My New Haircut.

I find I’m in a constant state of wanting to change something with my hair. I’ve put a lot of effort into growing it out to the length it is now over the past couple of years and I personally have no desire to dye my hair so what I’m left with is playing with my bangs. Even then, I’ve debated back and forth for a month whether or not it truly wanted to add bangs back to my (non) hairstyle. However, I decided to hell with it and made an appointment for today to cut my hair. I also cut a couple of inches off (that hurt a little bit) because it’s been about six months since my last cut and the ends were a little dead.

The above shot is my messy hair pre-cut. Below is some bang-spiration (ha!) from Sienna Miller and Bridget Bardot that I’ve had pinned on Pinterest for awhile now.
*These two images are (obviously) not my own, click on them to be linked back to the site’s where I found them through Google Image.

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Back to Basics: Primary School.

Jeans – Harlow Premium; Tee – Daydreamer LA; Tank – market*; Boots – Joe Fresh; Earrings – model’s own design; Rings – model’s own design; Purse – gifted**.

Lately, I’ve been trying to think about what exactly IS my style. I think it’s a by-product of thoughts surrounding my choice to start a fashion blog, and really things I’ve been wondering about ever since I started to really think about style. While I still find the line between what I like and what I like to wear somewhat differentiated there are some basic components I can definitely say reflect what is my style.

I loooove basics. Elegantly simple with some touches of great detail really get to me – in a good way. Think of simple, feminine tees with a great drape, straight leg jeans and statement or unique accents. Even just a simple tailoring element or detail like the lattice work on the tank above.

Also, I am innately a fan of contrast – although it might have something to do with being a redhead and always being clothed in blue and green. You can see from this week’s outfit that I’m no stranger to strong colour combinations, but I have to admit, lately I’ve been breaking from tradition and it now longer feels like a signature. However, I definitely still love to highlight my autumn colouring¬† – playing with more mustard yellow, coral and rust colours as of late.

I would also say I dress casually feminine. Maybe not in a traditional sense – I love a good jean and tee combo! – but I love feminine touches. Beautiful, fabrics that feel like a dream; a tee cut on the bias or draped to perfectly flatter curves; definition to the waist, I love it all. It also explains the obsession with sheer blouses and black lace intimates.

As a side note, I didn’t realize until I went down to take pictures this evening that I was dressed all in primaries. Photos: Christian Hapgood.

Cheers,
Alison

* Purchased at a market stall during a visit to Ecuador. ** A gift from Terri Dawn (again) all the way from Aussie-land.