DIY Kimes

The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping and the NFR planning has begun!  If you're anything like me, then you're probably already piecing together a stand-out wardrobe that you'll happily strut down the Las Vegas streets.  Like most, I'm always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd--constantly digging and searching for unique pieces that will set me apart from the norm.  Unfortunately, some of those "out of this world" designs also come with an "out of this world" price tag.  When you're already spending a small fortune just to attend the Wrangler NFR, it's pretty natural to want to pinch pennies in any area that you can.  Well, I've decided that rather than purchasing an all new wardrobe for the Western world's finest event, why not work with what I've already got!? I dug through my drawers, pulled out my Kimes Ranch jeans, turned on some tunes and let the creative juices flow!  I'm excited to share with you all my take on some sassy, NFR worthy DIY's featuring my beloved Kimes.   

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Do my Kimes gals recognize these bottoms?  That's right, that's a pair of the fabulous Francesca jeans.  I really went all out on revamping and re-designing this pair!  To be completely honest, when I started this project I had no idea where I was going to go with it.  I had zero vision for a final product, instead I just had fun with it and took it piece by piece.  I started out by cutting out and distressing the leg, followed up with a little bleach!  A few days later I decided to pull out some paint, channeled my inner Bob Ross and ran with it.  I decided to keep my designs bright and playful, staying true to my western roots!  And in no-time at all, I had a truly one-of-a-kind, Western Couture original, pair of "sassy pants". (Pun definitely intended). 

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Styled above are a custom pair of revamped Betty Black Jeans.  (Don't try to pretend like you aren't now subconsciously humming the tune of Black Betty to yourself.)  With my second design I knew I wanted to keep the over-all style a little more understated.  I wanted something I could casually style but something with a little Vegas-worthy flash!  I made a quick stop into our local fabric/craft supply store and walked out with only a few items including; gold metallic iron on patches, metallic gold paint, metal studs and 1 yard of gold thread.  I started out by distressing the knees and inserting the metallic gold patches underneath.  Later, I added some gold paint to the longhorn logo on the pockets, ran some gold thread over the pocket line and set some studs on the rear.  In little to no time at all, I easily transformed these Betty jeans into a modern but understated, rocker style bottom

XoXo - Whitney Benton | Western Couture