I wanted a full out, totally embroidered velvet jacket. I also wanted it to have beading. I found a few I really loved online….for about $600.

It was never gonna happen, I just don’t have that kind of cash to spend on a jacket. So I decided to make a full out embroidered jacket myself – using beading for the very first time too! This $40 velvet jacket, got an extreme makeover with the lacing edge that includes beading throughout, and the embroidered and beaded work that I hand drew them painstakingly worked on. It’s not perfect, but I’m pretty darn happy with my creation.

Dress – Wilfred/Aritzia
Jacket – bought at ASOS, beaded and embroidered by me
Boots – Frye via Style Encore
Tights – I forget
Socks – Free People