Deep-rooted in my childhood, I have always had quite a maddening obsession with hair accessories. One nightmare horror story immediately comes to mind when I was 7 years old and preparing my look for my first school disco. This was the first occasion, I was given permission to find my own style and have full control over what I could wear. Let’s just say, I got a bit excited and little clueless me committed some absolutely diabolical fashion crimes. All I can say is envision a slightly more stocky me, with freshly crimped hair, glittery tights with open-toed silver high heels and the world’s most abhorrent hair accessory I have ever seen. It’s so ghastly, I’m not even sure how to explain it. Imagine an obnoxious shade of lilac in a tacky fake hair format on a hair band scraped back into a high ponytail. Far from hot. Obviously, the boys were fighting over 7 years old me with a look that strong – oh, I kid.
Anyhow, like always I have managed to go off tangent almost instantly! I like to give you some insight into the Alice fashion development journey. After that phase, I found a love for hair bows and more feminine looks and waved goodbye to all kinds of vile, lilac hair pieces!
It is quite difficult to incorporate hair flowers into every day looks without people assuming you are off to a wedding even when it is exceedingly apparent you are not! What I have learned is that less is more and it is important to keep your look as simple as humanly possible. I do this by keeping my colour palette restricted, I stay clear of all patterns with the occasional exception to subtle florals or polka dot. I also always make my makeup compliment my look by choosing a lipstick that will bring out the colours of my outfit.
The outfit below is one of my favourites. Admittedly it is not ideal for Winter but as I have followers that are overseas in different climates, I thought it would be nice to share with you some looks that people can experiment with during the weather in their seasons. The top is a 1940s secretary inspired blouse from ASOS in a very pretty silky pink satin. Sometimes this fabric can look quite cheap, especially when buying satin dresses as they can create the feel of you going out in your grandmas night dress (a look for some but not for all eh).
The skirt is my summer go to, it is a gorgeous inexpensive white lace skirt from Topshop which I have certainly worn far too many times. The flowers are from ASOS and a tip for fellow feminine fashion lovers is to often search for gems in the bridal sections of shops. You can sometimes find the most adorable accessories, shoes and lingerie.
Hope you feel inspired! Now let’s get back to our big woolly jumpers!