Happy New (hair) Doo


Have you had a wonderful start to 2013 so far?  

Its quite funny really as it just feels like any other day but it can signify so much. Out with the old, in with the new. I kinda like that thought i guess. Fresh start starting from now.

Today i had a much needed break from the kiddos and got to pop out with hubby to take some photos and hit the shops. I then came back and my darling mum was staying so i had some great laptop/blogging time to finally catch up on some bits and pieces that had been needed to be done for so very long. It has been productivity central over here. Now, if i can only keep this up for the rest of the year i shall be sorted!

 So, the other day i mentioned a mop chop and you lovely ladies all said how nice it would be to see. Well here it is, about 4-5 inches off and my lengthy layered locks are now mid length and straight. In real life no body really even noticed (apart from mum who then proceeded to forget to tell me she noticed so she doesn’t actually count either) Which is funny really because to me it felt like quite a big deal,haha. (heres the length before) It was boobie covering length and a bit scraggly and lank. It was lacking definite omph!
I had been contemplating the chop for weeks and then just handed the scissors to hubby a couple of days after Christmas and said “do it”. Once i get something in my mind, i often just have to do it, there and then. I knew i wouldn’t get a hair appointment for weeks and we had all the scissors and combs we would need here, so i entrusted Paul to do it. His father was a barber many many moons ago so i thought what the hey, maybe some of those skills have been passed down. And he did a pretty good job! Plus saved me £££ πŸ˜‰ Would you ever entrust your partner or a friend to cut your hair?

 I’ve had this outfit ready to wear for months. I’ve mentioned before i do like to make lists of my potential outfits, but this one just didn’t make the cut each day. So New Year was the time. 1970’s are back in my heart after a brief stint with the 1940s, I really love to experiment with different era’s. There’s just so many great styles out there, i just always seem to be inspired by days gone by…

 Dress: Matalan: Gift last year

Waistcoat: River Island: about 3 years ago

Hat & tights & Boots: New Look

So for now i shall bid you farewell, lets make 2013 awesome, yes?


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  1. January 2, 2013 / 10:59 am

    What a fab job your fella has done, it looks lovely. What lovely thick hair you have. I find it impossible to stick to an era too, I flit between them all depending on my mood. Love the hat. Happy new year.

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:30 am

      a fellow era flitter, haha! me too! i flit depending on mood/day. It can be so much fun though cant it! xx

  2. January 2, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    Your hair looks so thick and luscious! I always think a few inches off feels like a massive change especially when I wash it for the first time even if no one else notices. Adore the colour of your hat too it's gorgeous xx

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:29 am

      thank you lovely, it does feel like a massive change you're right, especially when i wash it and there's a whole lot less shampooing going on there lol! xxx

  3. January 2, 2013 / 3:29 pm

    How gorgeous do you look? Your outfit and your new hair! My friend does cut mine but she is a trained stylist, no way would I let anyone else! =)
    Happy New Year to you and the family lovely! xx

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:28 am

      happy new year to you too lovely! and you are too kind πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. January 2, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    I am loving your hair so much! xo

  5. January 2, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    I don't think I have ever trusted someone other than a hair dresser to cut my hair, I just know I would be horribly upset if it went wrong and wouldn't want to put that one someone else. This looks fantastic though, it looks so thick and healthy! Love this outfit too, these colours are amazing on you, and I love the long, billowy sleeves xo

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:28 am

      Alice, years ago when i was a kid, my mum would cut our hair. i remember running to my room crying after a disastrous cut and not emerging for 2 days. But i soon got over it lol. But yes i totally know what you mean. I know hubbys pretty good at literally anything he turns his hands too, so thankfully it came out ok. xxx ps sleeves on dresses are one of my fav things, along with pockets!;)

  6. January 2, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    Your hair looks fab! I've chopped my own before but it's curly so no one can tell if I cock up. Love your dress too xxx

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:25 am

      thank you Lorna! curly hair hides a multitude of sins doesnt it! my hairs super wavy and never sits in the same place after i wash it.. so it always looks kinda wonky lol! xx

  7. January 2, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    I noticed right away, it's a massive change, I love it. I also cannot believe your husband did it, he has made an amazing job of it. Does he want to do mine??? Lol, seriously though I would trust him to after seeing this. I would never trust Mr Bertie to do it, he would probably think it was a game and chop me a 2cm fringe and shave a chunk out of the back of it (everything is a game to him, he is such a child lol)

    This outfit is stunning (as usual) I wish I could carry off the coloured tights like you do, mine look awful. Whenever I wear them, no matter what colour, I look like an oompa loompa lol. Not a good luck.

    Janine xx

    • January 2, 2013 / 6:27 pm

      *not a good look not luck! agh, all the festivities have killed my brain!

