|Gap Thrifted Maxi Dress- Similar|
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Hello readers, sorry I haven't posted in a while. The madness has stopped and now I can blog. I read a comment on Facebook today that has stuck in my mind. It stated," 85% of women say that they are not controlled by fashion, but that it is an expression of their personality." I feel like this is a statement I can truly relate to. For example, in this post I am featuring a Gap denim dress that I thrifted. This dress was very dark and for me not a "likable" dark. I actually tried this dress on, liked the fit, but despised the color. So, I thought about it for a day and decided to go back and buy it. I then brought out my new favorite chemical "bleach". I have been bleaching many things, but with dress I used a brushing technique. For this affect, I laid the dress in the bath tub and made a solution of half bleach and water. Then, I dipped the brush into the bucket and applied even strokes until I got the desired effect. I wish I had taken a before picture, but I have done so many DIY's on bleach I wasn't going to use this as one. But it is one of my favorite maxi's now. You say,"Carrie what does this have to do with the Facebook statement." Well, I like to take something in fashion and make it my own. This dress reflects my personality. This is my favorite thing about fashion, not how much something cost, not what label, but how I feel when I wear something and how it reflects me! This is the reason I named my blog Expressive Style.