2.09.2012

Hair Details & More Brights In Winter

Blazer J. Crew, Dress Tobi, Oxfords Zara, Aviators Ray Ban, Necklace LYLIF

The weather has been unusually warm this week, it even reached 70 degrees today! I thought it was the perfect time to bring out a new bright colored dress for Spring and keep it somewhat winter appropriate with a navy blazer. As most of you known by now, I love color and this bright orange dress grabbed my attention instantly.
On another note, let's talk about my hair :) I told you guys a little over a week ago that I was getting my hair done and that I hadn't decided what I wanted to do. When I went to the salon, I decided to go lighter and take the blonde that was on the ends of my ombre and bring them up. To put it lightly, I was not pleased with the results. It just didn't look like me. So THEN, I went back to the salon and told them that I wanted to go darker. Not too dark. I was thinking Olivia Palermo brown. (she's pinned all over my pinterest boards) What I have now is the results of that. And again, I'm not pleased. The blonde ends did not want to take color as well as my roots, so now I have a two-toned color that is somewhat red/brown and grey/blonde on the ends. It's been frustrating because I feel as if I'm complaining a lot and being too picky. But it's my hair! Hair can be a very sensitive thing...at least for me. I have always been very conscientious of taking good care of my hair and try to keep it healthy. I now am getting my hair done for the third time on Sunday (along with a deep conditioning treatment so my hair won't get too mad at me) and I'm really nervous. I'm hoping that the results look something like this
So wish me luck! & Have a fabulous weekend.

Winter is fast approaching! Perhaps its time to start thinking about buying some knitwear to keep warm (like this one!)


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105 comments:

Erin at thesparkle.net said...

i can see what you mean by the toning... that's so annoying! and NO you are not being picky... i'm the same way. you should get what you want. i find that bringing LOADS of photos always helps. good luck!

http://thesparkle.net

Estherina said...

Love the navy and orange combo!

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Sarah said...

Love the color of your dress, you look stunning! Good luck with your next hair appointment, I hope it finally turns out the way you want it!

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a happy heart blogger said...

i am LOVING the orange dress!

garde said...

the dress, the blazer, the shoes....everything is beautiful...
kisses
fran

showroomdegarde.blogspot.com

Xoxo ☺ said...

I know what you mean doll, hair is very important and it has to been done right, especially if you pay money for it! I know it will look fabulous? It actually looks nice the way it is now. Good luck & can't wait to see pics! Xo

I Shopped 'Till I Dropped said...

I love orange! This dress looks beautiful and love how the color goes well with the navy blue blazer!

L'art said...

Beautiful dress! Very refreshing color!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Andrea Clare said...

aww I always cringe when I hear bad hair stories. Hope all goes well Sunday

http://andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

Becoming Refined said...

Love the color combination! Orange and dark blue are a perfect match especially with the gold tone accents.

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Kiki said...

Perfect dress, amazing color!

xx

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danica said...

Love the outfit! That dress is an amazing color.
Hope your next hair appointment goes well! :)

La Petite Olga said...

Hope that you'll get your hair fixed! But from what I can see it looks great. I know how frustrating it can be, had the same issue few years ago...

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

pinkandplum said...

I am SUCH a fan of orange and navy together- perfect combo!

Michelle's Style File said...

Loving this dress! And the shoes are adorable.

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

good luck at your hair appointment! looking gorgeous as always! orange and navy look amazing together :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

skye-loves.com said...

Stunning dress. And love love love how you've styled it with a blazer and brogues.
Love your hair too - it looks great. Honestly.

Charlotta Grönberg said...

You look gorgeous! Wishing you good luck fort hat hair appointment on Sunday!

Esther said...

You look fab in these colours!!

Good luck with your hair honey, I know exactly what you mean about torturing it, it's not good, says the one who's has colored it for far too long!! Maybe I should go brunette....hmmm!

Esther xx

http://girlinapanama.com/

Brown Sugar said...

love ur shoes <3 kiss

Gawgus things... said...

