She bangs.

Whatever happened to Ricky Martin hey? Yes I got bangs cut in on Friday – or a fringe as we prefer to call it in the UK.  I have to say I love it – it’s amazing what a difference it makes.  I feel younger with bangs – but maybe it’s just because they conceal the frown lines?

Before I went to the hairdressers I ran 8 miles.  8 10 minute miles – to say I was chuffed, and sore afterwards is an understatement.  But it gives me some hope that I will manage the 15k Hot Chocolate run that I have signed up for next Sunday.  I need my goals to motivate me – I just need to remember to take it slow and steady.  I’ll be the tortoise.

I managed to quickly change into my new ASOS dress before heading out to see Lauren at Plum Salon.  That ASOS VIP membership is worth every penny – I used to have to wait up to 2 weeks for a delivery and now it’s just 2 days!

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Dress – ASOS extreme checked swing dress (I am wearing a US 6) // Jacket – Gap (old – similar here just $25 this weekend!) // Tights – M&S // Boots – Zara wedge boots (old)

And here are my bangs!  Straightened my hair a little for a night out with my Husband.  He thinks it’s very Anita Pallenberg – I think it is more Brian Jones or Keith Richards 🙂

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Brian has even stolen my AllSaints gilet here…

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For date night I wore another AllSaints sale dress.  I love this Rubie dress – it is so easy to wear and I think, really flattering as you can ruche it slightly over the tummy area.  This is a UK 10/ US 6 so it probably fits on the larger side and it has plenty of stretch in it.  Reduced to $83 from $208 in the sale here.  Slightly out of focus shot – rushing out the door again!

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Dress – AllSaints Rubie dress // Boots – Stuart Weitzman Highland boots

It’s a long weekend here with MLK day on Monday.  Just what I don’t need so soon after Christmas!  Anyhow we are trying to do lots of things with the kids outside of the house to keep them busy.  Yesterday we went off to the park and much to their amusement I wore my Zara denim boiler suit from the sale.  It’s the perfect attire for climbing frames and see-saws!

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Sneakers – Golden Goose // Jumpsuit – Zara (sold out similar here) // Jacket – Loft (AGES old) // Scarf – Uniqlo cashmere scarf

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29 Comments

  1. I love the fringe. I cut mine a little while back, and while I love them I sometimes feel like I should grow them out. It’s only hair, right?
    Absolutely love the checkered dress. With the tights, jacket and boots it’s great. I wore my Rubie dress to a lunch date on Friday and I think he was smitten. He actually said “nice dress.” Needless to say I was back on AllSaints yesterday and bought the DeeDee and the Bayle sweater. Their sale has been terrible for my wallet!
    X

    • Keep them – it was partly you who inspired me!! So much younger looking I love them! #AllSaintsaddicts

    • Love your new hair cut, looks really fresh. Am booked in for a hair cut next weekend….hmm, do I go shorter on the fringe 🙂

      • Do it – it really freshens up a hair cut – and I think it’ll be easy to grow out if you change your mind…bangs are in! xx

    • Why thank you – I went for blue on the eyes which rarely happens but was a nice change for a night out:) x

  2. I love the date night outfit! Lucky man eh?

    And the red/black dress – looks so comfy. Now I’m tempted.

  3. I am a side sweep bangs kinda girl. I cut my bangs once in primary school and it just didn’t flatter my face. I love them on others though! And they look fab on you. You are right they have a very young feel.

    • I always had bangs when I was younger – it’s funny I keep seeing my 11 year old self when I look in the mirror – good and bad! x

    • Thank you honey! I’m so excited it’s getting longer – I never thought I’d do it again but never say never! x

  4. Loving the bangs Joanna, you’re making me tempted to get my fringe cut back in even though I’m in the process of growing it out to a long sweeping one! Love both the ASOS dresses on you, just gorgeous Jane xx

    • Thanks Jane! I’m completely hooked on dresses right now – they are so easy to wear…xx

  5. The bangs are so sassy! Love them. All the coolest girls have bangs and they’re quite a bit cheaper than Botox! 😉

    That AllSaints dress with your over-the-knees boots is perfection! I’ve had to stop myself numerous times from ordering a bunch of things from the AllSaints sale. Must…stay…strong…

  6. looove the new hair! And massive well done for your long run – I can’t seem to get over 5km these days… good luck for your race.x

    Thankfifi
    p.s. thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post.x

    • Thank you lovely – I’m really excited about Sunday having rested a couple of days! I’m planning a massive Mexican lunch with margaritas for afterwards – great motivation!

  7. Wow—- You look fantastic, I love the ‘bangs’, you are entirely rocking the black and red Asos dress..how comfy is it!! And i love your date night look and your golden goose trainers and boiler suit..fab..fab..fab! Loving that denim is different guises will be big news this spring and your boiler suit is perfecto! x

    • Thank you lovely – I love the bangs – I feel so much younger with them! The boiler suit is fun but then again what isn’t fun when worn with GGs? 🙂

  8. Love the ‘bangs’ Joanna! I always have my fringe cut in and then brush it over to the side, which defeats the whole purpose! 🙂

    • Ha – that’s what my daughter does too! I intentionally had them the length where they wouldn’t be in my eyes so I wouldn’t do that! x

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