Monday, 24 June 2013

LONG HAIRSPIRATION

Yesterday a really big deal (for me) happened, I realised my hair has finally reached boob length after years of growing it. For a girl who has bleached/broken/ruined/chopped off her hair ever since I discovered that lethal bottle sun-in when I was 12, this is a lifetime achievement. Ok, maybe that's a bit dramatic but my whole life all I've ever wanted is long all one length blonde hair. I just wanted to be a long haired boho princess. Or like the popular girls at school. Unfortunately when I was younger it seemed every time it got even a little bit close to being long, I would get it all cut off because I was bored, which would never suit me. And the less said about the time I got that asymmetric bob the better. Or that free Toni and Guy mullet. I was considering posting a few hair history photos on here, but I can't they're too embarrassing.

  Throughout high school my hair was usually collar length, being as I went to catholic school, if it was any longer I would have to wear it up. I hated my ears so much (I got bullied about them by mean girls) that long hair could never be an option for me.

As I got older, I gradually tried to get blonder and blonder by myself, and we all know what happens when you home bleach. Candyfloss hair, and a lot of breakage. Then came the extensions to hide it, more breakage. I would brush my hair and it would fall off into my hands. I'd touch it and it would fall out. Then the dying brown, crying, bleaching again, orange, yellow, more breakage. It got so ruined it got cut so short at one point I cried for days, I lost so much confidence a few years ago because of my hair I hardly left the house, and refused to have any pictures taken of me, but it was all my fault, but I couldn't leave my hair alone even though I knew I was always making it worse, I never listened to the voice in my head telling me to stop. It was ruined.

So as I've got wiser (or just learnt hard lessons from my many hair mistakes) I've learned to look after my hair, there is no 'quick fix', or miracle hair growth, it's just a healthy diet and always remember to invest in good hair care products. And a little argan or Moroccan oil goes a long way. My hair is quite fine so it needs lots of looking after, which is why I'm not bleaching it for a while now, or even again, I've completely embraced my roots. That's another big step for me after years of feeling ugly and boring if I wasn't as blonde as possible. It was a vicious cycle.

So this post is for when I need a little encouragement to keep on growing to get where I want it to be...it's still not perfect, there's still breakage but it's kind of, finally getting there....

 I WILL HAVE MERMAID HAIR.

(All images taken from tumblr)

And.....another one of MKA...just because they both look so perfect here. The ultimate inspiration.


   Has anyone else has felt this way about their hair/had any hair horrors like me? x
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

LABEL LOVE: ARNHEM

Ok so let me introduce you to what I would say, probably...no definitely my new favourite label right now. I have a LOT of love for Arnhem! I can spend hours just scrolling through all the beautiful clothing, imaging me floating around on a beach in one of their beautiful printed kimonos. Or in reality, through East London. Wherever it might be, I need one...I just can't decide which one! Why don't I live in Australia again?

All images and blurb below taken from the Arnhem Blog from their new AW Collection (which I'm assuming as they are Aus, it's SS here? IDK)



'We are thrilled to be able to share our Winter 2013 collection with you. Here are some pics of our recent photoshoot featuring some of our favourite pieces from this upcoming season. Arnhem Clothing's winter collection comprises beautiful maxi kimonos, floaty kaftans, pretty dresses and boho skirts, characterised by new custom prints, with hand-crocheted and embroidered embellishments. This collection channels inspiration from the Serengeti Plains of Africa, the Hazy Days of '60's Marrakech, and Japanese Cherry Blossom Gardens.'














So inspiring! I love these images....can I have one of EVERYTHING please? I seriously need to win the lottery and move country. 

Stalk them as much as I do here: http://arnhem.co/

What do you think about this brand, do you love it as much as I do?
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Sunday, 9 June 2013

BOHEMIAN DREAMS

Dress: c/o Miss Selfridge
Floral crown: Rock n Rose via ASOS
Shoes: ASOS

For a while now I've been lacking in inspiration or motivation really. I have none. I feel like I'm stuck in a rut, and I feel like everything is looking a bit samey everywhere I look, and I'm always looking at the same things? Does that make sense? There's been a few things recently as well that has just made me feel apprehensive about putting myself on the internet,almost not wanting me to at all, and it's been a real struggle to blog and do WAISTE this week. But obviously it has come about from putting myself on the internet in the first place, it's a weird one I guess you just have to expect it? and it's how you deal with it. Moving on.

So anyway, I thought I'd try something different with this outfit post, and use my bed throw for a interesting background. I'm a little tired of my white wall so I'm trying to think of new ways to mix it up. I'm also going to try and include more variety of posts, outfit after outfit posts is making me feel like my blog has no substance.

I'm really in love with this dress, I've had my eye on it for SO LONG, and was so thrilled when Miss Selfridge asked if I would feature it. This is definitely a Bestival outfit contender (I decided this weekend I'm definitely going-who else is?) and I can already imagine me floating around in the field in it, minus the heels of course. Feeling a little bit Stevie Nicks too, which is the best way to feel in my opinion. 

PS: I'm looking for a new intern to help with WAISTE, so if you are interested and live in London get in touch and I'll let you know the details! (waisteclothing@gmail.com) <3



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