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25 April 2017

Boohoo x DOTM




A little over a couple of weeks ago the lovely people at Boohoo contacted me to see if I was interested in styling up their "Dress of the Month" (DOTM), the only 'catch' was that this dress would be a mystery. There's no need denying that I was a little apprehensive as to what I was going to be sent, but when I discovered that said dress was the one above I was very excited to style it.

To be honest I don't normal edge towards the 'bodycon' range of dresses, but this one is such a gorgeous take on the dress with the black crochet lace over-layed on a nude fabric. As my personal style normally edges towards the 'grungy-er' side of things I wanted to inject a element of this within the whole outfit - adding a personal touch. When styling 'dressier' dresses I always like to experiment with dressing them down, creating more of a daytime suitable look. I decided to do this by pairing the dress with a light wash (distressed) denim jacket, adding a contrast of textures and overall aesthetics, with a pair of fishnet tights and Gucci "dupe" sling-back loafers. Creating a more 'comfortable' outfit perfect for daytime occasions/events.

I've also just uploaded my first youtube video (eek) to correspond with todays outfit post, if all goes to plan a link will be below this video!

Dress - Boohoo (link)* | Denim Jacket - Romwe | Loafers - Primark | Backpack - New Look

21 April 2017

LIVE Colour "Steel Silver" Review


Silver hair has been one of those hair colours that has been on my wishlist for god only knows how long. No, seriously its a hair colour that I'm always lusting over on Instagram and forever trying to achieve with various dyes and purple shampoo. So when LIVE Colour's new "Steel Silver" (semi-permeant) hair dye landed in my hands, my excitement levels rocketed. Silver has always been a colour known for being 'ultimately' achieved by salon professionals, but to have a version that is easy to use at home and won't break the bank I was instantly intrigued.

When using the dye, the instructions stated that if you want a 'intense' shade then use it straight from the tube, but if you're opting for a 'pastel version' then dilute with the sachets given. Personally I had to dilute the colour as there wasn't enough *disclaimer* I have extremely thick hair, despite it being short I normally have to use x2 boxes/tubes of hair dye. On someone who has 'normal' (thickness wise) hair I'm sure it will be enough. Despite this I was excited to see what the result would be. I left the dye on for 15-20 mins and rinsed it out with water (no shampoo), blow-dried as usual and this was the result. White blonde locks with a hint of silver. I personally love how it turned out and once the dye washed out complete (3-4 washes) I was left with 'toned' blonde hair-which was an added bonus. Definitely worth a try for anyone looking at 'trialling' silver hair.

 LIVE Colour "Steel Silver" (link)*

18 April 2017

Yellow Haze

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Even though I may not be dressed in full-on 'summer 'attire' I can't help but feel that these photos are capturing a more summery feel, with the blue skies and warmer tones. 

When it comes to dressing for this 'in-between' weather this leather jacket has really come into play, as its a perfect alternative to my slighting 'heavier' Zara version and has an ever-so on-trend painted motif on the back. Kinda like my version of AM's infamous "One for the Road" jacket- a girl could only dream of owning such an item... I also decided to dig out my beret as I have neglected it as of late and have favoured the beanie in return. I have to admit I do rather love how a beret can transform an outfit into something more 'chic' with a Fran├žoise Hardy vibe.

Jacket - Boohoo (similar here + here)* | Top - New Look (link) | Hat - eBay | Jeans - New Look (link) | Boots - ASOS (link) | Bag - Monki (similar here)
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