Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 12, 2011: Orange, Pink, Leopard Print, Gold, Black

Dress: Thrifted
Belt: J.Crew
Tights: AA
Bag: Coach/ Thrifted

This is one of my all time favorite outfits, as someone who usually gravitates towards more neutral tones, I love how bright it is and I love the pop of leopard print these amazing boots from Lulu's provide. This is what I wore a couple of weeks ago to the Boston Fashion Week Sip & Swap with The Swapaholics, but completely neglected to get a shot of. I'm glad I waited though, I was so sick during that event, and my hair was a disaster. For the past year or so, I've been pretty ambivalent about my hair, since leaving my old job at The College I just didn't have the money to put into it anymore and allowed it to grow. It wasn't until about a month ago that I finally got fed up: my "ombre" (ha) style was starting to look like a weird hat and the ends were destroyed beyond belief from a year and a half of straightening, curling, etc. Things had gotten out of hand, and the only style I could wear it in was a (admittedly bodacious) topknot on top of my head. This past weekend, I spent four hours in the salon chair of my friend Kristin, and am happily back to a warm reddish brown, with lighter highlights, and clipped ends. Certainly not an enormous change for some, but I feel so much better! I have a lot of plans for this blog over the next few months, one of which is getting back to my hair tutorials! Are there any styles you want to learn how to do?

41 comments:

Camilla said...

I love this so much! the shoes are amazing

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

Chloe said...

Love this. Love the pink with the red.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

amberly said...

I swear to never highlight or dye my hair because of the costly keep up!! My friend is a platinum blonde and it feels like she's always going to the salon... Before I read your post I noticed how gorgeous your hair is!! It looks amazing -- but I always have thought it looked amazing :) I'm sure it feels better to you though!! What are some of your favorite ways to make long hair curly??

Also - hot pink and orange are fantastic with a pop of leopard!! Love this side of your wardrobe :)

Frannie Pantz said...

That lion door knocker necklace is fierce! I also loooooooove all your colors! You're right, usually you are more neutral (which is great)--this is a nice switch up for you! I love the bold orange and pink!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

this outfit is AMAZING!!!! omg that necklace... and those boots! gotta go checkout lulus right now :)

<3 steffy
http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

{molly beth} said...

Great outfit! I LOVE your shoes---SO fab!!! I'm all about leopard print these days!

I'd love for you to stop by my style blog.
xo.
alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

City Girl Chicago said...

you've always had beautiful hair in my book. Is it wrong to say that necklace totally reminds me of Narnia? (in a really good way)! :)

skunkboycreatures said...

I love this outfit-- you look great in red! Your hair looks fantastic as well. :)

Anonymous said...

yay! hair tutorials...i loooove your hair tutorials!!

i love the dress too with the pop of pink, not something i would have thought of, but nice combo.

Jamie Rose said...

I love this outfit! That orange dress is such a pretty, bright color and the leopard print shoes look wonderful with it.

The Daily Fashionista said...

I think this outfit is super fantastic!!! I love the bright colors on you:) Plus your hair is gorgeous!!

chelsea lee said...

this is so amazing!! what an awesome find that dress is. I can't wait for some cooler temps in these parts...it's 85 today!! your outfit has me wishing for fall!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Julie, this outfit is so amazing!! I love the colours that you've mixed here, and my goodness, those shoes are stunning!! And loving the highlights, your hair is looking fabulous! xo veronika

Isobel Masters said...

love the colour of that dress!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

amazing colors - amazing boots, girl! i also love the pink belt - perfect way to tie the outfit together.

Sarah said...

OMG I love this outfit! Love the pop of pink with orange. and have I mentioned very jelous of your hair? I wish mine was that long!!

Dawn said...

Julie, you look so beautiful in this dress. I can't believe you found it at the thrift store. Love the way you have styled this. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

Alison said...

I just wanted to say I have loved your hair since I first saw you and it looks amazing now. As for hair tutorials, if you have anything for impossibly curly hair I am game, cause that's my boat. Great blog by the way.

Alison
The Book of Love
alisonleighjones.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Love your new hair! Colour is great, and looks super healthy!! My hair was in a similar state (long, blonde bits growing out) and I got mine cut and coloured on the same day! Be great to see some new hair tutorials. I get sick of wearing my hair out, and need some ideas on how to wear it, rather than falling back to the ol' ponytail. It's a bit uninteresting! Any ideas would be much appreciated!

Jo said...

Ohh! You've changed your hair! It looks so so so amazing! <3 I've been so excited to see it since your last post where you showed us a sneak peek in the salon! It was well worth the wait; you look so beautiful!

x
Lost in the Haze

Wedding Theme said...

Really nice outfit !!! I like lion-face locket most :)

Hanna said...

I love the orange and pink! That combo always reminds me of the 60s

Angie D said...

Oh, I love this look! You look so great :) I know what you mean about hair woes...since opening a business, it's been tought to baby it! I would love to know how to do the braided headband look. I only have shoulder length hair, but would love to learn :)

Femke said...

I love the color of this dress! I'm also leaning to more neutral colors, but red-like colors like this always have been an exception. It's great for fall also!

xoxo, Femke On the Button

marina miouprincess said...

i love this outfit!
www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.com

shelby h.k. said...

your hair looks great! and this outfit is exceptional.

xx

witch hare said...

I adore your necklace, I've always thought those lion door knockers would look better as rings or pendants than on doors!

witchhare.blogspot.com/

northwest is best said...

That necklace is ace! and your new hair really suits you.

Little Lo Hood said...

love this outfit. I would probably pair leopard shoes with something more neutral for sure but this definitely works in the most amazing way! your hair looks lovely! :) -Lo

theSIREN said...

oh my gawd! tomato and hot pink is one of my favorite color combos of all time - you take the cake on styling this combo the best i've seen. i love it and love your blog. def following you now.

xxx theSIREN

b.a. said...

love this look! and forever jealous of your bodacious topknot.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

this is so much fun! i love orange & pink together. you wear them both so well, too!

Candice said...

As for hair tutorials, I'd love to know how you get all that hair up into a loose topknot to begin with!! My hair is a bit longer than yours & I can't get it to stay in any loose manner without pulling & falling & giving me a headache!

chillairandperfume said...

Love this dress, and it looks awesome with the pink belt!

www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

The pink belt just makes it!

holly [at] covetous creatures said...

Your hair looks gorgeous! Although I thought it looked good at the swap as well.

dotty said...

this is all kinds of awesome! i heart how the pink seems like a neutral against the orange background!

dash dot dotty

Coury Combs said...

You are so gorgeous...I love the red and pink of course! :)

freny said...

So cute on her polka dotted <a href="http://www.loudstarbazaar.com/shop/brand-mon-peche-mignon/mon-peche-mignon-sheer-lace-dress/p_8.html>Feminine dresses</a>. Perfect with the jacket shes wearing!

Kyla said...

This is inredible! Hands down a perfect perfect outfit!

Kelley Kronic said...

i would wear those boots everyday if i wasnt too tall for heels

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