Thursday, February 10, 2011

go dye in a hole

i have this cream sweater that i made my sister buy for herself a few years ago. she never liked it(but listens to everything i say and i've had some REALLY bad ideas, mwahahaha) and gave it to me a couple of years ago. i've always liked everything about it except for the color. blah with a side of meh. it's so nothing that it looks like a grungy old white shirt that needs to be put down.
exhibit a-
SOOOOOO, i dyed it. i figured, i've got nothing to lose but a grungy looking sweater. RIT dye in royal blue for $2 and i have a new shirt that i actually want to wear. and it took almost no effort. which is my factory setting for personal effort output, almost none. i did it while i was cooking dinner. stir the dinner, stir the dye pot. try not get the two confused.

exhibit dos-
BLUE! sweater- banana republic
cardigan- target
belt- target
skirt- thrifted
socks- target
shoes- tjmaxx

hurray royal blue sweater! i love you! perfectly casual!

exhibit trois:
hurray royal blue sweater! i love you! perfectly semi-dressy!
blouse- loft
belt- dillards
maxi pants- a little shop in jackson hole, wyoming summer of 2000
shoes- jessica simpson

doesn't "maxi pants" sound gross, yet very accurately descriptive?


Kaitlyn said...

maxi pants, haha. and look at you, being resourceful and inventive! i really would never think to dye my dingy white tops! i'm afraid i would make a huge mess trying it, though.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I could barely recognize it, look completely different, had to scroll down the pictures a few times to find out, awesome way to make it cool, love it paired with the striped cardi, Think sister will ask for it back!

Jessica said...

i LOVE the royal blue and i TOTALLY have that same sweater from br in black and a purply color.

i would never have thought of dying something i didn't like the color of! you have opened my mind to a whole new world of possibilities...

Emily Curfew said...

You are so clever to think of dye. That royal
Blue looks great on you. Reminds me of your Christmas card.

Ps love the high bun On you. I try to do it occasionally but my hair doesn't have enough volume to stay on top- it sags downward after an hour :(

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Heidi! I love this! Isn't dye amazing!?!?! Your second outfit is to dye for....sorry, couldn't resist. Buuuuut seriously, love that second outfit and the royal blue is PERFECTION! ~Serene

Marie said...

I've never dyed a shirt before, that sounds awesome! It looks great, too. Love those pants.

Julie said...

I am impressed! Looks FAB!

Lori said...

It looks great. I have an oatmeal colored sweater that I was just telling the hubby I was thinking about dying. Now I'm doing it for sure!!!

Erica said...

Nice work! That color is beautiful! (blue is my fav.) Dying clothes always makes me think of Harry Potter. But I'm a nerd.

LittleSarahD said...

You're so crafty, Mrs. Simpson. You make me want to be a housewife that can do everything. :)

HJolley said...

This is THE sister. And yes, I do everything Heidi says, despite the bad ideas. I once licked a piece of "cake" that Heidi made for me, only to discover quite soon that it was a painted brick. But it's funny now. Love ya!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

wow! that turned out so cute!!! i totally stained my favorite white pleated skirt, i think it need the dye treatment...