Fashion Outfits

Wearing|| Stripes + Red Hair

Last week, the wonderful staff at Rockalily helped me achieve some colourful hair dreams. I also had about 4 inches of hair lopped off, but my hair was so long in the first place that no one is really the wiser. And whilst it was a surprise to my mom when we skyped, what was even more surprising was that she immediately declared, “It’s nice but maybe a bright blue would have been nicer?” Little did she know that a vibrant turquoise blue was my ultimate hair dream. 

But back to red. I’ve been enjoying wearing solid colours and simple patterns over the past few days to make the bright red hair the star of the show. I know that any upkeep would be fairly intense, so we’ll see how I get on with red for the time being. Brunette might make a comeback, but I’m embracing my inner-Ariel (but with legs and a voice) for the time being. The only downside at the moment, is that the second my hair gets remotely damp, I leave red patches all over the place.

Also, even though I loathe the weather turning cold, autumn leaves make the best background for photos. They are beautiful and subtly add interest to photos. A massive blogger help, really.

*Side note: Ariel was always my least favourite of the Disney princesses. Even as a youngster, I thought it was pretty lame that she would give up her voice. *

in bushes
looking at camera
sugarhill boutique dress
long shot profile
closeup profile
dress detail
walking down the street
white fence

Dress || Tights || Boots || Lipstick || Foundation

Have you ever made any drastic hair or style changes?

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  • Blue hair, blue hair! Live my dream too please!

    • I’m a bit of a chicken still when it comes to the blue. I’m using the red as a practice…. ;D xx

  • I love the red hair, so pretty!

  • Beautiful photos! Your hair is amazing! I think it really suits you. Such a pretty colour to have got for autumn too – you’re coordinating with the landscape perfectly 😉 Love that stripy dress as well! xxx

  • That picture of you under the “boys” sign is priceless. Loving the gorgeous hair sweets!

  • You totally rock having red hair, it’s awesome! 😀 In my last year of uni I went through about 6 hair colours in as many months as I thought I’d experiment with blonde and then when on from there trying all shades of ginger/red/brown! Alice xx

    • Yes! I’ve totally been there! There was a period of time in college where I think I changed my hair 4 times in a month. It was soooooo frazzled by the end of it all! x

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    I love it!! It really suits you 🙂

    • Thanks Angie! It was great to see you this weekend. It was a shame not to have a proper catch up! We’ll have to have one when your back from St Lucia! xx

  • I love it sooooo much, it suits you to a tee!

    Sophie Cliff

  • Absolutely love it! The most perfect mermaid hair!x

  • LOVE the hair, especially with the outfit!!!

  • You look very sassy. Especially in that boys photo. Love the eyeliner too x

    • I won’t even tell you how many times I had to re-do the flick on the right side. Okay, I will. At least 15 + times. To the point were my eye was starting to go raw in the corner and I just said “eff it” and had mismatched flicks. You think someone would have invented a cat eye stamp or something helpful by now…. x

  • Looks fabulous, Amanda! I am all for supporting achieving those crazy hair dreams and sometimes, NOTHING is better than a bit of a hair update! I loved having bright orange hair last year, but I couldn’t find any dyes sold around here to keep it up. I definitely want to experiment a bit more though, but perhaps next year.
    In defense of Ariel: she just REALLY wanted to be a normal human and meet the man of her dreams, okay?! 😉

    • Hahaha Ursula was probably one of the most terrifying villains though, right?

      And thank you so much! xx

  • Christine Everyday

    I LOVE your red hair!!

  • I just love, love, love your new hair!! You’re too fabulous, darling! 😉 And your mother’s reaction was the best!

    Lately, I’ve been kind of obsessed with giving my hair a bit of a purple/eggplant-tint – nothing too extreme, but just something that would give my look a little something something! Unfortunately, I’m in such a conservative industry (yep, even at uni!) that that would probably still be too extreme… >.< Well, maybe one day! But I definitely need a chop again! 🙂

    • Thank you so much!

