What I Wore: Bleach Painted


This is what I wore yesterday. Well, at least for part of the day. I changed into jeans in the afternoon for a chiropractic appointment (because shorter skirts + adjustment table/traction table don’t mix well) and never got around to getting back into to the skirt. I blame a hectic day, because I really do love this skirt. It’s got pockets! And is super soft and drape-y, and billows when you spin. A+ all around.

Also, I’ve been playing with bleach painting again. You many have seen this shirt on Instagram awhile back if you follow me on there. I’ve been wearing it a lot, but just this week got around to taking pictures in it. I’m really loving bleach painting. This tribal print was a bit of a learning endeavor, as drawing it on takes quite a bit of time, and by the time I got to the other end, the bleach at the beginning was ready to be washed off but I still had to let the bleach at the end sit, so it ended up bleeding more than I would’ve liked. I layered on some drawing with fabric markers to give it contrast and definition, which I think really saved it. I did another one of these shirts for a bloggy friend (who should be getting it today!) and took the bleaching in stages so it wouldn’t bleed as much. I think hers turned out much better/cleaner, but I still like mine, too.

Tonight I’m off to see Joss Whedon’s version of Much Ado About Nothing with a friend. And maybe Ian, too, if he gets off of work in time. Then Thursday night is book club chat. No plans yet this weekend other than the long-standing Saturday morning coffee with friends, but we’ll see what else pops up.

Have you ever tried bleach painting? Do you like the style, or is it to messy/imprecise for you? What are you getting up to this weekend?





I know, it’s blurry, but it was just fun. I love skirts that do this.
Also, a fuller look at the shirt design:




Colors: Turquoise, Red, Black, Silver, Sky Blue

Shirt: Designed by me with bleach paint and fabric markers
Skirt: Frenzii Full Skirt from HauteLook
Sandals: the Simple Summer Day Sandal from ModCloth (sold out)
Belt: Agreement Red Skinny Belt from Lulu’s (sold out)
Necklace: from Mama’s Nest Designs on Etsy (now closed)
Ring: from a NYC street vendor

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Style Elixir, Kiwi Women’s Style, Because Shanna Said So, Lena B Actually, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


Hi, I’m Amanda!

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