vrijdag 29 april 2016

DIY: How to Customize Your Levi's 501

The vintage Levi’s 501. These are definitely my all time favorite jeans. The thick denim, the washing, the model - everything is just perfect. If I could choose, my whole closet would be loaded with them. Unfortunately, as you might know, these jeans are hard to find in the right size. You have to be very lucky to come across a perfect one.

If you are one of those lucky few and finally get your hands on a Levi’s 501, it can sometimes be a bit shapeless and not very flattering. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t change that. If the Levi’s fit perfectly around your hips and bottom, you can easily customize the rest of the jeans entirely to your body. In today’s article, I’m going to show you how you can easily do that yourself.

vrijdag 15 april 2016


As you might have noticed, the double denim trend is taking over this season. Denim jackets, denim blouses, denim pants (=jeans), denim skirts, denim dresses, denim shorts, you name it. Everything can be combined with each other and everything goes. One piece of denim is simply not enough. Since I’m a huge fan of this trend, today’s outfit is all about the double denim.

You must know that finding a particular garment can become quite an obsession for me. For example, my search for the original Levi’s 501 jeans. Man, I’ve wanted these jeans so badly. I’ve chased all kinds of vintage stores up, both physical and virtual, in the hope of taking possession of this gem.
I didn’t achieve much success. Luckily, a while ago, I discovered the site Vestiaire Collective. The world opened up in front of me. If you already know this site, you know what I’m talking about: the best second-hand designer pieces and the best vintage pieces are offered for a song (well, in relative terms). Seriously, it’s like heaven.
Because there it was, the jeans of dreams, waiting patiently for my visit. I purchased it immediately, received it shortly after, adjusted it a little and I’ve worn it ever since.

maandag 4 april 2016

How to Make More Money? Buy a Mannequin!

Fi-na-lly! The cold and dark winter has come to an end and the first rays of sunshine are peeking through the clouds. It’s spring!

I like to consider this season as a fresh start. A clean slate. And there’s no better way to realize that, than with the big spring-cleaning. Let’s focus on the wardrobe. Around this time, I like to go through all of my clothes and select the garments which I never wear anymore or which doesn’t suit me anymore.

With the summer appearing on the horizon, I always get such an inspiration boost. My wishlist is never-ending. A red swimsuit, a denim jacket, the perfect white blouse, vintage Levi’s shorts with patches, and lot’s more. I want it all. And since saving money isn’t exactly my strong suit, there will be not enough money to check my list.

So the question is: how do I make more money in a short amount of time? Simple. Take advantage of the spring-cleaning: sell your old clothes! Old clothes out, new clothes in. Put the whole shebang on eBay, Tictail, or any other online marketplace. If your garments are still in good condition, it may bring quite some money.

However, the success is in the pictures. Potential buyers want the type of pictures, which one could find on a real webshop. Yes, including the pictures with a model. Since most people don’t have an actual model just lying around, that’s going to be hard. But nowadays, you can buy something that comes pretty close. A mannequin! A few clicks on the Internet and within a couple of days, you have your own plastic model. And I’ll assure you; she will bring you a lot of money.