Monday, 26 March 2012

SHOE CRUSH

Well technically, it's boot and shoe crush.










I've been lusting after some cowboy boots for God-knows how long now. And just when I fall in love with a pair, I get heartbroken by the price. Oh, if only! This pair by Browns Fashion are to die for, they're beautiful and even if I can't purchase them (at £395 they're a tad too much for me) I can still stare at them for as long as I like. I love the distressed leather look, it's most effective in my opinion with black leather and the washed out faded style makes them look new but worn. If that makes any sense? The embroidery on the boots is out of this world, it's not too OTT that you feel like people are just going to be staring at your legs, but nice enough to get you complimented wherever. It's understated patterning, thats what I like. Pair them with cute denim shorts or a skirt to rough up any look. Or jeans. Or basically anything. 
For now they'll look good printed off and stuck on my wall of 'I wish I could buy you but I can't' items.

Round two of shoe envy happened this morning.
I was again looking for cowboy boots and I came across these perfect little things in the Boutique section of Urban Outfitters. Well actually they aren't exactly little. The tan, the wood, the aztec pattern means these are perfect for summer. A cute maxi dress or midi skirt - black- with a pair of these would look beautiful. I love wooden heels on shoes and although these are massive (UO doesn't tell us the height but it's plain to see) they could work for both day time and night time wear. I'd love these for my holiday but at £160 a girl will have to dream. £160 for a gorgeous pair of shoes isn't too bad though, maybe I'll have to get saving!

Friday, 23 March 2012

'The Help'

Just a little note, but I watched a really incredible film the other day. It was called 'The Help' and I loved it that much I'm getting the DVD (serious commitment there!) and I also want to read the book now too.
The synopsis is pretty straight forward; Emma Stone is an aspiring author in the 1960's who is told by a New York editor she can have a job if she writes about something different. She lives in Jackson where rich white families employ the aid of black maids, and ultimately it's these maids that make the story - with their own stories. Their point of view, their hardships and the things they endure everyday result in uniting them and giving them a voice through 'Skeeter's' (Emma Stone) book.
Dangerous, funny, emotional and moving this film is now definitely in my top ten.
I believe that Jessica Chastain (who is beautiful) Viola Davies and Octavia Spencer were all nominated for Oscars for their portrayal of their characters in the film. Octavia Spencer actually received the Oscar and the BAFTA for best supporting actress, and after seeing the film I agree that it was well deserved! Emma Stone also won The People's Choice award for Best Movie Actress, I was quite surprised she wasn't nominated for more awards but with talent like hers I'm sure there will be plenty more opportunities. She's one of my favourite actresses and quite simply I love her! (I'll probably post about how great she is one day haha)
Anyway, brill film with brill people and hopefully once I've read it I can say the novel was brill too.
If you haven't seen it, seriously, WATCH IT.



Me and my 'Ombre'

I'm quite enjoying having my hair 'ombre' at the minute, I officially took the plunge over a month ago now and never got round to talking about it. My hair has always just been a dark brown sort of colour, like most girls I've had red hair at one point, I dyed it back brown afterwards and just left it to return to my natural colour. After a year and a bit though I had gotten so bored! I admired the hair of Drew Barrymore and Ashleigh Simpson, and many of the girls that appeared on the internet suddenly had this trend. Of course, I'm very late in actually going for it, so I'm not going to talk about it as though it is something new! Instead I'm just going to say I like it, and I have it. Nearer the top of the 'ombre' my hair is a more gingery colour, and it is yellow in places so I am considering dying over it again. I haven't made the choice yet between keeping it dark blonde to light or making the ombre part light brown (to look more natural) 
It's a very risky step to take because as you can tell it is pretty much half of my hair that is dyed this way, and so like anyone else would, I'm nervous as to what will happen when I eventually want to change my hair back. I guess it will be another trip to the salon because I do not true myself to dye over this. I have dyed my hair before when it was all the same colour, but two different colours to work with is a bit too scary for an amateur like me!


Please excuse my pale face! But here are examples of what I'm working with at the minute, used in two different styles. I quite enjoy the 'grunge' look, so often i'll be plainly dressed in baggy tops and I think my hair fits well with this style when its tousled and I haven't really done much to it.
The second picture is me being a bit girlier (something that is probably going to happen a lot this season with all the pastel colours that are on trend) and basically I'm just showing that the 'ombre' hair style is pretty versatile! 
So whether you're girly, grungey or you just fancy a change like me, I definitely recommend this hairstyle!