- I try not to wash my hair everyday. At first this was so hard, because it does go greasy, but god bless dry shampoo. I do actually wash my fringe everyday because I have oily skin and my fringe is just a greasy mess! But I wash my hair every other day, and I’ve noticed this has really helped my hair.
- I’ve stopped dyeing my hair, or if I wanted to do it, to go to a professional, they know exactly what they are doing. I’ve had more hair nightmares over the years and I’m so glad I’ve learnt my lesson(s!)
- I deep condition my hair every week. And I use hair oil every day on the ends of my hair when it’s damp. I use this or this conditioner and this hair oil
- I hardly ever use heat on my hair. I never (well almost never) blow dry my hair, only my fringe, I always leave it to dry naturally. And I only curl my hair for special occasions, or if I’m shooting, and only after using a heat protecting spray. I love this one.
- I only brush my hair when it’s dry. Oh my god I remember once after I bleached my hair I was brushing it when it was wet and I was literally brushing it out, it was so damaged it was just falling out. Lesson learned there. I’ve found this spray, (even though I don’t blow dry) sprayed when damp and then a tangle teezer when dry works best for me
- I put my hair in a plait when I sleep. This is because it’s so long and knots if I leave i literally get dreadlocks when I wake up. I’m not even joking.
- I try not to to touch or play with my hair too much, one because it just goes greasy and two it damages my hair.
- I get regular trims. I cut my fringe myself and I go to the hair dressers and ask for ‘the tiniest bit off’ or I’ve trimmed it myself.
- If I tie it up I use clips or kirby grips. I never have it in a high ponytail or anything that can damage my hair like that.
- I only really curl my hair for shoots or special occasions, I use this hair curler as it creates nice loose waves. If I just want a slightly messier look without using heat I either wrap my hair into a bun and clip it first or braid it overnight, a French plait works best for my hair. I always use this heat protecter and hold it with hair spray. This one is great. Most of the time my hair is so long and straight it just goes straight back to normal after a few hours though!
What I’m currently using from Sebastian
It’s just so simple, yet effective. Being a vintage shop owner and selling vintage denim definitely has it’s perks when it comes to finding the perfect fit vintage jeans, I tell you.
I’m usually working in my shop, running to the post office, walking Stan or shooting so this has become my new favourite combination, for both style and comfort. Add a jacket/alternate between long or short sleeves where necessary, haha.
I’ve now got it lucky being able to go through hundreds of pairs to find ones that suit me (yes I still have to trawl through loads, so many I would love to suit me, sadly just don’t, as hard as I try) but I’m learning lots about finding pairs to suit my shape and slowly introducing styles I wouldn’t normally go for into my wardrobe.
Photography: Kaye Ford
Photography: Jessica McCleave
Man, I’ve been eyeing up these boots for ages, and I’m so glad they are finally on my feet! They go with just about anything, I love them with this Topshop playsuit, but they look just as good with jeans too. I love cream/ecru coloured boots, not very practical I know, but they look great.
I actually don’t know whose car this is on my street so I just wanted to do a little shoutout and a thank you for me always using it as a prop, I can’t even drive, so it’s a little ironic. One day! It’s one of those things I always put towards the back of my to do list and never get done.
I’ve been busy busy buying for my vintage shop but I’ve finally had time to sit down and blog, I really need to get an organised routine with blogging!
I’ve been having a strange clothing crisis of late, I don’t know if it’s because I’m being influenced by influencers on instagram, (wow tongue twister) or I just feel like I’m getting stuck in a rut and constantly buying the same things, but right now I literally want to throw all my clothes in the bin and start again. (Obvs wouldn’t literally throw them all in the bin I would sell/give to charity, RECYCLE people) But yeah, there’s somany well put together outfits I’ve been inspired by recently, and I’m really starting to want to curate a wardrobe of amazing key pieces that are worth the money, not just impulse buying, which lets face it is fun (better when drunk) but in reality those pieces won’t last. I’m also starting more research into sustainable brands, especially ones in the UK more in my next blog post about that!) so I can give you a list of my faves. Lots more exciting posts coming up so stay tuned.
PS: This playsuit also comes in green too, HELLO.