Things I’m Digging Lately – Modern Tie Dye

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I may be dating myself here but do you remember back in the day when for a Summer project you would get a big ole bucket, some rubber bands, white shirts and make super creative tie-dye shirts?  Then when they dried you would add that side knot to actually add style to that mens hanes shirt, layer up some colorful socks and add a scrunchy…..your outfit was complete.  I was still a little bit on the younger end of that trend but I used to idolize and try to emulate my sister for that look.  I totally rocked a side pony…..there I said it.

I was a little hesitant when I saw tie-dye making a comeback last Summer and it’s definitely here to stay for this one. However, I love how subtle the patterns are this year and with the different color schemes.  I have worn this romper so many different ways, with black pumps, gladiator sandals, tights and heels or with nude heels for the ultimate elongated leg.  The long sleeves counteracts the sexiness of the short shorts.

Tie dye romperTie Dye Rompertie dye romperTie Dye RomperTie Dye RomperRomper original sold out here | similar and on major sale here | obsessed with this color and price here || Gladiator sandals similar here || splurge here || save here + here|| Obsessed with this blush pair here || leopard bench exact here ||  Necklace similar here ||  Bag LV here ||

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So what do you think?  Can you get into this tie dye look again?  Do you like the subtle update on it?  I hope you are having a great week!  Check back tomorrow for Wedding Wednesday!  xoxoxo

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  1. April 28, 2015 / 3:39 AM

    Love this romper! I am from the land of the hippies so I am all about the tie dye look!

  2. April 28, 2015 / 6:20 AM

    Now that’s some tie dye I can get behind!! I like the subdued colors that aren’t too crazy – makes the trend more wearable!! Love the pictures gorgeous! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  3. April 28, 2015 / 6:44 AM

    That romper is super cute and I’m not usually a big romper fan! Love the subtle-ness of the tie-dye on this too! Great pick, as usual, pretty! :)

  4. April 28, 2015 / 6:56 AM

    Dude…. I love tie dyed stuff. I’ll rock some tie dyed britches that’s how much I like tie dye!

  5. April 28, 2015 / 6:59 AM

    Loving that romper and that leopard bench!!! If only I had somewhere to put it lol. Have a great week! xo

  6. April 28, 2015 / 7:04 AM

    I love tiedye and have way more than I should probably admit, especially since most are of the old school variety. But I really really love this romper. So cute!

  7. jillian
    April 28, 2015 / 7:37 AM

    i totally remember making tie-dye shirts like that! this romper is much cuter tho :) xo jillian

  8. April 28, 2015 / 7:50 AM

    In a huge fan of tie dye! Are these pictures taken inside your house? If so it’s gorgeous!

  9. April 28, 2015 / 7:58 AM

    What a fun outfit! I’ve been wanting to try a romper, and I love how the sleeves balance the shorts. You look great!

  10. April 28, 2015 / 8:06 AM

    Love this outfit! The shoes and romper paired together are too cute! I would have never thought of that combo. Would love it if you shared this look on my link up-i think my readers would enjoy discovering your blog!


  11. April 28, 2015 / 8:06 AM

    Those DIY tie dye parties back in the day were the best – I guess it was an early indicator of my love of crafting! I’m liking this modern spin on tie dye, too :)

  12. April 28, 2015 / 8:38 AM

    Oh tie dye. I totally remember those projects, buckets and rubber bands and trying to arrange your shirt so it came out just right. I much rather prefer this toned down, grown up version. That romper looks amazing on you!

    prosecco in the park

  13. April 28, 2015 / 8:42 AM

    When I saw tie dye I was a bit scared. (; But ok, that romper is adorable. I like that it uses subtle blacks and whites and how you dressed it up with some heels. I remember tie dying. I’ve done it a lot, but I’m pretty positive I never wore one of those creations other than as a night shirt. This is a much trendier take on tie dye!

  14. April 28, 2015 / 8:45 AM

    Gosh I wish I could find a romper to fit my awkwardly tall frame! But they all pull in all the wrong places, ya know? Actually, I’m going to put you on that – find this tall girl a romper! ;) You look AMAZING!

  15. April 28, 2015 / 8:52 AM

    You are rocking that romper, lady! And the shoes are the perfect accessory, too! Can we talk about that LV bag, LOVE the floral accent, fabulous! You look great as always, gorgeous!

  16. April 28, 2015 / 8:58 AM

    totally love this look! who doesn’t love grown up tie dye?! reminds me of high school yes but i love it. and don’t care who knows it. ha. great paired with the shoes too! adds a grown up feel :)

  17. April 28, 2015 / 9:30 AM

    Totally remember those summers! Over that, but I can get on this new version of tie dye, you look great!

  18. April 28, 2015 / 9:33 AM

    LOVE that romper, and girl you’re looking like a supermodel in your pictures! Work it!! :)

  19. April 28, 2015 / 9:43 AM

    We got a few tie pieces in at work and they’re really cute. I’m digging this trend. Totally remember those projects too, along with making puff paint t-shirts. I totally rocked those haha. Anyway!! LOVE that romper and those shoes. Looks fab on you. :-)

  20. April 28, 2015 / 9:47 AM

    You look fabulous! And – I may just have to go try on a pair of gladiator heels – – – – I saw a pair at F21 in olive that I JUST love…

  21. April 28, 2015 / 9:47 AM

    I am all about tie dye! And rompers – can’t wait to break those babies out again soon! Also that leopard bench, LOVE.

  22. April 28, 2015 / 9:50 AM

    You look amazing as always. Love that louie bag. I think our bags would get along really well. Is louie your favorite?

