Thursday, April 12, 2012

Short on Inspiration?

HOLY COW! There is so much inspiration out there for denim shorts! Usually I'm more of a skirt/dress person in the spring and summer, but I'm just really feeling all the cool shorts out there and wanna be a part of it all. I wish you could all come to my house and have a big ole' DIY party, sip on mojitos, laugh, and have a good time. Instead it looks like the hubby is gonna be helping me out because I can't wait any longer to do this. Originally I was going to wait on this post until after I finished making the shorts, but I just couldn't wait. I mean can you tell how excited I am about this? 

Okay, so I can't tell you ALL the ideas that are running around in my mind that I'm sure is run by mignons, then there would be no element of surprise. But here are a few...

DIY Shorts
My two faves are the purple & green dyed and the flag shorts!

Tonight I am going to the Airmen's Attic to scout around for good denim that I can turn around and destroy. The Airmen's Attic, which is on base, is like a goodwill but FREE to certain ranks and their families. Last time I walked out with a like new Ann Taylor sheer blouse and a Jessica Simpson dress that still had the tags on it. But tonight, not only will I be looking for myself but for my daughter as well. I figured since I'm gonna have the dye out and getting dirty anyway I might as well make her some shorts to match mommy. She will really appreciate it...after all, at her age (4) she still thinks mommy is pretty cool.
 
Tomorrow I'll go get all the materials I need (dye, paint, etc) and then start having fun. Hopefully the weather is a bit nicer than it has been so that I can do all this outside on the porch. Come Monday I will post tutorials and pictures so that you can try it out to! YIPPY I'm overflowing with excitement***Also don't forget to enter the giveaway HERE because it will close out tomorrow (Friday) at midnight eastern time. 

13 comments:

  1. super cute short picks! love the middle ones in the bottom row! xo

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  2. i love the dip dyed ones with studs, actually just ordered dye and studs online to cutsom some of my shorts and shirts since i think it is such a cool trend and i am not willing to pay £90 pounds for something i can make :)
    i am looking forward to see how yours will came up :)
    xx
    http://fashion-journal-bysuzannemarie.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm the same way! Just not willing to pay that much for any of these shorts when I know that I can make them for so much less. I'd love to see how yours turn out when you're finished.

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  3. Great inspirational post!

    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ahh, this makes me so impatient for summer! It's raining here in Cali today, and the weather has been teasing me. It was shorts weather just a few days ago, and now it's freezing. Can't wait to get some dyed shorts!

    Love your blog, keep it up!

    -Desiree

    xhttp://deerlittlemysteries.blogspot.com/

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    2. The weather here has been rainy for about 2 weeks and I'm seriously sick of it! So for me it's still shorts and tights. And thank you for the kind words, so happy you like my blog. BTW...you have a wonderful blog as well!

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  5. i rally love this shorts, i want to wear them know!!
    nice to meet your blog! :P

    xx

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  6. Love all these shorts!

    http://fashionroll.net

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    1. ME to and I'm going to "attempt" to make them all. We'll see how it goes but I'm very excited

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  7. Amazing selection dear!
    Gorgeous blog! Following! Follow back?

    Moreover I would like to invite you enter my Romwe giveaway: you can win a collar and 40$ freebies!
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  8. i love the first shorts so much!!!! nice blog!
    Do you want to follow each other?
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    p.s. i love polka dot backround! Ha ha!

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  9. Love love love all of the shorts esp the first pair ;)

    xx
    Julie
    http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

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