DIY

Tutorial: Gypsy Head Scarf November 01 2013, 0 Comments

I'm sure you've all seen them. The infamous head scarf. They are absolutely adorable, and can really add that boho touch you're looking for. The Moroccan boho look is a huge trend for this fall and winter and a head scarf is the perfect way to keep warm and add that flair you're looking for to complete your look. 

Store Manager, Sunny came into work as a Gypsy for Halloween her head scarf made the entire outfit. Then that got me thinking... I have always wanted to know how to make a cute head scarf, and I'm sure some of you do too! Unbeknownst to me that it is actually one of easiest looks to achieve.

 

So here it is, our headscarf tutorial to give you that cute boho gypsy look we've been craving this Fall!

 

Now you know! It just takes 7 easy steps:) Happy holidays gypsies! 

Xo

Jenna


Dip Dyed Shoes: Inspired By The Trend June 25 2013, 1 Comment

When it comes to the trends featured in our store, it’s always fun to try and come up with other accessories and complimentary pieces that go with the trend. With Dip Dye, I immediately knew I wanted to try to dip dye my boring, solid accessories...like some plain old sneakers! I love how simple this process is, and how easy it is to do! You can also switch it up and try different colors or try it on other accessories like canvas totes.


All you need are some white sneakers, fabric dye (in your choice of color), Vaseline, baking powder and an old toothbrush.

You can buy simple canvas sneakers at Payless for around $15.00 or go for some Keds. Rit fabric dye works great on cottons and really affordable!

1.Start by preparing your sneakers, removing any laces and removable inserts. To protect the rubber sole from discoloring, coat the sides with a thin layer of Vaseline or petroleum jelly. You don't need too much, just enough to create a barrier between the dye and the rubber.

 

2. Mix your dye as per the packet instructions, with hot water and salt as required. Thoroughly wet your sneakers before starting, this will help the dye to take evenly.

3. Take your sneakers and quickly dip the toes in and out of the dye bath about 1/3 of the way. Check out the depth of the colour and decide if it is too dark or light for your liking. If too dark, water down your dye mixture and dip again, this time slightly higher than your first dip.

4. Repeat the previous step staggering the level of your dip along the shoes so that the lightest shade starts at the tongue and the darkest shade is at the tip of the toes.

5. Take a damp cloth and gently rub the color, blurring any harsh lines to create a smooth transition from light to dark. Dip the cloth into a watered down cup of dye if need be.

6. When you are happy with the color, allow to sit for five minutes and then rinse the shoes under running water until the water runs clear. Hang to dry overnight.

 

 

7. Once your shoes have dried, you can remove the Vaseline from the soles. Take a few teaspoons of baking powder and pour onto the Vaseline. Allow to sit for a couple of minutes and then, using an old dry toothbrush or bristled brush, scrub away at the baking powder. It should start to clump and come away in balls. Continue around the shoe until you have removed all the Vaseline and wipe over with a paper towel. Repeat if necessary until the soles are no longer tacky to touch. (Any residual Vaseline will wear away over time.)

8. Return the laces to your shoes, pop them on and enjoy!