To Cut Or Not To Cut?

A couple of months ago I cut my very long hair into a nice shoulder grazing Lob. It has since grown out a little bit and I catch a reflection of myself in the mirror and I utter a sentence I have never before said whilst having short hair, I uttered “It’s too long it needs a cut”. My hair is now sitting just the tiniest bit below my shoulders. What on earth has happened to me. Me, the girl who is obsessed with long hair. Oh well as they say “When in Rome”. This is what my hair looked like after getting it cut…

While it is hard to tell from these images but my hair is naturally very very thick and coarse and also very curly and wavy. I get ringlets underneath and the top is wavy. No brushing when it’s like that or it frizzes out like a lion’s mane. I had my hair thinned a bit when I had this done (which I am normally not a fan of) so it could be a little bit easier for me to style. See I am not one of those girls who can ‘do’ their hair every morning. Make up yes, hair no. Give me a brush and I’m good to go. However I have been very good at straightening it after every wash so it is manageable for me. Also the time spent with the straightener has been cut down to 20 minutes!! Remarkable!

*side note the lovely curls you can see were styled by my talented best friend who has mastered the art of cool waves with a straightener. I am still only able to do Farrah flicks.

So now I want to go shorter. There are a few looks I have been debating over and I just cannot decide. So I will put the pics up (none of which are my own) and I will let the wonderful world of the internet help me decide. Throw it out there and see what I get.

My first look is Rachel McAdams. Now it is very short (especially at the back) and it will be a lot of maintenance for me but I gotta say I’m really enjoying this look.  By the way best dressed at the SAG Awards and the Critics Choice Awards!! These dresses are to die for!!!

Next up is Jennifer Lopez. I love the layers around the face for this look and when it is wavy it actually looks a bit like mine.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum had recently cut her hair into a lob then decided to go shorter into a bob. These are the wonderful results.

Kim Kardashian West and Khloe Kardashian. Kim actually has very similar hair texture to mine so I have kind of already got this cut. It’s still beautiful though. Khloe’s hair is just on point right now. Slay!

 

Kate Hudson (who can do no style wrong) has a great new Lob. I love this look I’m just not sure if it’s too long for me at the moment. Again in what universe is this too long. I’m losing it. In all seriousness though those beachy waves are perfection! Teach me how master!!

Finally I have Ellen Pompeo. Her hair cut of late has been absolutely to die for!! The colour is also quite stunning. Seriously can Grey’s Anatomy hurry up and come back on yet?!

So in conclusion, if there any hairdressers out there or any of my readers reading this I would greatly appreciate your opinions. I need some help before I book my next appointment. Don’t even get me started on what colour to choose!

Thanks xoxo

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2015 AMA’s Best Dressed: Jennifer Lopez

Best dressed by far from this years awards show was this years host, Jennifer Lopez. 

She slayed every single outfit complete with hair changes and makeup changes to fit each look! Her glam squad is seriously amazing!! She was perfection.

Don’t even get me started on her opening number. Phenomenal! 

Seriously can I be JLO when I grow up? 

   
 
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Celebrity Fashion Inspiration

We all look for fashion inspiration wherever we can. Whether it be a colour you see, a song you hear or a picture in a magazine. I myself have always turned to Film/TV/Music Videos and Magazines. I have spent the last 10 years in retail studying and trying to perfect styling. But the main thing I have learnt is that everyone is different and everyone interprets fashion in their own individual way.

There have always been certain celebrities I look to for their style. Way too many to name in just one post. Kate Hudson’s boho style, Drew Barymoore’s ladylike rocker and Diane Kruger fashion forwardness style are among my favourites. All different body shapes, sizes and heights. Now I am no longer a size 6, but even when I was I still had curves. It can be hard for girls to decide how to dress when they are blessed with both bust and booty. Not to mention being height challenged can sometimes be an issue. Now at 30 and a size 10-12 I look at making clothes work for me.

The three ladies I will be mentioning today; Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian-West and Jennifer Love Hewitt, all know how to dress for their curvier shape and do so with their own unique style. I myself am quite eclectic with how I dress. I don’t have a set style. I go by mood.  Am I feeling 90’s nostalgic, 70’s era, minimalist, metallic, ladylike or rock. These three women possess a little bit of each.

