Tuesday, August 14, 2012

DIY Tie-Dye Jeans

Printed denim is huge for fall. While floral patterned jeans are still on my fall shopping list, I thought I'd make some tie-dye jeans as well. I'll do an outfit post with them soon, but the weathers supposed to be hot this week, so more than likely it will be the week after.

What You'll Need.
A pair of old jeans, a medium-dark rinse is preferred.
Rubber bands.

Step One.
Soak the jeans in cold water, just long enough to get them thoroughly wet. Then ring the jeans out & dump the cold water.

Step Two.
Rubber band the jeans. This should be done randomly, so the effect isn't too uniform. If you want more dark spots, use more rubber bands, if you want them to be lighter, use less.

Step Three.
Create a bleach-water mixture. Mine was roughly 65% water and 45% beach, I didn't measure, just kind of eyeballed it. Then, using gloves, submerge pants into the water. I ended up putting a couple small, clean rocks on mine to keep the pants from floating. Let them soak, checking on them every once in a while until they have bleached to desired color. Mine took about 3 1/2 hours. More bleach will lighten them faster, but will be rougher on the fabric.

Step Four.
Safely dispose of bleach water, and rinse the jeans in cold water. Then wash the jeans, by themselves, and run through the dryer. And you're done! (Note: I'm going to wash my jeans alone a few times after this as well, to be on the safe side)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Behind the scenes video for NastyGal's August lookbook.
Shared because I just fell in love with the model, Anja Konstantinova.
& she's only 5'4!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Target did me well

Hat- Target
Bracelets- Swap-meet
Moccasins- Nordstrom

In love with this denim dress. Got it a few years ago from Target, but never wore it much until recently. It's late and I've got to head to bed soon (well, admittedly I'm going to watch Olympic gymnastics for a bit first), so not much time to type atm. Did do my midterms today, doing Summer quarter online, so a bit less on my plate now (can't help but the notice metaphors!) & more time for blogging.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

You applied the pressure, to have me crystallized.

Outfit Details:
Top & Ring-H&M 
Dress- Redlight Seattle
Earrings& Necklace- Forever 21
Sunglasses- KW
Sandals- Target
Bangles- PAPAYA!

Comfort was key on one of Seattle's summer days. (Yes, we do occasionally get warm and sunny days in Seattle, despite popular belief.) Walked around in the sun for a while, and later went and figure modeled for an art class, something I had not done before. Not as nerve racking as I thought it would be, though staying perfectly still for long periods of time proved to be difficult. After that was done a friend and I headed to japonessa and for happy hour sushi. We had never been, and I have to say I fell in love with the bad boy roll, which was just as delicious when I had the leftovers for breakfast. Happy Wednesday. xoxo.