Monday, 16 May 2016

Think Pink!

I suppose it probably goes without saying that pink is my favourite colour. I like to have things in pink, whether it's clothes, shoes, homewares, stationery etc. I was lying in bed this morning, still kind of recovering from the weekend and mulling over life when I couldn't help noticing how hilariously pink everything looked as the sun filtered its way through my pink curtains.
Honestly, I love waking up to this rose-tinted wonderland.

For some reason, it reminded me of a video I saw doing the rounds on Facebook earlier this year, about a so-called "green lady". I found it absolutely delightful and couldn't help but re-watch it.

Is this not the dream for us fashionistas when we reach old age? I can't imagine living my life obsessed solely with one colour, because I would find that rather limiting (and I really do enjoy wearing colours like black and red too much!) But there is something so appealing about creating your own vivid aesthetic in old age. I like that although so much of what she owns is green, she decorates her home with a very neutral, white colour-scheme which tones down the overall greenness of her possessions. I find it really adorable that she's known in her area for her outfits and hair colour. I've joked in the past about aspiring to be a ~crazy cat lady~, and I even have a wall decal with those very words on it. However, I think I would be the sort of cat lady who actually goes out and roams the neighbourhood with her cats in tow, wearing elaborate outfits, sporting ridiculous hair-dos, and striking up conversations with the presumably curious passers-by. As I make my way through life I find that I really value going out and about, having new adventures and being social, and I can see that this "green lady" is all about that, too. Pensioner goals.

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I have wanted pink hair for a number of years but never went ahead with it because I knew the bleaching process would fry my naturally black hair. After giving my hair and scalp a bit of a break for a couple of weeks, I finally got my braids re-done last and decided it would be the perfect way to trial pink hair, as it would cause no damage to my own hair, and would be easy to remove if necessary!
And here's the result! At first, I had a whole chunk of my hair done in pink, but decided it looked very unbalanced and a bit too OTT. After a bit of re-jigging, I ended up with pink braids scattered around on either side of my head, so that the colour would become visible through movement. As you can probably tell, I'm rather in love with it.

For a while, I was very much focused on having "lolita hair", hence my straight hime cut, with painstakingly tonged bangs. Nowadays, I'm a lot more relaxed about this sort of thing. I sometimes miss my fringe, but I'm having a lot of fun trying out new things, and challenging myself to make them work cohesively in lolita coordinates.

I like the fact that my hair now matches my pink x black coordinates really well. This is the casual outfit I wore for today's post office trip. The weather has been so gorgeous lately and I didn't even need a bolero!

The aim for this picture was less about being risqué and more about having a detail shot which illustrates how much I love these socks. They're not super long, and yet they never slip below my knee, which is exciting when you're used to OTKs ending up being UTKs on you. I also love that these lace-topped ones evoke a slightly old school feeling, a touch I always try to add somewhere in my outfits.

Now, do tell me, dear hearts: what's your favourite colour? Have you ever had/do you have an unnatural colour in your hair? What do you think of the "green lady"? Do you ever have silly daydreams about what you'll be like in old age!? I'd love to know! Thank you so much for reading as ever, and I'll see you next time!