Wednesday, 31 August 2011

ties and kiss curls

tie b

Usually, when I post daily outfits – or anything for that matter – I like to have things as picture ready as possible. Not picture perfect – I'm never picture perfect, and never will be – but, you now, I try to at least pretend that hai! I'm ready for my close up!

But life gets in the way, really, doesn't it. Real life. I know that I have often done at least part of my day before I get a chance to take any pictures, so my hair is a little ruffled and my makeup is not only-just-applied fresh. But that's ok. I think a bit of realism in this escapism world of blogging is not always a bad thing. Note the shiny black bin liners here; the glamorous way I store some things while we paint our floorboards.

tie a

So, in this case, I'd already been out and about for the morning. I even went to a shop (something I hardly ever do) and tried on dresses. I rarely try things on. Not properly. Definitely not if it involves pulling something over my head, because that means it gets pulled over my hair and my makeup too. Faff. But today, I did it, as vintage dresses need to fit. And vintage dresses sometimes have tiny head holes that really mess everything up! I'd sorted my self out enough for the trip home (sans any new dresses, sadly) and then took some pics.

But something was just, well, not quite right.

See, my cat knows it – she does not care for my hair.

tie c

As I had to go out again later, I thought I should see what I could do. Maybe a hat? I've been busting to wear my new-old bottle green beret, but it hasn't really been cold enough. But… bad hair is still bad, even under my hat.

tie f

It was obviously time to get the hairbrush. As I'd had gel in my hair earlier (and there was a lovely bit of finger wave-like action involved, I promise you) I knew that the only answer lay in more gel. And, to go with my slicked back hair, which was going with my shirt and tie, how about a little kiss curl? These have never really stayed put on me before, because I had never used gel. I am now not only over my gel aversion, I am converted. Love the stuff. Kiss curl stayed put. Gelled kiss curl is invincible! And I have spent enough time already to worry about the little fluffies at the side there. This time, I can live with that. Next time, I might be a little bit closer to picture perfect. But probably not.

tie g

tie d

tie e

25 comments:

Musing on Beauty said...

So pretty! What's that lovely lipstick you're wearing?

Andi B. Goode said...

I think this post is actually perfect! So perfect I don't even know what to say. Really love the kiss curl! And the whole look. =]
-Andi x

Radka said...

Love this outfit - men´s style shirt and tie, but still very feminine. Great inspiration for autumn!

Andressa C. said...

beautiful! :)

Hannah said...

You look amazing, very Marlene circa 1930s. I hate trying clothes on for the same reasons! x

LandGirl1980 said...

Looks pretty darn spot on to me! Loving the outfit too. And, of course, the fluffyness that is your mog!

sacramento said...

You are very beautiful, and very inspiring.
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Della said...

Cute! Yes, I'm always one to jam a hat on my bad hair. I can't wait to pull out my winter hats though!

Kate said...

Very lovely! I love the jacket/shirt/tie combination and the little kiss curl :)

Q's Daydream said...

You always look amazing! Btw, I have a skirt just the same!

Anonymous said...

I've been lurking around for a bit, but have yet to comment. I love your outfits and your gorgeous gorgeous makeup, but I had to come out of lurking to comment on your cat! He is the cutest :)!

Emma Robertson said...

Ohh, I love the kiss curl! Just too adorable. I want to try one now!

xo,
Em

bespokehome said...

Fab outfit. The colour of the hat really brings out your eyes and the lipstick is a great shade.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Love your use of colour. Check out the size of Baby Cat!

sacramento said...

Thank you so much for your comment.
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Anonymous said...

Hello,

Just wondering where you found those lovely kulotte-like trousers? Please do tell...

Retro Chick said...

I love that jacket. What a perfect shape!

Mrs Amber Apple said...

You look lovely :-) I like your green hat!

Sofia H. said...

Totally LOVING the curl. Must do sometime!

retrostyl said...

Lovely jacket!

alittlevintagestory said...

Looks perfect to me! Love the kiss curls, and the beret.

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

Oh my god your cat is the greatest thing I've ever seen. How majestic, hahaha, And your outfit and makeup is perfect, as it always is!

BusiChic said...

OH MY LORD - LOVE!

So many great pics in this post (as always) - I particularly love that green beret - adorable!! x

Nattan said...

OMG AESOME CAT.

Lisa said...

I can't wait until it's cool enough to wear blazers, what a great outfit! I think the beret tops it off beautifully.

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