Some of you who follow me may have noticed that I became obsessed with a denim cutoff skirt worn by one of my all time favorite bloggers Sincerely Jules, as seen here, here and here. I subsequently became obsessed with creating my own little torn up slice of perfection. I bought GIGANTIC men's Levi's from Etsy (this is important because you need them to be big enough that when you slice them off right below the zipper everything important is still covered in fabric. Then I set to work researching the heck out of how to DIY distress your own cutoffs. I waded through about 15 different tutorials of various levels of usefulness, falling hard down the Pinterest DIY rabbit hole, but found these three to be head and shoulders above the rest! Now, when you make your own, you don't have to do the research.

Here's my favorite tutorials:

I paired this look with my beloved espadrilles, and this fun vest I got for $12 at a little shop on Abbot Kinney in Venice. Totes LA. 

 Purse, Deadly Ponies borrowed