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.
‘Knife edge’ Hoop earrings – Matalan
Faux Leather Biker Jacket – River Island
Badges – Charity Shop
Studs – EMP
Cardigan – Next
Checked Flannel Shirt – Charity Shop similar here
Mini Skirt – EMP (last season) EMP
Tights – Next
‘Vonda’ Boots – Dr Martens
All by Em and Sprout, apart from mystical cat by Punky Pins.
Earrings – Old (similar here and here)
Dress – EMP (lots of similar styles here)
Cuff – Trouva
Boots – Office (textile version here)
Jumper – Spree Picky (similar)
Mini skirt – EMP
Tights – Pamela Mann
Boots – EMP
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Earrings – Festival stall (similar here)
Tee cut into a vest – New Look last year (similar here)
Trousers – Very
Shoes – Florence & Fred
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Anyone, any size can wear shorts if they find the style that suits their body shape. Tip: Shorts with scalloped legs are more flattering for bigger thighs, believe me I know from experience!
Hollister Co. ripped denim shorts
, £35 / Frayed jean shorts
, £12 / Chicwish grey shorts
, £15 / Boohoo flat-front shorts
, £16 / Topshop ripped jean shorts
/ Aéropostale stretch shorts
, £14 / Miss Selfridge shorts
, £7.77 / Chicwish relaxed fit shorts
, £28 / High-rise shorts
, £18 / Green shorts
, £17 / Boohoo hot short shorts
, £23 / Short jean shorts
, £15 / Scalloped shorts
, £21 / Denim shorts
, £16 / Aéropostale patterned shorts
, £11 / White and black shorts
Which are your favourites?
❤ Chrissie ❤