Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Heat & Denim Shredding (Happy Solstice!)

Today is hot, a little muggy. and the sun has been going in and out behind the clouds. But despite the lack of full on sunshine, it's not raining and the heat is like a comfort blanket over everything. It's almost perfect summer solstice weather.

Today, so far, has been a day of food shopping (lots of fruit!), chatting with my boyfriend before he left for work, and pulling strings out of a pair of cut offs I made yesterday.

If you've never ripped up your own denim before, you get those ripped patches by cutting two parallel horizontal slits and then pulling out the blue threads that run vertically with a pair of tweezers. It's not too difficult but it is time consuming. That pocket is only a tiny bit of what I've done. I don't mess around when I rip up my clothes, haha. I did a number on a t-shirt that has never fit me right as well. It's now sleeveless, has a wider neck, has a sliced up back, and fringe at the bottom.

For the rest of the day I plan to workout, clean up the house a bit, and then settle down with my tarot cards, some incense, and some relaxing music. And tomorrow is out beach trip!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day!

Manda Rave

P.S. Tomorrow is the last day to get 20% off in my shop. Use code SUMMERLOVE at checkout!


  1. Shredding jeans is so time consuming, I sit in front of the TV and do it. The results are so worth it though. I hope your shorts come out great :)

    1. It really is. I should have done it while watching a movie or something but I never think of that haha. And thanks :)

  2. I never knew this is how you do it yourself. thank you for sharing, and I hope you have an awesome beach day!


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