Spring Wardrobe Update with Rit Dye

Hey, fam. I’ve been busy at updating some rooms and my back patio for spring and thought it would be a good idea to update some of my wardrobe too! While going through my closet I found this white dress I got last year from Tatyana that I haven’t worn in foreverrrr. Rather than giving it away I decided to try to dye it using Rit’s new coral color. I love that they came out with this color because I used to have to custom mix a few different shades together to make color, but now it’s ready to use! I figured if it didn’t work out I could just use Rit’s color remover, which I’ve had a ton of luck with in the past.

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The cool thing about this dress is that the fabric has an iridescent sheen and a subtle retro bubble pattern. My hope was that the dye would bring out the bubble pattern and leave some of the sheen.

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The fabric is mostly polyester so I was worried it wouldn’t take the dye, but as soon as I dunked it into the dye bath it soaked it right up and I was not disappointed.

The way I like to dye everything, including synthetics, is to make a very hot dye bath in my sink with hot, hot water and a few drops of liquid soap. I let the garment soak for about an hour, stirring and shifting the fabric every 15 minutes or so for an even dye. Then I rinse with cold water and Rit’s color fixative. Then I line dry.

Coral Dress.jpgSee how the fabric took the dye and made the pattern pop? I love the way it turned out!

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Now I have a spring-y new dress to wear while pretending I’m good at gardening.


This post was sponsored by Rit but all ideas, opinions, and words are my own. 


#SayHi to Colorful Floral Spring Outfit Ideas from Old Navy

Spring has sprung, ladies! The weather is warming up quick here in Palm Springs so I’m
reaching for the most comfy and light weight springy dresses. Luckily Old Navy has a lot of cute floral dresses out right now. Here’s a couple that I’ll be pairing and wearing all season long.

Old Navy Spring Florals 2I picked this casual fit & flare cami dress in yellow floral because it gives me 40s spring break vibes. I paired it with a mint cardigan to shield me from the sun a bit and to add another pop of vintage-y color. Old Navy Spring Florals 3Old Navy Spring FloralsOld Navy Spring Florals 4As far as accessories go, I matched my yellow suede ballet flats to the dress and tied a vintage floral scarf in my hair.Old Navy Spring Florals 1
This next look is also a fit & flare cami dress but in a longer midi length.Old Navy Spring Florals 7 I like this one because I can wear it casually as is, or I can throw a petticoat under it to pump up the volume and add more of a 50s vibe. That’s exactly what I did for this garden party look!Old Navy Spring Florals 9

Old Navy Spring Florals 6Old Navy Spring Florals 8I paired it with a pink cardigan, pink pointy suede ballet flats, and a white floppy hat. I’m definitely feeling proper Easter Sunday vibes in this outfit. Old Navy Spring Florals 10

What I also love is that all of these can be mixed and matched to create different spring looks! Be sure to tag your favorite Old Navy outfits with #SayHi on Instagram!


This post was sponsored by Old Navy, but all opinions, photos, and styling are my own.

Home Decor: How to Choose and Arrange Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers…sigh. Nothing makes me feel better and my home feel more put together. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, I suggest checking out your local flower district. If you don’t have a district go check out your local flower marts or farmers markets. In downtown Los Angeles we’re lucky to have a pretty fantastic flower district. You simply can’t beat the quality and price. Supermarket flowers in no way compare! Adding the element of fresh greenery is the perfect way to brighten up a room.

Brighten a Room with Flowers

I picked up this bunch of hydrangeas on Monday at one of my favorite spots along Wall St. 5 stems for $8! They don’t come in fancy packaging or with packets of weird floral food. Just a gorgeous bunch of fresh flowers wrapped in newspaper. Once they’re in a vase atop a pretty piece of furniture it doesn’t matter. Throughout the week they have gotten more beautiful and fragrant!


I used a $2 glass vase that I got at Goodwill (score!). The rounded curves of the vase compliment the roundness of the hydrangeas and the skinny neck of the vase keeps the stems close together for a fuller look all while using less flowers! This type of vase is perfect for all of my favorite flowers – peonies, hydrangeas, juliette roses, and dahlias.


The flowers make a big difference in this semi-mono-chromatic corner of my living room. Not only did I pick hydrangeas because I adore them but it compliments everything that is in relation to it.

-Consider shape! The table, frames, and lamp shade all have hard edges – adding the soft shapes from the flower arrangement makes it all more cohesive and less boring while also tying in the softness of the accent chair.

-Consider color! The green and yellow hues from the flowers compliment the blues, whites, blacks, and greys around it with just enough contrast. Adding red roses would be too much contrast but adding blue hydrangeas, even though technically a complimentary color, wouldn’t be enough contrast.

-You can’t really go wrong with a classic, clear, glass vase but I chose it in this instance because I didn’t want it to feel heavy on the table. Glass has an open, airy, unobtrusive vibe to it. Considering there is already a framed piece and lamp displayed, anything other than clear glass would make the table feel cluttered. The glass also adds a reflectiveness to the room and is having a ‘conversation’ with the other reflective surfaces around it. The nailheads, glass knobs on the table, the glass from the frames, and silver accents of the hardware are all shining in harmony!

Now, you can try to follow all of these ‘rules’ and try to pick things strategically but you don’t want to take the fun out of shopping for flowers. The main thing is to pick things you like! Pick ones that make you smile. Try new things you think you might not like, too! Move arrangements around! The great thing is that flowers are not permanent. You’re not committing to anything long term. If you don’t like the way they look, put them in a new place and replace them when it’s time! Or give them to a friend as a gift!

See you next week, xoxo!