Posts Tagged ‘booties’
Taking vacation in April causes you to come home assuming the weather will have miraculously turned to late spring, early summer temperatures. Of course, living in Canada, this is not the case. These days we never know what to expect and this is not exemplified better than on the streets of Toronto; neon shorts and sandals (too soon), wool coat and all black everything (brighten up, the sun is shining). This is the time of season that confuses the masses and begs me to question others judgement.
Since it’s actually been in the 20s this week — I am the happiest girl south of Wellington — I decided to pull out all the stops and declare ’tis the season for bare legs (if paired proportionately with heavier layers)! My definition of this is of course, bright Club Monaco lace and booties, because you can never have too many of either.
In effort to make DIY/crafting my new hobby, this weekend I successfully completed another amazing DIY. This project was even more fun because it involves fashion! The tie dye denim look is perfect for any pair of jeans that have lost their way in your closet and need to be revived. I know most of you have at least one pair of jeans you don’t wear — I have approximately 12 pairs of jeans, but mostly wear two or three.
What you’ll need:
- dark denim
- rubber bands
- rubber gloves
First, soak your jeans in a bucket of water, this will ensure that your denim creates maximum absorbency.
Next tie jeans with multiple elastic bands. It’s recommended to use thick rubber bands, so since I was unable to find these, I used clothing elastic instead. Start at the legs and twist and tie denim with bands. The more rubber bands you use, the more blue that will be left.
Fill your bucket with 1 part bleach, 2 parts water. My bucket was filled about half-way full. Use rubber gloves to immerse the jeans in the solution and if needed use some sort of weight to keep the jeans completely immersed. This way you won’t have to rotate the denim. Check on the colour of the denim occasionally, I bleached my jeans for about 2 hours to achieve a light, almost white denim colour.
When you are satisfied with the bleached colour, carefully cut off all elastic bands, and wash jeans immediately. Be sure to wash alone and use detergent. Hang to dry, and you’re done! One last step is to put your washing machine through another wash cycle with nothing in it to ensure all bleach is cleared from the machine.
So excited to wear these all summer long! These pair perfectly with classic black and white t-shirts, flats and booties. Enjoy!
Waffle sweaters are so comforting, maybe it’s my love of eating waffle that makes wearing this fabric so much better. Last week I posted this Old Navy waffle sweater, and soon after purchased it online for only $15. A price like that I had to buy two colours of course! I’ve never been a huge fan of Old Navy, the commercials are you like you’re annoying kid sister, but this waffled piece could not be left behind. I was even more pleased when my purchase arrived one day later. Because this waffle knit is cotton and slightly cropped, it’s very lightweight and it perfect for layering in almost any season.
Jacket – Wilfred by Aritzia, Booties – Nine West, Bracelets – Forever 21, Sweater – Old Navy, Blouse – Joe Fresh, Skirt – Wilfred
Did I mention it was eight degrees today? Despite the snow, there was actually no need for a coat when the sun was shining.