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:23 am

      Thank you Janine, i knew i could rely on you to notice πŸ˜‰ and yeh the boy did good. he was probably half tempted to cut it wonky, knowing him, but yeh i would ask him to do it again when i need a little trimski ;)plus im super impatient so i can never wait for the hairdressers.. something i should perhaps work on in 2013.. patience!
      I have so much fun with coloured tights, its a shame you feel you cant. here's a tip if you fancy dabbling with coloured tights. Where them with knee high boots and a just above the knee type dress, then people will only see a little pop of colour but you're easing yourself in to the coloured tights wearing deal. Thats how i started!oh and start with a dark purple/burgandy so its not drastic from navy/black xxx

  8. January 2, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I noticed right away and it is lovely. Kudos to your Dear One, he has skills! It looks so thick and healthy!!! I absolutely LOVE this color scheme on you, Rachel. It's rich and vibrant, and so flattering with your coloring. And the vintage/boho vibe is so fun. Congrats on a great haircut that was free!!! ~Sarah

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:11 am

      awww Sarah, thank you for noticing.. think i need you to have a word with my old sis, lol! the colour scheme is fun isnt it?! you know me, never fear a bit of colour πŸ˜‰ hope 2013 is treating you well so far lovely xx

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:09 am

      happy new year to you too! hope 2013 is treating you well so far! glad you found me too πŸ™‚ the linkies are great arent they! xx

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:08 am

      Um, hells yeh to a thrifting meet up, that would be so good. But i have to be honest, i live in such a small town, thrifting round here is a wee bit rubbish. Ebay is my thrifting central… it's the best thing ever! oh and yes please to styling you, i would love for us to play dress up. I'm thinking leather jacket, funky dress and skulls for you? what d'ya think? xx

    • January 6, 2013 / 12:06 am

      Sounds ace! You know I love skulls πŸ™‚ I've yet to find any good thrifting options in Glasgow. If there is cuteness I'm not finding it!

  9. January 2, 2013 / 11:57 pm

    The new cut looks nice. People don't seem to notice cuts on long hair, even though it is pretty noticeable when it is your own 'do.

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:06 am

      i know, right?! no one really noticed at all, but when i look at me it's like "oh hello shorter hair" lol! least it makes the owner happy when the hair is cut πŸ™‚ xx

  10. January 3, 2013 / 12:32 am

    Love the outfit and your hair looks beautifully healthy!! The vest is neat, is it crochet?
    XO Tami

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:05 am

      Thank you Tami :)the chop definitely cut off all those unhealthy ends so it feels in much better condition now. The vest, um, not sure, i dont think its crochet, but i'm no crochet expert. Its like this pulled weave type effect. I have to say its probably my fav vest..ever.xx

  11. January 3, 2013 / 1:06 am

    Oh my gosh. Love this outfit. The hat, vest, dress. I'm gonna be a copycat πŸ™‚


    Taylor πŸ™‚

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:03 am

      Yay! glad you liked it.. i aim to please heehee! :)xxx

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:02 am

      Thank you Irene, i kinda wondered if they were just a chirtmas/new year sparkley time boot, but i have to say, i wanna wear them all the time!! a little glitter to brighten a dull day never hurt anyone right?! xx

  12. January 3, 2013 / 4:05 am

    Oh my I just love your style sooo much! I love that you paired a blue hat and burgundy dress, the colors are strikingly beautiful together. So glad I found your blog. I also enjoy wearing different era's. It's so much more fun if you try different styles!

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:01 am

      Thank you Katie, wearing different styles from different era's is so much fun isnt it, it definitely makes for a more cheerful day for me anyways! :)xx

  13. January 3, 2013 / 9:41 am

    Your hair looks nice and healthy and thick with your new "trim". You're brave for letting a non-hairdresser cut your hair haha! I only trust my mom to cut mine. She's a hairdresser and nobody else has ever done a thing to my hair but her. Anyway, I love the mix of color in this outfit. Your dress is super cute and I just love your blue hat.

    • January 4, 2013 / 10:00 am

      Thank you lovely! entrusting hubby was more of an impatience thing on my behalf heehee. Thankfully he did a good job. How handy that your mums a hairdresser?! thats awesome! xx

  14. January 4, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    Happy new year! You hair looks amazing, your husband did a great job! I get that impatient too but I wouldn't dare cut my own hair again after a few disasters in the past!

    Maria xxx

  15. January 4, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    Hello gorgeous. My gosh, that b&w photo of you looks straight out of the 70s…you're stunning!
    You certainly rock a hairy vest like no other haha…I would never in a hundred years have looked at that vest and saw the potential to style it the way you did. You are awesome.
    Happy New Year to you, my friend! Your hair looks healthy and beautiful – I was also considering to chop off a few inches of mine (big surprise huh?) and after seeing yours, I may just have to follow suit…eventually…it just now got to be this long πŸ™‚

    I know I owe you an email…I promise I will get on it. You know how I love to procrastinate πŸ˜‰


  16. January 4, 2013 / 8:15 pm

    your haircut is fabulous, love the retro look πŸ™‚ x

  17. January 5, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    Looks great!!! Love the new do. It always feels so mice and refreshing to do that every now and again! Perfect for the new year!!!

  18. January 6, 2013 / 8:11 am

    I love this hat – it is so fantastic!! I cut my own hair once after a terrible haircut. Thanks for being part of Wardrobe Wednesday – Happy New Year.

  19. January 6, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    Happy New Year! Loving your colourful outfit to kick off the new year, and I just found those New Look boots in the sale yesterday, woop! x

  20. January 7, 2013 / 5:49 am

    Lovely outfit and I adore all the colours put together. I'm also an era flitter, changing between 20's to Rockabilly.
    Found you via the Hop and glad I did.

    xx Rosina Lee

  21. January 9, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    Oooh, those boots are speaking to me, haha. I love your whole outfit, very 60's but modernized. And that hat! A must! New follower! Blog hopping!

  22. January 10, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    Gorgeous hat and tights, such lovely colours!


    Happy New Year to you too πŸ™‚


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