Another bad hair day and another hat! If you read Sunday’s post you’ll know all about the mishap I had with my straighteners. After a couple of days fretting about it (I actually lost sleep over it!) I managed to get an appointment at a local salon this morning. A very lovely and sympathetic stylist applied a deep conditioning mask (the head massage definitely de-stressed me) and trimmed a lot of the damaged hair off. I still have some dry, frizzy bits but it’s so much better than it was. It’s funny how hair makes such a big difference to how we feel, well it does me anyway. Some might think that’s superficial, but we wear it 24/7 so obviously it’s going to affect our confidence.
Thank you to everyone who left kind and helpful comments, I really appreciate them. And I will continue to wear hats – good or bad hair day! I think hats look better on me when my hair is shorter anyway. Fedoras and peaked caps are my favourite hat styles, and when I like something I buy it in multiple colours. I picked up this berry-toned hat on eBay a couple of years ago. It’s a great alternative to black and an easy colour to wear.
I like to wear hats that add balance to an outfit, and this style seems to work well with the full skirt. FitFlop sock boots with a jacquard maxi skirt might sound like an odd combination, but sporty footwear is now (thankfully) part of mainstream fashion, and my feet couldn’t be happier 🙂
These FitFlop Rapid sock boots are THE most comfortable footwear ever thanks to the Microwobbleboard midsoles. The nylon mix stretch knit uppers mean they’re fantastic for bunion sufferers like me. After the Christmas party fiasco where I wore heels and spent the evening in agony I’m all about comfort now. Wearing them with tights in the same colour avoids a hard line at the cuff. It also helps that the skirt has predominantly deep red tones around the hem which also creates a blended look.
I took a little bit of inspiration from another blogger for this look (as I did with the green coat and red boots). This time Greet, aka Journey of a Stylist, is my inspiration. She puts together the most beautiful and colourful outfits (often with trainers), seemlessly blending comfort with feminine details. Greet is one of my style icons and I would absolutely LOVE to have a little peek into her wardrobe(s), what fun that would be!
I’ve got a bit of a tweed/bouclé obsession going on right now and had been looking for a chic gold chain handle bag. I love Kurt Geiger bags but they’re not exactly cheap, so when I found this one on sale at Shoeaholics with an extra 20% discount I quickly snapped it up. They seem to hold their value on eBay really well, which confirms what a fantastic bargain I bagged 😉
The full skirt called for a fitted top to define the waist. This old one from Kaliko has proved to be such good value for money on a pay per wear basis. It was quite a mild day so I didn’t need a jacket for the photos, but a cropped faux suede moto jacket would be a good option for adding another layer without creating bulk or losing definition around the waist.
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