September 30, 2014

Culottes

Since realizing that white jeans are a veritable a closet staple (see here, here, and here), I've now decided to add white cropped culotte pants to the mix. Never thought I'd be into something so 90s. But then again, I have been rocking the denim vest and plaid a lot lately...

Tank: Club Monaco (here) / Pants: Club Monaco (here)
Shoes: Camper (here)

September 27, 2014

Caring For Dyed Blonde Hair

Since going blonde, maintaining my new hair colour has been a top priority so I thought I'd share some of the products I've been using lately.


I was especially excited to find the UK brand Pro:Voke Touch of Silver at my local London Drugs when I went on the hunt for a purple toning shampoo. The star of the line, Touch of Silver Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo, deposits violet colour pigments on the hair to neutralize brassiness (it's basically a temporary hair dye) and really does leave my hair noticeably brighter and blonder. However, because overuse can result in a weird purple tinge, I've been alternating with the Daily Maintenance Shampoo to prevent fading/dullness and the Intensive Treatment Conditioner to help add moisture back into my bleached hair.

Every few weeks, I apply the Fekkai Technician Color Care Luxe Color Masque (also available at London Drugs). As the masque is very rich, I concentrate on the ends of my hair to avoid weighed down/greasy roots and leave the product on for 3 minutes before rinsing.


Styling-wise, I have still been doing my typical waves most days. To add volume, I spray on OSiS+ Volume Up and set my curls with OSiS+ Session Extreme Hold Hairspray. This hairspray is awesome because it doesn't leave my hair feeling crunchy and the formula protects against harmful UV rays, which can wreak havoc on colour-treated hair.

When I'm going for a straight look, the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil Elixir adds some much-needed shine while also acting as a heat protectant.

September 22, 2014

Proenza Schouler PS11

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that Proenza Schouler's PS11 handbag has been on my wishlist for ages. In fact, I have even mentioned that my intention was to purchase it sometime this year. Well, I finally hit the checkout button a few weeks ago as a birthday present to myself. Let's all say "welcome" to my new PS11 Classic in Black... I'm in love!!

Tee: Wilfred (Aritzia) / Leggings: TNA (Aritzia) / Plaid Shirt: TNA (Aritzia)
Bag: Proenza Schouler (here) / Booties: Topshop (similar)
Sunglasses: Kensington Market (similar)