Grazed KneesPosted: April 10, 2012
This outfit cost a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Well, tears not so much, but certainly blood and sweat. You see, for this month’s EBEW, “Pastels”, I decided to take a chance on mint. I figured as long as the color is not close to my face, I’d be fine. So I dug out my old pair of white shorts and dyed them in a light shade of teal, mixed with a splash of green. So far, so good. But then…
I’d wanted to pair them with my floral wedges. However, I had a little accident going up the stairs, scraped up my knees (you can kinda see it in the photos) and busted the wedges. I tried telling myself that they’re too heavy to pack anyway, but still, tears. So I decided to pair the shorts with polka dots instead – I had my favorite ice cream flavor, mint chocolate chip, in mind. Only I didn’t have any polka dot top. So I spent an afternoon breaking my back painting polka dots on this T-shirt (using this tutorial). I guess when I’m not allowed to shop, I need to channel that… urge into something else, which is why I’ve been dying and refashioning like mad these past few weeks.
Happily, everything came out right in the end. Even if I did put way more effort into this outfit than necessary.
T-shirt: Forever21 (refashioned by me), Shorts: Express (thrifted & dyed by me)
Scarf: Target, Belt: from home, Sandals: Easy Spirit (thrifted)
Post title: song by Snow Patrol (the video’s a North and South fan vid I made)