For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen my ‘look my hair is straight shock-horror’ post. So, let’s start at the beginning..
My natural hair is past my shoulders, very fine & flyaway, and as poker-straight as is humanly possible. I also don’t seem to have many actual hairs on my head, and weirdly, my hairdresser pointed out to me that I actually have MORE hair on my right side of my head than my left. Bizarre I know. As I colour my hair every 3 weeks (just at the roots); the whole process takes soo long, that by the end of it I often cannot be fussed to then begin setting my hair.
So, after colouring my hair Sunday morning, I then left it to dry naturally, and this is the result. No, I have NEVER used straighteners, my hair is naturally as straight as a ruler. I’m sure some women would love to have my hair type, but I despise it! It’s too fine to do anything with, and it just ‘slips’ out of any style I try. Which is why I set my hair. Setting my hair creates volume, curls and waves, and makes my hair manageable; so I can actually work with it.
So anyway, after this post; don’t expect to see many pictures of my straight hair, as it really doesn’t see the light of day often, let alone a camera lens!
It was a windy, blustery day when these pictures were taken, hence me looking a tad windswept in some of the snaps!
I picked up the cardigan I am wearing from Clobber in Pokesdown (just outside Bournemouth); when I visited last week. For a FABULOUS guide to shopping in Bournemouth, do check out Cate’s blog post on Vintage Gal here.
I made the skirt from some fabric I picked up in London, it’s a lovely cotton lawn fabric with pansies printed on it! I whipped it up in less than 2 hours, using a pattern from 1949. I do love a full skirt for the summer time, I only hope we get to enjoy some more sunny weather soon!
Until next time dears!