Saturday, 19 April 2014

I WENT BLONDE

I took a trip to the hairdressers on Wednesday for a bit of a change... I've been trying to get my hair blonder but as most of us find out, trying to DIY it doesn't work and you end up with green tinged or orange hair. (remember that Tracey Beaker episode!?) The only way you can go proper blonde well, is to take a trip to the hairdressers. I went to a local salon called Capelli's (which is in Stony Stratford for any one who's in Buckinghamshire!) as they had a special deal on for a cut, colour and blow dry for £49 which was an amazing price seeing as colour can be way above that.

I have quite dark hair naturally, it's kind of a mousey colour so they needed to lift the colour quite a lot. The colourist used an ash blonde all over my hair then put brighter highlights in the T-section at the top of my head. They cut it exactly how I wanted it too. As I'm trying to grow it a bit, I hate having too much cut off but she literally just cut off the dead ends. (which were quite dead, I haven't had it cut since Christmas OOPS) So I was left with a lovely shape to it, long layers and much healthier looking hair!  

I'm so pleased with everything! I was initially quite terrified of how bright it was when I came out of the salon, but after a few washes and using John Freida's toning shampoo on it, it's softened and different tones are beginning to come out in it. I keep walking past mirrors and not recognising myself as its a lot blonder than I've ever been before, but I love it! I'd definitely go back to Capellis, they were so lovely and listened to exactly what I wanted. I'd never actually been to hair salon before as we've always used mobile hairdressers so it was a real experience for me ha!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

SPRING WISHIN'


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With spring pretty much here, I can't help but fall for all the pretty pastels I'm seeing everywhere! There are some really beautiful pieces out there, especially the gorgeous playsuit and kimono from LOVE. Missguided have some pretty pastel pieces too and right now I'm loving co-ord sets. I want a pair of 'mom jeans' in my life and Missguided have a good dupe of the Topshop ones - I think they'd look awesome with crop tops. I've also fallen for the mini Cambridge Satchels and the pastel pink one is perfect for spring and summer. 

Are pastels on your hit list right now?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

OUTFIT | HOW CAN YOU SWALLOW SO MUCH SLEEP?


Hat - Topshop

I feel wonderfully festival-chic in the outfit! This dress is something I wouldn't usually pick up in shops but I got it in the UO goodie bag that I won at the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer launch party! It's a lovely relaxed fit with a gorgeous print and cinched in waist - perfect for days when you just want to pull something on and go. It's got a very seventies-boho vibe to it, with the orange floral print and flared sleeves. I can't wait to wear this in the summer with strappy sandals, but as it's cooler at the moment I'll probably pair it with ankle boots.

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xoxo

Sunday, 13 April 2014

LOVE EVENT 05/04/14

Last Saturday I went down to London for an event run by the girls at In Love With Fashion. They're started doing blogger meets every few months at their HQ to give tips on making the most of your blog - ideal for newer fashion bloggers! It was a nice informal event with nibbles and drinks. They had a sample sale of pieces that had been produced but weren't on sale until the AW season started as well as a few rails of things they sell right now. I fell head over heels with the pastel shades and floral prints. I'm particularly in love with the blue floral print kimono pictured above!!

There was a talk with Sophie Johnson, who runs Mad PR; Sheila who works with affiliate schemes at etail-PR and Sarah who has a fashion blog called That Pommie Girl. Sophie gave a lot of useful tips in getting into working in the fashion industry, particularly in PR. Sarah has been running her blog for six months and gave some tips on blogging. Sheila spoke to us about making the most out of blogging using affiliate links for brands you've worked with. Although I've been blogging for a while, I found some of the tips really useful and will definitely take them on board! If you get a chance to go to one of these events, I'd definitely say go as it's a nice chance to meet and chat to other bloggers and pick up a few new tips.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

OUTFIT | THERE ARE NINE MILLION BICYCLES IN BEIJING


Biker Jacket - Topshop
Blouse and Boots c/o Glamorous
Jeans - Primark
Bag - Zara
Necklace c/o The Bohemian Collective
Nails - Rimmel Sun Downer

I know I'm not in Beijing, but the bicycles remind of the song okay! I wore this outfit to London on Saturday when I went with Ellie. We thought this was a pretty cool place to take outfit photos so stood in the street whilst people watched us be modelz. Loving shirts again, especially baggy ones with an awesome print like this one. (um this is a dress, again aha!) Still enjoying my cut out boots too and they withstood the stomping around London all day. I've decided I'd love a pink bike with the basket on the front now. Not that I have any where to go on it.