Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Yellow and Purple

Yes, more pics of my outfits in my work loo! This week I'm on a bit of a yellow and purple kick. Mornings are getting colder in Sydney so yesterday I wore a coat.


This particular coat is s new purchase from a local Melbourne label called 'Gorman'. I have a couple of other Gorman pieces and I really love Lisa Gorman's use of colour and natural fibres. The prices are mid-range: $350 or so for a coat, $150 or so for a knit. This coat is a lightweight wool and perfect for Sydney winters.


I'm wearing it here with a bright blue Equipment silk shirt, Jenny Kee scarf, Acne black jeans and pistol boots. Wendy, if you're reading, I managed to get a stain on the silk shirt before I even left the house!!



Today's outfit featured a purple J Crew schoolboy blazer, navy J Crew cotton sweater, grey Isabel Marant cords, black Acnd Pistol boots and yet another Jenny Kee scarf. My hair is finally long enough to tie back!! Hurrah!! I love my hair in a short bob, but the maintenance is getting too much. I don't wash it often, only once a fortnight or so, but when I do, it's a total faff drying it then torturing it into submission with a GBH iron.
So, longer means less faffage and better condition hair, I hope!

Do you torture your hair, or are you a 
more laissez-faire person with regards to coiffage?

15 comments:

  1. I really like the blazer on you-it looks very smart:)

    Concerning hair,i have always had a bob too,but it is so much work!
    My hair must be straighened,so in the morning it is such a hassle.Thats why i have a ponytail now,It looks boring,but at least it is quick in the morning or for a workout.

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    1. Thanks Ina. You're right about bob maintenance. My hair is very thick and wavy, so looking chic with a bob is a lot of work, hence my laziness with washing!
      From what I can see from your blog pics, your hair always looks great!

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  2. i like the drape of that scarf.

    i dread going to the hairdressers hence i have longish hair - i give myself a hair cut once a year with some thinning scissors bc i can't bear telling my hairdresser where I am going that night etc.

    I am so due for another trim but I am postponing it. you would think I could find a decent one who won't chat too much. I tried people who don't speak english but then they don't understand what i want and they cut my bangs like a 6 year old...

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    1. Hi CSW. I hear you on the hairdresser-dread. I've found a cutter I love here in Sydney, but I've had some disasters in the past. My current place has wine and crappy magazines so I sit there happily while I get it cut.
      I used to cut my own hair before the bob. I may well go back to it one day.... Haircuts are seriously expensive.
      Last time I went in London I think I paid £60! Shocking!

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    2. You've reminded me of something my former boss at work did once... he went to the hairdresser on his lunch break who said "how do you like your hair cut?" and he said "with no chit chat thanks". He then had his hair cut in silence...!

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  3. Ruth, I laughed out loud about the stain on the blouse! That is SOOOO me!! I love these outfits and that coat is divine!!! I think you can tell I don't fuss over my hair at all! :-) Do you use dry shampoo in between (have never tried dry shampoo). I have to wet it every or it will stand straight on end and I wash it every 2nd or 3rd day. My cost to cut and colour is $120 ever 2 months. not cheap! I love your work outfits and that you can go a little funkier than where I used to work!

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    1. Haha! It was perfume that did it! I sprayed on some and remembered too late that it would stain. Plus I spilt a bit of juice on it.
      Your hair always look lovely in your photos - beautiful chestnut colour, so whatever you're doing is working! I don't use dry shampoo, just wash it in water once a week or so, and with shampoo every two weeks or so. Shampoo makes my scalp itch and I hate the smell of most of them.
      My work is pretty casual. I'm usually very overdressed!

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  4. I love the lav shots and the outfits. I don't fuss over my hair but I pay through the nose for my cut. I let my hairstylist do whatever he wants with the only stipulation being my morning styling require no more than a spritz of water and booby pins until it dries or worst case senario a cap until I get to where I'm going.

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    1. Glad you like the shots in the dunny! I wonder why haircuts are so extortionate?
      I do think that a good cut is a short cut to less mucking around.... I really want to see your funky fringe!

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  5. Love your outfits, especially the second one. I can't do a bob. I hate drying my hair, and find a bob requires a lot of perfectionistic drying tricks that I can't achieve. For that reason, mines longish and still requires too much effort in my opinion. Last time I did a bob I decided never again. I just looked so frumpy most of the time, and when it's humid (not often, but can happen) my hair goes triangular and looks absolutely dreadful. So much so that at my former work I sent a colleague into hysterical laughter when she saw me in a hard hat and triangular bob in humidity. Not a good look....

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    1. Thanks Heidi!
      Bobs are tricky, but they're one of the few hairstyles that suit me, so even thought they are high maintenance, I've had one for the past 4 years. Now it's time for a change.
      Your description of your triangular bob plus hard hat made me chortle!

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  6. I love all your outfits, and I am in total envy over your boots - they are fantastic! I also really like the pop of colour with your yellow coat.

    I have noticed that every single conventional shampoo I have tried makes my scalp itch. I totally agree with what you have said about not washing one's hair too often but it takes time to stretch out the time between shampoos. Before I had my children, I was washing my hair every day. When I was on maternity leave, I took the opportunity to switch to washing every other day - at least I could stay at home and no one could see me with dirty hair! With my new shampoo & conditioner (review coming soon), plus microfibre towel, I have managed to push my shampoo schedule to once every 3 days.

    Re: your question about the microfibre towel, Aquis is supposed to be one of the best, but I think any microfibre towel would do in a pinch.

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    1. Thanks Louise!
      I'm looking forward to your review of your new shampoo and conditioner. I bought a micro fibre towel today. Couldn't find an Aquis one, so hope this one works - will try it out on Sunday when I wash my hair!
      I wonder why shampoo is so irritating. I can understand why hair dye would be (that's another thing I rarely do due to extreme irritation), but surely shampoo shouldn't be so itchy?

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