not sure if a) i have enough hair to attempt the lykke li bun b) it works for me, but i've been attempting to rock it as i grow my hair out.
cowl collared mustard tunic (with wrap/button details on torso that you can't see): le chateau
grey trumpet dress with black piping: winners
hot pink tights: old navy
navy fishtail skirt (as crinoline): addition-elle
navy belt: vintage
navy shoes with gold nautical details: winners
plaid flower brooch (i fanced up by wrapping some vintage pearls around it): gift from mom
i am now convinced on the subject of jeggings.
ruched-bottom jeggings: sale rack at mxm (in wpg) $6!
mod tunic/dress with pockets/bell sleeves: zellers
mister t-chains: vintage/claire's
bomber jacket: le chateau outlet
boots: urban planet
fringed hoops: gift
because i am always surprised and delighted by videos of those whom i've only acquainted in the digital realm, i though i'd give you a look at what my life in the outernet looks like these days.
my classmate took some video footage of me
it's me! at the end of a 13-hour workday! with deflated stringy hair! in three dimensions! (well the last ten seconds of it anyway.)
(side note: one of my colleagues added "fatshion" to our style guide. it gladdened my heart.)
it is spring! i am a broke student, but if i wasn't, i would be getting weird blousy tops and a pair of boyfriend jeans to wear with the woven leather jazzesque shoes i scored at little miss vintage. oh and knit pencil skirts in every colour. what's everyone else (dreaming of) wearing to beckon summer?
I am in love with that trumpet dress in the first OOTD. What a beaut. I also like the muted jeggings/tunic/bomber look, but the mustard top and pink tights blow it out of the water, colour-wise.
For what may be the first time in my life, spring has not begotten an itch to get new clothes. Usually the change of seasons has me longing for a change in wardrobe, but lately I've been really working my closet with the remixes, and I'm pretty happy with my "stable" of clothes.
this shows that you've built up a wardrobe of things you actually like: a good sign! i am still working on not hoarding/settling on things because they fit and buying things that are actually versatile and what i want/as opposed to close to what i want, but no cigar.
(example: i've been wanting a mustard cardigan so i keep acquiring other yellow cardigans, and then not liking them because they are not the colour i actually want. but because of scarcity, i am like WELL IT'S YELLOW, and OMG I MIGHT NEVER SEE ANOTHER YELLOW CARDIGAN EVER SO I BETTER GET THIS ONE EVEN THOUGH IT"S NOT THE COLOUR I WANT AT ALL.)
i got your package/letter on friday: thank you! it was a lovely thing to come home to!
no! i have no batteries, and now my camera has a phantom black dot in the middle of the lense. it's such a bummer.
i miss taking outfit pics, especially when i put the effort in!
& thanks. so did you! (did you notice me staring at your eyeshadow like a goof all morning?)
i saw your hair on tumblr! i think it looks great (though i realize it's not as you had planned). is our similar? i think yours is a lot thicker/less piecey than mine. it gets pretty stringy at the end of the day. (although i totally have major grass is greener when it comes to hair, mostly because i can't get over the fact mine is fine and not quite straight or curly.)
I have very fine hair that is mostly straight, so any thickness you see is a LIE! (Ok so it's blowdrying/ volumiser/ hairspray/ teasing.)
I feel the grass is greener thing too. I would love to have thick curly hair, so much!
ok can we please trade tips because your hair looks very thick/voluminous to me! hopefully you use things that are a) not magic b) available outside au.
do you have secret shampoo tips that like actually clean hair without stripping colour? i feel like a lot of shampoos just make my hair that much more susceptible to being lank/greasy. i am very skeptical of not shampooing, because of my hair type. (i read some where that fine blonde hair is actually the greasiest hair type because of the follicles/sebacious glands, where as curly red hair is the least oily hair type. IF I READ IT ON THE INTERNET, IT MUST BE TRUE).
Before I dyed my hair it was a very very faded reddy brown (my hair's still really porous from being blonde) and colour came out of it quickly no matter what I shampooed with. It wasn't a big deal for me because I just wanted to be a sort of medium brown for a while while I gave my hair a break.
I use Lush Jumping Juniper solid shampoo and Jungle solid conditioner (which I actually add hot water to and mush up so it's more of a liquid conditioner). If I am going out I'll use Bedhead by Tigi Small Talk, which is a volumising emulsion that I love. It doesn't make a huge difference but it stops my hair from being slippery because I have to wash it every day or else it gets greasy. On the ends I use PPS Cuticle Sealer (I think it's an Australian product) to smooth down a lot of my ratty ends and enhance the texture.
The most important thing is teasing at the crown and hairspraying, then using a round brush to smooth everything out. A lot of people I've talked to are really hesitant to tease their hair, but I have a kind of crazy approach to my hair and I'm not very precious about ruining it :P
i was so so on Lush, but haven't tried the juniper so i think i will check that out. thanks!
also that volumising emulsion sounds promising. i haven't used Bedhead products before, but i've definitely seen/heard of them.
i am really liking bumble & bumble hair powder for texture/grease control between shampoos, but i find it kind of dries out my ends, so i might need some sort of smoothing serum (or cuticle sealer) to deal with that business.
and you don't have to sell me on the merits of teasing at all. i am totally on board with teasing (the key to any good pompadour!). i tease the shit out of my hair (but usually only underneath when i wear it down, if that makes sense). Teasers of the world, unite!