Thursday, 29 January 2015

Mother & Father

 photo DSC_0431_zpsv0bwkpwc.png  photo DSC_0454_zpsadraqsnk.png  photo DSC_0419_zpsnmdtfw0l.png  photo DSC_0475_zpshiikvz43.png Dress - Glamorous
Cardigan - H&M
Shoes - Debenhams

This cardigan was a bargain, I had been looking for a cardigan like this for a few weeks, and stumbled across it in H&M, it was £19.99 which I wasn't overally keen on at the time, as I was waiting for pay day, but decided to get it, cause knowing my luck it wouldn't be there when pay day comes around. I took it to the til, and it was actually £7.99 in the sale, do not mind if I do, thanks!
I got the dress as a present from a friend in a shop called BS8 in Bristol, can I just say, if you're ever in the neighbourhood, and want to look at some cool clothes and nick nacks, hit BS8 up, it was an awesome shop. This dress is just everything about me atm, smock dress, dark colours & tartan print. It's so easy to wear, it's not huge like my other smock dresses, it's a tad bit fitted than my other ones, so gives a nice shape, These boots were a bargain too, they were originally £59.00 and were reduced to £17.70, had to be done, basically.
Oh also, I have purple hair now, it's my favourite hair colour at the moment♥
Zelà♥ 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Pastel Heaven

 photo DSC_0107_zpsbff66057.png  photo DSC_0125_zps11c4f69b.png  photo DSC_0171_zpsc03b4918.png  photo DSC_0123_zpsa85e4533.png  photo DSC_0141_zps3177e699.png Striped top - H&M (v old)
Cord Dungarees - Urban Outfitters
Metallic shoes - Schuh

I'm going to put it out there, I realise there is nothing pastel in this outfit at all, I just really like the song, so excuse that. To me these pictures seem French, it's probably because of the striped top, but also the background has a French vibe about it. I got the cord dungarees for my birthday, and they are super duper cute! I love that it poofs out a bit at the bottom, and it has two little pockets at the front, for secret treasures. And to be honest, you can never go wrong with knee high socks, especially if your going for a cute look, they'll never fail you!
Oh also, these photos were taken by my bessie buddy Ell Bells, follow him on Instagram cause his photos are amazing.♥
Zelà♥ 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

One Touch

 photo DSC_0344_zps0c27d07c.png  photo DSC_0376_zps385e00fb.png  photo DSC_0431_zps8a7044f1.png  photo DSC_0349_zpsbf52998d.png  photo DSC_0372_zpsb71ae4db.png
Tshirt Dress - Missguided
Cardigan - H&M
Scarf - Accessorize
Metallic shoes - Schuh

I'd been obsessing over this dress for months, and decided to purchase it in the black friday sales, cause black friday sales are the bomb. (Not when you have to wait in a vitual que though, not cool.)
It's probably one of comfiest dresses I have and I like that an outfit can be built around it.
You may have noticed my hair is a lot pinker in these photos than the last post, the intensity's fading a bit, so it's become a bit pastelly, but It's pretty!

Also, I now have a new lens for my camera! Which is really exciting, I honestly can't get over how much better the photos look compared to my previous ones, it just picks up details and colours so much better, I got a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens, the only slight issue with this model is there's no auto focus, (which I normally ignore anyways) which can make these sort of photos tricky, because they can easily slip out of focus, but as long as you (or your photographer) has patience, the pictures will turn out beautiful!
Zelà♥

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Youth

 photo DSC_0175_e_zps16daad3e.png  photo DSC_0101_zpsda41c9e0.png  photo DSC_0144_zps99bb84f1.png  photo DSC_0120_zpsfbfd1684.png  photo DSC_0170_zpsc75b94f9.png Dress (worn as skirt) - Butterfly
Jumper - H&M
Tights - H&M
Boots - M&S
Tattoo Choker - Etsy

