Jilly in Philly Dress

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Gala Dress

The only good thing about awesome friends moving away is that you suddenly have an excuse to visit cool new places you’ve never been to before.  :) When my good friends Heather and Evan moved back to their hometown of Philadelphia, I was bummed.

But then I remembered that they’re only a lucky cheap flight away!  :)

I just needed something comfy to wear for my flight!  When I found this dress for $1 at one of my favorite thrift stores, I thought it would do nicely!

Hmmmnnn...Just a perfectly normal dress, eh?
Hmmmnnn…Just a perfectly normal dress, eh?

But then I took a closer look…

Oh no!
Oh no!

The dye in the dots on this dress had some serious bleeding going on!

Seriously.
Seriously.

I decided to just go with it.  I liked the brown and purple of the dress, so I pulled out a couple of bottles of dye!

This couple, to be precise!
This couple, to be precise!

Now.  If I just try to dye my dress a solid color, those splotches will still show through.  I boiled a kettle of water, added my dress, and then poured in a bit of brown dye…

In ya go!
In ya go!

Then I added some purple!

Double the dye.  Double the fun!
Double the dye. Double the fun!

I let my dress soak for an hour.

Just neglect it for an hour or so!
Just neglect it for an hour or so!

I threw the dress in my washing machine to rinse it, then dried it, then was ready to head up north!  :)

My new dress is definitely funkier, but I challenge you to spot the original dye bleeding.  Seriously.  Just go ahead and try!  ;)

Funky!
Funky!

I was super-comfy during my flight, but needed a bit of additional warmth when I arrived in Philly.  Luckily, I brought my fave 10-year-old denim jacket with me.  :)

This is my "Glamour Shot" pose!
This is my “Glamour Shot” pose!

I had a blast catching up with my wonderful friends.

Meet Heather and Mudcat!  :)
Meet Heather and Mudcat! :)
Such a beautiful day!
Such a beautiful day!

 

Just chillin' in the park!  :)
Just chillin’ in the park! :)

Of course, drinks quickly followed!

Mead!  It's all you need!  :)
Mead! It’s all you need! :)
Tasty Veggie Noms!  :)
Tasty Veggie Noms! :)
Walking amongst the cobblestones!  :)
Walking amongst the cobblestones! :)

Stay tuned for more Philly adventures!

Cheers!

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