July 4th is just around the corner which means it’s time to pull out all of the red, white and blue attire! I love any excuse to dress up and be festive so I’ve rounded up a bunch of cute, affordable finds if you want to be festive too.
This year I will be celebrating the holiday beachside in Seaside, FL so I ordered this blue tie dye swimsuit and will probably wear a red bandana in my hair. I wanted something festive that I could still wear after the occasion and I’d say this cute suit fits the bill! Since we will be having some fun in the sun, I’m linking some of the games (yes most are drinking games:P) we plan on playing!
If you don’t want to order something with an American Flag on it, one of my favorite ways to dress up is to wear denim cut offs, a white top and bold red lip! The best part about this combo is that you probably already have it in your closet, and if not I’ve got you covered below!
Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in. I’ve officially run out of spaces to decorate and comfy clothes to hide out in. Funny enough, being a homebody has brought out a new sense of style. I am absolutely loving all things boho lately from home decor to fashion! Speaking of boho fashion, check out some of my recent finds below.
I will say that if there has been one positive during this quarantine, it is that it’s brought out the decorator in me which is certainly overdue being that I’ve lived in my place for over a year now. No space in my townhouse or in the backyard has been safe from a total makeover.
Although I love decorating, I typically hate the price tag that comes along with it. That’s why I was so excited to find that Walmart had the biggest selection of not only affordable but totally chic indoor and outdoor furniture with plenty of boho options!
I originally bought this cute egg chair for our outdoor patio oasis but decided it looked so darn cute in our living room that we ended up buying a second, similar one for the patio along with the below pieces. If you are also in the market for a refresh, I found so many amazing pieces and have linked them below.
BLOOMINGDALES // Save 30-50% off on select regular price handbags + take an extra 50% off all already reduced handbags. Save 30-50% off on a large selection of regular priced items + take an extra 50% off clearance items labeled 50% off.
TARGET // Save 20% on clothing, accessories & shoes with Target¬circle. Ends Monday. BOGO 50% off bras and bralettes. 7 for $25 sale on women’s underwear. 3 for $15 on women’s plus size underwear. Sale on mens activewear (starting at $10).
If I had a dollar for every graphic tee that I own, I could buy a lot more graphic tees 😛 I recently purchased this $22 graphic tee from Walmart and I can honestly say that the quality is so similar to the $100 designer graphic tees that I own! From casual, every day wear to business casual and even date night, a good graphic tee can do it all if styled the right way! See below for a few of my favorite ways to style them.
To shop any of the above items, simply click on the image that you are interested in and it will take you to the retailer’s page where you can shop! Want to try out the graphic tee trend? See below for more Walmart finds under $25!
*This post is sponsored by Walmart. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Tie dye is making a come back and I’ve fallen victim to buying just about every comfy tie dye piece out there which is very annoying because everywhere that sells these cute lounge sets are outrageously priced! Thanks to TikTok, we found an easy way to make them at home and since a lot of us are stuck inside, might as well get crafty! And the good news is that chances are you already have everything at home to make these. Just use an old pair of sweats, tee or tank and add bleach!
– garment of your choosing (see below for suggestions) – bleach – squirt bottle (we used this) – gloves – rubber bands
I suggest watching a few Youtube videos on different tying methods before starting as this will determine what type of tie dye your garment ends up looking like. I found this video to be very helpful. You can also watch a how to video of our DIY creations here and here.
Once you decide what tying method to use, simply twist, bunch and tie off your garment with rubber bands. Depending on how large you garment is and what design of tie dye you want will determine how many bands you will want to use. For reference, we used anywhere from 4-6 bands on each garment.
Before you start bleaching, make sure you are wearing gloves and working outdoors or in a well ventilated area. We chose to work in our laundry room sink with the vents turned on.
Fill your bottle up with 1/2 bleach and 1/2 water and set aside. Before adding the bleach to your garment, you are going to want to completely soak the garment with water so that it is wet. If you apply the bleach mixture to the dry garment it will not apply evenly.
Once the garment is wet, start adding the bleach mixture anywhere that you want but making sure to leave some areas without bleach so that you don’t die the entire garment. A good rule of thumb is do add your bleach mixture to every other segment that you’ve created with your rubber bands.
After you’ve applied your bleach mixture and set it aside, make sure to watch very carefully. Depending on what the fabric is made of and how thick it is will determine how quickly the color will start turning. Poly blend fabrics will take longer for the bleach to soak in while 100% cotton fabrics will turn much faster. How long you leave the bleach on is going to be up to you! For thinner items, we left the mixture on for about 10 minutes while the poly blend sweatsuits took more like 30 minutes. Just make sure not to leave it on too long or the bleach can deteriorate the garment.
Once the color is to your liking, give the garment a quick rinse and take the rubber bands off. Thoroughly rinse and the garment again until the water runs clear. At this point you can wash and dry your garment as normal! Washing tip: if you are tie dying multiple items at once I would suggest washing similar colors together as they do change a little in the wash. Also do NOT wash your bleached garment with any other garment that you are not tie dying as it could bleach or bleed onto other garments.
After you pull your garment out of the dryer it is officially ready to wear! If you try this out, I’d love to see your creation. Tag me on Instagram if you share. My handle is @itsallchictome.
And if you just aren’t the DIY type here are some tie dye sets that I’m loving!