How to Style a Tie Dyed Neckerchief & #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #27

If you know me at all from a style perspective, then you know that scarves are my thing. My favorite accessory ever. The easiest way to add color and interest to any outfit. Although my personal collection of scarves runs in excess of 100 (probably closer to 200, if I am being completely honest), I still cannot pass up a fun and interesting scarf when I see one. And when I saw this adorable tie dyed bandana made by Heather of HomemadeHaven, I simply could not pass it by. I love the deep blues and purples in the dyes she chose. And I thought it would be the perfect accessory for a double denim outfit.

*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am just doing my small part in spreading kindness and promoting independently owned small businesses that sell wonderfully unique products with an attention to detail and a passion for creativity.

Heather has been making tie dye creations for many years and is quite the expert in this artistic medium, in my opinion. All of her homemade tie dyed products are upcycled goods and she can and will dye just about anything! She has sneakers and socks and tee shirts and tights and sheets and of course, bandanas.

But her speciality is onesies for babies and she makes the most adorable owl patterns using her own tie dye method with hand painted details. Β Look how cute!

She also creates some fabulous traditional tie dye patterns as well.

And for super reasonable prices, you can get yourself one of kind upcycled products that also support an independent woman-owned small business.

In addition to tie dye items, Heather also creates the most amazing mittens from upcycled wool sweaters as well all kinds of other amazing upcycled creations. You can view her gallery of products in her Facebook Photo Gallery. If you see something you love, just contact her through Facebook and she will surely ship to you anywhere in the United States!

And here are some more photos of my double denim outfit and fun new neckerchief!

Have any of you tried the tie dye trend lately? There is a plethora of factory made tie dyed pieces available from many major retailers. But personally, I like the traditional old school handmade tie dyes myself. They make me nostalgic for my younger days when we would make our own tie dyed tees in the kitchen sink. Now in my 40’s, I can’t be bothered with the mess, so I will just acquire these handmade pieces from a local artisan and it’s a win-win. I get the unique and homemade quality that I am looking for and I am supporting a local small business.

Outfit Details
Neckerchief/Bandana: HomemadeHaven.
Jeans: Torrid Jeggings-Medium Wash from Torrid Salmon Run Mall.
Top: Cato Fashions (From a few years ago, but similar here and here).
Shoes: Charlotte Russe (No longer available but cute alternatives here, here, here, and here).

And now onto your favorite posts from last week. As always, I thank you all for sharing your posts here and visiting other blogs that I have been linked. These small acts alone continue to promote kindness which is the mission of this link up.

Charles of Impulsive Artistry shared The Last Blog Post. Charles has shared many fabulously artistic posts on my link up, but is discontinuing his blog. However, you can follow him and his artwork on his other social media platforms which can all be found by reading his final blog post. We are sad to see you go, Charles, but wish you so much success going forward. Thank you for being a loyal reader and follower.

And Nina of Sharing a Journey shared her post Major Life Change? I’m Not At All Stressed. Through all the stress of a graduation weekend, Nina managed to always look fabulous! Now it’s time to relax a bit, my friend. Thanks for linking up!

Keeping it on the edge,


Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.


I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

80 Responses

  1. I too am a lover of scarves. I like your necktie Shelbee I need to collect some of those. xx

    • Laurie, you definitely need some necktie style and neckerchief scarves! They are so fun to add color and interest without adding too much weight or heat! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  2. Love the tie dye scarf with this classic denim look! Dying over that cute owl top too. My kids always make tie dye scarves at summer camp and I always try to steal them. Thanks for the link up!

  3. Wow! I love your look! Denim on denim looks great on you! I never liked the tie dye that much, but lately I appreciate it more and more.

  4. This is truly my favorite way to wear scarves right now—and you can tell I’m not lying since that’s what I’m wearing in the post I linked—ha ha!!
    I don’t have any tie dye though??? Hmmmm….

