Daily outfit 5/8/2013

I’ve been having so much fun with my new hair cut.  When my hair was really long, I didn’t play around with pin-curl sets very often.  When I did curl my hair, I would use the same pattern each time.  It was rare that I would actually go to the effort to curl my hair because it took such a long time to dry, and often the weight of my hair would cause the curl to drop out very quickly.  Now though, I’m having loads of fun with different pin-curl sets.

On the day these outfit photos were taken, I’d tried a Marilyn Monroe-inspired setting pattern.  I use the term “setting pattern” very loosely, because what I actually did was look at a picture of Marilyn putting her hair in pin curls and vaguely tried to copy it.  I’m not a fan of setting patterns, and I’ve got enough of a handle on pin-curl theory and the way my hair behaves to be able to guess at how I need to set my hair to get the look I’m after.  I was really pleased with the way this set turned out.  My hair is a lot longer than Marilyn’s but this set gave me flowing, voluminous curls with loads of bounce.

DSCF8691If I could change one thing about it, I’d try for a bit more volume at my forehead.  But truly I was very happy with this set.

DSCF8695These curls had more bounce than jell-o on springs!

I decided I needed a bombshell-inspired outfit to go with my gorgeous hair.

DSCF8687I am wearing:

– Pink beaded necklace (thrifted)

– Pink and black argyle jumper from Fashion Fair

– Pink pencil skirt from Supre

– Black fishnet tights from Leona Edminson

– Black sequinned stilettos from Rubi Shoes

– Amethyst ring which used to be my Nana’s


DSCF8689You can tell from the pictures that I’m very chuffed with my hair.  It’s always good when a pin-curl set turns out the way you want it to.  I spent the entire day flipping my hair and walking with a bit of extra shimmy to make my curls shake.



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