Wednesday, July 25, 2012

what's in my suitcase : PPS

Here's some of the things that you'll find in my suitcase.
I'll be in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan  with my family this 
Thursday 'till Saturday to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary. 
They've been together for 36 years and counting. 

Sorry for the BW photos. This is just a sneak peak for the
 upcoming outfits that I'll be posting soon :)

Love, Maria

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

treasure hunting : printed july

Let me share these printed treasures that I found this month. 

First photo: printed mom jeans from GAP which I got for almost $3.
Second photo:  printed H&M skirt.
Third photo: tribal print bag. I will DIY the strap to make it longer.

How about you lovely bees, have you found new treasures?
 post it on your blog and leave the link on my comment box, I would love to see them ! :)

Love, Maria

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

diy: ombre shorts

Hello lovely bees!!! As promised on my previous post here and here
here's my DIY Ombre shorts that I made last week!
1. Gather all the supplies.What you'll need for this project : 
shorts ( I used a white shorts, if you're using a colored / denim pair, bleached it first),
Dye, clip hanger, basin / bucket, salt / vinegar, disposable glass, 
pot ( I used an old pot from a rice cooker), 
Stove ( I used a butane gas stove but you can use the electric stove)

2. Fill up the pot with water and bring it to boil. While heating up, 
dampen your shorts with cold water and squeeze out excess water. 
This will help  the dye to spread evenly.

3. Dissolve the first pack of dye ( I used 3 packs)  in disposable glass with hot water.

4. Pour the dissolve dye in to the boiling water and add a tablespoon 
of salt / vinegar and stir it. The salt / vinegar will help to set the dye.

5. Turn off the heat. Pour the water with the dissolve dye and salt in to
 a basin / bucket and dip your shorts . Squeeze out  excess water and set aside.

6.  Heat up another water and repeat the step 3 and 4. 
Pour the water with the dissolve dye in to the basin and dip / soak 
your shorts halfway through and hang them to achieve the ombre effect. 
The dye tends to lighten a bit once it dries but you can dip / soak  again your shorts. 
If you're happy with the results then you can wash it with soap and fabric softener. 

If you have any questions about this diy, feel free to comment and ask away!!! :)

Love, Maria

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Here's a photo of my diy dip-dye / ombre shorts. I'll post the diy tutorial next time.
This will be a quick post because I'm heading to find some treasures 
in some thrift shops near in our neighborhood :)

Love, Maria