RED HIGH NECK TANK + 5 STAIN REMOVING TIPS FOR CLOTHES

TOP: TARGET -- JEANS: VINCE -- LEFT BRACELETS: DY & SHEIN -- RIGHT BRACELETS: DY & HERMES -- CLUTCH: LOUIS VUITTON -- SHOES: STEVE MADDEN

 

HAPPY FOURTH EVERYONE! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS LONG WEEKEND IS ALMOST OVER! PAT AND I WENT TO DINNER AND TO WATCH FIREWORKS WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS LAST NIGHT, AND I WORE THIS JULY 4TH INSPIRED OUTFIT, THAT IM LOVING.

EVER SINCE I WAS LITTLE, MY MOM HAS ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT RED IS MY COLOR, SO I TEND TO GRAVITATE TOWARDS RED WHEN LOOKING FOR A POP OF COLOR. I FOUND THIS RUFFLE TANK RECENTLY FOR UNDER $20. (IT IS ON SALE RIGHT NOW FOR UNDER $10, NOT SURE HOW LONG IT WILL STAY ON SALE) IT IS BRIGHT RED, HAS A SUBTLE RUFFLE DETAILING AROUND THE SIDES, AND HAS A LAP BACK. THE LAP BACK CREATES A SEXY LOOK WITHOUT BEING TOO REVEALING. I'VE PAIRED IT WITH A HIGH WAISTED WHITE JEAN, A FEW SIMPLE BRACELETS, (ONE IS FROM SHEIN -- I'LL BE DOING A REVIEW ON THEIR PRODUCTS SOON) AND MY NEW FAVORITE PAIR OF WHITE WEDGES.

THIS TOP CAN BE WORN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. MY FAVORITE IS HOW I'VE STYLED IT ABOVE, BUT ANOTHER WAY I HAVE STYLED IT IS WITH A PAIR A TAN LACE SHORTS AND A SIMPLE PAIR OF TAN LEATHER SANDALS. I ALSO LIKE TO WEAR IT WITH WHITE SHORTS, A JEAN JACKET, AND A PAIR OF FASHION SNEAKERS. THE TOP IS A BIT CLOSER TO A LINEN-LIKE MATERIAL, SO IT'S EASY TO WASH BUT DOES WRINKLE. I SUGGEST WASHING AND DRYING AS YOU NORMALLY WOULD AND RUNNING A STEAMER OVER IT WHEN YOU PULL IT OUT OF THE DRYER. (MY FAVORITE STEAMER IS LINKED HERE!)

AS I WAS DOING LAUNDRY AND CLEANING UP OVER THE WEEKEND, I CAUGHT MYSELF CLEANING MY WHITE JEANS TWICE, SO I FIGURED I WOULD SHARE A FEW OF MY GO TO STAIN REMOVING TIPS. 

STAIN REMOVING ITEMS TO KEEP HANDY: BAKING SODA -- GRANDMAS STAIN REMOVER -- CHEAP WHITE WINE -- HYDROGEN PEROXIDE -- WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR -- CLUB SODA

HOW-TO:

1. REMOVING RED WINE: AS SOON AS YOU CAN, POUR A GOOD AMOUNT OF CHEAP WHITE WINE OVER THE STAIN, THEN BLOT THE AREA WITH A THICK WASHCLOTH TO SOAK UP MOST OF THE LIQUID, DO NOT RUB! THE STAIN SHOULD LIFT. IF IT IS STILL VISIBLE, ADD SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE STAIN REMOVER OR AS I USE, GRANDMAS STAIN REMOVER, WHICH IS LINKED ABOVE. THIS IS THE BEST STAIN REMOVER I HAVE EVER USED! (PER MY MOM'S SUGGESTION)

2. REMOVING BLOOD: AS SOON AS YOU CAN, POUR A LARGE AMOUNT OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ON THE STAIN. IT WILL IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO LIFT, AND YOU WILL SEE THIS HAPPENING. ONCE I HAVE POURED THE HP ON IT AND BLOTTED AWAY THE EXCESS 2-3 TIMES, I THEN MIX A LITTLE BIT OF BAKING SODA AND WATER AND SCRUB THE STAIN UNTIL IT IS GONE. FOR SANITARY REASONS, I THEN THROW THE ITEM IN THE WASH TO GET IT EXTRA CLEAN. 

3. REMOVING COFFEE: AS SOON AS YOU CAN, ADD A LITTLE BIT OF CLUB SODA OVER THE STAIN AND BLOT IT UNTIL MOST OF THE MOISTURE IS GONE, THIS WILL LOOSEN UP THE STAIN. THEN MIX 1 PART WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR, 1 PART DETERGENT, AND 4 PARTS WARM WATER. APPLY A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME, BLOT THE STAINED AREA WITH A THICK WASHCLOTH, AND REPEAT THIS UNTIL THE STAIN IS GONE. NORMALLY TAKES UP TO 5 TIMES DEPENDING ON HOW SET IN THE COFFEE STAIN IS.

4. REMOVING FOOD CONDIMENT STAINS: USE WATER AND A RAG TO WASH AWAY ANY LEFTOVER RESIDUE THAT MAYBE DIDN'T SET IN. MIX BAKING SODA AND WARM WATER UNTIL IT CREATES A PASTE, THEN PUT A GENEROUS AMOUNT FO THE PASTE ON THE STAIN. LET THIS MIXTURE SIT ON THE STAIN FOR 10ISH MINUTES AND REMOVE. ONCE REMOVED, USE A LAUNDRY STAIN REMOVER TO GIVE THE CLOTHING AN EXTRA SCRUB. THE STAIN SHOULD BE GONE. I NORMALLY WASH THE ITEM SO THAT IT IS FULLY CLEAN FOR THE NEXT TIME I NEED IT.

5. REMOVING CHEWING GUM: THIS IS SUPER SIMPLE, BUT AT THE TIME SEEMS SUPER MESSY. EXPOSE THE CHEWING GUM STAIN AREA, AND USING AN ICE CUBE, RUB THE AREA, SO THAT IT BECOMES HARD AND COLD. YOU SHOULD THEN BE ABLE TO EASILY PEEL OFF THE GUM AND YOU'RE GOOD TO GO!

I HOPE THESE TIPS BECOME USEFUL TO YOU AND THAT YOU'LL SHARE THEM AS YOU NEED TO. I'M NOT TOO MESSY OF A PERSON, BUT HAVE FOUND MYSELF IN SCENARIOS WHERE I NEED A QUICK STAIN REMOVER GO-TO SO I WROTE MY LIST DOWN AND HUNG IT IN OUR LAUNDRY ROOM. DO YOU HAVE ANY GO-TO STAIN REMOVING TIPS THAT YOU USE? WE CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY OPTIONS, RIGHT? 

 ENJOY YOUR SHORT 3-DAY WEEK!

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