Wednesday, 22 September 2010

hair: to style or not to style

Today's blog is all about hair, lately I have been spending ages just staring at my hair in the mirror in the morning, with not a clue what to do with it. My hair naturally is curly and can sometimes get a bit out of control and takes on a 'lion mane' feel to it. The whole bed head look really seems to be coming into play a lot more lately, which is easy for me as I literally do just get out of bed and it's done! However, I'm really not sure what I prefer at the moment. I have never been a fan of the whole straightened, flat hair look; but I don't think I'm much of a fan of such messy hair either. Diana Vicker's hair in the picture below is a perfect medium for me, it's styled but not flat. However, it's such a hard look to achieve unless you are lucky enough to be able to afford a stylist.

I also love Diana's fringe in this, which is another dilemma in itself for me at the moment. I recently had the old side sweeping fringe for a long time, but I get bored of my hair really easily! Therefore, I decided to grow it out, it turns out this takes a very, very long time. This thought came from inspirations such as Leighton Meester (below). Right now it is at a stupid stage where it's not a fringe but doesn't quite fit in my ponytail when I tie it back.

Such a big style crush on Leighton Meester! Anyway, back to my original point... I was considering a block fringe which I have had previously and it does suit me. However they are such a pain, I have to straighten it everyday when I have one, or it goes all stupid and flicky. Would love your opinions, really not got a clue to do with my crazy head of hair!

Danni x

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Style Crush: Taylor Momsen

I first began my love for Taylor momsen when she was in Gossip girl, I'm sure the majority of teenage girls watch and love gossip girl. Whether it's for the New York story lines, stylish outfits, or dishy men. It was as soon as her character Jenny got the infamous hair cut that I fell in love with her style.

However, it was more recently that I started to fall head over heels for the outfits she puts together. Whilst some of her ensembles have caused great controversy, I think she has the figure to flaunt it so may as well! Outfits such as the one below are the kind I really love, however loving her short hair a lot more than the longer style :)

I particularly love the stockings-and-suspenders look, although I'm quite sure I would never have the confidence to wear them. This is probably the main reason I admire her, her outfits must take a lot of bravery to wear! I have way too much black in my wardrobe, but I am such a sucker for black grey and white. I think Taylor Momsen makes it ok to wear black the majority of the time. Especially now the autumn/winter seasons are coming up, black is a lot more acceptable. Therefore, I think it will be creeping back into my style, with a real Taylor edge to it :)

Again, thanks for reading :)

Saturday, 18 September 2010

shoes glorious shoes...

Ok so I genuinely don't have a clue who, if anyone, is reading this blog. But I haven't blogged in a long long time! Recently I have bought a good few pairs of shoes, I now have a pretty large collection. I thought I'd share my favourite two pairs with you.

The first pair are from River Island, just a simple pair of light brown brogues, at only £26.99. Brogues seem to be sweeping the nation at the moment, such a practical pair of shoes, mine are ridiculously comfy! I have found mine look a lot better now that I have worn them in a bit. Oh and you can find a pair righttt HERE! (Please excuse the awful quality picture!)

The next pair are definitely my favourite at the moment. These are from Miss Selfridge, can't find a link for them absolutely anywhere on the website, sorry! But if I remember rightly they were around £30 give or take a penny or two. They are the comfiest pair of heels I have ever owned, got a real chunky heel on them which helps. They go with absolutely everything, jeans, dresses, skirts, shorts. You can wear them casually as well as on a night out. I will stop gushing about them now, here's a picture! (Again please excuse the quality of the picture)

Well I hope you also like them as much as me, whoever you are that's reading this! Will hopefully blog soon :)