25 Sept 2015

Colour change

I've been blonde for almost five years now and it took a good six months of different bleaches and tone mixing until I achieved the light blonde colour I'd always wanted. Understandably, once I'd found the perfect shade I was pretty happy to sick with it for as long as I thought I could pull it off. And well, when my hair dresser called me to tell me she was retiring, my whole (hair-related) world came crashing down around me! What was I going to do?! Stay blonde and try to achieve the same look with a new stylist, or use my last appointment with her to finally do the big change we had talked about for years?? I asked the team over on my Facebook page what they thought and the answer was a resounding: GO OUT WITH A BANG!

Dress: H & M 
Necklace: Collette
Sunnies: New Look 
Wedges: Target 

So, a bang we did! Bright red and ten inches cut off! Going red had been something my hairdresser and I had talked about since the wedding last year. My hair needed a break from the bleach and it was time to let go of the straggly ends I'd been holding onto. Naively, I didn't event think about how much of my wardrobe was built around the fact that I had platinum blonde hair.

To make things work with the new colour, I had to reshuffle a chunk of my everyday wardrobe around and even unearthed a few pieces from storage! Some of my old favourites clashed too much with the vibrancy of the tone and they just didn't look quite right. So, not only has it been a hair reinvention, but the new colour has forced me to rethink my style as well. 

This outfit sums up some of my fashion changes nicely. More blues, neutrals and golds! I'm a silver girl at heart but gold really pop against the red. I've been reaching for my gold tone accessories more and more as I get used to the new colour. I love these New Look sunnies with graduated brown lenses and gold wire rims, they are the perfect clash against the red. Even just gold accents like the bar on these Target wedges seem to tie the colours back together so well. 

I've also rediscovered my love of neutrals. Caramels, tan, deep sand, beige and rich khakis are my go-to colours! My new JORD Wood Watch has been on high rotation since the new change, it's creamy, honey maple works so well with my skin tone and balances the bold red perfectly. With its hand crafted, natural wood, no two watches will ever be the same. It's pretty cool knowing that you have a one-off piece that's all your own, it makes it that much more special! And with the added glam of the rose gold face and Swarovski crystals, this Sidney series watch is just divine!

I thought it was so awesome that JORD will also custom size the watch to your wrist before they post it. Little details like this are what bring me back to a company. I never post about an item unless I'm super impressed with the quality and JORD ticks all my boxes- even the packaging was beautiful!

I picked up this H & M dress two weeks ago from Westfield Garden City shopping cente.e It's so, so rad having another physical shop that stocks plus-size that I can try on clothes at. I love online shopping (obviously), but being able to run down to the shops and touch and feel the items makes such a difference. This lightweight dress has been a perfect Spring item for those hot days, I've worn it to the beach, the shops and dressed it up like this to wear out for some drinks. Plus the blue is such a great contrast with the red that it's so easy to wear!

Do you find you wear different colours when you change your hair??
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