Thursday, 31 July 2014

I Dyed My Hair, Yeahh (And Hair Diary)

lilac hair, hipster, indie, alternative girl, tattoos, purple hair, 90's, 90's fashion, choker, 90's grunge, chunky sandals
lilac hair, hipster, indie, alternative girl, tattoos, purple hair, 90's, 90's fashion, choker, 90's grunge, chunky sandals
lilac hair, hipster, indie, alternative girl, tattoos, purple hair, 90's, 90's fashion, choker, 90's grunge, chunky sandals

 Chokers - eBay
Skull Necklace - NY Flea Market
Top - eBay
Patterned Trousers - Topshop
Chunky Sandals - New Look
Bag - Depop

Spur of the moment hair dying decisions are my forte.  I basically have one of two thought processes, depending on the situation:

Thought Process 1 - I have hair dye

Me: 'Oo, I think I'll dye my hair'
Me: Dye's hair

Thought Process 2 - I don't have hair dye

Me: 'Oo, I think I'll dye my hair'
Me: Orders whatever colourful hair dye tickles my fancy
Me: Dye's hair

Sometimes I end up regretting it.  Most of the time I like it then end up regretting it. Too attached to my blonde hair, I think.  I get bored easily though.  As well as the fact that I'm just not one of those people that thinks about dying their hair for months, then finally does it a year later.

Seeing as I already had some Directions dye from ages ago hiding away somewhere, my mind underwent thought process 1.  I actually hate dying my hair, it's such a tedious process, right?  So this time around, I decided to treat my hair to a lick of lilac which took no more than ten minutes, a lot of conditioner, and the comfort of not having to leave my shower.  Lovely.  If anyone is interested in a tutorial, leave a request in the comments and I'll show ya'll how!

I also thought it would be fun to do a little hair diary of my hair dying fanatics.  Starting when I was 16, all the way through to the last time I dyed my hair when I was 19, here's all of the different ways I thought it would be a good idea to colour my hair.

Pastel Pink Under That Massive Fringe:


Upgraded To Bright Orange:


Faded To This:


Upgraded Again To Dark Brown:


Faded To This:
Little story; I absolutely HATED it being this colour, and was trying to get it to wash out for like a year.  It wouldn't budge.  Then I discovered a magical little product called hair dye remover!  Well done, Alice...


Lilacy Side Bit:


Lilacy All Of It:


Lilac Dip Dye:


Pink!:


GINGER!!!:


 There was also pink dip dye after being a ginge, but for some reason I have no photos of that.  I don't think it looked very good anyway.



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Reworking Old Clothes

hippie style, hippie fashion, flower crown, flower headband, bralet over top, bralet, floral top, socks and sandals, hipster, indie, boho, alternative girl
hippie style, hippie fashion, flower crown, flower headband, bralet over top, bralet, floral top, socks and sandals, hipster, indie, boho, alternative girl
hippie style, hippie fashion, flower crown, flower headband, bralet over top, bralet, floral top, socks and sandals, hipster, indie, boho, alternative girl
hippie style, hippie fashion, flower crown, flower headband, bralet over top, bralet, floral top, socks and sandals, hipster, indie, boho, alternative girl
hippie style, hippie fashion, flower crown, flower headband, bralet over top, bralet, floral top, socks and sandals, hipster, indie, boho, alternative girl

 Floral Vest Top - H&M (Old)
Bralet - River Island (Old)
Shorts - Urban Outfitters (Old)
Chunky Sandals - New Look

 As a Uni girl who is running out of money at a rate that is much to quick for comfort, the luxury of new clothes is simply a mere dream for the moment.  Anyone else agree that we should get student loan over the summer, especially due to the fact that some of us are made to pay stupid rent for a stupid house that we aren't even living in!  Someone needs to enlighten the student loan man that jobs ain't easy to come across!  And being that girl who gets bored of her clothes after the first week of buying them, saving my last pennies for rent is not ideal.

Finding, reworking and restyling old clothes in new ways is the only option right now, and I'm actually surprised at some of the outfits I've managed to throw together.  Getting a bit impressed with myself, eh?  Up-cycling is always an option, particularly if your a bit nifty with the whole sewing thing.  I am not.  This makes me scared that I will ruin clothes so I just tend to stay away from that area.  Remember that kimono I made in this post?  Yeah, it fell apart... I've found experimenting with old pieces, and wearing them in ways you haven't done before to make them more relevant is always a good one.  Like, I'm going to have fun layering with this bralet.  Glad I rediscovered that one yesterday!


