diy-shorts

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
DIY High Waisted Shorts

Hey Everyone

Today’s DIY project is all about high waisted shorts. With summer approaching perhaps you have an old pair of high waisted pants that are ready to be transformed. Ill show you an easy way to do that and you won’t need to sew a thing!

What you will need:

-High Waisted jeans

-Scissors

-Pen or chalk 

- Iron and ironing board

-Flat surface to work on 

Step 1

Find yourself a pair of high waisted pants. The ones I used were a pair of old Levis I bought at Goodwill for 6$

Step 2

Find a nice flat surface to work on. I used my floor just because I don’t have a table large enough. Button the jeans and zip them. Fold them and make sure to line up the sides evenly. Carefully flatten out the jeans so that they are ready to cut. 

Step 3

Although most people start by trying them on and marking the length, I like cutting off the excess of the pants and then trying them on. Jeans fit different and its easier to see what they look like when you don’t have a full pant to distract you. Choose to cut at a safe length, longer than you know you will like them. 

Step 4

After cutting them, put your jeans on and mark the area where you want to cut. I knew I wanted to fold then ends of these shorts so I marked them an inch longer than the length I wanted. You could also just cut them short and fray the ends. Mark the area with your pen or chalk and then remove them. 

Step 5

After cutting off the excess you can put them back on and make sure you like the length. For the folded ones, like the ones I have made I folded them twice and made sure I was comfortable with the length after being folded. If you cut them too short, then you can turn them into frayed shorts (I hope to have a tutorial for that soon).  

Step 6

Now that you have your desired length, you can iron your shorts so that the folded ends do not come apart. Make sure to iron one fold at a time. 

Step 7

Repeat and make sure to get the sides really well. 

Step 8

Enjoy them! Thats it! You can also add some studs to your jean shorts. Whatever works best for you!

How to tie a hair scarf for short hair

Short hair is amazing but it can sometimes be a pain to style. I’ve been borrowing my bff’s styling wax recently to keep my pixie in shape, but there are some days when it just refuses to be tamed and that’s when I bring out the hair scarves. 

Today I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how to tie a hair scarf for short hair. This is one of the easiest ways to wear a scarf if you’re looking to keep the top of your hair covered. Since my hair is super thick and wavy, it likes to stick up at the top, especially on those bad hair days! This is my preferred scarf tying style to keep everything all neat and tucked in when I don’t have enough time or just can’t be bothered with doing my hair. 

Using a square scarf, fold it into a triangle.

Place the scarf on top of you head with one end of the triangle sticking over your face. The shorter this bit is, the easier it will be for you to tuck in the scarf later on. 

Pull the two other ends over your ears and on top of your head.

Tie the ends together in a double knot over the bit sticking out in front of your face. Fluff the scarf a little over your head so that it looks natural and not too tight!

Now, double those two ends behind your head and knot them again at the nape of your neck. This knot shouldn’t be too tight, otherwise it’ll start travelling up the back of your head after a while! Tuck the stray ends under the scarf and secure them with a bobby pin. 

Finally, roll up the end dangling at the front and tuck it under the knot. And that’s it, you’re done! Takes all of two minutes and you’re good to shimmy out of the door. 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! I’ve put together a little selection of square scarves below, and a composite image for pinning. 

 

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