Monday, January 11, 2010

What I'm Sproutin': Black, white and read all over

Dress and cardigan: H&M, leggings: American Apparel, pumps: Green Pine from Sogo Zhongxiao (Sogo忠孝), poppy pin: Accessorize, bag: Cambridge Satchel Company

So what exactly is black, white and read all over? Well, I hope I am, since I'm a reporter who wears a lot of black and white (haha, I love bad puns!). In fact, I think I've been wearing way too much black and white. My New Years style resolution is to stop buying so much black clothing. It will certainly making organizing my closet easier (right now the main way I find things is by touch).


My husband, my mini-me Blythe doll, Catherine Jr., and I all own black and white gingham clothing. We actually had a black and white gingham day last year, where all of us dressed up in matching duds. Then we went to one of those Japanese photo booth places and took ridiculous pictures that Ron refuses to let me post on the Internet. I can, however, show you a photo of me and my doppelganger (or should I say my dollpelganger?) in our twin outfits:


This was also back when my under layer of hair was dyed bright purple. I loved it, but the upkeep was crazy. First I had to go to a salon to double process my hair and then I had to touch up by myself once every few weeks. I used Special Effects Dye. The instructions say to leave the dye in for 30 minutes before rinsing it out, but I let it dry (which usually took a couple hours) before washing to make sure my hair soaked up as much pigment as possible. I had a lot of fun with it, though. This isn't the best photo, but it shows off what my purple hair looked like when it'd been freshly retouched:


I thought about keeping it for my wedding, but then I decided I missed my regular hair color and wanted it back for our wedding photos. I might dye my hair a wacky color again someday, though! Next time I think I'll try blue or fuschia.


  1. I love your dress! I think I spent several months last year looking for the right gingham dress, never found one though:
    And that's a super sweet picture with you and the Blythe doll in the dress:)

  2. where is the bag from? it's awesome

  3. Oh your mini-you Blythe is so much fun!! And man, after seeing these pictures I want to dye my hair again.

  4. Gorgeous dress, and I adore the satchel!
    Love the purple hair, so fun!

  5. wow you're so bold to go purple! looks cute on you for sure! :)

    lovely outfit! especially with the flower brooch

  6. Thanks everyone!
    Robin - the bag is from Cambridge Satchel Company:

  7. I love the satchel...I have to get one in that shade of red! And maybe dye my hair the same colour! XD

    And I love your smile! Its so cheery and contagious!!!

    x Anne x