Happy Tuesday!! How was everyone's Thanksgiving/weekend/Monday back at work?? I hope you all enjoyed a little R&R! I just got back from a little holiday retreat in Costa Rica where I had fish (!!!) on Thanksgiving! Such a welcomed break for a few days, but now it's back to business. I've got some fun holiday posts coming up soon, but in the interim we're going to have a few posts with some beachy retreat remakes! First up was this fab white cotton dress - my gal AA gave this one to me and it was perfect for summer! Lots of lace and layers...
...but also lots of spots! I knew that the spottage could be handled with a little assistance.
DYE! It's going to be a tie dye kind of day for this piece!
I wrapped rubber bands around the piece starting from the bottom corner of the dress all the way over to the other end. This is going to form a bullseye pattern!
I wet my dress completely and took a medley of pink and purple dyes to coat my dress.
After letting the dye saturate overnight and then rinsing it out with water, I packed this piece in my suitcase and toted it along with me to Costa Rica. We got in right around sunset, just in time to catch the last few minutes of sunlight.
Then came new dress time!
I loved the way the dress turned out. And the colors!! The pinks/purples made some awesome shades of magenta and lavender.
It's so comfortable too - I love the elastic on top! Totally perfect to wear over a swimsuit too.
Balmy 80 degree weather at night? I was totally on board from day one!
More vacaysh photos/remakes to come tomorrow!