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D.I.Y. Tie Dye & Charity Shop Haul




All hand tie-dyed by myself

I've decided on creating an absolute monster post of my tie-dye endeavours from last week and what vintage goodies I've been buying from charity shops as I've had a ton of luck recently, especially when I visited home in Essex. As well as the photos above I also tie-dyed some bedsheets for my new bedroom when I move into my new house next month. For the first time in 21 years I am going to have my OWN bedroom so I'm excited to decorate it just how I want, so it's going to be an absolute tie-dye haven. I'm really pleased with how they've all turned out. I have no particular method when it comes to tie-dying, I just elastic band the t-shirts randomly and dip away. The Florence & The Machine and the Joy Division t-shirts are my favourites. I never wore them much when they were plain white but I'm sure I'll be wearing them constantly now. I'm intending to keep regularly tie-dying t-shirts over the summer and sell them for an affordable price, so keep an eye out for those!


Jacket: Urban Outfitters Renewal, £33 (with staff discount) // Shirt: Urban Outfitters Renewal, £17 (with staff discount)

I suppose I'm cheating a little here as these two weren't from charity shops but I picked them up from the Vintage Renewal section at work this week. I've wanted an acid wash Levi's jacket for what seems like forever, but I've never stumbled across an affordable one in a charity shop or on eBay. Even with staff discount I still think I paid a little over the top for this, because knowing my luck I'll find one in a charity shop for a lot less in a month or two now. Also, it's actually huge on me so I'm not sure whether to return it or just wear it oversized. Oh well, I like to think I can prance around pretending I'm Rihanna in the "We Found Love" video. I just loved the sun, moon and boat pattern on the shirt too much not to let it go.


Butterfly Dress:, Charity Shop, £5 // Bolero: Charity Shop, £4

Blouse: Charity Shop, £3 // Dress: Charity Shop, £6

Denim Shirt: Charity Shop, £3.50 // Daisy Top: Charity Shop, £6

I really adore the little butterfly dress - the colour and print is perfect! I've been lucky enough to chance across lots of one-off hippie-inspired pieces, which really is what makes up the majority of my summer wardrobe. The daisy top has been a firm favourite of mine over the past month since I bought it. I picked it up in my local Cancer Research charity shop, which has recently set up a section dedicated to vintage & retro clothing. It makes it so much easier to sort out the vintage from the rest of the rubbish in a charity shop but if they deem something as 'vintage' they pump up the price, which is slightly annoying. However, it's a lot cheaper than it would be in a vintage shop so I shouldn't complain. Then again I've noticed a few times some pieces from Primark in where they've just cut the inner tags out and put it in the vintage section, which is super cheeky!


Crop Top: Charity Shop, £3 // Floral Shirt: Charity Shop, £3
Tie-Dye Coat: Charity Shop, £9.95 // Trousers: Charity Shop, £7.50

Skirt: Charity Shop, £5 // Skirt: Charity Shop, £5

The tie-dye coat which I believe is the most spectacular coat in the world (my Mum thought it was a dressing gown) was a little pricey for a charity shop buy but it was too magnificent not to let go! I think if I'd have walked away I would have regretted it for life. I don't ever even see myself wearing it maybe other than at festivals but it's just so wonderful! The trousers were also a little pricey but they're by an Indian designer called Anokhi and I've been after a pair of nice patterned trousers for a while to wear with some crop tops. As you may have noticed I'm quite fond of my midi and maxi skirts this summer so I couldn't resist these two aztec-inspired patterned ones for only £5 each!

This is actually only a selection of what I've bought my charity shops that I haven't featured on my blog yet, but I felt as if I may have bombarded you with quite enough images for one post! I'm hoping the sun shows it's little face again so I can actually get some wear out of the lovely dresses, crop and midi's I've bought.

