Friday, September 14, 2012

DIY: Bleached Shorts

It's time for a long awaited post! This DIY for bleaching shorts has been requested by so many people now. I'm so excited to finally have it to share with you all. If you just want to bleach your shorts, only follow to step three. For those of you who want the red ones, read the whole post!

Pair of jeans to cut or denim shorts
Fabric scissors
Red Rit liquid dye
Plastic tub
Rubber gloves

Step One: Cut your jeans into shorts of your desired length with the fabric scissors.
Step Two: Put your shorts in a tub with a mixture of half bleach and half water. Let them soak for a couple of hours. Be very careful not to get the bleach on anything else, and wear the rubber gloves.
Step Three: Wash and dry the shorts. Distress them with the fabric scissors.
Step Four: Follow the instructions on the Rit dye bottle and dye your shorts red.
Step Five: Rinse the shorts in the sink until the water runs clear. Wash and dry them by themselves.
Step Six: Go tailgating and support the Hogs with your new red shorts! :)


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fall/ Winter Wish List

I apologize for taking so long to post! I didn't realize how busy I would be with the start of school. I have a lot more time I have to commit to homework and studying, cross country, soccer, church, and friends now. I will do the best I can to keep posting.

As much as I don't want to admit it, summer, my favorite season is almost gone. Fall is my second favorite season though, because of the weather, my birthday, bonfires, Halloween and the fashion of course. I love making my annual fall wish list. Here is this year's:

Combat Boots- I have been looking at and wanting these combat boots since I saw them in the Steve Madden store last summer in New York. They can completely change any outfit from skinny jeans and a V-neck to a floral dress. I can see myself wearing them almost every day, even with my school uniforms.

{buy them here}

Floral Print Skinny Jeans- I actually already bought these, but I thought I would still put them on the list. I originally saw these in the August issue of Seventeen. They are such a statement that you can just wear a plain white top and sandals with them. I'm excited to see what different combinations that I can make with them.
{buy these here}

Leather Jacket- For a while, I have been looking for a faux leather bomber style jacket with just the right qualities. I wanted an affordable price, but one that didn't look super cheap. So far, I have found one from Topshop that I love, but I think I will end up going with the Aeropostale alternative.
{purchase it here}

Brandy Melville Jewelry- I'm pretty much in love with all of Brandy Melville's jewelry. All of it is perfect; the bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. I'm hoping to order a bunch because I can wear it with my school uniforms.
{check it out here}

Flow-y red cardigan- This comfy cardigan would be perfect for Hog games and tailgating! Or I could just wear it for laying around the house or hanging out with friends. It would be very versatile if I paired it with basics.
{buy it here}

White Blazer- White blazers are a classic piece that I don't think will ever go out of style. You can put it over anything to make an outfit instantly look more put together and polished.
{see it here}

Navy Knit Sweater- A timeless piece like this can be worn so many ways. It looks good with almost anything, especially skinny jeans and riding boots. I would want to try layering it over a button up so that the collar shows.
{find it here}

Bright Button Down- I love the bright coral color of this blouse. The lighter pink accents it in an unexpected but sort of elegant way. I would wear this over and over.
{check it out here}

Floral Scarf- I wear scarves so much in the seasons that I can without dying of heatstroke! They can make any outfit more exciting and look like you put more thought into your clothes than you actually did. This one has such a fun, bright print that I love!
{purchase it here}