First up Denim (one of my personal faves)

Slim Leg denim on a petite curvy girl needs to be proportioned. Balance it out with a looser blouse with a v-neck preferably. High necklines will tent out on you, but if you add a heavy necklace it holds it down. A t-shirt works well too but again I suggest a v-neck. If you do choose a high neckline add a heel to elongate your frame. For extra fun try double denim, a chambray shirt or a denim jacket.  A blazer adds a great classy touch and a longer length is ok for a short girl. Just keep it all proportioned. Key word girls.

Denim

Maxi Dress/Skirts

There is a huge myth that short girls can’t wear long skirts and dresses. This is craziness! No other way to say it. Wear with heels or flats. Just take a look at these lovely ladies. Wear a flowy skirt with a tight top a la Kim K. Wear a flowy maxi dress that has babydoll or empire waist like Jennifer Love Hewitt or belt it at the waist. Or go for a bold print like Jlo. Feel free to add in a high split to break up the volume.

Maxi Dress and Skirts

Pencil Skirt and Crop Tops

A pencil skirt is going to be your new fashion best friend. Wear it with a blouse, a tank top and blazer or a crop top. The pencil helps give you an elongated frame and hugs in all the right places. Now if you’re wearing a crop top the key is to not have it too short. You only want to show a small amount of skin.

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Short Hemlines

Whether it be a short playsuit, short shorts a mini skirt or a dress, always make sure it sits at the right part of your thigh. Too short and it can look inappropriate and make you look stumpy and too long it can look dowdy. Hint: A little bronzer on the legs helps hide a multitude of sins.

 Short Hemlines 1

 

A-Line and Skater

Again this can be a tricky style to pull off just make sure the length is right and the outfit is proportioned. I love a longer line A-line skirt, very 50’s style rockabilly. Add a big bag, a heavy necklace, and high shoes.

Aline and Skater

Leather and Lace

This is another one of my favourites. Play up your colours and textures. Remember leather can look very heavy and chunky (if that’s the look you want great) so balance it out with softer pieces. A silk top or even a lace one.  Lace can be very feminine and classic. Play it up and make it extra ladylike or funk it up with tougher heavier pieces.

Leather and Lace

Wide Leg and Slouch Pants

This is a style most short people think they can’t pull off. Another myth. You need to make sure the pants hug around your hips and then fall. Unless you are going for a flared jean then have them hug all the way to the calf. The key to the length is to have the hemline graze the floor (so to the tip of your shoe). Heels are a definite must with this style. This is the ultimate leg enhancer. This style is so classic and powerful. Think Katherine Hepburn.

Wide Leg and Slouch Pants

Body Con Dresses

This look takes a lot of confidence to pull off. You don’t have to be a size 0 and 6ft to wear one. My only pieces of advice are to make sure the neckline and hemline are right for you and that you wear heels. Slimming underwear (you know the really uncomfortable suck you in ones) are best to wear with this style if you stand to wear them. If you feel uncomfortable in a full body con dress find one that has a peplum. They hide all your lumpy bits and are very classic.

Body Con

¾ Length

This style is so elegant and classy. Keep the top half very streamlined to minimise all over bulk. Empire line is best for this style. Keep the length modest as it can look a little too much if you have a short hemline and a low neckline.

I hope this has given you some inspiration to try something new and take a few risks.

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Happy Styling.

Best Dressed of the Teen Choice Awards 2014

Well the Teen Choice Awards were on today. While I don’t always agree with the teens voting choices I do however love some of the fashion. Here a few of my faves.

My absolute favourite look has to go to Hilary Duff. Mostly as I’m a sucker for leather. It is so on trend. Leather, check, crop top, check, floral, check. Perfection. And it is so wearable.

Best Dressed!

Hilary Duff – Best Dressed!

 

Rita Volk

Rita Volk

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Lea Michele

Lea Michele

Chelsea Kane

Chelsea Kane

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Jennifer Lopez - Check out those shoes!!!

Jennifer Lopez – Check out those shoes!!!

*These images are not mine.

Lets also give a shout out to the guys too. Ian Somerhalder and Derek Theler looked great!