32 comments

  1. aaah oh my goodness, these tie and dip dyed stuff looks amazing and so does this green/purple shirt from ua! oh and the daisies top is also one of my faves.. great haul :-) x

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  2. AMAZING post. I loveeeeeee the tye dye pieces - those tshirts look so cool and pastel colours are everywhere right now, so much cheaper. I'm going to have to try this asap! Love love love! X

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  3. Wow, those tops you've dyed yourself look amazing. I think the ones which already had prints on now look very unique. :)

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  4. Ohh leigh please take me charity shop shopping and then afterwards teach me how to be a tie dye goddess like you - the florence one is amazing! x

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  5. I bet working at Urban is just the best! You really buy the most fantastic things! And that daisy top is just too cute!
    xxx

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  6. You've had some great buys! I love the Levi's jacket and the tops you've tie-dyed yourself are so good, I think my favourite is the dip dye jumper though! xx

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  7. Oh wow! The tyedye tops are so pretty!!
    And the denim jacket and shirt from Urban Outfitters are amazing!
    xo

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  8. Oh my, you've found some good stuff lately! I especially love the daisy top and floral print shirt :) Also loving your tie-dye tops too!

    Kirsti xx

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  9. I am so absolutely jealous of all your purchases, the tie dye florence t-shirt is wonderful x

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  10. I love your denim jacket & the daisy top is just gorgeous! Your tie-dye shirts are great too, good job! XO.

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  11. the florence one is my fave!! i've been meaning to attempt a diy tie-dye for ages, i should probably get a move on before it goes out of fashion haha xx

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  12. Looks gorgeous! You're so creative!

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  13. LOVE the red dress and the Ian Curtis top, really cool :)x

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  14. I really like your blog, so inspiring.
    I´m allready follow you.
    If you like my blog, follow me too: www.she-walkss.blogspot.pt

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  15. well you have been busy chazza shopping haven't you. maybs i should head on down to essex with you and do some shopping alongside you. i can be bag carrier?
    i loveeee the tie dye tees, they're such beautiful colours.. i want one, but i'm just not sure i could pull them off. i'm not 'coooool' enough. xx

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  16. that sounds right depressing. what i meant is that my virgin mary look isn't really cool ;) x

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  17. um wow. seriously rad stuff. i like your style

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  18. I love the tyedying, especially the Florence shirt. Also, I ADORE the daisy top!

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  19. I love the colours youve dyed them! LOVE the Florence one!
    Great charity shop finds!

    xx

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  20. The tie-dye jumper and Florence tee are to die for!! xxx

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  21. You've had some proper luck recently eh? I've only come across bric and brac recently. Although I did buy a killer caped dress for a fiver which made my day!
    Sophie
    x

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  22. Oh i'm so jealous of all these fab finds!

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    xx

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  23. Great buys, the tie dye tees are so good! Ah I bet you can't wait to get your own room! Hope you'll do a room tour when its all done!

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  24. I love so many things in here! You did a great job with the dip dye! I love te Joy Divison T-shirt and the acid wash jacket is amazing, perfect I love it because is big too :)T he items frm the c. shop are brilliant they are very 90's. I love it :)

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  25. these are all BRILLIANT-think I may have to hand over my charity shop crown to you! You've got a whole new wardrobe! Daisy top and tie dye coat=PERFECT! also very jealous of that sun/moon/boat shirt-been ebaying that kind of stuff for ages. Do they have any more stuff like that in UO? also love the tie dye colours, especially the rainbow swirl one!! what dye did you use on them, I've not had much luck with colour matching :( xx

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  26. I am so jealous and happy for you all at the same time over these finds!
    You are queen!
    Hannah xoxo

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  27. that is such and amazing haul.I love the tie dye, your blog is really cool.I hope you check out mine xxx

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  28. I really like those tie dye shirts you made! :)

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  29. The Florence tie dye tee is beautiful! Mine would never look so pretty, it would look like a massacre on a tee! As for your charity shop haul, you've done well! Everything is lovely! Blogging is starting to be an awful habit of mine as it's making me want to raid everyone's wardrobes! xx

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  30. Love your tie dye stuff! New follower :)

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  31. Love the daisy and floral shirts! :)
    x

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