Denim And Gold, A Love Story

Hey y’all,

This baby right here, my new DIY denim vest, was a labor of love. It took me days to apply 80 plus grommets to this denim vest, which is a lot of time, but I just love the way it turned out! Denim and gold  is my favorite color combo currently. I use to be a silver wearer, but now all I really wear is gold jewelry. But let me clarify: gold costume jewelry, in a Cari-Bradshaw-kinda-way “for fun”.

I wanted to create a piece that had both denim and gold, of course, so I chained up the back of a denim vest that I had in my closet and added a pair of sleeves I cut off a sweatshirt. Confession: I’ve been a beginner sewer for about ten years now. I’m that girl who has three sewing machines but still uses a glue gun on clothes in an emergency or lazy moment. I feared a Gordon Gartrell disaster with the sleeves, but they actually turned out okay *self-air high five*.  I added a white tank under the vest – it’s still winter here in NC, after all. In the summer I will probably throw on a bandeau top on if I can get this stomach of mine flat in time, LOL!

Let me know what you think of my DIY Denim Vest? What DIY projects do you have going on?


DIY Denim Vest

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  1. I AM IN LOVE with this!! Wow! And I too used to be a silver or white gold girl and now I am loving gold more and more. My wedding set is in white gold dangit LOL Regardless back to this vest! excuse me for using the language but this is BAD ASS! I want one! If you start making them let me know!

    • Yes Annie you should! I started off with just planning to put a few chains on the shoulders but then I went all out and chained the entire back instead.

  2. Your DIY denim vest looks great. It does not look home made at all. Gold is on trend this season and your vest looks very chic. I have sewing machine as well but my projects have been small like skirts for my daughter and kleenex holders hahaha. Your vest looks awesome!

  3. Wow! I can’t imagine how long it took to do all that work on your vest. It turned out great, and will be so great with a bandeau in the summer! Can’t wait to see more of your creations!

  4. I’m definitely not the most fashionable person by any means, but I think I could rock this vest!! It’s very creative and I’m loving the denim and gold combo!

    • Oh yeah you absolutely could Monique! Throw this on with a white tank, jeans or leggins and a converse shoe and you’re good to go!