Sunday, 9 March 2014

Spring Time Pastels...


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

23 comments:

  1. I love your new hair colour! the way you matched it to your outfit is incredible...you are literally the definition of spring! <3

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  2. That hair colour is gorgeous on you! And it's no surprise the pastels work with the jungle print, like a pink flower in the amazon :)

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  3. You look adorable! That hair colour looks lovely, really suits and flatters your skintone. The entire look screams Spring!

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  4. The 'Bleach' range at Boots, do some rather gorgeous pastel semi-permanents :) x

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  5. You look fantastic.
    Gorgeous outfit and hair.
    The skirt is so pretty.

    XO

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  6. Your hairs are beautiful! <3

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  7. so lovely! your hair is amazing!!

    Aimée x
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  8. your new hair colour looks great, and the colour really goes with your skin tone :) also, i LOVE that skirt!

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  9. Wonderful photos - I love the new hair!!! Swit swoo!! I also have a bit of a thing for tropical jungle prints, so I am swooning over the skirt and blouse combo, which is just awesome. I need more jungle in my life, off to ebay to track some down.... P x

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  10. i'm totally in love with this look : ) fabulous!

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  11. I always love your outfits. This mix of pink and green is wonderful! Such a cool color combination and I love the print on your skirt too. Your new pink hair looks so cute on you too.

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  12. your skirt and your hair are amazing! xo

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  13. Sweet pictures and a great outfit - amazing skirt! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

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  14. You were born to have pink hair! So lovely!

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  15. I'm so jealous of the gorgeous weather!!! You look fabulous as usual and the hair is awesome. <3

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  16. You carry off pink hair so beautifully! I love the colour combination of your outfit - and great to see you've been enjoying the sunshine!

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  17. you look so stunning! i adore your hair.

    sarah x / bruise collector

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  18. Love the colour combination of peach with ivy green. Such a lovely blouse and your hair looks so cool! Looking forward to seeing you soon xxx

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  19. giiiiiirrrrrlllllllll. I have definitely been living in leggings and sweaters for weeks....ha. I SO dig that skirt. such great colors. love the new hair! you look straight out of Grease. so fun<3

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  20. Love it!
    Your hair color is so amaying it makes me wanna make some pinkish higlights :)

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  21. That hair color is GORGEOUS. I wish I could pull of colors like that!

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  22. Cue gushing.... I love love that hair colour on you, I've always wanted baby pink hair, I can't believe you did it yourself, it looks so healthy! Love the pastel shirt with the skirt, gah what a beautiful combo. You are just radiant, been lusting after wild ginger but I was afraid it was too orange for my white skin & red hair. xxx

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  23. There are just no words as to how much i love the green and pink colour combo in this beautifully styled post of yours!! I cannot believe quite how much you suit to pale pink!!!! I have baby pink ends on my pale blonde hair and i have the bits and bobs to do it all over but i haven't plucked up the courage quite yet! This may tip me over the edge! I am a new follower to your beautiful space and i ADORE your style!!!!! Fab! xxxxx

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