Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's a casual look!

Thought I'd do something rather unusual and post a shot of a very casual look of mine that I wore to run some errands and catch a film with friends later in the evening.

A few months back I ordered a pair of custom made 1940s high waist trousers from Big Beautiful Barbara Brown and the postman brought them to me just yesterday. I ordered them in a grey wool mix fabric because when I made the order, it was still really cold in here. Thankfully, the fabric isn't too warm and the trousers are actually perfect for the season. I'm definitely a dress and skirts kinda gal and I rarely wear pants but I really do like these. They're super comfortable to wear! I've never had wide leg trousers before and I'm not entirely sure if they're all that flattering on me but at least they're so 'easy' to wear.

And the hair... Let me just take a moment to boast that I haven't dyed my hair in at least a month and last time it was done by my hairdresser was in early February. So yeah, it seems the red is finally lasting a longer time without fading! WOOHOO! I also ordered some hot sticks and this was the second time I've done my hair with them, loosely following this tutorial by Fleur. I have to say that I'm LOVING hot sticks and I'm so glad I finally got 'em! The curls are similar to the ones I get from using perm rods (my favorites for cold sets) but without the god-awful frizz - and headache - I always get from sleeping on curlers. Plus, the curls actually lasted throughout most of the day, which is impressive considering that a hot roller set tends to last for, say, half an hour in my hair.




Trousers - Big Beautiful Barbara Brown (1940s high waist trousers)
Knitted sweaters - H&M & Gina Tricot
Sweater clips - Vintage via Etsy
Handbag - Thrifted, vintage
Shoes - Thrifted

10 comments:

  1. oh, those are great trousers! How do you get your hair so lustrous??

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  2. BaronessVonVintage - Thanks! :) Actually, my hair used to be far more lustrous but it has been pretty damaged since I went red and have been curling it so much. I think it is getting healthier now, though. I use salon only shampoo & conditioner so perhaps that's the secret to my hair? Heh!

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  3. i think they look really cute on you! and yay for no more fading hair colour!

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  4. Very cute, love the pants! I've always drooled over your hair color, that is the perfect red!

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  5. A girl has to feel relaxed sometimes doesn't she? Love the pants - they look so roomy and comfy.

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  6. Mull on kans nuo BBBB:n housut, mutta ne näyttävät paljon oparemmalta sun päällä! Entiedä mitä mun housuissa mättää, en ole vielä käyttänyt omia koska niitä pitäis hieman lyhentää, ehkä se sitten auttaa kokonaisuuteen, koska hienot pökäthän ne on ja haluan päästä käyttämään niitä!

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  7. stina - Thank you, darling!

    Maggi - Many thanks!

    FairyFiligree - That is a good point, indeed. :)

    Freelancer - Kiitokset! :) Munkin housut on aika pitkät, varsinkin ilman kenkiä sisällä, mutta ei haittaa jos käyttää ulkona korkojen kanssa.

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  8. Minulla on myös samat BBBB-housut, ne on älyttömän mukavia, mutta itse asiassa olen vähän väärän muotoinen niille, olen liian suoramallinen. Mutta mukavuus kyllä voittaa joten käytän ne aika paljon. Tilasin muuten niitä viime kesänä tai syksynä ja ainakin silloin sai tilata omalla pituudella, joten mun ovat just oikean pituiset....

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  9. Kivat housut ja hyvä asu yleensäkin:)

    Oon kerran (häpeä myöntää, et vaan kerran) aikaisemminkin käynyt katsomassa sun blogia, silloikin tulin tuolta Diary of a sewing Fanatic:n kautta, mun pitäis ihan oikeesti laittaa sut tonne mun listaan, sul kaikkee kivaa täällä. t. Marita

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  10. ina - Housut saa kyllä vieläkin tilata omalla pituudella mutta ne on silti vähän liian pitkät mulle. Pitäisi ehkä lyhentää niitä sentin tai pari. Mutta toisaalta ne on nyt justiin sopivat ulkokäyttöön korkojen kanssa.

    Marita - Kiitokset! :)

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