twelve twelve twelve + bleached denim.

what are/were you doing at 12:12 on 12/12/12?
wish i could say i was doing something exciting; it's coming up in about 40 minutes here, so i'll likely be posting this post...or eating lunch...or sitting at my desk working.

i have been living in this exact outfit for the past couple of weekends. no joke. i grabbed this shirt on black friday and was tempted to get all the plaids and flannels since they were half off...but i was sensible. deets on the shorts below.

dip-dye method...mostly bleach with a splash of water.
results below after 30-40 minutes.
spray method for ombre look.
concentrate mostly on the bottom and spray less as you go up.
here's a few after their first wash and dry.
i further distressed them, washed and dried a second time,
and finally added studs.
a few have already been sold, but the rest will be
in the store this week.
(gilly hicks shirt; necklace via oomph (buy))


Unknown said...

oh so amazing you bleached the jeans by yourself!! they look so good and professionally done :-D
I like the checked shirt and the necklace too!

JazmineKariss said...

This outfit is so cute and comfy!! I really love your shorts I'm definitely gonna try bleaching and distressing some of my denim :)

Lena L said...

i thought it was so awesome when i first saw them on instagram.
they are even more so when you wear them! ;)

Anonymous said...

Great job with those shorts! Love the look! But I'm soooo jealous that you're wearing shorts in DECEMBER!

Knocked Up Fabulous

Shybiker said...

Great shirt. If you are going to wear one shirt day after day, this is a good choice. Nice necklace, too.

SpryOnTheWall said...

I love that shirt! Also loving those great DIY shorts, such a great look!

Mrs C said...

You look HOT! 12.12.12 came and went and we are still here ;D!


Juanita said...

Cool lumberjack shirt. The girly version.

AzaharaJStyle (lost in Palma) said...

great DIY

Susan said...

I totally remember doing this to my brother's levis! I wore those babies with cowboy boots back in the day...oh yes I did.

Sia said...

i defo have to try that next summer.

Balancing Lisa said...

love this look! checking the "store" now.... xo

Unknown said...

I want to do some diy as soon as well...I love the checked shirt!



Unknown said...

Thanks for your comment! Love the denim! :)

<3 Aimee
DIY Blog: www.swellmayde.com

Unknown said...

I love this comfy and yet chic looks girl and trust me this is me every weekend too. And I'm absolutely doing this DIY this weekend and planning to do a post about it too so this is great thx for sharing girl.

<3 Marina

Ai Sakura said...

wow you did the shorts yourself? excellent stuff!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

A Very Sweet Blog said...

It's really cute! I love the shorts and shoes with it :) It was nice seeing how everyone celebrated 12/12/12

Chyrel Gomez said...

I love wearing plaid and shorts! Favorite holiday loook! Great post on the DIY. I recently bought a dip dyed shorts with studs. Wanted to create one but I guess, I let laziness rule over me.

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