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Tye Dye: Fashion and Hiking


I've been obsessed with tye dye for a while, but sadly haven't had much opportunity to actually learn/ dedicate much time to learning how to do it much myself. I did try ice dying once and while I really loved that, it only made me more appreciate the art of tye dying.

When I volunteered at Above Rubies several years ago, I met this wonderful, fun person called Tye Dye Mary. I loved sitting with her at social events and parties, or helping her with her packages when she dropped them off at the office I worked at. She was just so much fun and has such a colorful, vibrant personality that totally suits her career ... tye dying. I think it's because of her that I love tye dye so much and would love to someday learn how to do it. 

And it's because of her that I'm willing to trade an arm and leg in order to own a few of her lovely pieces ... 
I love this dress. It's nearly perfect for hiking ... I just wish it was about three to five inches longer.
There was a chilly wind out when my sister and I went hiking for these pictures, so I had a nice wool sweater to keep me warm ... also hid my gun nicely ;p—the gun is for bears and mountain cats, as we don't have much other crime to worry about where we live ;D 
 
But you know, ya still gotta show off the guns ;D
The snow had just melted, though it still spots some of the mountains. It was a bit muddy out, but otherwise, it's starting to feel like spring. 
I really have this thing for dead trees ...
... oh, and have I told y'all that I'm a tree hugger? I mean, I hug 'em and then I'll sit by quietly and enjoy them being roasted to warm my fingers, too ;) 

The rocks were a bit uneven and VERY rough, so my splits look awful. But had to get the picture anyway, right?
"There's more color, just 'round the bend, so never stop smiling and dreaming" 
This skirt is perfect. The length is gorgeous. The material is so soft. AND THE COLORS!!!! I think this skirt is my favorite of all three of my tye dye pieces.
I've had this skirt the longest ... it once belonged to a friend of mine, but she wasn't as enthusiastic about tye dye as I am, so I stole it from her ; D Remember that time long ago when I had that horrific and somewhat embarrassing and definitely humorous horse accident? Well, I was wearing this skirt. The splits tore a little higher, but still loving this skirt. I'm telling you, this fabric is made out of some heavy duty, quality cotton. And that dye sure isn't fading!
One other thing I love is how she puts her signature down at the hem, making it all the more like a work of art (which her clothes are!). But the signature isn't in your face like many brand tags are. 
And they don't really wash out or bleed. I wash these on cold with the rest of my clothes (even my whites) and then hang dry them. 


I've cleaned in this skirt, so it has a bleach stain ;/ 

Clothes:
-Dress and skirts from Tye Dye Mary (100% Lightweight Cotton Jersey)
-Brown cotton leggings from RebelNatureClothing 
-Wool sweater from a thrift store (Woolrich brand, and totally buying it new if I ever lose this sweater, because I've loved it for years
-White button up from a thrift store
-Pink shirt from Ross's
-Sunglasses from Smith's
-First necklace: gift from my grandma. If you can see my second necklace; I made it
-Shoes: a gift from my uncle, but Altra brand and great shoes for walking/ hiking

My sister and I; she's my photographer. And the one who can really shoot the gun ;)

Do you like tye dye? Have a favorite picture/ pose from my multitude of fashion/ humor pics? Share your thoughts with me, and tell me if you plan to go hiking this summer and what you'll wear! 

Comments

  1. You are the CUTEST. Rocking the tye-dye! xD

    And YESSSS to gun-packing gals!!! I'm right there with you! May I ask what you carry? I cannot tell much from the photos, except that it's a revolver? :]

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    1. Awe, thanks so much! It's a Ruger revolver .. can't ever remember the caliber though ;p

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  2. Ooo, those skirts look so cool! I would consider wearing one of those, even though I really don’t wear skirts. But you ROCK the tye-dye, Keturah!

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    1. They are such, fun comfy skirts .. if you bought one you wouldn't regret it ;)

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  3. Tye-dye is a lot of fun! I have tried tye dying a few times. I like the tree hugging photo, it is funny, but kind cool too!

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    1. It is so fun! Haha, thanks! I love trees, and it's always fun to throw some humor into something ;)

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  4. I've only tye-dyed once I believe. It was okay but time consuming, I guess (as far as I remember?).

    I wish I could go hiking or some sort of exercise. I could do with it.

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    1. It can be a little time consuming, I suppose? Though the ice dying method is REALLY quick. Maybe a little messy though ;D

      Yeah, I'm always wishing to do more of it myself. Especially with these warmer days. But my work keeps me in doors too much ;/

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  5. I could never pull off tye dye, but you do!

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    1. Oh, anyone can pull off tye dye ;p I'm sure it would look AMAZING on you. But thanks ;)

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  6. I think the dress is my favorite! And I'm jealous of your flexibility, haha! I've been wanting to do a backbend for a while; I'm getting pretty close to splits though!

    And that sweater looks super comfy!

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    1. The dress is so fun! I've been working forever on my flexibility, and it's still not where I want it to be. I actually started out with the back bend though. I was DETERMINED to learn how to do it about three years ago. So I went hiking everyday and at the top of the mountain I practiced. I think I got it after like two weeks? And then I kept practicing. It mostly just takes trusting yourself to not fall ;p And a small bit of core and back muscle.
      The sweater is my FAVORITE ;d

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    2. That's the thing, I'm terrified I'll fall on my head. xD

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    3. haha, believe me ... I understand that fear completely. Maybe start out practicing with a pillow under yourself, or up against a couch? I tried both of those the first few times. Helps you to learn to feel out how far your hands need to go and the effort your back needs to put into it.

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    4. I've tried it against a wall! Honestly, it's mostly just that I haven't put the time and effort into it to progress, because I feel like if I actually kept working with it with a wall it would really help.

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    5. Yeah, it does take time, that's for sure. That's where I'm at with trying to get my center splits. Just got to practice more every day, and that's the hardest part for me.

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  7. ACK it's so pretty against the landscape! I've never been big on tye dye, but you have definitely upped my appreciation level. :)

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    1. Believe it or not, this is basically our back yard ;) So glad to have helped you on the right path, haha ;)

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  8. That dress is so pretty! I love tye dye too but I don't get around to buying/making/wearing it often haha The scenery is so pretty there too, I loved all the pictures! :)

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    1. Thanks, Melody! I feel like I have too much tye dye stuff sometimes, especially t-shirts ;p But I love it all ;D

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  9. Those skirts are BEAUTIFUL. It's all so pretty! <3

    I tye-dyed a white T-shirt once, at a friend's birthday party. It's a bullseye pattern in red and orange colors, and to this very day I'm proud with how it turned out. :D

    Great post, Keturah!

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    1. Thanks, Lila! Wow, that sounds sooooo pretty! Tye dying is such a fun group activity ;)

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