cinco de mayo

May 5, 2017 • By

Wearing: F21 top, Vintage cutoff Levis, Madewell boots and necklace, Vintage neckscarf, Karen Walker sunnies

Cinco de Mayo, also known as Cinco de Drinko in my younger college years (and also still now), actually holds a special place in my heart because it is the day I met my boyfriend! Well, my then-boyfriend, now-photographer. Little did I know that 5 years later, I’d be house hunting with the guy that kept sneaking kisses on my cheek.

I embroidered these vintage Levi’s last weekend and am just loving how this technicolored cactus came out! I started embroidering about a year ago, but this was my first attempt on actual clothing. I just started on a Gucci-inspired snake on a spare denim jacket we had laying around. It is proving to be a bit trickier, becase the welt seams won’t fit into my embroidery hoop, making it impossible to stretch. I’m hoping I can make it work!

Also, a note about making your own high waisted denim cutoffs. Buy Mens jeans!! They have a longer zipper and a looser fit, so they work perfectly. The ones pictured here are either a very tiny mens jean or a very large boys jean. Not sure, but either way, just find one that fit you around the waist and chop!


Photos by: Robert Paine