When in doubt, wear red


red top and black jeans

pixie crop

pixie crop and red top

red blouse

Red blouse with diamante detail from H&M, black jeans New Look

Sorry this pic was taken just before I had my hair cut, although it shows what my hair looked like before I had such a severe cut done! I miss having hair, feel like Bruce Willis (not really, secretly he wishes he had as much hair as this)


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The girl behind the blog


I've done my first real Youtube video! Please be gentle - I'm just dipping my toe in the water and giving it a go.

If interested I've found the best place for natural light in my house, although I obviously need to reduce the shine, but it's filmed and uploaded on an ipad, so please bear with me!



Transcription:

Hello blog followers, I thought I would try and do a Youtube video because I've never done one before and because lots of bloggers seem to be getting into them, perhaps I'm a bit late to the party.

But, I thought for any of you who do read my blog you might be interested to hear the sound of my voice and to see my new hair as I've just had it cut and it's very short. I did go into the hairdressers with a type of cut that I wanted and she did cut it a little bit too short; it's supposed to be a cool mohican and not a statement hair style- so not too happy with how it is, but it grows very quickly, my hair, so hopefully it won't take too long to grow back. Hopefully in about a month it'll be where I'd actually like it to be.

So, I write memoirsofawardrobe; I've had the blog for - gosh a couple of years...3 - 3 years ago now maybe, maybe even longer. It's gone through some transitional changes. I started on Wordpress but found the HTML and prpogramming siddifuclt - don't know if any of you have also found that? So, I moved onto BLogger. I feel like it's the lazy way to go, perhaps but it's just a lot easier, unless you know prohgramming.

So, I'm going to try and do a few more of these videos - I'm going to do another one on the Zoeva make up brushes as I've just ordered some more of them and I'm a huge fan of their brushes so I thought I'd show you some of them.

So that's it for now and if you have any questions that you'd like me to answer in a video please feel free to ask, otherwise thanks for reading my blog, I really appreciate it.

Cheers - bye-bye

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Snuggly new jumpers


cropped pixie hair

round next blue jumper

star necklace

blue knit jumper

clarks boots

Jeans and jumper from GAP. Boots from Clarks (available here). Omybag Sleazy Jane bag

Hope everyone's had a good week. Two important things to note from having very short hair now:
1 positive: hair dries super quickly
1 negative: It grows so bloody fast I now need hair cuts every 4 weeks

I'm going to spend a fortune on hair cuts!


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Review of Sebastian Clay, got my hair chopped & OOTD


slouch grey top

green skinny jeans

grey top and green jeans

short womens hair

very short womens hair

Wearing: Green skinny jeans from New Look, top from TK Maxx, Clarks boots

That's right, I've had all my hair cut off. If you follow me on Instagram you'll see the inspiration I had for my hair. It was cut by a junior stylist and after a week I'm noticing some bits I'm a bit unhappy with, but I love how short it is and I think I may be a short hair convert for the long term.

It's sooo easy to manage. You use such a tiny amount of shampoo & conditioner, drying your hair is so quick and in the morning it's so easy to style. Plus windy days are not a problem, I don't need to batiste a greasy fringe and brush any knots out.

So, since I've not had short hair before, the hair stylist recommended clay for styling. It's non-greasy in small amounts and creates a matte, non-waxy, non-greasy feel. It's great for sculpting. So, because I have never bought clay before I didn't want to just walk into Boots and buy the wrong one, so of course I bought one at the salon. It's Sebastian, which I'm a huge fan of since purchasing the their liquid steel - review here. So, pushing through the £17 price tag on a small pot of clay, I bought it and now love it.

These are the products I'm using on my new short hair cut:
sebastian hair products

New small, ceramic styling cylinder brush. Liquid steel in wet hair before blow drying. Clay on dry hair in the morning. Then hair spray just in case.

sebastian clay review

The clay is fab, which you'd expect for £17. You're definitely getting what you pay for. It's non-greasy, non-waxy and you use very little product for a strong hold, so it'll last absolutely ages. It doesn't leave your hands or hair sticky, so I'm a huge fan and don't care about the £17 price tag at all. It was quite a scarey move to get all my hair cut off, so I'm so glad I bought a low maintenance product to help keep my style fuss free throughout the day.

You can get Sebastian Clay on Amazon here for £13+ so you can get it cheaper than I did (dammit!)

Might actually go shorter next time. Pixie cut - dare I?


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eBay Collections - here's mine


Exciting news from eBay this month - they've launched a new section of the site called 'Collections'. I was lucky enough to have the chance to try out the new Collections part of My eBay before it launched.

View my Collections here



It's very similar to Pinterest and helps keep all those things you have your eye on in one neat and tidy place. Plus you can follow other Ebayers' collections - which is helpful when you find eBayers whose style you like.

I've made some collections based on things I love at the moment, including Michael Kors (still umm-ing and ahh-ing over a medium Selma bag) and since browsing for a bag I’ve found myself lusting after more of the Michael Kors pieces available on eBay, including the watches! 


The themes I’ve chosen so far:
Wellies (because everyone loves willies
Winter hats (After a cold day at the Cheltenham races, I realise I need more hats)
Coffee style (Because I’m obsessed with my Nespresso Machines)
Kurt Geiger (Because who doesn’t love some Kurt Geiger?)
Maxi dresses for summer (because hopefully warmer weather is staying with us)
Monochrome (Because I loved 2013s hottest trend)
Sweets (because retro sweets are back baby!)
Ankle boots (Because they’re just great all year round)
Bedroom styling (because I’m not just about fashion attire)
Studded (Because everything in the world should be studded as far as I’m concerned)
Arm candy (Because arms are bare without it)
Disco pants (Because why the hell not!)
Snowboard fashion (Because the second I finish I ski holiday I’m thinking about the next one)
Onsesies (Because I simply don’t own one and I’m living vicariously through eBay!)
Fashion based on my favourite books (Because I’m a book worm)
Midi rings (Because they’re pretty)

It's super simple to use. You just need to be logged into your eBay account and then any time you're on a product that you like click the brand new 'add to collection' button near the 'add to basket' button and it'll whisk it off to one of your current collections or give you the option to create a new one.



Have a look at the Collections section of eBay and maybe have a follow of my Collections.
This post has been written in partnership with eBay.

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