18 Jul 2012 Permalink

Keeping it super short today so I can get back to the Fifty Shades trilogy…

This top was a deeper color, but I gave it a quick bleach bath to lighten it up.  And I distressed the shorts.  And one more thing, if you haven’t read I trying my own little project (Project DIY)…take a look.  I’d love to see your creativity!!!

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Spots Spots Spots

21 Jun 2012 Permalink

These shorts have really been on quite the journey…I hope Gap doesn’t mind!  Today’s post is the last stop for them though!  I wanted them to go out with a bang, and I wanted to try this diy project that I pinned…so it was a win-win situation.

This project wasn’t too bad…but it was time consuming!

Some tips to consider: Make sure you have a great fabric pen!  Try doing the spots by freehand (It really wasn’t bad, and probably saved lots of time!)  Also, I tried using the fabric pen to outline a spot, then I went back and filled it in with fabric paint.  The fabric paint turned out darker than the marker, so if you think something is wrong with your computer while looking at these shorts, it’s not you, it’s me.

One final look at this short journey…

Hmmm…maybe next I’ll pick up a shirt from the thrift store and have some fun with it!

jacket (Gap), shirt, shorts (Gap) – thrifted // bracelets – vintage and the “spikey one” from Oh So Glam (I won a Stella and Dot giveaway!!! And thanks, Tara!)

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Dyeing Over Purple – Part 3

20 Jun 2012 Permalink

After I had fun bleaching these shorts (note the sarcasm), I decided to dye these bad boys a lovely shade of purple.  If you haven’t dyed something before, it’s pretty easy to do.

Some tips to consider: Follow all the directions on the package…adding a cup of salt, as stated on the box, can make the difference.  Stir, stir, stir that garment.  And if you’re a bit wary about taking the risk on a favorite piece of clothing, pick up some cheapies at the thrift store to try it out on first.

Wouldn’t you say these purple shorts turned out very cute?!  But I do have to show you, since I mentioned the tragic error yesterday…becareful when bleaching your clothes!!!  Note the hole on the zipper part…then please stop looking at my crotch.  Thanks.

Here’s a little recap showing the journey these shorts have taken thus far.  One more diy to go!  I’ll give you a hit…it’s something I pinned here!  Can you guess what it is??

shorts – Gap (thrifted) // shirt – thrifted // bag – deedee & edee // shoes – Marshalls // hat – Target

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Bleached – Part 2

19 Jun 2012 Permalink

Do you recognize these shorts?  They’re the same ones from yesterday…they were just given a bleach bath.  I am happy with the light yellow shade that they turned from the process, but there were some disappointments…

Some tips to consider: No matter what your husband says, it’s probably best NOT to leave the denim soaking in the bleach/water mixture overnight. (“What could go wrong?” he had said when I questioned it.  Well, the zipper and other metal decals started to oxidize and eat away at some of the denim.  Also, the shorts were significantly looser after the bleaching process.  Pay close attention to your clothing when bleaching…lesson learned!)

The bleach-bath-gone-wrong is not the end of the line for these shorts though!  The diy up next is a favorite of mine…see you tomorrow!

top – Loft // shorts – diy (see here for more info) // sandals – Marshall’s