      And I think you’d look really great with an eggplant tint/ undertones. Maybe you could just get a light rinse so when you’re on breaks or holidays you can have purplish hair and then it’d wash out by the time you had to go back to school/work? xx

  • Snow white is boring. That’s a good point. I always loved Belle and Pocahontas but my favourite Disney movie of all time as a kid was “The Great Mouse Detective”. In fact, I still love it! xx

  • Your hair is absolutely gorgeous!! I had red hair for a brief spell, but was way too lazy for the upkeep haha 🙂 x

    • I already know that it’s the upkeep that I can tell will sway me away eventually! If only red hair wasn’t so hard to maintain! x

  • Love it!! (And can’t wait to see the blue someday… haha) xx

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair. I used to have red hair many moons ago and loved it, I am far too lazy to dye it back these days though! xx

  • Aah, you are GORGEOUS! And reminding me that it’s about time I dyed my hair again. It’s been natural for too long 😉

    • Ah thank you! You are way too kind! Natural hair can be over rated ;D (And because I don’t even remember what my pre-dyeing days color looked like. Really, really light brown, I think.) xx

  • Erin

    I have tried to get my hair red it seems like so many times, but in reality it hasn’t even been that many. One summer my best friend decided we should make it happen & we went and got supplies at the beauty supply store, in theory a good idea, but as it turns out I sorta ended up with a reddish almost purple looking hair color for a chunk of my summer break between college semesters. Live & learn though, oddly enough, that same friend has now gone to cosmetology school & I actually look forward to letting her color my hair again someday in the not too distant future, I hope! Hope you enjoy your red & can manage the upkeep for as long as you like it!

    • Ha, thanks Erin! I’ve had many a bad hair dyeing experience with friends. Including one time when a friend had me dye her hair black and I definitely didn’t do the best job in the world… x

  • You look cute!

  • Like the red hair, my daughter has gone red, first she went blonde then red so it is really red and it looks great just like your hair does

  • I love the color! Especially with the stripes 😀 Very nice. My most drastic hair move so far has been shaving my head, which I’ve done a few times. I wasn’t cue ball bald; there was a thin coat of hair on my head, like…Sinead O’Connor. I loved taking showers and being able to feel the water on my scalp XD Also, no styling! Just get up and go!

    • Ooohhh I bet you look stunning with shaved hair! When women are really confident and rocking it, I always think they look jaw-dropping! xx

  • Your hair looks utterly brilliant. And you’re so brave. I dream, often. about bright zingy hair but I had a hair-tastrophe when I was about 18 that still haunts me and keeps me firmly in ‘just a trim’ territory. Great colour for this time of year too.
    M x

  • thegrownupgapyear.wordpress

    Looks fab! And especially nice for autumn. I’ve just got my hair cut back into a bob, after growing it for my wedding, and am loving the low maintenance 😉

  • ah your hair looks so fun and fabulous. and so perfect for fall!

  • I’m diggin your inner Rocker Mermaid..!

  • Eleftheria

    I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ….and the outfit!!!!!


  • I LOVE IT!!!!!! Your hair is so bright and pretty. I’m holding off on new color until I grow out my old highlights. I want to donate hair to the Pantene version of Locks of Love, since they only require 8 inches. I’m soooooo close, but I still have some highlights left.

    I want to have rainbow mermaid hair, though. Not my whole head, just about 5 inches at the bottom. Like a pastel ombre look.

    • I’ve been dyeing my hair one shade or another for so long that I don’t even know what my natural color actually is anymore. If I was to hazard a guess it would be really dirty blonde/mousy brown.

      I’ve already told myself that if I ever work for myself and not another company than I will dye my hair super bright blue. Kind of like Sadness in “Inside Out”.

      I love the sound of your pastel ombre look! Do it! x

  • It looks amazing!x