Woah! I am out at a different location taking pictures for the blog. My hubby was kind enough to take some time and get behind the camera so I did not have to lug my tripod out into the middle of the park. This is one of very few large pieces of nature in Huntington Beach and I just love going there. It is so peaceful and lovely to take a walk through.
Now, on to this dip dyed cardigan I tempted you with. Quite some time ago, I saw the Tonal Tides Cardigan on the Anthropologie website in beautiful tones of blues. By the time I got around to purchasing, the blue color was already sold out (see Moss color that is still available). I had snapped a picture of it on my phone and I just kept thinking that perhaps I could recreate the look by refashioning an ivory cardi.
A trip to my local Goodwill of Orange County was fruitful as I discovered this cardigan in a similar weight and silhouette.
I then got two packets of Tulip dye. One in Teal and another in Royal Blue.
I boiled some water then poured some into two stainless steel containers along with one dye packet contents into each container. If you have a SS double kitchen sink that would work great, but I do not have one, hence the containers. I added salt according to the instructions. I took these suckers outside because I am notorious for making a mess, so I figured if I dyed the lawn, it would not be so bad.
I place the containers side by side with the teal on the left and the royal blue on the right.
I gathered the cardigan together then first put the bottom hem into the royal blue and carefully placed the top into the teal.
After an hour, I was ready to see the results and rinse my cardigan out.
After was seemed like forever, I felt it was safe to bring it indoors to wash it.
And now onto park location pictures!
I paired the ReFashioned cardigan with simple dark olive pants from Lane Bryant, a white tank from Target, and tall congac boots from No Rest For Bridget. The stone slice necklace is another one of my favorite statement necklaces that my husband gave me for Christmas several years ago.
I have washed the cardigan once and it still looks great, so I think I will be wearing it on these unseasonably warm days here in Southern California and then into Spring.
Today’s Postivity Note
Think less, do more.
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