Simple but sound with A Weathered Penny
Minimalism, the lifestyle which is the fashion fever for a long time, unofficially but certainly popularised through the blog world, tumblr reblogs and instagram feeds, is undoubtedly aesthetically neat and refreshing. If you can't quite put your hands on it yet, it's seeming that I am part of this movement. Being engaged through the power of wide white walls of this simplistic fashion, I happily came across A Weathered Penny.
A Weathered Penny is a lifestyle store that executes quality designed jewellery in such simplistic but significant concept. I was immediately allured by the style the brand suggests so I was excited to get into contact with Kayleigh, the woman behind it all. I picked 3 of my favourite items from the collection - the bar designs. The pieces are sterling silver plated and beautifully designed.
I suggest you head to their website now and check it out! - aweatheredpenny.co.uk
You can use the discount code "LE-VISUALISTE" to get 15% off the new stocks of the adult's jewellery.
jewelleries: A Weathered Penny
tailored trousers: Thrifted
*posted in collaboration with aweatheredpenny.co.uk
It's been apparent that my style has been injected with a load of bright hues recently. It's been truly fun and playful. Though colours can be quite daunting at times, I find that sticking to the modern cuts and shapes I'm already in the know of makes it far from mundane but not near the 80's loud and crazy (I think?).
An obsession with pins, badges and patches has been developed too. I've gotten a few more witty ones a few days ago so my collection is surely looking to grow bigger and better. So cool. So pop culture. Pow!
So, what are your current playful and "out of the ordinary" faves? I would love to know!
jacket - Dickies
jumper - Vintage
trousers - Zara
shoes - Vans Old Skools
cap - Polo Ralph Lauren
choker - Self-made
glasses - Random Souvenir Shop
socks - sports direct
Being annoyingly sentimental about clothes, it's a tad difficult to let go of unused pieces of garments that supposedly comes with stories. The idea of "I remember wearing this when..." turns to "Aww, cute! Maybe I could wear this with... in the future". Well, if you're not a victim of fashion and consumerism, re-wearing is such a practical idea We are unfortunately very much victimised by fashion and it's dirty trendy works so... ugh!
Every season, I have an essential wardrobe clear up but things became even better. Now, I found myself doing it every month or so. Whilst at my recent rummage, I found these Primark tops that were lost and forgotten in the pile of my untouched clothes. The lightweight tunic looks chic layered over the turtleneck. I styled them with some of my recent faves - jeans that I've cropped myself, a big puffer jacket and chunky boots. #OOTD waddup!
jacket: H&M Mens
jeans & necklace: Topshop
boots: New Look
boots: New Look
I wear colours now. Pink, pink, pink.
Way before Drake decided to hotline blinged, this colour has been hiddenly creeping in my likings. I don't remember getting attracted to pink as much as I do now. I remember back when teeny-weeny Chariza did those girly things such as collect barbie dolls and break their limbs, I detested this shade. Lilac was always my thing. I don't know. Maybe I secretly loved it, but as it was too typical and too mainstream, I developed a hate for it. Oh. Such hipster. Such cool kid.
Now, look at me! Pink is everywhere these days. It's a huge fad. I'm so for it. You would have probably noticed it if you follow me on instagram and tumblr. I have romantically infused my feed with hints of pink and double pink hearts emoji. You have got to love this slightly beat up and grimy pair of Converse's though. Cute, right?
beanie: Urban Outfitters
jeans & bag: Topshop
coat: H&M (old)
White hair has been a fad for quite some time now. I am undeniably a victim of this trend. At the moment, there is this strong attachment between myself and the whiteness of my locks - all the weak, dry, imperfect but beautiful strands of it. Weak? Dry? I hope that did not scare you, but I do want you to worry. After all, this is a DIY instruction from someone that does not hold an NVQ in hairdressing or any other professional experience in hair beautification (ha!). So...
"WARNING: Follow instructions at your own risk." (Don't worry, it won't be that bad as long as you skip the mistakes I did.
First of all, every hair is different. These steps that worked for me might not work for you.
Here's my "hair type":
Natural texture -
silky, thick, poker straight, Asian hair
dyedmany times from medium brown - light brown and ombre
JOURNEY TO BLONDE
1. I had ombre hair. My base/root shade was ash brown. The ends were already bleached and had variety of shades which are mostly caramel and dark blonde.
2. From ombre, I started bleaching the hair from the mid parts to the ends using a 20 Vol Developer and a Rapid Blue Bleach Powder. This was a 45 minute process.
3. My hair started turning ginger after a few weeks. So, I repeated step and used a Wella t10 toner straight after bleaching.
4. After a month, I decided to bleach my whole entire hair but my roots. This time it was an hour process - still using the same bleach powder with 20 Vol. Developer. I toned it using Wella T18 toner.
5. I then decided to re-bleach everything after 3-4 weeks with the same products and processing time I used previously. This gave me the shade I wanted but has stripped and thinned down my hair drastically. So I had 2 inch of it chopped off. (please, please be careful)
Mixing Ratio = 2 parts developer, 1 part bleach
Processing time = Typically 45 mins to an hour but it varies depending on the hair's state and strength (refer above)
Mixing Ratio = I use equal amounts of toner and developer
Processing time = between 30 to 45 mins. I wouldn't leave it for any longer than 45 mins as the hair can turn purple.
*Every products mentioned comes with instructions so you'd be able to whip up a creamy mix of hair lightener easily.*
I do touch up my roots once in awhile. However, I am enjoying this look with dark roots so I am not looking to dye my hair anytime soon plus killing it even more isn't part of the plan.
PLATINUM HAIR MAINTENANCE
These products are essentially what I've been using lately.
Provoke Purple Shampoo - I used Bleach London Silver Shampoo for quite a bit. Since I've ran out of that I've been using this. It works the same and just as fine as Bleach London's. I wash my hair with this twice a week to keep it nice and toned.
Bleach London Reincarnation Mask - Bleached locks aren't ever going to be healthy. Moisturising is important. I use this mask twice a week too to mimic a healthy looking hair.
Organix Nourishing Coco Milk - My hair is dry. This serum is good for hydration. It keeps my hair soft so that's good.
Detangling Brush - I've always hated brushing my hair. My strands became thinner so it's prone to knots. A good detangling brush keeps my hair tangle free without hurting it.
I avoid using heat on my hair as it's already weak and way thinner than how it's used to be. I wash it 3 times a week and keep it air-dried. I try not comb/brush it when it's damp. I do it before washing and when it's dry.
I don't know what my current plans are with my hair. I have gotten a lot of compliments and questions about it (hence the whole hair talk). As lovely and fun it all may seem, it's tedious and hard to maintain. If you're not confident enough to do it on your own, please get it done professionally.
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