    • I am loving the neckerchief style for summer because it is not so overwhelming or too hot. And the bandanas are great because they are all cotton so they absorb any sweating that may occur! I am heading over to check out your fabulous styling, my friend! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!


  5. Love scarves! I have so many!!

  6. i love all the tie-die pieces and your scarf is such a great pop of color!

    cute & little

  7. I love, love, love this outfit Shelbee…in particular the cut of the top! And you’re so right, that scarf really sets it off. I did a post last week sharing some local love. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Debbie! I need to head over to your page and read about your local love! It is my new favorite thing to do…since I have declared Tuesdays #SpreadTheKindness Day! We have to our part to keep love and kindness alive…no matter how small the gesture.


  8. Tie dye is such a happy pattern especially when the colors are so rich and intense. Heather does do a marvelous job with creating such beautiful and fun items. Your double denim look is perfect and scarf sets it off well. Have a great week.


    • Rena, thank you so much for this lovely comment! I was completely drawn to the richly colored dyes she used on this neckerchief. And I don’t have nearly enough purple in my closet, so I am trying to fix that!


  9. I have not seen so much tie dye in a long time, what fun to see the come back. Great linkup, thank you Shelbee!!!
    Happy Tuesday!:)
    Please join me on #OMHGWW to share!

    • Karren, thanks so much for stopping by! Isn’t so much fun to see a trend like this come back. It is so cheerful and fun and takes me back to the days of my childhood when we would create our own styles in our homes rather than running out to the closest major retailer to buy it!


  10. You look fab in that chambray+jeans outfit and the tye dye bandana is awesome.
    So good that you’re sharing info on her products on your site, she makes really unique things!

    • Thank you so much, Lorena! We small independent business owners must support one another in this crazy world! Plus I need to do my part in keeping kindness alive!


  11. I am a big fan of scarves! I love your outfit, it is so on point! Casual chic at its best! Recently I have been wearing scarves in my hair and on my handbags! Peace!

    • Thanks so much, Cheryl! I adore the way you have been tying scarves in your hair! They look so stinking adorable and ever so chic. I just wish I could pull that off. I also love the scarf on the handbag trick!


  12. That woman’s products are fantastic. Like you, I try to support artisan businesses. Being a micro business myself I know the challenge of competing with the big retailers. So I make a point of buying from independent craftspeople whenever I can. Plus, they always have stuff that is so unique.

    And that scarf looks really cute the way you tied it. I’m going to try that.


    • Theresa, thank you so much for stopping by! I agree with you completely on all of this. You can really find the best and most unique pieces from independent artisans. And it is so important to support one another. None of us would make it if we didn’t! I look forward to see how you style a cute bandana scarf!


  13. I linked a very important taste test performed last summer that you might find of interest. It was SO scientific!

    I’m a big scarf advocate as well. Maybe because I love textiles and scarves don’t have to be cut into to be worn.
    Plus “one size fits all”!

    • Oh I can’t wait to check out your very important taste test, Anne! And I love your take on scarves! That is brilliant and I can totally get behind that…in fact, I am no seamstress at all and yet I have managed to make a few of my own scarves in the past…Straight cuts, straight seams, and no sizing! Win!


  14. Thank you so much for featuring my post this week! I have been loving getting to know you and seeing all your great outfits. And thank you for linking up with Cheryl and me on Fridays. Hugs!!!Nina

    • Nina, it is my pleasure to feature my fabulous and stylish blogger friends! I love keeping the spirit of kindness alive! It is wonderful getting to know you and Cheryl better through our blogging journeys! Thanks so much for stopping by and being just wonderful!


  15. So, so cute! I am just in love with the owl tie dye! I didn’t even know you could do that! I made tie dyed shirts for the kids a couple of years ago for our Disney trip, but they didn’t turn out near as good! lol!