  23. April 28, 2015 / 9:56 AM

    If it’s done right, I’m sure I can get behind tie-dye again. Love that romper!

  24. April 28, 2015 / 10:02 AM

    Yup, I agree with Karly- when done right, I really like it! Love your romper girl :)

  25. April 28, 2015 / 10:03 AM

    I’m not so into the tie dye, but I love rompers. I am thinking of wearing one to my SIL’s beach wedding this summer, so that I have an excuse to buy another.

  26. April 28, 2015 / 10:16 AM

    I totally remember making tie-dye shirts in a little spinning machine, super nostalgic! This romper looks fantastic on your hun :)

  27. April 28, 2015 / 10:28 AM

    You look fab! I have been loving this and that maxi dress is perfect! I am considering a blue and white romper!

  28. April 28, 2015 / 10:32 AM

    Loving that romper. One of my favorite t-shirts is a tie-dye shirt I still have from eons ago.

  29. April 28, 2015 / 10:52 AM

    Love that romper! Sometimes they can look quite juvenile, but with that black and white tye die print it looks quite sophisticated! Great look!


  30. April 28, 2015 / 10:58 AM

    I can totally get on board with some tasteful tie-dye!
    I absolutely LOVE that romper! So cute.

  31. April 28, 2015 / 11:14 AM

    I love the take on a black and white tie dye effect! It makes it so chic and modern!
    I love all of those shoe picks, too! :)

  32. April 28, 2015 / 11:28 AM

    I totally rocked a side pony, too! Now I help my daughter and her friends tie dye their stuff. I bought her a scrunchy recently. It’s madness. Everything we liked is retro again. They even have those giant black-soled shoes in Steve Madden again. Anyway, I love your romper and I am DYING for that LV bag! Gorgeous!

  33. April 28, 2015 / 11:34 AM

    I used to love tie dye!!! It was such a fun project and I loved all the bright colors. I think this romper looks gorgeous on you! And I love those shoes too. I can’t pull off the romper look but I love seeing everyone else enjoying it :)

  34. Shannon
    April 28, 2015 / 11:54 AM

    You look gorgeous! Love this romper and those heels are so fabulous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  35. April 28, 2015 / 11:55 AM

    I am SO loving rompers right now – this one is fabulous!! Really loving your leopard bench too!

  36. April 28, 2015 / 12:01 PM

    I love tie dye! This looks so good on you! Legs for days lady! I also totally rocked that look back in the day…. totally still would ;)

  37. April 28, 2015 / 12:03 PM

    LOVE that romper!! Can I have your legs? Ok thanks! Xoxox

  38. April 28, 2015 / 1:02 PM

    Oh my goodness I need those heels in my life! I love this whole outfit. And I’m obsessed with your couch!!

  39. April 28, 2015 / 1:36 PM

    Legs for days, girl! Jealous hah. I like this “grown-up” version of tye dye because it looks sort of like animal print and far from hippie ;)

  40. April 28, 2015 / 1:42 PM

    hahaha i totally remember doing the tie dye. hilarious! this romper is super cute on you!

  41. April 28, 2015 / 2:02 PM

    LEGS FOR DAYS!!! hottie. seriously! you look smokin!

  42. April 28, 2015 / 5:43 PM

    I like the long sleeves with the shorts, that’s cute! I can’t do tie die. I look like an actual pile of vomit with it on. lol

  43. April 28, 2015 / 6:03 PM

    I can handle the more subtle version but I can’t pull off the romper.

  44. Jessica
    April 28, 2015 / 7:13 PM

    I never comment but I am a long time reader and really love your content and the direction your blog is heading. When I found you, you quickly became a favourite. With that being said, I am not loving the new layout of the site. I don’t like that I can’t read right off of a blog reader but even then, when I go to your site, I find it hard to get to the blog posts. I do most of my blog reading on my phone so am partial to a certain layout, I realize.

    Anyways, I hope this doesn’t come across as rude. I just really like your blog and am noticing that I’m not coming back as often because I don’t find it as easy to read.

    • April 29, 2015 / 8:31 AM

      Hello Jessica,

      I am the one who did all of the hard work for Amanda’s blog. Not only did I sit here for days and transfer everything over, I installed the current theme provided by Restored 316 Designs. Because Amanda is taking her blogging to a more professional level, a truncated (read more) blog feed is what she needed.

      Here is a tip, don’t read this blog on a mobile device since you are having trouble navigating the blog. Mobile devices are used for making telephone calls and messages and quick emails. To get the full effect of the whole site, use a computer. A lot of other bloggers are using the read more option anyways due to having a lot of content.

      If you need anymore explanation, feel free to email me.

      Natalie — Owner, Designer @ Blog Boutique

  45. April 28, 2015 / 9:08 PM

    Girl you’ve been rocking those gladiator sandals lately. LOVE IT! You can totally pull them off :)

  46. April 29, 2015 / 12:26 AM

    You seriously look fantastic in that romper girl. I just can’t pull those things off.
    And amen to the tie dye and scrunchies! I did the same.

  47. April 30, 2015 / 1:36 PM

    Could you get any more fabulous, I mean seriously!! I’m so behind on my blog reading but I just had to know where you got that romper. I can’t believe it’s Forever 21!

  48. April 30, 2015 / 9:10 PM

    I love the new improved tie dye looks and you know I love a good deal!

  49. May 1, 2015 / 10:03 AM

    That romper looks amazing on you. I can’t find one that I like on me yet. I’m going to keep looking though!

  50. May 3, 2015 / 6:00 AM

    You look great as always! I really like this romper! I have yet to come across one that I really like but this one is looking really pretty! Love how you pair it with the bag and shoes, too! You have great style!

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