Friday, August 30, 2013

#OOTD: Hampton Club Kid

Today's the last day in my Week of White! I told y'all I had something special in store! I was inspired by @majormoon on instagram, a hair colorist who regularly uses glitter gels. I mixed a bit of cheap $1 clear gel with glitter and painted it on and voila! I love how it looks and everyone on campus has been telling me they like it, most of the people I'm completely stranger to. I thought this look was one of the most casual "resort" looks I've done this week but I shook it up with the glitter gel which is why I chose to title it as such. I think it all just kinda works.

DIY Ombré shirt, eBay pleather shorts, eBay jelly sandals, eBay sunglasses

Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, August 29, 2013

#OOTD: Generation Y

So after my extremely weird outfit yesterday I wanted to tone it down and be comfortable today. But just because I'm comfortable today doesn't mean I don't have something up my sleeve for tomorrow... just you wait.

As a child I was a hardcore fan of the Spice Girls, my favorite was Baby Spice. I still love them after all these years! I mean hello, tuesday's outfit title was a spin of Sporty Spice! My favorite has definitely switched to Ginger Spice though because of her wacky fashion antics but I listen to them almost every day. So I thought I would finally get a Spice Girls shirt. I still remember (my mom) buying this album the day it came out and I thought the cover was just beyond cool.

Spice Girls shirt from eBay, American Apparel jeans, Dr Martens boots, eBay sunglasses, eBay face chain

Spice Up Your Life

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

#OOTD: Ghost

Third day of my Week of White! People have started figuring out what I'm doing but it's started something else. They think I'm going to continue the year wearing monochrome outfits, a different color every week! These people do not know how lazy I am. That is just too much work to do every week, honey.

But I made this "body cover" during the summer and I've just been waiting for the right time to break it out. I was inspired by Hwan Sung Park but I couldn't find it for sale anywhere. I think it was just a showpiece so I made my own. It was super simple. Get a piece of tulle as tall as you and sew the sides together to make a tube and then just sew in an elastic neckband.

thrifted hand-spiked shirt, DIY body cover, eBay leggings, Dr Martens boots, eBay sunglasses

Keep being you!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#OOTD: Skorty Spice

Today's the second day in my 'week of white' and I really like this outfit. While I've worn outfits that pushed boundaries before, I've never worn a skort. But I actually really love this. I guess it's just like a pair of shorts with fresh-to-death detailing on the front.
People seemed shocked by it, no surprise there.

American Apparel cropped pullover, thrifted jersey, Dr Martens boots, eBay skort, sunglasses, foot cuffs used as bracelets


Monday, August 26, 2013

#OOTD: Blank Page

Today was my first day back to school and I felt so happy to be back. My classes bored me a little because I only had one of my design classes today and two electives. But tomorrow should be more fun, I have two design classes to look forward to.

An idea has been stirring in my head for awhile and last night I finally decided I would do it. All this week I'm only going to wear white. Why? There's literally no reason at all other than that I think wearing a monochromatic outfit makes you stand out and I like to stand out. (And white is my favorite color.) People really seemed to enjoy my outfit I wore today, as well as my extensions. I'm loving the extensions.

thrifted tuxedo shirt, American Apparel jeans, Dr. Martens boots, choker from etsy, eBay sunglasses, eBay backpack

Today was such a good day.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

#OOTD: Ombré all the way

Okay if you've been following my blog for awhile now you may have noticed that I really like for the top to be the focal point and I just wear solid color (usually black) jeans with accessories.

This outfit was no different but I decided to toss on some hippie-inspired shades. I think it made the outfit ~totally groovy~!

hand dyed shirt, American Apparel Easy Jean, Dr. Martens boots, eBay sunglasses


Friday, August 16, 2013

DIY: Ombré Clothing

Okay I know it seems like I've died or abandoned this blog and I'm here to dispel both of those.
In between working almost every day during this summer and trying to pack for my big move back to Austin I have little time for anything else. BUT I'm here to publish this DIY.

Ombré seems like it's everywhere lately. In hair, in fashion, even on WALLS. So I wanted to try to make an ombré shirt myself and I did!

I bought a shirt from a thrift store in Houston for like $2 because I figured if I messed it up it wouldn't be that big of a deal. When buying a shirt to dye you want to use something made out of a natural fiber (cotton, linen, rayon, etc.) If you try to dye something like polyester or nylon you are literally wasting your time because it won't dye. The dye I used was from Hobby Lobby in Tropical Green by Dylon. Now I do have one thing to say about the dye. This was my first time dyeing anything and I don't know what happened but as you can see it come out as turquoise, not tropical green. I still love it though.

So I followed the instructions about mixing the dye and I used our big sink in the laundry room. Make sure to use a stainless steel or glass sink to avoid tinting the metal or marble (this is very important). Also, if you decide to use a new article of clothing to dye, wash it before to prep it. 

Once the dye was mixed I put the shirt on a hanger and because I couldn't think of anything better I held it up the entire hour and a half it took. This is the hardest part. In order to get an even ombré and not a striped gradient (*moment of silence for striped ombrés*) set a timer in even increments. I did four 20-minute increments and then one 10-minute increment. 

Starting, you dip the bottom of the shirt (or whatever you're dyeing) into the dye and let it sit for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes is up, dip a little more of the shirt into the dye, I moved the shirt in 2-3 inch increments. Don't do much more than that or you'll get stripes. Continue this process until the time is up. It took me an hour and a half. 

After you're done ombréing just drain the sink of the dye and rinse the article with cold water making sure to rinse the dye from the lightest part to the darkest part. You're done! Throw the shirt in the wash by itself (ON COLD) and wear it out after it dries!

Get ready for the #OOTD I did with this shirt! It'll be posted tomorrow :)


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