When there’s a hair disaster there’s only one thing for it…..a hat!


Outfit: Whistles Ella jacket, Hush jumper, New Look jeans, Aldo shoes (I’m sure I’ll write Aldi one of these days!) Oushka bag

I think that “disaster” is probably too strong a word to describe my super short hairstyle but whenever I look in the mirror I do think to myself “Ouch, that’s short.” And then to top it off I decided to colour it but to pass the time quickly I blogged at the same time, leaving it on for much longer than I should have done – so not only is it slightly shorter than I would have liked but it’s slightly darker too. Having said that, I did ask for it to be cut shorter partly because I seem to have to get it cut so often and also because I’m running/swimming a lot at the moment so it’s constantly being washed or getting wet.

So, when it came to the blog I had two choices. First, to disappear for a few weeks until it had grown and lightened OR to share it with everyone and just get over it. I decided on the latter a) because I like blogging and b) because….actually I don’t think that there is a b).

Anyway, I decided that now is probably a good time to have a hair disaster – well a couple of months time might be even better – because there are so many lovely hats around this season. From the Reiss Ava and Hattie (is that a great name for a hat or what?) (£69) to the Fedoras at Topshop, which at £28 are a good place to start for anyone heading (get it??) for the first time into trilby/fedora territory, to the Zara wide brimmed felt hat (£19.99) or the trilby (£25.99).

The Jigsaw bridget fedora (£39) is also a great choice…

as is the Jigsaw Isabella trilby (£39) which comes in a variety of different colours.

Hats really are just one of those things that you have to try on and just because one brand doesn’t work, it doesn’t mean that another brand won’t. Often it comes down to the colour, the width of the brim, the height of the hat – and confidence too.

I saw this “Love You” beanie in Zara (£12.99) today and I think that it would look great with my New Look jumper which has “love” written across the front. It would take matchy matchy to a  whole new level.

The Hush star jumper (£75) that I am wearing is from the summer collection but they have done this winter version, for anyone who fancies having a star plastered across their chest.

I am also wearing the Ella Ponte jersey jacket from Whistles which is £45 or £95 depending on the colour. If you’re tempted, do have a hunt around the site for a bargain. For anyone unsure, they do tend to come up quite large so if only the size below yours is available, don’t be put off. It’s a jacket that I find hugely useful and easy to wear, largely because it is made of jersey.


So, although it’s only early I’m off to bed – I think that hair grows more quickly when you’re asleep!


  1. Melanie Wall
    September 17, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    It's brilliant actually! Youthful. Trendy. Cool. Good words. Mel

  2. Shop Accordingly
    September 17, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    Definitely not too short, looks great! I have been wanting one of the star jumpers from Hush since the summer too!

  3. Beany
    September 18, 2014 / 10:12 am

    Love the hair! Can I ask what dye you used please? Thanks.

  4. Arthurs mum
    September 18, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    Your hair looks great! I love the colour as well. x

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