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Outfit: Pastels & Learning How To Dress With Blue Hair



Getting dressed with blue hair can feel like a bit of a challenge--especially in winter. I have so many floaty summer dresses in white or pastel shades that would complement the blue 'do perfectly, but winter coats and cozy sweaters that suit bright blue hair are a little harder to come by. I never really let having red hair dictate my style or even sought to flatter or complement red hair with my outfits. But blue is a different ball game with certain outfits looking plain wrong! Still I'm figuring my options out one day at a time and pink with blue is probably my favorite combination at the moment. It suits the ~romantic vibes~ in the air (and blogosphere) as everyone seems to have Valentine's Day on their mind and makes me feel like spring can't be too far away.
Most of my outfit is made up of older pieces in my closet, but what is new is this lovely bright pink mini bowler bag by Radley. For once I resisted the urge to add a novelty purse to my collection skipping past Radley's heart-shaped bags and scotty dog (so cute!!!) shoulder bag, and instead honing in instead on this retro bowler. It's a nice pop of color against the pastels in my outfit and will suit so many outfits going into spring and summer...can you tell spring is on my mind? I keep buying fresh flowers for our house and looking out the windows and sighing heavily. The day we snapped these pictures was quite windy, but I almost didn't mind since it was just so nice to see the sun again!    
*pictures by Thomas*

17 comments:

Ophelinha said...

I miss your red hair :(

MarieBayArea said...

Beautiful pastels. Love that sweater. Your blue hair is awesome.

Kirsten Cole said...

I like your hair, it reminds me of Coraline! And this is very pretty color combo. I wouldn't expect to put bright blue and pale pink together but I'll have to give it a try. I have this bright blue dress and I never know what to wear it with. Maybe a pink cardigan? Or pink shoes! :)

Brennae Morgan said...

I love a pastel outfit! And the purse is so cute! P.S. Don't listen to the haters about your new hair. It's your hair and your choice!

Anca Varsandan said...

This is so lovely. I love your blog and your whimsy style.
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Jessie Brown said...

I can relate so much to this post! I'm always switching up my hair color too (mostly pastel pinks and purples) and I feel like I need to rethink my entire wardrobe every time my hair is a different shade. Glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks this much about what to wear with their new hair color! PS. Love the depth you got with the blue, which brand did you use?

Sabbie Narwal said...

Hair inspiration! Truly :) I LOVE how you switch it up every now and then

Anonymous said...

Rebecca, I like the blue hair a lot...I recently went blue, too! I make a lot of changes with my hair style and colors and always get annoyed when people miss my previous look. Like, what good does a comment like that do? We're obviously not doing our hair for them anyway. It's usually my grandma who makes these comments. In her mind, I should have long, naturally-colored, bangless locks. Anyway, you look great; I love your spirit of experimentation; and I love your blog. --jemma

Damaris // The cat, you and us said...

The second picture is so so specially lovely! I always get so much inspiration from your pics and choices. And I like to read your answers from time to time, I much prefer to read a honest answer to a silence, you shouldn't feel like losing, quite the opposite, you take your time to give an opinion, that's always a win <3 Love your new mermaid hair, I wish I was brave enough to dye mine but since it's so difficult with dark hair I think I need to make a big commitment :)

Amber Renee said...

I don't feel like you were being harsh. I feel like it was an honest response reminding people to be aware of how words can have an effect. I'm sure she wasn't trying to make you feel bad about dying your hair, it was her initial thought and it wasn't thought through. I've personally been trying to achieve the color red you usually have your hair since long before I even red your blog. And my alternate hair color choice is often blue!

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Daramis // The cat, you and us, Thanks & yeah I swing back and forth on just not engaging ever (so I can't put my foot in my mouth) and actually using the comment section to engage in dialogue. It's a fine line to walk.

Linda Tran said...

You have the cutest outfits!

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MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P said...

Your hair is pure poetry and I have just fallen in love with your jumper, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
You are magic and don´t you EVERRRRRRRRRRR forget it.
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Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

I had purple hair for a while.. it definitely can be a challenge and you do have to stick to a basic color palette... but it was so worth it. Eventually, my personal style evolved and the purple just didn't seem to fit anymore, but I am forever grateful for those years of experimentation. I think pastels are definitely the way to go with your shade of blue, though I do think maybe some purples or greens could work too!

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kelsie marie mcnair said...

I know this color game too well! Your blue is vibrant but when it fades just a little more, most pastels and greys will be game! My whole wardrobe these days are soft greys, purples and orchid colors. I have two scarves that always compliment the hair and I wear them with whatever coat making a fun ensemble out of every outfit. If there are second hand shops there, spenf an afternoon there and pick out a bunch of colors you can hold against you to see how your hair influences the look. I allllllways get inspiration that way. Once you get the hang of it, finding prices that fit become obsession! Love it girl!

Anonymous said...

I love looking at your blog and always enjoy your hair colors but I find it troubling you have open comments and unless they are 100% hoorah and worded correctly, so as to praise you, then someone needs to feel bad. she didn't call you a sea hag, she clearly just meant she liked your red hair a lot. Nothing was untoward or thoughtless or malicious. If that sensitive to the opinions of others, why allow comments? This is coming from someone who has had truly unkind things said before. So what if she liked your hair red and misses it, it doesn't have to affect anything and it's not a slam on blue, unless you perceive it that way.

Lynx said...

Love the blue... you make it work beautifully. :)

And it occurs to me, how many times cartoons have anything-but- 'natural' hair colours... haha. So, for all the folk who criticize hair, I bet they wish they had done what you did.