roly poly

I got this top as a gift a while back, but never got around to wearing it because of the loud colors.  So, I decided to give myself a little weekend project and over-dyed it.  It wasn’t hard, but the polyester dye was pretty toxic . . . a whole bottle of vinegar and 6 machine washes later, the worn out little top still faintly smells of chemicals.  Other than the smell, I think the dye job was a success, the print is still intact and has a subtle cameo affect.  I think I’ll be wearing it a lot more now, which is great because I love the cut!

Last week, I got a nice little email from Sara Woodrow, a Swedish illustrator.  She used one of my photos as inspiration for a set of diaries.  I’m kind of in love with Swedes (fashion, people, energy, all of it!) so it was a super compliment.  Tack Sara!

credits: factory by erik hart top, y-3 pants, vintage andrea pfister couture shoes, derek lam sunnies

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10 Responses to “roly poly”

  1. October 2nd, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Justyna says:

    another amazing outfit! love the simplicity of this!

  2. October 2nd, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    decimalshoes says:

    love!
    I’ll definitely will following you if you follow me 😀
    Decimal Shoes

  3. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Andrea says:

    So cool, your photos are so editorial.

  4. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Lucy, Dear Fish says:

    I love the way the top turned out! Good job!

  5. October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    qin says:

    amazing look.

  6. October 4th, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Stephanie says:

    i’ve had a girl crush on your and your hair for so long now. first time commenter but longtime fan! i wish you were my stylish >.<

    linconnuedeindochine.blogspot.com

  7. October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Carolyn says:

    i like the all black getup and a pop of red in your accessories. you’re bold to dye a shirt! one of my gf does it and says it’s super easy but i still think i’ll mess something up

  8. October 8th, 2011 at 6:01 AM

    Helena says:

    Amazing pictures!
    I love your blog!!!

    XOXO
    http://foreverfashion-2011.blogspot.com/

  9. October 25th, 2011 at 6:23 AM

    sparkle fuck says:

    umm! you’re amazing!!! pants, oxies- i seeeeeeee and you!!! love love! and I want a diary!

  10. March 31st, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    fun dip | extraskinny.com says:

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