Totally with you on the hair thing! You're still looking uber gorgeous though :)

Emma x

Johanna said...

Amazing look, I love the styling, it's totally chic :) xoxo ♥

Doux Rousse said...

I would be so upset if I were you! Especially since you're getting married. You'll get to the right color though! On the other hand, I love that dress!

XO,
Caitlin
www.douxrousse.com

Walk This Way said...

Ohhh, that dress! Such an amazing color and it looks really good on you! :)

xo,
Jenny

Iny said...

Loved the look! Good luck for the hair but don't worry, everything is gonna be fine!

xx

www.mysweetpearls.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

Love the dress! It is so hard to wear color in winter but your outfit it perfect for those in between days where it isn't quite spring!

And I think your hair looks great as it is write now, but who doesn't want hair like Olivia Palermo! She always looks amazing!

WearAbouts said...

sucks about your hair....good luck on your 3rd attempt! And im digging the neon orange :)
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com
CHICTOPIA

Kimberly said...

Oh, I have gone through this same process with my hair & it is awful! Hope you get it all worked out this weekend - love this outfit, btw...orange & navy is one of my fave color combos!! :)

http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

CessOviedo said...

Wow love that dress the splash of color is awesome! Digging the sporty chic vibe!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Miyan said...

i totally know what you mean about being picky with your hair, it's such an important part of any girls image, in my opinion. i hope this time you love it! and i love your dress!

Miyan
www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Pop! of Style said...

Gorgeous dress, love that color! And your hair is beautiful!
xo
Missy

Ashley said...

That dress is gorgeous! Not sure I could pull it off but you look great and good luck with the hair!

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Chelsea Alise said...

Super cute dress! I love your lip color... what is it?

Tiana said...

i love the pleated dress! and the combinations of colors is just divine :)
xoxo
- tiana of l'esthetique

Kate said...

Firstly, I loveloveLOVE this outfit! The bright orange with the navy is so fresh & fun! Sorry to hear about your hair troubles - I've definitely been there in the past! The brown color at the top is GORGEOUS, and I'm sure after your next appointment it will be perfecto! Fingers crossed for you love!

PinQue said...

Love this punchy look and so sorry about your hair! I know what you mean, but you should definitely be happy with the results!

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Love the contrast of orange and navy! Lucky that you have nice weather... in NYC it's 30 degrees :(

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tina Romero said...

Your hair looks AMAZING darker! And im seriously so in love with that dress!

Have a fab weekend!
xoxo
Tina

danielle p. said...

seriously. you are beautiful. and i am loving everything about this outfit! especially that dress; such a perfect orange!

Samantha said...

Just saw the new hair via FB! Looks gorgeous! I love the mix of orange and navy. I'm in search of a light weight scarf to pair with an orange dress I've had forever, after spotting Ashley Olsen with a similar outfit on Pinterest!

Anna (South Molton St Style) said...

Love this colour, you look gorgeous in this. xx

South Molton St Style

Viviana said...

Loooove this dress and the color is perfection!

MaviDeniz said...

I love this color combo! I definitely need to get some more blazers. I only have a black one

Xo

modern Suburbanites said...

love the color of your dress, it is so gorgeous!!

www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

boyishchic said...

Your hair looks beautiful & so does this bright colored dress. Very pretty combo!
xx. Jillian
http://boyishchic.blogspot.com

Erica | cupcakes and coffee breaks said...

That dress is amazing, and I never would've thought to pair it with a navy blazer. Who knew navy and orange were meant for each other?!

Best of luck with your hair, and don't feel like you're being picky... hair can be a big deal, and I've had my fair share of bad cuts/dye jobs to know :)

Lindsay said...

I dont blame you! I'm the same way..I'm lucky my hair dresser is my best friend or they might just think I was crazy for being so anal/picky! Good luck! Your inspo pic of OP is great! Cant wait to see the results!

Heather said...

I love the navy and orange together. I need to add a little more color into my wardrobe. Very inspirational!