Apologies for a few of the photos being a tad bit out of focus, apparently my boyfriends blind. This outfit doesn't really need a summary, everyone has an outfit like this, and anyone can wear it, it's so lazy and easy, but looks quite cute, and with my choker and chunky boots, it adds 'edge' *voms*
I put purple over my red hair, it was a pink toned purple, so doesn't look so different in the pictures, but in real life it is like a deep magenta, before my birthday I'm going to put a more blue toned purple just to make it obvious that it's purple than a pinky red. This is useless information, sorry about that.
I was considering doing a 'What I got for Christmas' post, but feel like it's gone way past that, but I might try to incorporate it in a 'Friday, i'm in love post' because they've become extinct from my blog. Because all I do is work, so therefore Friday, I am not in love.
Shouldn't complain though, I need the cash for clothes, and rent I guess.
Zelà♥

Friday, 12 December 2014

Gun

 photo DSC_0232_zps7265da7a.png  photo DSC_0263_zps0ab4d03b.png  photo DSC_0280_zps206bb13d.png  photo DSC_0296_zps0b3b996a.png Top - Primark
Jeans - Monsoon
Scarf - Accessorize
Hat - H&M
Jacket - F21
Bag - Accessorize

I like dressing like a witch, and scaring children, I've been so bad with tolerating random people lately, I think it's from working in retail at Christmas time, one word, vile. I got the top super cheap in Primark, it was reduced to £3 I think and at the time I was looking for a top with a loose peplum type thing, and this fits the criteria perfectly.

I went to Society cafe, (which is a very popular Cafe in my town) and it's just a nice little cafe with Scandinavian influences. I got this amazing banana and chocolate vegan cake, and honestly it was heavenly, I need it everyday for the rest of my life. To go with it I had a Sweet Orange tea, which is a beautiful thing, as the same suggests, it's sweet and very fruity, I would recommend for anyone to try, you can get it loose from most tea shops I think!
Zelà♥

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Reflections

 photo DSC_0232_zps71e3a401.png  photo DSC_0243_zps5a919313.png  photo DSC_0252_zps4a2775bd.png Top & Skirt - H&M
Boots - Primark
Glasses - Newlook

Just realised I was wearing the same top in my last outfit post.. Bit awkward. But let's move past it.
I only picked this skirt up in Brighton to wear over my swimsuit, because I was too self conscious to go all out, but I think it looks quite cute with a plain top half.
All I can think about is Christmas, we have the Christmas market at the moment, and I am loving the pancake hut. Pancakes for everyone please.
Zelà♥

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Maintaining red hair.

 photo DSC_0200_zpsf0c26c21.jpg  photo DSC_0185_zps8c55e415.jpg I knew once I'd dyed my hair red that there would be a bit of upkeep involved, because as most of us know, red fades so damn easily! I think I've got a good routine going now though, and thought I'd share for anyone else interested!

Hair dye
I use the Schwarzkopf Live color in Radiant Red, and I do this once a month towards the end of the month, I really like the colour it gives, its dark, but still quite vibrant. To stop my hair from fading I will use this Crazy Color dye in Fire once a week, sometimes less depending on how the colours looking, and I'll just add it to my conditioner and apply it to the top half of my hair. The colours are kind of different, the Crazy Colour one is a bit more pinky, but I like adding it every now and then, it's a nice change!

Shampoo's
I only use shampoos that are for coloured hair, as you can see only the top half of my hair is red, but obviously if your red all over, it would make sense to get a colour safe conditioner also.
The ones I have been using at the moment are the John Frieda Radiant Red and the Clairol Color Vibrancy. These are both good shampoo's for me, they keep as much of the colour locked in. The Clairol one also has extracts of Henna, which means that it also enhances the colour!

Dry shampoo
I used to be such a freak about how frequently I would wash my hair, if I went one day over, I would feel vile. But having red hair means that I've had to train myself aswell as my hair to relax a bit, and leaving it for longer without washing. I normally try to wash my hair 2-3 times a week, sometimes if it's really gross and I have work early, I will cheat and wash it before going to bed, but normally I'll stick to it. To help me through my gross hair times, I use the VO5 refresh me quick dry shampoo, it feels so light in my hair, and smells great too, I pretty much use this on a daily basis.
Normally for the first couple of days after it's been washed I'll have it down and all nice, and towards the end, i'll put it up, trying to pretend that it's nice clean hair.

These are the things I've been doing to make my colour last as long as possbile, let me know below if you do anything different!  
Zelà♥ photo DSC_0217_zps4c576ed5.jpg