Saturday, 11 January 2014

A Chic Outfit and a New Hairstyle!

Ok, so occasionally, I can't be bothered to wear lolita. Instead I'll dress in something inspired by J-fashion, keeping it cute and comfortable, but definitely not boring! This post is going to be a quick, reflective style-related one about things I'm currently trying out.

On Thursday I took a trip into town to do a spot of shopping-- not for anything exciting, just bits and pieces I'd run out of.

I decided to go for my hi-low skirt from Miss Selfridge, which is comfortable yet has a romantic, chic feeling to it.
I'm not really sure what style you'd call this, but I like it anyway.

I like how my hair turned out, too. I tried this style last month at a very rainy lolita meetup so it was a mess as soon as I step outside my house. This time, the weather was much more forgiving. I recently dyed my hair jet black which makes it look a lot sleeker and shinier than it did when it was a dingy dark brown.

I usually struggle to find things to do with my unruly shoulder-length hair, so it often gets shoved into a bun so I can forget about it. I want to stop doing this though, because it doesn't really suit me much and makes me look a lot older than I am.

I think the box fringe in conjunction with strands at the sides (I guess they're kind of like a hime cut but a bit softer) looks really nice. I like that the majority of my hair is up, but there's still something there to create some interest and frame my face nicely. I think I'll stick to this as much as possible! I've also started experimenting with hair extensions (as seen in my Christmas post and first vlog), and I think they're definitely something I should make more use of from now on. I just seem to have the sort of face that needs a lot of hair around it! Not exactly a new revelation, but one I'm not going to be so lazy as to ignore from now on.

Well, I think that's about everything for today. What are your favourite casual hairstyles, and cute fashions for when there's no point getting super dressed up? I'm making a lot of effort at the moment to try and improve my general look, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for looking, and see you next time lovelies 

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  1. I'm going through a transition with my hair where I have recently stop perming it. Because of this, I have to reacquaint myself with my natural hair texture and find new ways of styling it. I still want straighten hair, for the sake of manageability and preference, though. So, I have been training my naturally curly locks into the straight strands that I want and it has proven to be a rough path for me. On the subject of fringes and black hair, I have also muddled around with the idea myself. I just haven't been able to take the plunge, hahaha! The pressure of the shinny jet black hair, fringe wearing Gothic Lolitas models continue to tempt me, nevertheless.

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    1. I would love to stop using chemicals in my hair but it's a bit daunting! I have no idea what I'd be dealing with as my hair's been relaxed since I was about 4. Still, it's a definite thought for the future. I'm sure my hair would thank me for it.

      The problem with having a fringe is that if it rains, it turns into a frizzy mess! This happens to me quite often, sadly, but I plough forward anyway in the quest for lolita-ness, lol. I'm wondering if using a holding spray would help with the situation. I know you can just buy fringes to clip into your hair so that's something to consider. You definitely don't need to have straight hair, though, or a fringe! So long as your hair is nicely styled or has some volume and accessories, it's bound to look good in lolita :)

      Thank you for your comment! ❤

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