~Heather

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

i love your blazer^^

haii. new post on my blog - paradise♥mfashionfreak

Mackenzie said...

beautiful outfit and hair!

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Lovely dress + Sharp blazer + Nice look!

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Hannah said...

I love your hair and dress. Only just found you. Happy to be your newest follower xxx

jas said...

love the pieces and the color combo! i'm a uva grad and I'm always looking for looks like this!
m
http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

amber said...

i really love this outfit, its the perfect blend of spring brights mixed with a blazer to keep it seasonally appropriate! Our weather has been super confusing here in SC too. Also obsessed with the gold bib necklace you have on :) your ponytail also looks great!

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hannahstiff said...

I love this dress! Thanks so much for introducing me to Tobi. They've got such amazing pieces! You look just gorgeous:) XO
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Sidewalk Ready said...

Love the outfit! That orange dress is awesome! I am a hair stylist and have tackled this issue time and time again - they need to "fill" your ends, which means it'll be a two step process. First they need to add warmth back in and then color over it with the desired color. Maybe since they already put a color all over, doing a single all over color will work fine ... but if it was me, I would put a demi permanent, really warm tone on those blonde areas that took ashy/muddy and then color over the entire thing with the desired end result.

hope it all works out!

Maja said...

you are so pretty and you look great in that dress! so cute

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Kathleen said...

Love this dress! Might have to buy it for summer!

I know exactly how you feel about your hair. The ombre is hard to get rid of, and it will take a few visits. The darker color you posted looks good, but I know what you mean. And color fades fast so after a few weeks the ombre ends will show through more. You almost have to go a little darker than you want because it will fade fast. Hope it turns out good this time!

Chrissy said...

That dress is sooo cute! I love Tobi!

http://gottahaveit0306.blogspot.com/

Jessica Gitler said...

love this color pairing as well ... so great, and I am right there with you on this whole hair issue ... I always want it to be perfect and then when it doesn't quite turn out the way I was thinking I feel like I am complaining ... it is just how it goes I think.
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Love orange and blue together! This look is so perfect on you.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

I am a new follower of your blog and I absolutely LOVE it. You are drop dead gorgeous. I also have been following your twitter and I recently went from very blonde hair to dark hair and love it! I miss my blonde sometimes, but I think you will be happy with how it showcases your eyes and your wardrobe (hair color can make clothes look so different!) I saw the original picture you posted with your newly brown hair and I absolutely loved it. I didn't think it looked bad at all! :) Good luck on Sunday, though!

Jolie Jouel said...

Oh man, hair is such a sensitive topic! I hate going to the hair salon, spending tons of money, and not leaving happy. Good for you for going back! Can't Wait to see the final result! Did you take any pics of the first blonde attempt?

joliejouel.blogspot.com

Vivi K said...

I think your hair always looks great no matter what! I love the way you've paired the bright orange with navy blue! :)

Much love, Vivi

www.vivikstyle.blogspot.com

vane ferrer said...

I went through this same issue last week! And i am still not happy with my hair. i wanted it lighter than it came out. i also used olivia palermo for inspiration and have pinned alot of photos of her on pinterest.
you can read about my hair on my blog
www.verythoughtofyou.com
and i have olivia photos on my pinterest
http://pinterest.com/vaneferrer/

Jani said...

Love this color. Pantone would be particularly proud :)

-Jani
www.funfashionfit.com
www.foottraffic.com

Fowzee said...

love the outfit, the color is amazing,


xoxo

Katie's Bliss said...

I love wearing brights in the winter! Nice look!

katiesbliss.com

AubreyOhDang! said...

aaw that sux. but i just loved your ombre so much! I feel you should keep that look.

turtleandleaf said...

Love love love this outfit! The pop of orange and the blazer are perfection. Thanks for sharing!

Brittany

doyouspeakgossip said...

I love your dress! Fantastic color!
And I really liked the color of your hair! But I know what you mean, and how frustrating it must be for you! Good luck with your next hair appointment.

Call me M @ Do You Speak Gossip?

