Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIY: Watermelon Top

Hello mates! I was feeling that it has been way too long since I posted a DIY post on the blog. Therefore, today I am going to teach you how to make a really adorable watermelon top. Follow the instructions and have fun!

* When working with dye, make sure to wear gloves so your fingers do not get stained.
* Either newspaper or plastic bags can work to prevent any stains on your work surface

Step One: Once you have a solid white top to work with, take your tape and make a horizontal line for where you want the pink dye to end and the green dye to start. Watermelons are mainly pink so make sure to place that line near the top! 

Step Two: Now your dye should have directions on it, but I used one tablespoon of dye per cup of hot water. Place your tablespoon of dye into your pipette bottle. Boil or heat water in the microwave for 3 minutes and pour into pipette bottle. Make sure to give your bottle a good stir or shake before applying dye to shirt

Step Three: Once you are done applying the pink dye with your pipette bottle, remove tape and mix up your green dye the same way you did with the pink. Make sure to thoroughly coat the shirt, you don't want any blank spaces! However, I left a slight gap between the pink and green so it could fade together and look more natural.

Step Four: Once done dying, hang up your top to dry for at least three hours. Once the shirt is almost dry, place in washing machine on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry with low heat.

*If the top is dripping dye you can lay out a garbage bag flat on the ground to prevent staining the floor.

Your shirt should look something like this once out of the dryer! 

Step Five: Take your black fabric marker and draw on the seeds of the watermelon. I made mine into little tear drop shapes. 

You can either do a lot of seeds or a few, whichever you think looks better. Allow fabric marker to dry before wearing.

Step Six: Head out in your new adorable top and enjoy the last month of summer! 

This simple process can also be done of white dresses, white shorts, and white skirts! It is really simple and turns out pretty adorable. If you have any questions about this DIY, please ask here or shoot me an e-mail, I'd be glad to help! 

Have a great one, 

Kaylee Nicole 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Roses & Cream

Blouse- Free People
Pants- Anthropologie
Oxfords- DSW
Bag- Coach

The floral print on this top is so dreamy and beautiful I can hardly stand it. Not to mention how comfy and perfect for summer it is. I bought it last week, and this is already my second time wearing it. I am typically not a pant kind of gal, but I love wearing them with oversized tunic tops. This pair of cords are a great transition piece as we head towards pre-fall. 

Sorry for no posts last week, I was at the beach with half my family. I actually think I got a bit tanner! Not to mention I finished three books on my never ending to-read list. It was nice to read by the ocean everyday and feel the warm sand between my toes. Growing up near the beach had left me a bit spoiled, now whenever I am near the ocean I am in awe at the beauty and tranquility that comes with it. See, here I am wishing I was back already! 

Hope everyone had a great week & weekend in my absence. 

Kaylee Nicole

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

School Girl

Hat- H&M
Sweater- Thrifted
Dress- Modcloth
Socks- Forever 21
Oxfords- Bass

I picked up these really cute over the knee socks in maroon at Forever 21 in NYC. It was only four dollars a pair and I am now wishing I had bought them in more colors. We have been having unseasonably autumn weather over here, but it is supposed to heat back up next week. Just in time for my week at the beach! I feel like a girl ready to had back to school in this outfit, it also makes me want to sit by a window and read for hours. It is funny how outfits can inspire such moods. 

Until the warm weather is back I'll continue wearing my favorite cardigans and fall colors!

Kaylee Nicole

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Berry

Cardigan- Thrifted
Tank- Aerie
Skirt- Macy's (in New York!)
Shoes- Dr. Martens
Hair Bow- Forever 21

New York was amazing, as always, but I forgot to bring my camera. I was quite looking forward to taking outfit pictures there, but my silly brain forgets to bring things when it wakes up at five in the morning. The day was a blast though, I went shopping, to the body world exhibit (which consists of actual dead bodies), to D.C. Cupcakes (like the show on TLC), and enjoyed a yummy lunch of grilled cheese. There were so many people at Times Square, it's quite amazing. I always find myself wondering what it would be like to live there and maybe one day I will, although I am pretty set on London if I had to choose a big city. 

Anyhow, today it was suppose to rain, but there wasn't a single drop unfortunately. I love sitting on the porch and reading while the summer rains come in. It is also why I put on a cardigan, since the rain normally brings a cooler temperature. As far as the rest of the outfit goes it is pretty much a summer staple, a cute crop top, skirt, and a pair docs. These Dr. Martens were actually a gift from all the ladies that I was working with during my internship. Do they know me well or what? Plus they are the vegan ones which just elevates their awesome level. 

Instead of going out tonight, I've decided to stay in and catch up on my Pretty Little Liars episodes. Have you guys ever seen this teen drama show before? I love all the outfits the five main characters are always wearing. I think that is actually the main reason I watch it. And the fact that I need to know who A is! I am thinking they won't ever say however haha. Hope you guys have a fun and safe night! 

Kaylee Nicole

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Grunge + Curls

Hat: Vintage
Dress: Forever21
Necklace: Vintage
Socks: American Apparel
Boots: Dr. Martens
Rings: Thrifted

Bonjour mes amis! 
So sorry I haven't been posting, there is so much to catch up on. Over the past few months that I have been absent I flew home for a month, started an internship, got promoted at work, turned 22, and planned out my last semester of university. Absolutely crazy I say! Life never seems to slow down, even for a girl trying to find time for blogging. Well, to be honest, I did have free time, but it was spent either reading or watching historical documentaries on Netflix. My internship, which involved a lovely amount of visual merchandising, is ending on thursday however and I am ready to continue blogging daily outfits, inspiration, and news from the fashion world. 

As you can see I am still into the grunge style and my Dr. Marten collection has grown to six pairs! You can never have too many right? I am so excited to show off all the new items I have gotten over the past months, which includes two cloaks! They are velvet and just dreamy, I must say I am deeply wishing for some colder weather so I can wear them. 

Also I am headed to NYC for the day tomorrow! Hopefully I get the chance to snap some lovely photos for everyone. Thanks for staying faithful to my blog and sorry again for the absence, I didn't enjoy it either

Kaylee Nicole