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25 Aug 2014

Bye Bye White - my new hair

Hello Lovelies, 

I suit blonde, I always go back to blonde and my natural hair colour is dark blonde. 

 

With that said, going platinum / white was something I really quite regret as it is one of those things you are stuck with as hairdressers shy away from toning it down and taking it back to a natural colour.

I took myself off to my favourite hairdresser, Nicola, and asked her to make me a more natural blonde. It was a 4hr process which involved laying a gold based toner over the white to add a colour deposit then another colour on top. It will need tweaking again on my next visit but it's such a natural colour.

 

I think you'll agree the finished product is gorgeous. It's such a difference from the white!







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22 Aug 2014

Food Friday : Rib Room, Ramside Hall, Durham

Hello Lovelies,

A mere 5 minute drive outside of Durham City Centre sits Ramside Hall Hotel. A popular wedding and golfing venue tucked away from the bustle of the A1 and the A690. The Rib Room is the hotels main restaurant and on a Sunday offer a 2 course lunch for £16.95 or a 3 course for £20.95 (supplement for steak).
  

20 Aug 2014

Grunge Revisited with New Look

Hello Lovelies,

Back in the 90s, I was all up in the grunge trend. Daria was a role model for the generation and Brittany Murphy's character in Clueless made grunge fashionable outside of those denim and plaid clad music boys.




If you are, like me, of a certain age and can remember My So Called Life, Angela rocked a pretty mean grunge look throughout the show. Oversized jackets, tartan shirts and even the strangely popular red hair... which I blame on VO5 colour mousse... in pepper if I recall.




I think Grunge is one of those trends that has ever really gone away rather than a true revival. 

If you roll forwards a few year to the All Saints, they were a prime example of a more modern take on Grunge, all baggy jeans, work boots and oversized coats... and let's not forget the queen of modern grunge herself, Kate Moss.





I have pulled together 2 grunge themed outfits that i'd probably still wear today, certainly more so the dungarees and boots.






For the first outfit, I'd pair this Nirvana Rose Print T Shirt (£14.99) with the dungaree shorts and the Grid Print Shirt (£19.99) open over the top. It is perfect for layering in this changeable weather and you could swap the shorts for full length jeans. I lived in my Cat & Timberland boots and I dare say this is the kind of look that you'd probably still find me sporting, today!

The bottom outfit is a smarter take on the grunge trend. The feminine Floral Print Blouse (£19.99) is really toughened up with the addition of the leather skirt, chunky Faded Denim Jacket (£10)t and Biker Boots (which are currently only £15!!).





Have you embraced the new grunge trend or can you remember it well enough from the first time round?


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* Posted in conjunction with New Look Inspire