I Art Fashion said...

I bet it's going to look great
Great color combo

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Natalie said...

The orange dress is so fun! Love the color. So sorry about your hair fiasco. It's your hair so be picky until you're happy! :)

Emily said...

I love this look! I am sympathizing with you over the hair. I went to the salon back in November to have my blonde brought up higher to make a more obvious ombre of my natural summer color that was growing out. The stylist who came recommended to me made me look like Cruella Deville! It was absolutely ridiculous and instead of using a balayage technique I had a very distinct line of blonde to brown in my hair. When I went back to have it fixed, the brown she mixed in over some of the blonde ended up fading out about two weeks later. Needless to say, I won't be going back. I hope you get your hair woes solved soon! You're definitely rocking that ponytail though! :)

Emily
moda + medialunas

Kimiya said...

such a cute dress!
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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Olivia is flawless - I definitely see some of her fashion sensibility in you too! Good luck with your hair appointment... hair is such a personal thing, and it isn't perfect until you think it is!
xx

Kelsey said...

That dress is to die for!! So cute and love how you winterized it with the navy blazer. I also love your pony tail! I wish my hair would look that great in a pony.

I wouldn't worry about sounding picky. Hair is cherish by us girls and I am sure your hairstylish totally understands!

xoxo,

Kelsey
glisteningambition.blogspot.com

Princess Pookie said...

Oh geesy...the drama of hair. I spent $150 last week and she gave me a mullet. Cutie blog!

Princess Pookie said...

Oh geesy...the drama of hair. I spent $150 last week and she gave me a mullet. Cutie blog!

Princess Pookie said...

Oh geesy...the drama of hair. I spent $150 last week and she gave me a mullet. Cutie blog!

Sugar Magnolia said...

Love the orange and navy!
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Noushka said...

lovely style !!! orange is a great idea !

Elise said...

You look so pretty!

Cara said...

LOVE that dress, love the blazer!

Ohhh hair can be so frustrating, wishing you the best of luck and excited to see the results-I know you will look beautiful!

xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

Ally said...

There's nothing worse than leaving the salon less than satisfied. Of course, already leaving twice unhappy must mean that 3rd time's going to be a charm! LOVE this outfit btw... orange and navy are just an amazing duo together!

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EverydayMomStyle said...

I love the color combo of orange and blue! This is a great outfit!
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Borjana said...

Orange and blue is such a great color combination,thank you for inspiration;) Gorgeous dress,honey!
xx
B.

Daily Cup of Couture said...

Such a darling dress!! I adore that orange!! Xx

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I've been looking for a pair of nude colored oxfords...those are so fun!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

http://poorlittleitgirl.com

Kristal said...

Great color choices. Looks stunning pretty girl!
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Shikhu said...

Orange, pleated, and oxfords? MY FAVOURITES AND you've done it justice! Great job!

http://chic-who.blogspot.com/

Heather G. said...

You look gorgeous, but I know how sensitive I am about my hair so I totally understand. Hope it turned out how you were hoping.

Bre said...

I think your hair turned out lovely. Well at least in these pictures. I don't know about before you went back to the salon.
Your dress is a great color! It's so bold and you look beautiful.

Tales of an HBS Wife said...

Love the orange with navy - brights and navy are my favorite!

Nici said...

I love your dress! The colour is so nice and that gives me a little bit summer feeling! ;)

Street Lily said...

Oh my gosh. How cute are you???? Following...

Http://streetlily.blogspot.com

Karissa said...

Such a cute outfit! Adore the dress and blazer.

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Abbey Brandon said...

Love the flats!

xo, Abbey (District Dress Up)
http://abbeybrandon.blogspot.com/

Gameday Stylist said...

LOVE this outfit! Perfect for Gators or Knicks fans ;)

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Malia said...

Love your dress! So cute. I just came across your blog, so not sure but you may have already answered this. What's tobi?

Me said...

Tangerine + gold = Summer in winter.
The navy blazer is just the icing on the cake.
Beautiful.

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