Staying Cool in a Maxi Dress – WIWW
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The heat is on and I need to stay cool so my go to style for these hot and humid days are maxi dresses with this one being one my favorites. I like that the upper portion is solid red with the lower portion being a multi-color tie dye print.
Tie Dye prints are another one of those classic fashion combinations as referenced in last week’s post. The multi-color patterns created in tie dyed clothing is what makes and keeps them popular.
As a boomer who grew up in the 60’s, I am glad that this style is something that hasn’t gone out of style or died away like vinyl records, cassette tapes and 8-tracks – do you remembers those?
Speaking of 8-tracks tapes, I still have a box of them in the garage which once belonged to my uncle, and please don’t ask me why I am still holding onto them!
The red purse was purchased from Avon and the orange sandals I believe are from Old Navy. The necklace and bracelet set is also from Avon.
I am enjoying the heat and humidity of the summer because I know that in less than 90-days we will be preparing for the winter of 2016!
How are you keeping cool this summer?
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To all of my Christian Friends
Happy Good Friday and have a Blessed Easter Sunday.
This weekend many moms and perhaps even a few dads will have their kids in the kitchen dyeing eggs for Easter. They will then be hidden (and hopefully found) throughout the house or outdoors in celebration of the traditional Easter Egg Hunt.
I have always loved watching the White House Easter Egg Hunts on television, and often wished my sons and I could have attended one while President Obama was in the White House…oh well, this is the last one for he, the FLOTUS and the girls.
President Obama at the White House Easter Egg Roll
However, my sons were much too old for the Easter Egg Hunts during the Obama Presidency. As a matter of fact this year we will be on the road Easter Sunday taking Malik back to Bowie as his Spring Break is officially over today! #bummer
If you don’t have toddlers but do have teens or tweens that would prefer to tie dye clothing, and not eggs, here’s a post that I wrote in 2012. It would be a perfect DIY for the Easter weekend or anytime you want to up-fashion a simple summer tshirt.
I used a package of Tulip Fabric Dye, which in 2012 was $2.37 at Walmart but I am not sure how much it is today.
1/4 cup of salt; wooden stick, aluminum pan from the Dollar Store and a gallon of boiled water.
I followed the directions on the package, however, I did not stir it for an hour, I just made sure the shirt was total submerged and then let it sit for an hour.
I wrapped rubber bands around for the other shirt and placed it in the pan for only 30 mins. Place a plastic table cloth or garbage bags underneath the pan before filling it just in case there’s any spillage.
I rinsed both shirts in cool to warm water, dunking them both until the water was mostly clear. You can also take them outside and use a garden hose which might make the task easier and quicker.
Using a free sample of Shout Color Catcher I washed the tshirts on a quick cycle in cold water, no detergents.
Free sample of Shout Color Catcher included a coupon for .55 off
Just 1 sheet of the Color Catcher absorbed the excess dye.
Hang to dry indoors or out and it’s ready to wear. Depending on the look you want to achieve you can add accessories such as a belt, scarf or statement necklace to dress it up.
Do you remember the tie-dye fads of the 60s?
Would this be something your kids/grands would enjoy doing together?
Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the end of the season sales and clearance racks. Sleeveless dresses can easily transition into the fall by simply adding a jacket or blazer. Throw on an over sized knit sweater, change from open toe sandals to tights and boots and the dress can be worn well into the winter months. Here are a few dresses that I found at Ross for $12.99, and Burlington Coat Factory for $16.99, some of which will definitely be worn during the cooler months.
Ross Dress For Less
‘Burlington Coat Factory
Skirt – $14.99 regular price
- Loved but didn’t purchase this tie dye print skirt
Yea, today is my “FRI-YAY” because tomorrow I am off from work for my monthly staycation day. Tayair and I will hit up the DMV early to renew his license and then have his car inspected. I would love to go to the movies but with schools being closed the last thing I want to do is stand in a long line for MIB3, even though I want to see it – I love me some “Big Willy from Philly”!
I spent my lunch hour at Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop for her Memorial Days Blowout Sale and got some great buys that I will post later. While there I assisted a customer in selecting a dress and accessories for a wedding, it was a blast acting as a “fashion consultant”, it just might be my retirement career!
The official start of summer and yet it was another rainy overcast day, but we are blessed to have lived to see another one so the complaining stops here. Have a fan-tab-u-lous day!
Top – Goodwill// Tie Dye Skirt – Marshalls// Wedge Shoes – Rugged Warehouse// Necklace & Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net// Ring – Flea Market Vendor