Friday, May 29, 2009

All Bleached Out

I previously wrote an article about ripped denim. This post is going to be about another one of this Spring's denim trends. Bleached denim! So if you have a pair of jeans that are bleached out from being washed too many times, don't throw them away yet because they are totally in style this season. If you want to bleach your own denim, grab a pair of jeans that you wish to do this with, and some thick bleach. Then soak your jeans in water and spread the bleach in the areas you want to appear faded. Throw them into the washing machine after doing this. If you have sensitive skin like I do, make sure to wear gloves during this entire process. You may also try this DIY project on jean shorts or a denim skirt. If you don't feel like bleaching your own denim, there are plenty of pre-bleached jeans you can wear. I will post some pre-bleached denim below.

ZCO Peace Stretch Jean, $39.50, available in sizes 0-11,

Super Bleach Destroyed Wash, $49.50, available in sizes 00-12,

Bleach Out Wash Signature Jean, $49.99, available in sizes 1-13,

Bleached Denim Shorts, $24.99, available in sizes 3-11,

Bleached Mini Skirt, $24.99, available in sizes 1-13,

Diane Denim Skirt, $15.80, available in sizes X-Small-Large,

H81 Bleach Frayed Denim Skirt, $19.90, shown in light denim; also available in medium denim, sizes 1-13,

H81 Marlene Denim Short, $19.90, shown in dark denim; also available in light denim, sizes 3-13,

Erin Frayed Denim Skirt, $19.80, available in sizes X-Small-Large,

Bleach Splatter, $29.99, available in sizes S-L,

Juniors Xhilaration Skinny Denim - Joplin Tie Dye, $24.99, available in sizes 1-19,

Heavy Destruction Skinny Jean, $29.50, available in sizes 0-9,

I hope you've enjoyed my bleached denim finds and hope those of you into doing it yourself found my DIY tips useful. If you have any other ideas for denim trends that you would like to see me write about, e-mail your ideas to me at You can also contact me on myspace.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Light As A Feather

My last blog post was about flower accessories. This article is going to be about accessories as well; only this time, it's about feather accessories. The feather accessories I will be featuring include headbands with feathers attached, feather hair clips, and feather jewelry. In addition to accessories, I will also display clothing with feather prints. Feathers happen to fit in with many of this seasons popular looks. These styles include the flapper girl look, the modern hippie look, and the boho-chic look; keep reading to find out how to incorporate these trendy styles with the feathered fashion featured below.

Feathered Headbands:

Feather and Stone Headband, $18.00,

Tiered Feather Headband, $18.00,

Feathers Headwrap, $8.00, shown in green/teal; also available in natural,

Fashion Feathers Headband, $3.80, shown in turquoise; also available in hot pink,

Peacock Feather Headband, $6.80, shown in hot pink/green; also available in light blue/turquoise,

Black And Pink Feather Headband, $6.00,

Turquoise And Black Feather Headband, $6.00,

Skinny Satin Brown Feather, $2.99,

Xhilatation Feather Headband, $7.99,

Xhilaration Straight Feather Headband, $7.99,

Goose Feather Headbands, $16.99, shown in white; also available in black,

Skinny Feather Headband, $18.00, shown in tealpeacock; also available in natural and goldmulti,

Bow & Feather Headband, $7.00,

Side Feather Headband, $8.00,

Side Peacock Headband, $5.00,

Thin Feather Headband, $5.00,

Top Hat Headband, $6.00,

Wide Feather Headband, $5.00,

For the flapper girl look, wear your feather headband with a fringe dress, a pearl necklace, a sequin handbag, and a pair of pumps. For a DIY project, grab a plain headband and a feather and glue the feather onto the headband. You can also get a few small feathers and glue them all around the headband. You may also add some rhinestones, studs, jewels, a bow, or a flower onto the headband with the feather(s) if you desire.

