DIY Créme de la Créme Sweatshirt & #YOLOmondays Link-up!

September 3, 2012·

You guys, when I saw Blair of Atlantic-Pacific rock that fabulous Zoe Karssen Creme de la Creme sweatshirt, I LURVED it. But then I saw the price tag. $160.

That’s $160 American dollars. For a sweatshirt. Now, a fun and pretty fab sweatshirt, but I’m sorry, this guy isn’t gonna shell out $160 for a sweatshirt. I mean, if I’m gonna spend $160 on a sweatshirt, I would hope that it would give me a massage or something while I wear it. I dunno. I mean, I’m just saying.

But THEN, when I saw this fab DIY that Rachael of Shore Society did, I KNEW I needed to try it.

So yeah, I DIYed my own Zoe Karssen Creme de la Creme sweatshirt. For a total for $13.27. BOOM.

Here’s what you need:

Step one: Get a sweatshirt

Now, I am NOT ashamed to say I found my sweatshirt in the boys section at Wal-mart for… yeah, you can see it… $1! ONE DOLLHAIR.

Step two: get iron-on letters

I was only able to find the similar Zoe Karssen letters at Michael’s. They don’t sell them online. They are the felt iron-on letters. Now, the packs of letters usually run for $9.99 each, but they were on sale, and then with the Michael’s coupons via their app (link above) I was able to get THREE packs of letters for $12.27!

Annoying thing is since you need 5 E’s, you have to get three packs. UGH. Bummer.

BOOM! $12.27!

Step three: Cut out your letters and place them face down on the sweatshirt

Step four: IRON.

Now, I had to iron for a LONG TIME for them to stick. I kept having to make the iron hotter for them to stick. But I just might be iron-challenged.

Step five: Let cool… then REMOVE backing!

Once you’re done ironing, let it cool for a WHILE… like a few hours or something before you take the backing off. I went and had dinner and came back and it was ready.

Step six: WEAR! 🙂

Yeah, so I know that I’m no Blair, but hey, I love the way I turned out! Eh?

[Outfit Deets: Sweatshirt: DIY | Oxford Shirt: Ralph Lauren Outlet | Jeans: Seven for All Mankind Roxanne | Booties: Target (old) | Watch: Target | Sunnies: Target | Headband: Target | Earrings: c/o Anjolee]

So what do you think? Would you spend the $160 on the real thing or try a little DIY action?

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