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Shen Dove Style: Updated Maxi

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Updated Maxi

Maxi: Mod Cloth--dyed (similar) // Jacket: Zara Kids // Clutch: H&M (similar)

What do you do when one of your favorite maxi dresses (previously worn in this post, this one and this one) starts to look faded from washing?  Well, if you're me, you buy a box of RIT Dye and dye it. I really liked the original print of this maxi dress and wasn't ready to part with it, so dying it black was a practical solution.

How do you extend the wear of your well worn (and loved) items?

Denim and Maxi IMG_4739
Maxi Previously Worn

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At August 21, 2013 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Lyddiegal said...

you have been dying up a storm, and everything looks so fresh and new afterwards!

do you have any tricks for keeping your dyed items looking fresh? Mine would always fade after a few washes.

At August 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM , Anonymous K. said...

you are so creative! i love the silhouette of this dress on you and see why you weren't ready to part with it.

At August 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM , Anonymous ShenDove said...

Thanks! I'm trying to be more strategic with my clothing purchases so dying is a good medium to get more wear out of stuff I already have. I don't really have tricks to keep dyed items for fading other than hand washing.

At August 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM , Anonymous Kiki said...

Wow! It looks like a new dress. Its a nice dress.

At September 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM , Anonymous Linda said...

I never would have thought that you dyed the dress black-- it looks like a pretty, lightly printed black maxi! That jacket fits you perfectly, too.

At September 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM , Anonymous Andi Smith said...

I'm a big fan of rit dye! I've used it to save a couple white cardigans that were starting to look a little big grungy! This dress is gorgeous, so it's great you were able to save it!!


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