I'm going to hazard a guess that my latest little bout of 'comfort dressing' began about three or four weeks ago, when simultaneously awful weather and very cosy new jumper both arrived in Brighton.
Since then I've mostly been in a uniform of sorts, consisting of varying cosy jumpers, skinny jeans and my favourite chelsea boots.
However the recent few days of glorious sunshine (Spring is finally here!) have bought me out of my dark wool cocoon, and flung me gleefully back into my favourite colours, including a very slight hair make-over too!
Baby pink! Gloriously girly and carefree, I am completely in love with my new hair!
I dabbled with multi-coloured tresses in my last year at University, and haven't touched a pack of Manic Panic since. But for some reason, last Friday afternoon I found myself locked away in the bathroom with copious amounts of bleach and blue shampoo, perfecting my bottle-blonde colour!
Whilst I still don't think I've reached the colour I'm striving after (the search for the best semi-permanent dye is currently underway!) I love how different this new colour is!
I've had a couple of instances where my friends have looked right through me, as I sat waiting to meet them in coffee shops, or the cinema! They are so used to my little gingery head, and admittedly so I am! My reflection in shop windows and passing mirrors still makes me do a double-take!
So to debut my new tresses, I thought this pretty silky blouse from French Connection would be the perfect pastel pairing!
I love its boxy tailoring, and the pretty pinkish hue is ideal for Springtime...
I accessorised with a matching pastel perspex ring, a scarf ring (with the cutest little bird, that oddly fits my fingers!) and a Rimmel nail polish from the Kate Moss range called 'Punk Rock'.
My leather clutch bag was from a flea market in Paris a few years ago. It's the loveliest leather - all beaten up and soft. It cost something ridiculous like two euros, and it's one of my favourites.
My new coat was a sale-rail find from Topshop. I couldn't believe my luck! One left, my size, and only £20! What a steal! This is - believe it or not - the first black coat I have ever owned!
To offset the girly-ness of my blouse, I teamed it with a green 'jungle' print skirt I found on eBay. I didn't imagine the two going together, but I really like their slightly mis-matched colouring.
My sunglasses are old favourites from H&M (I'm currently on the prowl for a new pair for some variety!) and my lipstick is a beautiful little treat from Tom Ford in 'Wild Ginger'. The packaging of his make-up is so luxurious!
Larking about...I have found it increasingly awkward to pose for blog photos - I feel so aware of how cliched each pose is.
Fortunately with the wonderful Sam Luck on hand, to not only provide his wonderful photography skills, but also his cheeky sense of humour, this set didn't bother me!
So fingers crossed I will feel like blogging again without the need for another three week break!
Happy Spring-time everyone! Sunnier days are ahead!
Love Yours Truly, x