Does anyone remember ‘tiger stripes’ from the early 2000’s? Well I got a subtler version done as a base for my colour. My lovely hairdresser Maria informed me that the lighter you bleach your base, the lighter the colour will be, perfect for pastels. But if you want a more vibrant colour then leave your hair a rich gold tone to give your colour more depth. I got a few inches cut off too.
I used Tish & Snooky’s Manic Panic semi-permanent colour in Pretty Flamingo, a pinky-peach, to colour some streaks but not others creating an effect like a Fruit Salad sweet. I’ve always wanted hair like that since being a kid! Now my hair has gotten naturally lighter I thought I should go for it.
According to The Bloke, who generously volunteered to do it for me as long as he chose the music (Thin Lizzy) it’s creamy and easy to apply. Maria kindly gave me a tint brush which made it much easier. It’s left my hair soft, shiny and conditioned, even though we rough dried it to create a grungy texture.
Although I love the colour, I know it’s going to fade too quickly unless I dye it one more time for more depth. I think I’ll just do the top layer myself and then leave it at that.
Pop In A Box sell Funko Pops! as well as other pop-culture merch from various brands, like this Disney Maleficent tee £14.99.
I think her image here is subtle but effective, in a quietly menacing sort of way. The printing is more faded in real life than it looks on the website. I usually prefer this as it gives it a retro look as if I’ve picked it up from a charity shop or I’ve had it since I was young.
Unfortunately, I think the designers were a little too enthusiastic about the grainy effect of the image. There’s ‘faded and edgy’ and then theres ‘had a fight with a sandpaper’. As a result, it looks almost sketched on with pencils, rather than printed and I can’t decide if I actually like that or not.
Maybe I might dye it a slightly darker grey to give it more depth. I did this with my Count Duckula tee which was originally white with very bright printing and it came out looking really stylish.
I chose ‘Medium’ which, according to the size chart, is the equivalent of a UK size 12 and found it to be true to size. It’s a slightly fitted, flattering cut rather than boyfriend-fit, a good length and not too tight around the neckline or the sleeves.
Earrings – Old (similar here and here)
Dress – EMP (lots of similar styles here)
Cuff – Trouva
Boots – Office (textile version here)
I’ve become more and more of a Disney fan over the years, especially since they have become more diverse and progressive. I’ve always thought the villains and sidekicks where cool though. I’ve recently noticed Disney has some of the best items to put the fun and style into Halloween, even for adults!
Disney Villains Wallet
Jack Skellington Hoodie
Snow White Gold-Plated Crystal Heart
Jack Skellington Candle Holder
Maleficent Head Piece
Poison Apple White Gold-plated Earrings
Queen Of Hearts Bow
Set of 3 Evil Queen Chokers
Jumper – Spree Picky (similar)
Mini skirt – EMP
Tights – Pamela Mann
Boots – EMP
❤ Chrissie ❤
Led Zeppelin Tee cut down into vest – Black version here
Shorts – H&M (sold out but similar here)
Beehive tights – Boohoo
Boots – EMP
❤ Chrissie ❤
When invited to review some items from Sammydress I noticed the amount of styles they provide seem almost endless. I decided to put three outfits together, one formal, one versatile and a more edgy street style look.
I really like this little black dress as it can be styled to be flirty, pretty or formal. It has a zip in the back and adjustable straps – little details which make a big difference to the fit.
I was so pleased to find this style of dress after a lot of searching as it is so versatile to style up or down (I was going to style it with a chunky silver statement necklace but decided to keep it neutral to just show off the dress). I’ve worn this style bar hopping in winter, to al fresco dinner on a chilly summer evening and for shopping trips on overcast rainy autumn days and I’ve always felt comfortable and stylish.
I have always wanted a PVC mini skirt to wear with chunky black boots and a band tee. I love the sexy colour of this skirt but unfortunately this one has no zip so you are basically fighting to get in and out of a tiny, non stretchy tube. It also has no little split anywhere so walking feels like you are bound by cling film/saran wrap! Hmm, I shall wear this for occasions where I won’t be doing much moving, eating, drinking and breathing then lol
After browsing the Sammydress site I’d found the exact items (colour, fit, style) that I’d had in mind at the start, which is an absolute first for me from a single website. The low prices across the site mean that you can buy a whole outfit for the price of one item in popular high street shops. Sammy dress also have extensive swimwear and plus size sections.
The only thing I found difficult was that because the clothes are by all different brands, the sizes differ wildly in size, not just the format it’s written in. For instance, one brands XL might be another brands Medium so it’s really important to check the size comparison charts for each item. If I n doubt over a very fitted item I’d suggest getting the size above the one you would normally go for.
❤ Chrissie ❤