Wand Lust

Sunday, October 04, 2015

You might often spot me with poker straight hair, but I really do love wearing it wavy or curly. When it comes to my hair, I'm an ease kind of girl. I blow dry it, curl under the ends and I'm good to go. For a wavy look, it has to be just as easy otherwise I'm lost.

I'm always asking my friend Laura (aka TinyTwisst on YouTube) what to do - as I'm completely useless and she is such a pro. I hate curling irons as, no matter what I do, my hair always gets stuck and I have no idea how you're actually meant to wind them up, despite watching countless tutorials (and having Laura show me how).

I usually use my straighteners, but even then I find myself pulling through the hair too much and the curls then end up looking a bit messy. This is probably the desired effect for some, but I definitely love a more perfect curl. So, I tend to turn to a wand. They're just so simple!

I currently have the TRESemmé one, but I am in the mood to try something new. I have my eye on a few and like the idea of trying different barrel sizes - particularly something a bit thicker for looser curls.

For styling, I tend to use the same products over and over, as I know what works for my hair. The Elixir Ultime is always a fave and I do usually use L'Oréal hairsprays but, I my current obsession is with the Show Beauty hair perfume - it just smells absolutely incredible. So if you love sweet smelling locks, then you have to give it a try. It's a little on the pricey side, but you only use a little at a time, so it lasts!

How do you lovely ladies curl your hair? Are you as useless as me? I can't be the only one that suffers with dreaded tongs! I'd love to know if you've tried any of these wands and can recommend the best one!


AW Ready

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

With the change in weather recently, all I can think about is autumnal style. There are so many trends that are dying to be coveted this year, but for me, it's all about the '70s. I'm obsessed!

Scanning my favourite stores, it's hard not to put together the perfect retro-styled look, but it's Warehouse that left me feeling most inspired.

I'm always one to hunt down trend reports, scroll through blog posts and head straight to style edits on my favourite sites, so it wasn't long before I landed on their AW15 Checklist - and oh isn't it heaven! The '70s edit had me at hello.

From faux furs and trendy textures to that luxurious colour palette and the mention of Miss Penny Lane (you know I love Penny Lane), I was sold. I've picked out a couple of my must have items that I've already ordered (whoops) and I hope you love them too! Just click on the images to shop.

You can find all items in the Warehouse '70s Edit here.

It's posts like this that I love. I love feeling inspired and celebrating the fashion that I personally always shop. I'm thinking of doing a similar post with my other current faves, so let me know if that might be something you'd be interested in!


Total Transition

Monday, September 14, 2015

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dorothy and olive, fashion blogger, redhead blogger, uk fashion blogger, topshop unique, topshop unique aw15
dorothy and olive, fashion blogger, redhead blogger, uk fashion blogger, topshop unique, topshop unique aw15
dorothy and olive, fashion blogger, redhead blogger, uk fashion blogger, topshop unique, topshop unique aw15

It's that time of year again. That awkward time where the weather has no idea what it's doing, so how are we meant to know how to dress. I do secretly love this time of year though - the start of a new season always feels refreshing and new - even when you have no idea what to wear.

One of the best things about new seasons, is new trends. Now, I may not be the biggest trend follower ever (okay, not at all), but it means we get to wear new stuff for the season. Yay.

Last week, the latest Topshop Unique collection launched and to say I was excited is a huge understatement. I'm a Topshop fan as much as the next girl, so their catwalk show each fashion week is always on my agenda. I think the reason I was more in love with the AW15 collection than any is because of the whole country meets city vibe, with a retro edge - basically how I feel about myself!

Aaaand, this dress had to be my absolute fave. Just look at it. I had to go with leather styling for the chillier weather we've been having, but I can so imagine wearing it with over the knee boots and a little faux fur in weeks to come!

Have you fallen in love with the latest collection too? What's your favourite piece? I'd love to know how you'd style yours!

JACKET | Warehouse

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