Outfit: Rainbow Stripes

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I had the best weekend with my sister and I wish it could have lasted for more than two days. We had the most fun time shopping and bought so many little pieces between the two of us. We went to my local shopping centre but I enjoyed it much more than usual because my sister took me to many shops that I wouldn’t normally visit. Also, when I go shopping by myself I tend to send all my money on one item as my taste has become increasingly expensive over the years. This means that solo shopping trips are over quickly and have become quite boring. However, yesterday we spent the whole afternoon at the shops and I purchased many inexpensive items. This gave me the satisfaction of coming away with many new bits and pieces which is of course more exciting than just one. I don’t have many friends or opportunities like yesterday so it really was amazing. It took my mind off my husband and his family being away as I know I’ll struggle with that when I’m less busy. On Saturday night, instead of going out and enjoying a few drinks as usual, we decided to stay in and dye our hair.

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 Forever New Single Breasted Coat
Dangerfield Skater Skirt
Guess Neoden in Floral
Modcloth Charter School Cardigan in Rainbow Stripes

My hair is no longer brown. I’ve dyed it red. I’ve wanted to dye my hair red from a few months now. I’ve fallen in love with the vibrant pink and purple hair colours that seem to be in style at the moment but don’t want to get into bleaching my hair so red seemed like a good alternative option. The only thing holding me back for many months was the fact that I actually like my natural hair colour very much. I used to dye my hair black for many years when I was a teenager and I eventually decided I wanted my natural colour back. I then realised I liked it and haven’t dyed my hair in seven years. In many ways I’m sad to see it go. However, hair is supposed to be fun and it’s great that we can experiment without it being as permanent solution as it will grow back. It was time for a change and, since I’m not willing to change my hair style, it had to be a change in terms of my hair colour. I would have liked the red to have been even brighter. However, I know that is not realistic. My hair is natural dark and to get it as vibrant as I ideally desire, I would have had to bleach it which I don’t want to get into. Given the circumstances, I’m surprise it didn’t turn out less bright. Here is a previous, I know not everyone likes it…Kind of scary to turn up to work for the first time with this hair…

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More of this outfit later…

77 thoughts on “Outfit: Rainbow Stripes

  1. I LOVE your hair! Tis beautifully done. I always want red hair too! Wish my husband didn't dislike dyed hair otherwise I would. Also reallyliking the rainbow cardigan- HOW nice is it!??!! Glad you had fun with your sister. I met up with 2 bloggers on Saturday and we went shopping and all came back with hoards of stuff! xx

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  2. Imogen, I like the red… I agree hairis about having fun.. I like to change the color up from time to time. I also love my natural hair color… I'm going to put a couple purple stands in mine at the end of the month.

    I'm happy you had time with your sister… those are the best times. I think you and I would get along great. Have a great week xox ♡

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  3. I like the new red! You actually could lift your color a bit more if you use a dye with developer in it. You may not get Ariel red but you can definitely lighten to an extent without bleaching it out first! (Just some info if you decide to keep dying it.)

    Also I'm in love with your rainbow cardigan here. It's so much fun! The shoes you're wearing with it are fantastic too.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  4. That hair colour on you is stunningly gorgeous. 🙂

    I must remember to take a photo next time I am at Aldi, because the model on their hair dye packets reminds me of you. Every time I see it, I think I should take a photo and put it on my blog for Imogen. 🙂 But then I am distracted by something nearby – vitamins, cotton buds, beauty items, and I forget to take the photo.

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  5. Amazing!! you look fantastic in this new colour of hair!! beautiful in red. I am glad to hear you had a good time with your sister last weekend. I loved your baby blue coat. Kisses and nice day to you:)

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  6. I liked your hair in both versions! I think the new one now i gorgeous and it may take some time for you to get used to, but I think for a change it's nice! Nice that you and your sister had so much fun, I hope you see her again soon! And shopping with her must be repeated! I loved your coat and underneath the nice striped cardi, green skirt and the amazing shoes!!! These shoes are really precious, lovely! As usual, you look very beautiful and I am eager to see a new outfit post with the new hair (the last photo was just a sample!)
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  7. That hair color looks so great on you!! I love it. When I dyed my hair last, everybody had something to say about it, and some things weren't very nice! If somebody is rude about it to try not to let it bother you, some people don't know how to keep things to themselves. My other favorite thing is that rainbow cardigan, so cute!

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  8. Imogen,
    I love your red hair! You know, many years ago, I dyed my hair this same color and really liked it. I'm a natural brunette, like you, but every now and then, I want to be different and dye my hair red.

    Here's to being different and one of a kind, Imogen. I love those shoes! And I'm happy that you had a fun time with your sister shopping. I went shopping with Jess this weekend too. :~)

    love, ~Sheri

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