Dabbling in Tie Dye

A couple of weeks ago I created a few imaginary outfits because I was craving some printed pants (see the rest here). One of them being tie dye…

My “fondest” memory of tie dye was in 2nd grade at summer camp when I made my dad a tie dye shirt that said, “World’s Best Daddy.” The only problem was I ended up looking like the shirt…and for days my ma was fussing & washing paint out of my hair. For that reason, I ended up fearing anything tie dye for a while.

[Photos by NR]
Top: Target
Pants: Forever21 Tie Dye jeggings (similar here, here and here)
Blazer: Material Girl
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Ron Ron
Bag: Marc Jacobs Classic Wellington
Shades: Giorgio Armani Aviators
Necklace: H&M

I purchased these Forever21 tie dye jeggings a couple years ago when it was all the rave. I figured what better way to overcome the trauma then to wear it, but I just didn’t have the courage at the time. Soon enough they were out. When I saw that prints were back this season, I decided to give these pants another try!

Since printed bottoms has a character all on it’s own, I thought it would be best to keep everything else simple. Paired with a gray tank, solid blazer, black pumps and very minimal jewelry created a sophisticated look which I liked a lot.

I’m really glad I tried a look I wouldn’t normally wear because it gave me a chance to step outside of my comfort zone and experience something new, well, in my case something less messy. Next time I want to try an over-sized white tee with nude pumps to give it a more spring feel. Hopefully, it won’t be another 2 years :).

Readers: What do you think of Tie Dye and are there anything you’re afraid to wear?

Fab Finds: Cute Apparels Spotted at Target!

Can I just say I adore Target!?? Not only do they have everything you can possibly need for your home, there’s also cute apparels at outstanding prices!

I’m excited to see that Target is offering many color options for these silky crop tops…

They are really soft to the touch and very vibrant in colors. Since these tops are loose and wide fitting,  I’ve  paired them with a high-waisted (HW) skirt to accentuate the waist. High-waisted skirts are so amazing because they give your body shape while balancing out the top and bottom. Tops below are in coral, pink, turquoise, electric blue and teal/gray leopard.

Xhilaration Challis Zipper Back Tops $17

Xhilaration Pleated Button Up Skirt $17

I also came across these adorable and comfy belted skater dresses from the Xhilaration line. I remember seeing similar styles at department stores some time ago…The quality looks and feel quite similar, but for half the price, it’s definitely a bargain!

Xhilaration Belted Skater Dresses $24

(above: navy, navy & white stripes, and coral; also comes in black, red, and torquoise [not shown])

What do you think? Would you shop from this line at Target?