Outfit Post: 7/24/13

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Top: Gift — Pants: Goodwill [dyed by me] — Sandals: Goodwill (Aerosole) — Necklace: Thrifted — Bracelet: World Market

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Woof, I’m tired. It’s been a long week, my little chilaquiles.

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But at least it’s Friday, and I can appreciate these pants that I dyed a couple weekends ago! I found ’em at Goodwill and the fit was nice, but they were this sad sort of faded, washed-out red. I thought, I can fix that!

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For the record: dying something on the stove in the middle of summer is not a great idea unless you like sweating buckets and coming close to heatstroke. This was the first time I’ve ever dyed a garment (as opposed to an accessory), and it takes a lot of labor and resources! I’m sure the washing-machine method is much easier, but you kind of need a washing machine in order to make that one work.

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It was kind of a fun novelty, and it didn’t cost me anything except time since I already had the red dye sitting around, but I probably won’t be too quick to try it again. What about you, do you make a habit of dying clothes? How do you feel about the impact of clothing dye on the environment? What about more natural dyes as compared to RIT?

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4 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 7/24/13

  1. I love the pants, but I am surprised you dyed them in this heat! I got so hot when I dye stuff that I hate to do it unless it’s winter. That being said, the pants turned out great!

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