The rewind piece for today… Original post date: 9/11/12 (Click here for full project steps and original post!)
The Before Look:
The After Look:
I wore this back in September to celebrate my gal B's birthday! It was a fun cover-up that I tossed on top of an American Apparel tank and some skinny jeans. I'm really changing it up for this go!
In the interim of eight months, this lovely piece faded at the arms. I know exactly when this happened as I left the top hanging on a directors chair in my living room right by my big front window for a bit. (I've since moved the chair away from that window!) I think it was a blessing in disguise because so many of you mentioned that I should have dyed it in the first place :)
I grabbed some old Aubergine powdered dye...
...loaded the washing machine...
...and had a brand, spanking new piece!
I paired this with one of my fave (and beyond comfy) cotton floral dresses that I scored at a swap party, a pair of Calvin Klein slingbacks from Marshalls, and a flea marketed pair of white aviators.
From jeans and a tank in look #1 to a dress and heels in look #2, that top has gotten some maje mileage after being salvaged from the shredded disaster in the before shot!
My final shot of the day was this...
Yep, I went and brushed my (puffy) shoulder off.