Do you remember when I featured my green coat with red accessories? Well, while I was playing around putting that outfit together it sparked the idea for another one using the same colours. I bought this dress a few months ago from Asos and hadn’t got around to wearing it. What you might just be able to see peeking over the red belt is the black and white striped waistband (described as “sports tipping” on the website). But I decided to cover it with the wide red belt to co-ordinate with the bag. While it looks ok in photos, it moves around too much to make it a viable outfit option. The dress is actually from the tall range (standard fit is also available) but the waistband still sits a little too high for me.
I didn’t want to go overboard with the red accessories this time, so I teamed the green lace dress with biker boots. They’re a recent purchase from Asos following an extensive search for a stylish, non-leather pair. Despite the “sensible” style, they’re not as comfortable as I’d hoped. I’m still having problems with my feet so I’m having to be very careful what shoes and boots I wear. I’m wearing trainers most of the time lately, which would also be an option for this dress…it’s ok to wear trainers with anything now, right? I do like the contrast of the delicate lace with the chunky studded biker boots though. In future I plan on wearing the dress without the belt and switching the red crossbody for a studded black satchel to toughen it up even more.
The hair disaster
I often joke about wearing a hat when I’m having a bad hair day, but today is more of a total hair disaster. I’ve had a crazy busy week and on Thursday night I somehow (while half asleep) managed to completely frazzle my hair with the straighteners. And I don’t mean it’s just a bit dry – it’s really badly singed *sob*.
Just when I’d got it the length I wanted it looks like I’ll have to get it chopped off 🙁 I’ve even had to cut it myself as a temporary measure to get rid of the really frizzy bits. The worst thing is my hairdresser lives 120 miles away. I co-ordinate my hair appointments when I go home to visit my mum in the school holidays; nobody else has cut it in 18 years. The thought of someone new chopping it makes me very nervous! I might be getting a lot of wear from my extensive hat collection over the coming weeks/months…eek!
If you have any tips for rescuing frazzled hair please let me know…I really don’t want a short back and sides!
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