*When I say 'old', I mean within the last couple of years.  I know this may not mean old for some, but it does for me.
**I apologize for the bad quality photos.  The sun was not in my favour!


Monday, 28 July 2014

The Average Girl's Guide To Festival Style | Crochet, Crochet, Everywhere

Welcome back to my brand spanking new series all about festival style.  If you didn't catch last weeks post, click here to have a little look.

I remember the first festival I ever attended.  Reading 2011, baby.  It was a good'un.  I saw the likes of Muse, Pulp, Panic! At The Disco and My Chemical Romance (amongst others), who were my fave band at the time.  I still have a wall plastered with Gerard Way's face in my room, which I'm not complaining about!  

My first festival also meant my first real taste of festival fashion.  It returns every summer, and this year coming back stronger than most.  The popularity of the style is so widespread.  From avid festival goer's, to those who much prefer the luxury of a shower and a clean toilet, everyone seems to be taking part.  The style incorporates boho elements from the hippie movement of the 60's.  England's own little twist revolves around wellies and Dr Martens to deal with the lovely mud-filled festivals we hold, courtesy of none other than... the rain.  Boo.

So in the spirit of it's return, every Monday up until I attend Bestival in September, I am going to be posting an outfit that I deem 'festivally enough' to venture into the world of camping, alcohol and live music.

hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster
hippie, hippie style, hippie fashion, crochet, crochet top, crochet dress, choker, head chain, festival, festival style, festival fashion, dr martens, indie, hipster

 Crochet Dress - New Look
Crop Top - Boohoo
Dr Martens - eBay
Choker - eBay

Does anyone else feel like some sort of boho queen when they wear a head chain?  Or is that just me?  I really love throwing one on though.  They are perfect if you want to capture that boho/festival inspired hair, but aren't feeling transforming your head into a flower patch today...

It's no secret that crochet can give off some serious boho vibes, making it the perfect festival attire.  Not only does it look beautifully delicate against the skin, but the large crochet knit gives easy means to keeping cool whilst your in the sun, excitedly jumping up and down to your fave bands.  Obviously, if your wearing crochet as translucent as mine, your gonna need some sort of underneath layer to avoid awkward underwear situations.  Heavy layering is not an option in the heat, so something light is definitely the way forward.  A dainty triangle bralet would have been my first choice, but alas, I do not own one.  Instead I went for this little crop top with the cute cut out sides.  How perfect!?  

I mentioned in my last post that a boho statement necklace will just complete any festival outfit, but once again, a gold statement necklace is not something you would find in my jewellery box (I really need to get my paws on one!), so instead I just piled on a tonne of gold necklaces.  It works almost as well... almost.

And if your venturing off to an English festival, Dr Martens or wellies will be an essential for trudging your way through the mud that results from when it most likely rains.  I'm not a fan of wellies, but my trusty docs will never let me down (I hope!).













Saturday, 26 July 2014

A Wishlist With A Twist | Accessoryo

accessoryo, accessories, cat eye sunglasses, statement necklace, alternative girl, alternative fashion, alternative style, hipster, indie, hipster fashion, indie fashion, backpack

I'm not going to lie, making this wishlist was painful.  As a broke student, who has spent 25% of her summer applying for jobs, only to receive rejection, I try to avoid browsing online shopping websites at all costs.  Accessoryo just taunted me with their beautiful statement necklaces, their groovy sunglasses, and their downright awesome bags.  And that fedora... Just look at it sitting there it all it's beauty.  I want!

In case you hadn't heard (the bird is the word), Accessoryo are an online store that stock some seriously cool accessories including bags, sunglasses, jewellery, hats, belts, scarves, gloves annnd watches.  They even have a few clothing bits!  Accessoryo claim that their accessories stand out from the crowd, and there are definitely some bits and pieces I spotted that do just that!

Instead of just showing you the items that I oh so badly wish I had, I thought I would show you the outfits I would style them up with - make it a bit more interesting, eh?

accessoryo, accessories, cat eye sunglasses, statement necklace, alternative girl, alternative fashion, alternative style, hipster, indie, hipster fashion, indie fashion, backpack