Thursday, 1 July 2010

black, white and pink

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A black and white houndstooth pencil skirt, a pale pink cardigan and a pink and black and white silk scarf... and bigger hair... and Babycat says hello :)

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After yesterday's sleeeeek hair, today I went big. Big! I tried setting my hair (dry set pin curls, which I sleep in) slightly differently last night by using hair spray as I put them in. I've been setting them with plain water for months, which worked really well in the hot, dry months here, but in this windy, rainy weather, the curls just fall out too quickly. It was pretty good with the hairspray, and I'd do it again.

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I used, for the first time, Brylcream, when making the rolls; I had this notion (I've no idea where it came from) that this would make the curl too heavy, and drop out – wrong! It makes for easy handling – I will definitely do this every time now! I also hairsprayed it all when I was finished – I've spent so long fighting using so many products, I've really no idea why – and it survived wind, damp weather, an hour of headphones and a full day at work... what took me so long?! Well, I know now... I'd planned on topping it off with the pink flower, but it wasn't really doing it for me today. Dunno why. So I left it off. I bought a new setting lotion today, and I'm giving it a go tonight. I'll let you know how it goes...

pale pink cardigan forever new
skirt op shop
stockings (black back seam) legs avenue
shoes mollini.com.au


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38 comments:

Allison said...

gorgeous! i love that cardigan. the whole outfit and hairstyle are just plain dreamy.

Zootsuitmama said...

Love the outfit! The hairdo makes me wanna grow mine out! I get to a certain unruly length and chop it! Very becoming. Zootsuitmama

The Sweet Halcyon Days said...

you have such great hair! and I love that outfit! (I actually just learnt that that print was called "houndstooth" the other day!!)

goldenmeans said...

I was just dreaming of an outfit with a tweedy/houndstooth skirt and a fluffly pale pink cardigan on top, not half a day ago. I was in fact searching some blogs, including yours, to see if anyone had worn such a thing! Thank you for delivering on the idea in such a wonderful way :)

Carys said...

Your hair looks amazing, and you look so lovely in pink! Beautiful outfit, as always!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful! Adore the pink cardigan and I love that came to say hello. The Mollini shoes are gorgeous! :) Danielle x

My Republic of Fashion said...

Fantastic skirt, love your hair like that.:)SarahD

Sal said...

The shoulder detailing on that sweater is utterly lovely.

Charlie said...

veryvery pretty, again :) you always have gorgeous hairdos. the outfit is just perfect as well, those shoes are amazing!

Anniina said...

I love those colours! The pink is so delicate looking, and it highlights your lipstick nicely.

Sara said...

Wow, great outfit! I like that cardigan (:

-Sara

Autumn, Coffee and Inspiration

Tiffany* said...

Gorgeous photos! I am so in love with not only your shoes but your style! I also love your hair- will die to make mine look like that! Great blog- i'll be back for sure :)
beijos-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com

Emily Kennedy said...

The shoes are amazing with this outfit! I know you wore them with a pencil skirt just a bit ago, but in this outfit somehow they look extra adorable.

Mallory said...

The ruffled shoulders! They're pretty much amazing.

Solanah said...

Lovely! The kitty is a nice accessory :)

Your hair is perfect!

xoxo
Solanah
vixenvinage.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

Love the hair, and love the outfit! The houndstooth looks great with the pink.

Cassidy said...

you should do a hair tutorial ! i love the way you style it .

much love <3
http://bisousmonamourrevised.blogspot.com/

PrettyDamnCute said...

Love the sweater!

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

You look so sophisticated in this outfit! I am so jealous of all of you in the southern hemisphere who get to wear your pretty winter clothes. That cardigan looks so comfy.

Jitterbugdoll said...

I love this outfit--the sweater is lovely, the skirt is fab, and your hair looks grand. Babycat is cute too :-)

Jitterbugdoll said...

I love this outfit--the sweater is lovely, the skirt is fab, and your hair looks grand. Babycat is cute too :-)

Valentina said...

This cardigan is amazing!LOve that shade of pink!And your eyes are simply stunning!Sooo gorgeus!

Valentina from Fashion Trotter - 100% italian street style

http://fashiontrotter.blogspot.com

house_of_maryanne said...

Hello! I am from Melbourne and i can't believe that it has taken me this long to find you. Blogs are great, but they usually feel so dream like when they are singing in the sunshine and we a re huddled by the fire! Bring it Melbourne!
I have adored 1940's hair for a long time, but never had the skills. You've given me the confidence. Maybe you should do a video tutorial.
I have an online shop and group: I would love you to check it out, and feel free to join!! www.houseofmaryanne.com
Maryanne
xx

out of the mist said...

Lovely outfit!!
I´m a hairdresser...and love your hairstyle!
You are soooo perfect!...and inspired me!
xoxoxoxo

Lemondrop Marie said...

Gorgeous! Love those bright lips with the pale pink, so classic.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Ruby said...

How are you keeping warm and trendy in freezing melbourne? im heading over in a month, and im worrying - i dont know what to bring but i really want to keep warm! any tips? x

Andi B. Goode said...

You look lovely as always. And your hair looks fantastic. =D I don't know what I'm going to do when I run out of my Lottabody...I'll have to order some online, I suppose!
-Andi x

ina said...

So brylcream really does the trick? That I need to try! My guy's using it, so I could borrow some...

MarieBayArea said...

awww, look at that beautiful kitty. on another note, that pale pink cardigan is the best. your hair is smashing good!

Becca Jane said...

I love the skirt, and I have to say, I am always amazed by how amazing your hairstyles are. Tutorial??

Justice Pirate said...

So gorgeous, beautiful lady! I love the skirt and shirt and flower lots and lots. Keep it coming!

Lucille Loren said...

Hi there, I would love to see a post on how you set and pin your pincurls..... still trying to master it!
Absolutely love your blog... lots of fun xx Lucy

wardrobeexperience said...

love this mix of colours. you look so amazing!

wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

sueper said...

great idea to use brylcream, have to try it!

ronelmarin.net said...

love the way you dress up..its always gorgeous

iamronel said...

wow these was great

Miss Woody said...

gorgeous ! i would like to look like youuu but i haven't that haiiir !

MarieBayArea said...

drop dead gorgeous as always! what planet do you hail from??

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