but I'm not here for it.  Don't get me wrong, while I've looked forward to summer fashion all winter long.  I can't stand that heat makes me sweat.  Even a slight glisten makes me feel icky.  But that's not what I'm talking about today.

Today I'm talking about my fascination with the dress over a pair of pants trend.  The first time I tried it, I made a mess of it - see for yourself (here).  The goal is to look cool and stylish, however layering can be tricky.  I think that's were I went wrong the first time.  Can we say #outfitfail?

This time around I think I did alright.  I bought this dress because of the print.  And while it had no hanger appeal, it had character and potential.  Belting the dress was a must, because without it, this look would have been worst then my first effort.  I choose these deep blue low-rise ankle skinnies from F21 to wear underneath my dress because the wash was perfect for this look.  

Guys, why did I struggle so much when deciding on the right bag?  Even now, I'm thinking I should have went with another option.  My shoes on the other hand complimented the entire look. Overall, this ensemble came together.  What say ye?  Would you attempt this trend?  Let's talk about it down in the comments.   

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger

Dress -- Thrifted // Jeans -- Forever21 // Shoes, 'Wylie' (old) -- ShoeDazzle // Crossbody, 'Luis' (soldout), similar -- JustFab // Sunglasses (old) 

Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger
Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Dress Over Pants Trend, Atlanta Style Blogger

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