Stylishly Late: Unseasonable

This post is late because I’ve been sick. But the weather here has kinda been unseasonably warm lately. So I decided that if it was warm enough for skirts and tights, that meant there was no reason for my favorite skirt to be hanging out in my closet.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylishly Late: Unseasonable

Trench: Express, Top: H&M, Skirt: The Limited, Tights: HUE, Shoes: Old Navy

I love love love this skirt, it’s navy with little red polka dots and you can’t see it that well here, because it was dark outside by the time I was able to get my photos taken.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylishly Late: Unseasonable

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in light ivory, Nars Deep Throat Blush, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner, NYX Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam, Victoria’s Secret Lip Balm in Cherry Balm

Please excuse the doe in the headlights look, sometimes I really have trouble posing for photos. So you get wide eyed and frozen.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylishly Late: Unseasonable

I have worn these boots to death this year and they’re absolutely scuffed, and definitely showing their wear, but I still can’t stop wearing them and I really hope that I can find a pretty similar pair in black, grey or brown very soon because these have been my absolute favorite shoes.

What has the weather been like where you are lately?

Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

Warning this post is long:

Right before Halloween I decided to dye my hair purple. I was having a major existential crisis, and feeling like I had no control over the things I was doing and then while I was at the grocery store this image popped up in my twitter feed:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

The always lovely Gaby Dunn

and then I looked down to see this:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

So I bought it. But this isn’t what I used.

For those of you who don’t know the woman in the picture above is Gaby Dunn. You can (and should) find her here, here, and here, and other places like Buzzfeed, and this interview that she did with Tim Minchin, which I think everyone everywhere needs to read.

I posted on twitter that I had been inspired to impulse dye my hair purple because of Gaby’s image and tagged her in it with a picture of that dye. She told me that Splat has a tendency to wash out quickly and that she used Pravana.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

The always lovely Gaby Dunn’s hair braided by Kristen Mortensen

I didn’t end up using Pravana either though, because once I get an idea in my head I have to do it right now. So I went to Sally’s and bought Color Ion Fuchsia and Lavender, with the Color Ion Color Shield Conditioner.

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This is how it turned out:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

This is how I got this color: I mixed 1/4th of a tube of Fuchsia with a dab of Lavender in a Dye bowl that I bought for about a $1 and it came with a brush. Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

Then I added about 20-30 pumps of conditoner:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

And I mixed it all up until it looked like yogurt:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

and I applied the mixture to dry hair, put on a shower cap and left for it for 3 hours:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

You are not getting a picture of me in a shower cap, only tumblr is that lucky

To maintain the color I wash my hair about once a week with the Regis Purple Shampoo:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

and then I make the above mixture using less conditioner and dye than in the above picture and I leave it on for about an hour or two depending on what time I’ve put it in my hair.

When I went to Sally’s recently to get more dye they had the Violet dye that I had originally wanted:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

so I added it to my usual dye mixture so that it looked like this:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

If you’re wondering why I didn’t just switch straight to this since it’s the color I originally wanted, since my hair is already Fuchsia the lady at Sally’s recommended I mix it in using less Fuchsia and more Violet each time until I’m using only Violet when I run out of the Fuchsia.

and after I applied it I got this color:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Purple Hair: Dyeing and Maintaining

the color is a bit brighter than this, it was dark outside when we took the picture

I did not bleach my hair when I dyed it, which is part of why my hair isn’t as bright as hers is. My hair was a pretty light blonde already, but I do plan on bleaching it come summer when I change colors.

If you could dye your hair any color, what color would you dye it?

 

*I got permission from Gaby to use her photo’s in this post. You should always get permission before you use someone else’s photos, it’s just the right thing to do.

 

 

Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Have I ever mentioned how much I love flannel shirts? No?

Okay well I love them because they’re soft and they’re cozy and they make me feel stupidly snuggly and very 90’s grunge at the same time. And I love Grunge.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Flannel: Forever 21, Striped Tee: Victoria’s Secret, Pants: H&M, Shoes: H&M

These were actually taken before my Thanksgiving photo’s and I’m 100% certain that I was just running errands for thanksgiving.

Do you notice the Howl monster trying to hide behind me?

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Hair: Color Ion Fuchsia and Lavender, thrown up into a messy bun.

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation, Nars Deep Throat Blush, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Makeup Forever Aqua Liner, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, NYX Snow White Lipstick, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Hightlighter, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette,

The Post about dying my hair will be up this week, probably on Tuesday, and then I have a couple other posts that I have planned, including a tiny makeup haul.

 

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

I love this photo because it has both mine and Howl’s feet in it, like he wanted to show off his feet too.

Stylish Sundays: Thankful

This is what I wore for Thanksgiving this year.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Thankful

Dress: Maison Jules, Tights: Hue Shoes: Old Navy Belt: Kate Spade

It was absolutely freezing outside when we took these pictures so as soon as we got a useable one I put my coat and scarf back on

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Thankful

Coat: Delia’s, Scarf: ColourMe.com (defunct)

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Thankful

Hair: Color Ion Fuchsia and Purple (Violet) I hope to be doing a post on my hair later this week if everything works out. It’s not quite true to color here as the sun was setting and we didn’t fuss with the settings of the camera too much.

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Koh Gen Do Face Powder, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Maybelline’s The Nudes, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Nars Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Rimmel London Eyeliner, Sonja Kashuk Dalia, Revlon Shameless

Necklace: H&M

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Thankful

These boots have been getting an insane amount of wear this year, but I just am absolutely obsessed with them. I hope to find another similar pair in black.

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? What did you decide to wear?

 

Stylish Sundays: Intersections

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Intersections

Top: The Limted, Jeans: Aeropostale, Shoes: Old, don’t know the brand but I bought them from Alloy Necklace: H&M

I wore this early last week, because I was finally feeling a bit better and wanted to be dressed and feel pretty, but I still wanted to be comfortable. This fit the bill perfectly. I don’t think I’ve ever worn this top on the blog before, but it is one of my favorites and I always feel amazing in it. I am still really loving my hair. And upkeep has been insanely easy so I’ll be doing a post on that sometime next week or the week after hopefully. I feel like I’ve been neglecting both my blogs so so so much recently because of how busy I am, and how sick I’ve been. However I’m killing it on Tumblr so if you want to follow me there you can. It’s what I do late at night when I should be sleeping, but just can’t.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Intersections

Hair: Curled with 2 inch Conair Curling iron, color: Color Ion Brilliance Brights Fuchsia.

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation (I’m almost out of my Nars foundations so I’m wearing this to use it up before it needs to be tossed), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush on the apples of my cheeks and The Balm’s Hot Mama from the apples to my temples, with a light brown from Maybelline’s the Nudes Palette as my contour, and The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer to highlight. Eyes are the champagne color from the Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Makeup Forever Eyeliner on my tightline and Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara because Maxwell has me addicted to it. Lipstick is Nyx Tea Rose with Lancome’s Coral Rush Juicy Tube over it.

I adore this necklace I bought from H&M because I’m a really big fan of intersections and the lower letter T.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Intersections

I always forget I have these shoes. Which sucks because I love them, despite the fact that they eat my heels. I bought these years ago, before the whole loafer trend started, because the Nancy Drew movie had just come out and I really like Nancy Drew. Really that says how old they are. I’m pretty sure I bought them on sale from Alloy, and I haven’t shopped there in ages.