Feather Clips:

Flowing Feather Hair Clip, $11.80,

Mesh Feather Hair Clip, $16.80, shown in turquoise; also available in black,

Spotted Feather Hair Clip, $14.80, shown in fuchsia; also available in ivory,

Mini Feather Cocktail Hat, $19.99,

Black Feathered Cocktail Hat, $28.00,

Black Peacock Feather Hair Extensions 2 Pack, $9.99,

Neon Pink And Turquoise Feather Hair Extensions 2 Pack, $9.99,

Platinum Rainbow Feather Hair Extensions 2 Pack, $9.99,

Turquoise And Black Feather Hair Extensions 2 Pack, $9.99,

Feather On Snap Clips, $8.00,

Feather Fishnet Hairpiece, $20.00,

Beaded Feather Hair Clip, $12.99, shown in black; also available in brown,

Set of 2 Feather Barrettes, $9.99, shown in peacockblkwht; also available in browblu,

Feather & Flower Clip, $4.50,

Feather Hair Comb, $4.50,

For a hippie-chic look, wear your feather hair clip with a pair of destroyed jeans, a peasant top or tie dyed shirt, and some flip flops. If you're going for a victorian style, wear your feather clip with a ruffled silk top, a lace skirt, some pumps, and a fringe purse. If you want to make a feather hair clip yourself, get a plain clip and a feather and glue the feather to the clip.

Feathery Jewelry:

Double Teardrop Feather Earring, $18.00,

Long Feather Necklace, $28.00,

Feather Earrings, $4.00,

Feather Necklace, $6.99,

Feather Pendant, $9.00,

Feather Hoop Earrings, $4.80,

Peacock Feather Necklace, $5.80,

Bright Multiple Feather Earrings, $6.00,

Multi Feather Earrings, $6.00,

Purple And Pink Feather Star Earrings, $8.00,

Yellow And Turquoise Feather Bolt Earrings, $8.00,

Feather/Bead Fishhook, $6.00,

Kirra Feather & Peace Charm Necklace, $8.50,

Fanned Feather Necklace, $29.99, shown in blue; also available in black and peacock,

Leaf & Feather Necklace, $8.00, shown in burnished gold; also available in burnished silver,

To get a bohemian style, pair your feather necklace and/or feather earrings with a maxi dress or a peasant dress, some wedge espadrilles, bangles, and a hobo bag.

Printed Feathers:

Feather Print Shirred Dress With Medallion, $29.99, available in sizes Xsmall and Small,

Peace Sign Feather Tee, $10.00, available in sizes S-L,

Peacock Feather Tee, $24.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Vida Feather Racerback Tank, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL,

Brushed Feather Cardigan, $19.80, available in sizes Medium and Large,

Feather Print Chiffon Tunic, $27.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Neon Feather Tote, $17.80,

Peacock Feathers Tote, $5.50,

Peacock Feather Bandeau Top, $12.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Peacock Feather Bottom, $12.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Peacock Feather Monokini, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Peacock Feather Umbrella, $6.80,

ING Ditsy Feather-Print Angel Top with Camisole, $31.50, available in sizes S-L,

Soprano Peacock-Print Flutter-Sleeve Top, $14.99, available in sizes S-L,

Zinc Peacock-Embroidered Peasant Top, $28.50, available in sizes S-L,

Dolman Peacock, $10.00, available in sizes S and L,

Peacock Peplum, $24.00, available in sizes S-L,

Rubbish Printed Scarf, $9.90, shown in seascape; also available in white,

Kirra Peacock Scarf, $16.50, shown in black; also available in white,

Lucy Love Feathers Dress, $44.50, available in sizes XS-LRG,

Eyeshadow Feathers Tee, $14.99, available in sizes Small-Extra large,

Go International Deep Vee Dress Peacock Feather, $34.99, available in sizes X-Small-X-Large,

Look From London Peacock Feather Tight, $19.99, shown in gold; also available in white,

Foil Feathers Tee, $12.90, available in sizes XS-XL,

Peacock Print Flip Flop, $5.00, shown in orange; also available in black, sizes S and M,

Sheer Peacock Top, $21.50, available in sizes M and L,

To rock a feather printed dress, pair it with some gladiator sandals and bangle bracelets. If you're sporting a feather printed top, wear it with some distressed capris and sneakers. To wear a feather printed swimsuit on the beach, pair it with some ripped bermuda shorts, flip flops, sunglasses, and a tote bag. A tote with feather prints would be great to carry if you're heading out to the beach, pool, or, gym. The feather printed totes will also come in handy for those of you who are taking classes this Summer and need a bag to carry your books in. If you want to wear a feather printed scarf, pair it with a tank top, a denim mini skirt, and some ballet flats.

I hope you liked my little feather finds. I also hope you'll be able to put my styling tips and DIY ideas to good use. If you have any of your own styling suggestions or ideas for a DIY project involving feathers, tell me about it by e-mailing me at or contacting me via myspace.