twist and dye

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…

-Black


lumberglam

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

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.

On Brick:

Boots: Double H
Jeans: Wrangler
Suspenders and Shirt: Adam Arnold
Scarf: Gucci
Gloves: English Laundry
Pins: vintage
Hat: Crown Cap

On Black:
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Jeans: J Brand
Shirt: Ever
Suspenders: American Apparel
Fur: (made by our own) Brady Lange
Beanie: gas station treasure


left to rust

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Black:

shoes- Jeffrey Campbell

jeans- J Brand

tee- Lancaster

arm party and necklaces- vintage, Grayling, and collected from special places along the way

hat- bought at a grocery store

On Brick:

shoes- Cole Haan

jeans- Cheap Monday

tee- CMRTZY

jacket- vintage

glasses- Ray Ban


Hudson at Mario’s

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.

Hudson 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.

-Black


All Aboard

day dream boatin’ son of a gun making my own way

if only in my imagination and only for one day

Brick and Black, Portland style blog, Portland Fashion blog, Nautical theme fashion, Hunter lace up rain boots, Simon Miller Jeans, Vanport Outfitters backpack

I fold a piece of paper and make a lovely boat

Brick and Black, Portland style blog, Portland Fashion blog, Nautical theme fashion, Hunter lace up rain boots, Simon Miller Jeans, Vanport Outfitters backpack

and cast away upon a ship, into the sea and float

Brick and Black, Portland style blog, Portland Fashion blog, Nautical theme fashion, Hunter lace up rain boots, Simon Miller Jeans, Vanport Outfitters backpack

discovering a many dream, from here to yonder sky

Brick and Black, Portland style blog, Portland Fashion blog, Nautical theme fashion, Hunter lace up rain boots, Simon Miller Jeans, Vanport Outfitters backpack

I set my sail towards the wind, adventure will never die.

on Brick:
Sweater: H&M
Shirt: H&M
Shorts: customized Simon Miller Jeans
Rain Boots: Hunter
Backpack: Vanport Outfitters

-Brick


we the free

On Black:
boots: Report
socks: unknown
shorts: Levis
belt: Free People
tee: Free People
vest: vintage
jewelry: vintage and Portland Leather Company
hat: random from the military surplus store

On Brick:
Hat: Vintage
Scarf on hat: Gucci
Stole: Vintage
Shirt: F21
Tank: American Apparel
Scarf: Vintage
Boots: Justin


Sauvie Love

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.

Specifically these.

On Black:

Boots: Dolce Vita for Target

Socks: random

Shorts: cut-off Levi’s

T-shirt: vintage

Sweater: Free People

Necklace: Grayling

Hat: H&M