Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My Summer Fashion Staple Pieces...

SO!

For once England is actually having a summer. The weather has gone crazy, its super super hot but then it will suddenly rain what?! I've spent a lot recently (not even sorry) buying my staple summer pieces to help me in the zillions of fashion dilemmas caused by psycho weather. And here they are!



Playsuit-H&M
Cardi-H&M
Sandels-New look (as on all pictures)
A playsuit is always a good idea. You don't have to worry about "what top should I wear today?!" "what if I flash my bum at people in tis skirt/dress" or "ugh im too tired to put my top AND my shorts on UGH" CAUSE PLAYSUITS ARE FAB! I actually bought this playsuit from H&M for an end of exams party as it is super classy (the lace around the neckline is so beautiful) and easy to dress up with heels and some lipstick or a smoky eye.

But also its good for any weather conditions the sky throws at you! I like to throw a huge cardigan or a plaid over the top for a little extra warmth, and then you can easily just put some tights on to cover your legs (black tights, and the black playsuit together are super slimming and really elongate your legs so win win!). If its super warm then I love wearing this as the material is so light and floaty so prevents you from overheating. I've been wearing this a lot!


Shirt-Primark
Shorts-H&M

I finally bought something colourful SHOCK. I like this shirt as its really versatile as the blue and black colours in the pattern makes it so easy to style with blue or black denim, and I think these colours prevent the pattern from being too tacky. The material is really light so again keeps me nice and cool, and the pop of colour keeps me looking slightly summery.

I struggle so much to find shorts that fit due to the little waist, wide hips/thighs issue! But H&M seem to have got my shape dead on and their shorts and jeans fit me like a glove! I love these distressed shorts with the rips and frayed edges. They make any outfit look way grungier which I love love love! Also the denim isn't too stiff so they're still really comfy so I can wear them any day for any occasion-party, adventures with friends, or just chilling at home. So if you struggle finding shorts that fit, or just want a comfy grungy pair, I really recommend these!

Plaid shirt-DEEP (mens section)
Shorts-H&M
Top-New Look
I. Love. My. Plaid. Shirt. I've been lusting after a huge mens flannel shirt for ages, and I came across this beauty in the mens section in Deep (a vintage shop, there's a couple round the country!) Its so cosy and adds a little extra warmth when I need it, but still looks so good. It adds a more masculine, grungy look to any outfit. I like styling it with my distressed shorts and a feminine top to give my outfit more edge. Its good for this weather as its light so I can carry it round with me, throw it over pretty much anything when I get chilly, but then just tie it round my waist when I don't need it because it still looks good and keeps the grunge vibe.

Crop top-Topshop
Dungarees-Primark
I've been eyeing up the American apparel dungarees for long time as I love that they're baggier. So when I saw this pair in primark (i got a size bigger than my normal size) I was joyous as it saved me like £50. Dungarees are a good go-to for summer. As I think the light denim instantly looks summer, even if you have to wear tights under (it was a bit chillier the day I took this OOTD) But even just with a plain white t-shirt under the dungarees still look good and make the outfit way more interesting, especially being that bit baggier. They're also so easy to throw on and are low maintenance, just like the play suit. I love wearing this stripy, high neck crop top with them, as it makes me feel like alexa chung and who does heart alexa chung?!


BABE
And that's it! They're my staple summer fashion pieces and my fave go-to looks so far this summer! What are yours?

Hope you have a lovely lovely day



Monday, 14 July 2014

Bleaching my hair...

SO!

Sorry it's been a while I've been super busy. I'm so happy to be freeee finally and I've been making the most of it! The weather has been so insanely good the past week so I've been outside a lot. However, my friend Chloe came over to help me achieve my hair dreams!

Since I now have no school and next year there are no rules regarding hair colour, I wanted to go a bit crazy and change up my hair. So I decided to bleach the ends of my hair to make it easier to dip dye, so I did!


For about a week before this I'd been using this loreal sunkiss jelly on the ends of my hair to lighten it up slightly and honestly it works! This stuff gave me a subtle ombre, and for my sister (who used it all over her blonde hair) it made her hair way way lighter. So I'd recommend this!


This was the state my hair was at before chloe worked her magic. I had a natural ombre but the ends weren't light enough to dye easily.


This is all the ingredients chloe brought with her, I guess you could call it her toolkit! We had bleach powder, a conditioning developer, a comb (we didn't use this), a bowl to mix all the stuff in and a brush to apply the bleach.


The ratio of bleach to developer varies on each make so if you're thinking of bleach your hair make sure you read your own instructions. We used 50ml of bleach to 60ml of developer and mixed it all up and then got down to business!


Chloe is a hair genius! She applied the bleach to create a gradient on my hair keeping it looking ombred while blending it so it looked natural and there were no weird lines (no body wants dat!) Make sure you wear some gloves when you bleach hair, because this stuff does irritate skin so you have to be super careful and make sure you don't mind ruining the clothes you're wearing as well!


We left the bleach on for about half an hour, making sure to check it every 5/10 minutes. At one point I did totally panic as my hair was going green, but chloe just explain that as the colour of your hair lifts out sometimes it can look weird colour but it calms down, phewwwww.


After the 30 minutes I washed the bleach out thoroughly and shampooed my hair before applying a conditioning mask to the ends of my hair. Bleach damages your hair so it's important to condition and care for it.

vogue

We left the hair mask on for 15 minutes, in this time me and chlo got some popcorn and started watching clueless cos we cool. A moment of appreciation for Chloe's hair. All by herself she managed to get her hair to go from dark brown to bleach blonde, then used bleach London's "the big pink" and "awkward peach" to get the cutest pinky/peach hair while keeping it super health! BABE



 
TA DAAAAA! The result was bleach blonde ends, but still a lovely ombre. Now im free to dip dye my hair with ease so watch out world, im coming for ya with my rainbow hair! Big thank you to chloe for making my hair rad, I love ya!
 
What changes are you making or do you want to make over summer?
 
Hope you have a lovely lovely day


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Prom...

SO!

It happened. Prom happened. It was grand. If there's any special prom sorta posts or questions you want me to answer just let me know! But i thought I'd just show you all some photos, so enjoy!

On my nails I had "lets get nude" from rita ora's collection for rimmel
getting ready
mess mess mess
I went for a pearly eye with brown in the crease to define it. Then tiny eyeliner flicks.
Really glowy natural skin with a nude/pinky lip.
For hair I went for a classic wavy pin curl look.

pose pose
moi and boyface
*swoons*
im a lucky gal
my purdy corsage

boogie woogie
And then me and chris went to mcdonalds...

That was my prom night! If you've already had your prom tell me all about it!

Hope you're all doing well