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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

How to Wear DIY: Everyday... DIY mended jeans

Thought I'd share a How to Wear DIY of a totally simple, everyday look today. Over the holidays I got to wear jeans a lot more than usual, took several days off work, and boy, was it fun. So I pulled out my super casual jeans, the ones you may remember that I used this mending method on the knees of--they're not dressy enough for a night out, but they def feel cool and cute. And I love that my knees stay warm in them with the holes taken care of. ;)

So, if you have ever wondered how to mend the holes in your jeans--well, really, if you've ever wondered how to mend holes in jeans and still wear them and look normal!, I hope I can be of service. For a weekend day of perusing Powell's (Portland's amazing bookstore), deli lunch at Whole Foods, and two simple birthday celebrations!, I felt great in these jeans with a few other faves, new and old.

And thank you, Powell's garage (one of the most terrifying places to drive ever), for the background. ;)

Coat: American Eagle via Marshalls. Sweater: Marshalls. Bag: Old Navy. Boots: Target via Goodwill.
Watch: Ross. Necklace: Kohl'sJeans: DIY mended!, American Eagle via Marshalls.

What makes this outfit for me is the "S" initial necklace and new tortoiseshell watch--both gifts to myself right before Christmas. 'Course you can't really see them in these pics, which were rushed so forgot to do close-ups!, but here they are on my Instagram. The necklace is my cheapie version of the stylish monogram necklaces that have been so big lately... those are spendy, though, like $60+!! I was so excited to find this one on sale for $4.99 at Kohl's when I ran in on Christmas Eve Eve. They're that price online, too, and come in silver or gold like mine.


So I guess the moral is... how to look chic in mended, holey jeans? Pair with new and old fave pieces and enjoy the weekend!!

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  1. I really like that watch! I love tortoiseshell.

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