    • Aren’t they so much fun, Carrie?! I am sure if I tried to do this myself, the result would be a hot mess! Heather is very talented in my opinion. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


  16. Now, that store looks super cool and I would go there. Some of us are still hippies (Hell, I have been hanging out on Telegraph in Berkeley most of my life) as my kids call me. That place has some cool stuff.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

    • She makes some awesome pieces, for sure, Patrick! My husband and I are definitely old hippies at heart, too. Both of us are tie dye lovers and he has been a lifetime Grateful Dead fan! Someday, we need to hang out where you hang out! Ha. Thanks for stopping by!


  17. That’s quite a collection of scarves! πŸ™‚ Love the purple pop of color and the double denim looks great on you! I haven’t worn jeans in awhile, but I really like this look! The owl onesies are so cute… When I think of tie dyed, my mind goes to the Grateful Dead.. hehehe.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    Thank you for supporting my linkup by retweeting ! πŸ™‚ xo

    • Jess, thanks so much for stopping by! And it is my pleasure to support my blogging friends in whatever way I can. So I tweet tweet away like crazy! Ha. My husband is a huge Grateful Dead fan so that is always in my head with my tie dye! Have a fabulous day, my friend!


  18. Tie dye is the way to my heart! I love those sneakers!

  19. That tie dye scarf is so cute! I love the colors!

  20. The neck scarf looks SO cute! Especially when paired with your chambray top! I want to try this styling

  21. The trainers are fabulous, love the rainbow colours Shelbee. Thanks for hosting the link up. Jacqui

  22. Love the top pic – the purples and blues are such a great combination and are a great pairing for the denim on denim! You’re rockin it!

    • Elizabeth, thank you so much! I am glad you like that pic…I was being silly with it and my husband thought it was weird! But what do husbands know? Hahaha.


  23. Beautiful scarves, I also love your denim on denim look.

  24. Wow, that’s quite a scarf collection! The tie-dye scarf looks fab with the chambray shirt and jeans!

    Emma xxx

  25. Shelbee, what fun. I’ve always loved tie dye and those creations by Homemade Haven are adorable. Love your scarf..I’m a scarf lover too! I also love your outfit. So comfy, but stylish! Great post. Thanks for sharing. – Amy

    • Amy, thank you so much! I just can’t get enough scarves! I actually really love the neckerchief style for summer to add a little interest and color to an outfit without being too overwhelmingly hot!


  26. Supporting small independent businesses is such a noble act, Shelbee and her clothes looks beautiful

  27. Those owl onesies are the cutest!

  28. I love tie dye! I don’t think it will ever go out of style!

  29. Tie-dying is not easy! From personal experience, I totally failed at that. I love your little neckerchief, it’s the perfect touch to your outfit!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Thanks so much, Brooke! I can’t tie dye either! So I buy it and support a woman owned independent business in the process! It’s a win-win!


  30. I love all the tie and dyed things here Shelbee and how you style your neckerchief πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday blog hop πŸ™‚

  31. love the tie dye! Love how you styled the scarf

  32. Love your denim and tie dye…takes me back to fun times.
    rosemary davis

  33. Dear Shelbee, you’ve managed to take me back to my California hippie days and I’m loving it! To Dye, to die for! Xo Jonet

  34. Such a fun way to add a pop of color!

  35. Great styling on the double denim! Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  36. This is adorable Shelbee! The denim on denim looks great with that fun pop of purple tie die! Love.

  37. I do like scarves… and have figured out I have too many…. not as many as you have, but I have more than I use! Have sorted and am putting out many at my garage sale next week… I will try not to shop at my own g sale and bring them back in the house! πŸ™‚

    • Joy, that is so funny! Scarves are one thing that I cannot seem to get rid of. I suppose because even with various weight changes, my scarves always fit! And I often find that I will need a certain color or pattern and then pull out scarf that is a decade or more old and I am glad that I kept it. Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck with your garage sale!


  38. Gorgeous scarf. I love tye-dyed stuff. It would be cool to have a shirt with the owl on it like those adorable onesies.

  39. Oh shelbee this scarfs and babybodys are so cute. I love this handmade little things.
    You look great in these pants.
    XO Tina

  40. tie die is fun