Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I 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!

How to Wear DIY: The bow print jeans!!

I've mentioned before I'm not a big fan of January. Luckily it's almost over, but February's not much better, either. There's a reason the "resort collection" comes out at every store in late December; once Christmas is over, I guess a lot of us are ready for sunshine and preppy, cheery colors like clean navy, white, and bright chartreuse or hot pink. But, it's still freeeezing outside, so unless you're vacationing somewhere tropical, they seem sort of counter-intuitive. My cozy sweaters still sound most comfortable, but they're depressing, wintry colors like beige and warm brown.

Anyway, to balance my need for color and something non-wintry with my need for warmth, I found that, on one of our more moderate-temperature days, my bow print jeans from my tutorial paired well with cozy riding boots and a wool navy and grey striped J.Crew-via-Goodwill vest. The bright silk top just made it cheerier. But I did wear a coat, for most of the time I spent outside in it!

Coat: American Eagle via Marshall's. Top and boots: Target via Goodwill. Vest: J.Crew via Goodwill.
Scarf: Kmart via Goodwill. Watch: Ross. Necklace: Forever 21. Jeans: DIY stenciled!

P.S. Yes, that is the Costco parking lot. We get pretty crazy on the weekends. ;)


  1. Anonymous1/28/2013

    I've at least 3 projects with printed jeans that I want to make. I've got to start making them instead of wishing to!
    I like yours!

  2. I love the printed jean but haven't figured out what "item" to print yet. Also, I bought a sweater vest last winter, and never figured out how to wear it. It still lays untouched, but after seeing your outfit, maybe I should break it out!

  3. Super cute. I often don't bother to dress up in the winter because I don't want to waste a good outfit with a coat. ;-) I hate coats.

    I love the way you paired the prints!

  4. I'm a big fan of print mixing so I love the bow pants with the stripe vest :)

  5. I love the pop of colour with the dark jeans and shirt :) I am going to look up your printed jeans tutorial right now!

  6. Oh my gosh how cute are you!?!?! I love those bow print jeans and the pop of color!

  7. these are so cute! you're seriously rocking them!

  8. That is definitely a cute outfit. Love the scarf with it.

  9. LOVE that bright red top with the navy! The mix of prints is fun too!

  10. Anonymous1/28/2013

    I really love your printed pants, and this style is way toocute!!

    xoxo, Mich

  11. Those pants are adorable. That is such a unique and refreshing print. I'm sure it's super fun to style, now I totally need a pair.

    I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest post!

  12. It's a horrible time of year, isn't it?! All I am thinking about is picnics and walks on the beach... all the weather is letting me do is brave the 30 minute walk of the dog looking like a fabric ball with legs and curls up by the fire knitting!

    very cheery project

    Bundana x

  13. Girl your blog is so amazing, I totally felt in love wirh it.. What do you think about following each other? Let me know <3




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