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

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Couch Potatoes

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

The TV is tired of watching you.

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

Adam Arnold, Brady Lange, Nike, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Free People, Vintage, Forever-21

On Brick:
sweatshirt: Adam Arnold
tank: Brady Lange
leggings: Nike
shoes: Alexander McQueen for Puma

On Black:
scarf: vintage
house coat: Free People
shirt: Forever-21
shorts: unknown
socks: uhhh, Target?


Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Brick and Black!

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Brick and Black, Portland Fashion blog, Portland Style Blog, style blog, fashion blog, Easter Clothes, Lauren Black, Brady Lange

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion blog, Portland Style Blog, style blog, fashion blog, Easter Clothes, Lauren Black, Brady Lange

  happy feet

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On Black:

dress: Free People
tube dress: Free People
sweater: HWR
socks: Free People
“heels: Kenneth Cole Reaction

On Brick:

bow tie: vintage
shirt: Adam Arnold
shorts: Adam Arnold
socks: Happy Feet
shoes: Too Boot New York


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


backinblack


Stars and Stripes

Happy Fourth of July!

Enjoy a little slice of Americana today and eat some apple pie and watch some fireworks, I know I will!

Brick and Black, 4th of July, Americana, American Flag shorts, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Mickey Mouse hat, Ray Ban

Hat: Vintage
Shades: Ray Ban
Shorts: Brick
Sneakers: Alexander McQueen for Puma

-Brick