Black, Gold and DIY

Sunday, 15 June 2014
Rip your own jeans
Ripped Knees Jamie Jeans
Maisy Meow Fashion Blogger
Rip your own jeans
Michael Kors Cross Body
Printed Bomber Jacket: H&M (similar here) || Cream Cami: New Look || Jamie Jeans (diy rips): Topshop || Gold Icon Flat Sandals: Office c/o House of Fraser || Cross Body Tassel bag: Michael Kors (old) || Gold&White Necklace: Primark || Infinity Necklace: ASOS 

Hello lovelies. Notice anything? I hope so! My blog had a wee makeover this weekend and I really, really like it! It feels good to have a nice new design and a fresh start for me to go back to regular blogging tomorrow .. I had an unplanned break this week and, for the first time in ages, enjoyed some normal chill time at night. I started watching 'Orange is the New Black' too, which might have been a big mistake - I tend to get easily addicted to TV series when I've got the full set and hibernate until I've watched the full thing. Goodbye social life! Do any of you watch this? 

This outfit features two things I've wanted to show you for a while! First is these gorgeous gold slip on sandals from Office at House of Fraser* - they're the same style as the Birkenstock Madrids but less than half the price (£20!) - quite a good wee bargain! Also, if you read my wishlist the other day and saw the pink birkenstocks I liked, you can actually get the pair above in pink too here - you're welcome!

These jeans are a DIY project in the making. I was looking at the ripped knee Jamie jeans in topshop last week and realised I could save myself £40 by attacking an old pair I had in my drawer. I'd kind of expected I'd make a mess of it, so I was pleasantly surprised when they turned out so well. The second part of the plan is to dye them back to black because they're quite faded (although this kind of fits in with the ripped up look!).  I've had a look on line and it looks like the Dylon machine dye looks like the best bet so I'm going to order it and give it a go, wish me luck! 

Have any of you ever dyed your jeans back to black? 

Eilidh 
xox


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Black, Gold and DIY
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  1. Those sandals are perfect! They seem a little more exciting than a regular pair of Birkies because of the metallic.

    I'd definitely be interested to hear how the Dylon works out. I've used their handwash dye before but I've always been to scared to put dye in the washing machine in case it hangs around and destroys all of me and the roomies' other clothes!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

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    1. Yeah I thought that too with the sandals, glad you like them :)

      Hmm maybe I should stick to the handwash dye then, it's probably better than risking my other clothes in the next wash! xx

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  2. That delicate infinity necklace is just perfect :) xx
    http://penneychic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Katherine, it was only £6 from ASOS :) xxx

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  3. Love this outfit, I love black and gold together, so easy but stylish. You've made me want to DIY some of my old jeans too, hopefully it goes well!

    Georgia x

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    1. Thanks Georgia - I haven't ordered any dye yet cos I'm totally in two minds about it. Think I'm going to stay on the safe side and get some handwash dye and do it in a basin.xxx

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  4. I must say, be very very careful when using machine dyes! They dye the inside of your washing machine, rinse your machine at least 2-3 times before washing anything else in it and add salt! I always use hand dyes, so much easier and risk free!

    Your jeans look amazing btw, I DIY'd a pair last week, love the look!

    Jesslyn x
    FashionSquash

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    1. I've heard this a few times and it's kind of putting me off the machine one, I don't want to risk ruining my clothes in the next wash! I think I might get the one you can do in a separate basin to be on the safe side! xx

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  5. love this look! that jacket is lovely and love the shoes.

    i have that necklace as well!
    anna from styleskittle x

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  6. Great outfit. I never thought of redying faded jeans, what a good idea!

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    1. Thanks Cherry! I'll let you know how it turns out! xx

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  7. suuper:)) xo
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  8. LOVE you jeans :) I actually DIYed a pair of jeans ''black'' and when I say black they ended up coming out grey - Bit of a bummer but I think it was my own fault , I must have messed up along the way !. also love your necklaces !. Class look, Thanks for giving me your link over on the blogger chat . :)
    Cait || http://caitrionatighe.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Thanks lovely! I've seen a few people say that happened, I'm nervous to try it out - fingers crossed!xx

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  9. Great! I really wish I could pull off a tattered jeans in the future.. I don't even have jeans in my closet!


    http://everybodyssunshine.blogspot.com/

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  10. super cool jacket!!

    x Maria
    New outfit post up on my blog
    featuring my new light pink summer dress
    www.retrostreetstation.blogspot.de

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  11. this reminds me i have a pile of jeans to DIY! you look lovely

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  12. The bomber jacket is to die for! Great outfit doll. You look amazing. Beautiful necklace. Lovely blog here. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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