Being a female bummer #679: short season.
Why less denim, and no hem would cost more then a finished pair of pants, will NEVER be ok with me.
Thus making your own shorts, makes more sense. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t.
Today it did.
White oversized pants. Scissors. Rubber bands. And silly little dye kit from Michael’s, a well spent $8.99. (you will be overwhelmed by the tie dye aisle CHOICESGALORE). I chose the neon color set that came in squirt bottles, made by s.e.i. According to the box, it had one direction, squirt dye on clothing. SOLD!
I wet the shorts first and decided to rubber band off sections of my shorts to get concentrated color on certain spots, but that was my personal tie dye preference. You, of course, may or may not have differing tie dye preference.
Cause Lord knows, we all just sit around and think what type of tie dying we prefer.
I let it dry for at least a day in the rubber bands. Then cut them off, and let the shorts dry flat for another 24 hours. Popped them in the dryer for 30 minutes, and presto. PARTY TIME.
And now you have a very good excuse to go to the craft store and cruise the tie dye and puff paint aisle. I know you were looking for one…
A very special thank you to Kipp Knode and his ‘designer’ axes. I mean, who doesn’t wish they could carry this around with them through the foggy morning hillside.
Boots: Double H
Suspenders and Shirt: Adam Arnold
Gloves: English Laundry
Hat: Crown Cap
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Jeans: J Brand
Suspenders: American Apparel
Fur: (made by our own) Brady Lange
Beanie: gas station treasure
shoes- Jeffrey Campbell
jeans- J Brand
arm party and necklaces- vintage, Grayling, and collected from special places along the way
hat- bought at a grocery store
shoes- Cole Haan
jeans- Cheap Monday
glasses- Ray Ban
We wanted to share with you another great night had at Mario’s featuring Hudson. It was a wonderful chance to get to know the brand better chatting with Ricky. And here are a few shots taken from the night. Along with their Fall 2011 ad campaign.
Brick and Black with the dapper Mario himself
Ricky from Hudson
With Simon from Mario’s and Ricky
And always, thank you Simon for the invite.
day dream boatin’ son of a gun making my own way
if only in my imagination and only for one day
I fold a piece of paper and make a lovely boat
and cast away upon a ship, into the sea and float
discovering a many dream, from here to yonder sky
I set my sail towards the wind, adventure will never die.
Shorts: customized Simon Miller Jeans
Rain Boots: Hunter
Backpack: Vanport Outfitters
belt: Free People
tee: Free People
jewelry: vintage and Portland Leather Company
hat: random from the military surplus store
Scarf on hat: Gucci
Tank: American Apparel
For the love of all that has past,
and the anticipation for what is about to happen,
I will do my best to dress the part.
With summer legs still out,
and counterintuitive long sock tendencies echo the unknown forecast of late.
Also, you should know:
October brings the double blessing of both Brick and Black’s celebration of life.
Happy Birthday to us!
We will be accepting any and all gifts in the form of patent leather and spikes.
Boots: Dolce Vita for Target
Shorts: cut-off Levi’s
Sweater: Free People