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


Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Brick and Black!

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  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


prescription: shorts

It may be still be could out but we’ve been having some really nice sunny days lately and that just gets me in the mood to wear shorts.  I’m tired of my black jeans, and wool pants.  Bleh.  I’ve got cabin fever and the only thing that can cure it is a heavy dose of some leg baring shorts.  I recently re-flipped through some of the spring ’11 shows and was just further tempted.  Damn.  This is an itch I’m gonna have to scratch.  To hell with the weather, I’m declaring it officially shorts weather.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Perry Ellis

Band of Outsiders

Louis Vuitton

 

Join the revolution and put on some shorts, spring comes early this year.

 

images courtesy of gq.com