Every other month, I clean out my closet and purge clothes that I no longer wear. Two weeks ago, in this manic cleaning session, I discovered a pair of white Isabel Marant shorts that I had purchased over three years ago but never wore. Immediately, I knew what I wanted to do with them — have them tie dyed and trnsform them from boring and dull to wild and fun. I emailed Kalen from Upstate and dropped them off at her studio the very next day…..three days later, she was finished with them and I could not love them anymore. They are tie dye perfection.
Cute, but not very practical for me….
Readers of the blog know that I love tie dye, especially when it is done Upstate. I not only own a dozen pieces from Upstate, but they also did a collaboration with Natori that is to-dye-for (get it?). I am a huge fan, so when they recently came out with dye kits for you to do at home, I knew I needed to get one.
The kit. Plant-based dye kit in rose. Safe, easy, clean, and super duper fun.
Eugene, Oregon; home to the Oregon Ducks, elite athletes, homeless teenagers, and hippies stuck in the 1960s. One of the best random activities in Eugene is the Saturday Market (which takes place on Saturdays, obvi) where the perfume of choice is BO (and weed), white people serve a variety of ethnic food, wannabe musicians perform, and there is tie dye everywhere. What is not to love?
And if you go to the Saturday Market and want to fit in, then you OBVIOUSLY have to wear tie dye. And birks. (This is the closest I will get to “dressing up” in a costume).
Here I go AGAIN (and again and again) with some love for tie dye! It doesn’t matter what year or season it is, I will always have a love for the look. And thank you, Upstate, for creating this beautiful shirt! Upstate creates one of a kind pieces of wearable art by using dye techniques based on Japanese shibori. Each of my Upstate items, I LOVE and WEAR and ROCK.
As a true Eugenian (as in Eugene, Oregon), I love Nike. Yes, sure, Nike is a huge corporation with greed and power, but it is also a company that supports the University of Oregon and was initially founded in Eugene. Gotta love anything that comes from Eugene. Including Nike. There was a time when Nike was overly boring and mainstream, but recently, they have improved their workout gear, and I COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED!
Just do it.
I live in my workout gear. I put it on in the morning to work out in, and then I end up wearing it for the rest of the day. (I will even change into work clothes, go to work, and then change back into my workout gear). Although I am also an avid Lululemon fan (how can you not be?), I often feel bored and uninspired in the classic black workout legging and solid color top. Too much like every other mom in NYC who picks their kid up from preschool in the “workout ensemble.” So, thanks to Nike, I can make a statement and show my true colors EVEN WHEN WORKING OUT! HOLLA SISTER, HOLLA!
Ducks. JUST DO IT!
When my sisters asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I instantly said: “NIKE WORKOUT CLOTHES”. SO AWESOME! Thank you! Here are the two leggings I got and LOVE.
Nike Legend Dip Tie-Dye Capris
So if you know me by now, you know that (1) I love tie-dye (2) tie-dye looks good with everything (3) workout pants are important and so (1 + 2 + 3 = 6) AMAZING combination!
Hello fashionable. Made with sweat-wicking, stretch fabric and a pop of color. Comfortable, stylish, and ready to roll!
Apparently I am on a tie-dye kick. I featured tie dye fashion last week and here I am again claiming how stylish and awesome the 60’s throwback look is. Obviously, Eugene is making me forget New York style. Tie dyes, you rock!
My sister-in-law Katie and I thought it would be a great project for the kiddos one afternoon to tie-dye some shirts and other goodies. Although a lot of fun, I am not sure that the kids under 4 years old enjoyed it as much as the older ones…it took a lot of steps, planning, and preparation. That said, we had a lot of fun and made some cool looking clothes!
* White tees, undies, skirts, shorts, socks, whatever you want
* Rubber bands
* Rubber gloves (or if you are like us, some plastic bags)
* A lot of patience
Tie Dye is the new Black. And not just in Eugene, Oregon. EVERYWHERE, tie dye is the new look, the new print, the new style. And of course, as someone who used to own dozens of tie-dye shirts (for real, not for costumes), I have fully embraced this trend and support anyone who can pull it off without looking like me in 7th grade (with mullet, braces, perm, and tie dye. HOLLA!)
Isabel Marant Jeans were sold out instantly.
This Isabel Marant jacket was also a big hit -- that went with a big price tag, too.