Friday, August 22, 2014

diy: bleach tie dye technique

There is something about tie dye that I really like, if you haven't already figured that out. It doesn't have to be cheesy tie dye all the time, although there is a place for cheesy tie dye, sometimes. I think my favorite way to tie dye is using bleach on already colored materials. You never really know what you are going to get, but it always turns out great!
To bleach tie dye, you will need a shirt or some fabric that is already colored and mostly cotton. You will also need some rubber bands, bleach and a bucket that your shirt will fit in.
This is my go-to folding technique. You just accordion fold the shirt and then randomly tie rubber bands around the shirt. I also fold the shirt in half at the end and add rubber bands around both sides because it's hard to get rubber bands around the center of the shirt otherwise.
The first thing you need to do it get your shirt wet. Just dowse it in water and put it in your bucket.
Next pour bleach all over it. My shirt immediately changed colors. It was green. There are no specific measurements for this. I set the bucket out in the sun for the bleach to work more quickly. I left the bleach on for about 10 minutes. Next, you remove all the rubber bands and rinse your shirt out really well.
I put mine in the dryer to dry completely and then I cut the sleeves off!
I love the pattern that this shirt now has. It's really interesting since the shirt has no trace of it's original color. I guess that is why I like this technique, unpredictableness. That's not a word... but you namsayin'.

xo, Savannah

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

right on track

So we've mentioned before how we like to just go for a drive with no destination in mind. The other day we took along two of our friends to look for places to take pictures. We made a day of it and the day was delightful. They also helped us snag a few pictures of the two of us together. The only downfall is that I already have a hard enough time taking pictures with Savannah there, so the addition of two friends made posing for pictures more challenging. Also, can we talk about the awesomeness of this railroad track set up. I know posing for pictures by railroad tracks is super cliche and senior portrait-like, but we're into it, ok? We've been keeping our eyes out for the longest to find a good set of railroad tracks. We happened upon these and there was a place to park by them, so we knew it was destiny. 
Casey's wearing: kimono-Hey Wanderer// top-Bar III (Macy's)//shorts- Urban Outfitters// boots- Target//necklace-DIY (aztec bird charm from Red Dog Beads)
Savannah's wearing: dress-DIY//boots- Urban Outfitters


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

inspired five: pull yourself together

Buy this: Fannie Flow Dress
Do this: Pull it together.
Pet this: Mini French Bulldog Puppy
Style and take this: Black and White Photo

Last week our inspiration had us wanting to eat a delicious cheesy corn dip which we actually made and loved. A little too much. This week I mostly just want to pet that french bulldog puppy, but that's not really specific to just this week. Puppies are my crack, ok?! And can we talk about the Elizabeth Taylor quote for a minute? Need that hung in my bathroom yesterday. Oh gosh and the lace dresses, swoon! Well, I hope you've enjoyed what's inspiring us and that you find some inspiration yourself. Stay awesome and inspired. 

XOXO
Casey 

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