Saturday, 19 September 2015

Blushing Burgundy

I've already started dressing like it's autumn! But to be fair, where I live, autumn only lasts until mid to late November. I can already feel the chill in the air, even though the Autumn equinox hasn't happened yet.
 As you all know, I'm a huge fan of second hand shopping. I usually don't buy clothes at garage sales, but this skirt caught my eye. Burgundy is one of my favourite colours, especially for autumn. And I love the button detailing on the front!
 As soon as I saw this hat in American Eagle, I knew it was for me. I've been trying to grow my hat collection, as right now it's pitifully small. I think that bowler hats are so cute, but I try not to look like Charlie Chaplin in them! (There's nothing wrong with Charlie Chaplin, that's just not the look I'm going for).
 I got this sweater last year, and it's perfect for winter. It's pretty heavy and chunky, and that means I don't have to wear a jacket with it in autumn! Honestly, who doesn't love a cozy sweater?
You can probably tell that these shoes are pretty old, but they're my favourites. I pull them out every autumn and wear them with practically everything until it gets too cold.

Outfit Details:
Second-Hand Skirt SimilarSimilar
Dynamite Sweater Similar
American Eagle Bowler Hat
Old Boots
Old Tights

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

How To: Whimsical Braid

You may be wondering why I call this whimsical. It's just messy, you say. Well, I raise to you this question: do you think that faeries would have time to make their hair nice and neat? I don't think that they would. I do think, though, that they would take the time to stop and put some fresh flowers in their hair.
Before we start, I'd like to say that I'm by no means a hair expert. If this doesn't work for you, that's ok! If you have an idea on how I could do something better, I'm all ears.
 You Will Need:
♥ A clear elastic
♥ Bobby pins
♥ Fresh flowers (optional)
♥ Lots of time and patience to let your hair dry
1. Starting with wet hair, make a simple braid. Don't worry about it being neat, mine certainly isn't.
2. Wait for your hair to dry (this may take a few hours). Your braid should be fuller and have more volume.
3. To make your braid even bigger, use your fingers to gently pull it apart.
4. Intertwine your flowers in your braid and use bobby pins to keep them in place. I cut some sweet peas from my backyard and placed them from darkest to lightest, but do whatever works for you. You could also use paper flowers if you'd like.

If you try this I would love to know! You can leave a comment down below or email me at

Also, please let me know if you have any hair tutorial requests ♥