Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Everyone goes around and dresses however they want. They let loose and express themselves. I enjoy expressing myself everyday with my clothing and accessory choices but a lot of people feel like they can’t or its unacceptable. To set the mood for my Flash Back Friday!!! Or Maybe I should call it Flapper Friday haha. I figured I would post a pic of my Flapper costume from Halloween last year and I also wanted to show Adeline my awesome headpiece.
I wore a short curly blonde wig with long long pearls and a red dress with detailed beading.
So I just finished my 1920’s set and I was like okay gotta get back to reading stop distracting yourself like a cat with shiny objects. So I am just about to hit the books when I think……hey I wonder if My ModCloth dress is going to be here soon. So I get on the tracking website and it says it is at the post office near my house. I then flashback to seeing the mail truck and realize OMG is it here? So i run outside and look on my porch…no box so I run through the rain to my mailbox and all there are is letters. : ( As I am walking back into my house what do I see ……
This amazing box sitting on my window on my porch!!!! I am wearing the dress right now. It fits like a dream. It is very well made. The top is perfect it holds my girls in. All 38 DD of them. If you don’t remember what dress it is check out this post https://aflowerforathena.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/my-own-piece-of-minty-heaven/. I will def post dress pics as soon as I can but right now the Nursing School books are calling.
Here it is!! My first ModCloth Dress!! Its called “That’s What I Mint Dress”.I was going to drop it into Polyvore and have some fun with accessories but i am short on time at the moment so I just wanted to do a quick post since I said I was going to post a pic of it today. Honestly I do not even know what to wear with it because the dress is so amazing on its own.
Also I wanted to thank everyone for voting for me for the 12 months of dresses ModCloth contest. I received 50 some votes which was more then I would have ever imagined. I did not win the contest but I did have a lot of fun getting all dressed up and spending time taking pics with my good friend Megan. I want to congratulate the 3 women who did win!! Good job ladies you must be floating on clouds right now!!
I had to make a quick post to tell you that ModCloth is having a 70% off sale today. There are some super cute things that have been on my wishlist that are for sale. I am not sure if I am going to be able to get anything because….I just bought my first ever item from ModCloth yesterday!!! Figures lol, but the item I bought isn’t in the sale. I saw this dress and it was so amazingly beautiful I could not pass it up. I knew that If I did not purchase it I would probably not find anything like it again..especially since I have a harder time finding and fitting in clothes because I am 1X. Anyway enjoy the sale!! I will post pictures of the dress later today.
So I used this Fabric Dye I found in the craft section at Walmart. I was really hoping to make the dress mint colored. I figured if I made this color light enough it might look similar to mint. I dyed the dress following the instructions on the back.
I used a bucket instead of sink or washing machine.
I put in half the packet and filled the bucket half way which is way more than the one gallon they say to fill it too. I figured more water lighter color.
Also the packet says the hotter the water the deeper the color so I put in luke-warm water instead of steaming hot like the packet says.
I did add the full 1/4 cup of salt.
It says to stir continuously for 15 minutes and then every so often for 45 minutes…something along those lines. I stirred it for maybe 10 minutes and got bored. So I put on the timer and went out every 10 minutes to stir for a minute.
When the time was up I rinsed off the dress with cold water and put it in the washer. I used warm water and detergent. The packet didn’t specify about the detergent so I look it up on the website and they say yes use soap and to also dump the whole bucket of colored water in the washer. That scared me a little because it is not my washer and I was going for a really light color so I skipped that.
There is the before and after. The color did not look anything like mint. It doesn’t even look like the turquoise it is supposed to be. It is I guess a sky blue. It is still super cute. The color came out evenly all over.
I wore it with:
* coral colored sweater from Forever 21
*I made myself a tulle belt
* used my pink with green polka-dots clip from my store to clip to the cardigan
I don’t have a timer on my camera to get a good full body shot. I will have to figure out a way to do full body pics. : )