Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tie-dye and vintage fair

I've got various clothes-related things to talk to you about today.

The first thing is that I recently made a couple of my own tie-dye t-shirts. I've really been fancying one of Urban Outfitter's tie-dye tops recently but at £30 a go, that's not really something I can afford. Instead I bought a few packets of fabric dye from John Lewis and some cheap t-shirts from Tesco and Primark. 
I'm pretty proud of the results. I only dyed two of the 6 or 7 t-shirts I have so there'll be more where that came from. The one on the right was a bit of a gamble as to whether the dye would work on top of the black but it did and I'm extremely happy with it. 

The second thing is that I went to a vintage fair on Saturday. I'm a fan of anything vintage so I was pretty excited. I had reason to be. Everything was so beautiful and I wished I wasn't so skint. There was a mix of beautiful old clothes, shoes, accessories and trinkets but also some gorgeous hand-made things, and the best thing was, it was incredibly cheap. Doc Martens for £25 anyone? 
A slightly blurry picture from my Instagram of a rack of cosey grandad jumpers.
I bought a pair of Levi shorts at a very respectable £12 and a 'The Strokes' badge for £1 because they're one of my favourite bands.

I also did a bit of high-street shopping after the vintage fair. I've been looking for a denim skater skirt for ages and I finally managed to get one!
Skirt: Topshop - £28
I liked this one because it's quite thick which means it'll keep me warm, and also there's a zip which makes getting in and out of it a lot easier. I reckon this might feature quite a lot in my outfits in the near future.
Ring: Topshop - £7.50
I also bought an eye ring because I've been sorely lacking in quirky little pieces of jewellery lately and we can't have that!

What do you think?


  1. Love the tie dye, will have to try that myself x

  2. I love this post, im in love with your tie dye tops and everything else you've bought! x


  3. Your tie dyed shirts look amazing. I feel so motivated to try it out now ahah. Especially love the yellow one :)

  4. loved this post:) your t-shirts look amazing- I keep meaning to tie-dye some clothes but I never get round to buying the dye! I LOVE the shorts and badge too, and the t-shirt printing thing is a great idea:)xx

  5. I lived in a pair of cut off 501 jeans last summer. best ever.


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