Sunday, 6 January 2013

Black, gold and cream.

 DRESS FROM YUMI | BLOUSE FROM ROMWE* | HEADBAND FROM CROWN & GLORY*
HEELS FROM H&M | HALF WIG FROM ANNABELLE'S WIGS*

A few days ago something very exciting arrived in the post - a half wig from Annabelle's Wigs. I'm aware that this may seem strange, seeing as I have plenty of hair naturally, however one of my new years resolutions is to go cold turkey with heat styling, and I still wanted to be able to achieve that big, voluminous blow dried look. After reading about Annabelle's half wigs on Stephanie Dreams, I figured it was worth a try.

Admittedly I was somewhat sceptical. My hair is a tricky one to colour match, however their cherry red colour is a close enough shade. My second concern was texture. Other artificial wigs I've worn have been distinctly plasticy, however the texture of this one is far more realistic, and it falls and brushes like real hair. What's great about these half wigs is that you have your own hair at the front, so if you style tactfully (or wear a big headband!) there are no tell-tale wig seams.

My only complaint would be the weight of the hair piece combined with my already fairly thick hair, but it's entirely worth it for the final effect. The half wigs wave and shine is like my own hair on a really polished day. It was such a treat to have big, glamorous hair that only took five minutes to style and didn't require any heat. A happy hair day indeed!

This is the second dress I bought with my remaining Yumi credit, and about as close to the baroque trend as I dare go! My style is just too frothy and playful for that much black, gold and weighty fabric. I love this as a compromise. It's dark with gold accents, but the fabric is still light and the full skirt and tie back waist add a playful touch. Cue chiffon, sequins and a floral headband and I'm entirely in my element!

30 comments:

  1. absolutely stunning! :D you have absolutely lovely hair :D xx

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  2. Amazing!
    You look fantastic!!


    Mrs.Dinosaur

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  3. the outfit is gorgeous, especially the dress!
    and your hair looks so beautiful

    ellay xxx

    www.ellaybell.blogspot.com

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  4. You look amazing, as always! So so gorgeous! xxx

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  5. Until I read the post I had no idea that wasn't your natural (if volumised) hair - it looks great!

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  6. When i saw the first photo I thought 'Wow! So voluminous, how did she managed?' and then I read it was a wig xD I have nothing against wigs or extensions, I would use them myself. It can't even bee seen ;)

    Have a nice day,
    allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com

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  7. Your hair looks lovely (as always) and the wig adds nice shine to your hair.
    This has got to be one of my favourite outfits of yours, the dainty sequins on the print and dreamy chiffon is so beautiful!
    xx

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  8. It looks amazing on your Megan, it matches really well and I think because you have wonderful long hair anyway it looks very natural & normal on you, but gives a little extra special-ness!
    The dress is a beaut too, so pretty xo

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  9. Your hair looks flippin' amazing! It looks really natural as well x

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  10. Beautiful outfit and utterly stunning hair.

    Great look.

    Much Love: http://razzledazzleandrocknroll.blogspot.co.uk/ If you fancy a look.

    xx

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  11. you look beautiful as always. lovely outfit and i so love your hair!

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  12. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love the cuffs on the dress xo

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  13. Beautiful, love the combo of the shirt and dress, it's something I can never get quite right.

    I didn't even know you were wearing a half-wig until I read your post! And surely that's the best compliment possible?
    xx

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  14. The colour is amazing, and the hair is also amazing! I'd love hair like that! x

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  15. I salute you for trying to stop using heat on your hair, I could probably stop using curlers and straighteners at a push, but to stop using my hair dryer would be a total nightmare - I HATE going to sleep with wet hair and I nearly always wash it in the evening. Your hair does look stunning in these photos though I would never have known it was a wig!!

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  16. gorgeous dress and outfit! i totally love the baroque trend! At least youve tried it :) I agree your style is very fun and girly! You do it so well :) The hair looks great might look into them myself!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  17. You look lovely! That's a really great wig, I think I'll browse their website for a bit :)
    www.puttheradioon.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous, I love this color combinaison!

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  19. Your hair is gorgeous! Definitely going to go look up those wigs.

    sofairisshe.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the print of this dress! Beaut.

    New to blogging, hiya! xx

    http://roaringtwentiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I have serious hair envy right now. I may just go and have a little cry because of my boring locks!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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  22. Lol.. to repeat something already said by countless other commenters, nice hair. Nice hair indeed :)

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  23. i love all these sequins! these are so adorable <3
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  24. Looks gorgeous! I have a half wig from them, and unfortunately can't use it anymore as my hair is a different colour. I loved how glamorous it looked though.
    Beautiful pics, and the dress is so pretty.
    x

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  25. Your hair in the first picture ... OMG I'm gonna cry. I think it's so beautiful, I wish I had hair like that. Ah but you using a half wig, right? But anyway, the hair in the first picture was very beautiful. I loved the dress and the blouse, I love sequins ♥

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com
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  26. Before you mentioned the wig I was gonna comment saying your hair was unnaturally nice here! Ahaah you have made me consider buying one of these wigs now!

    http://annettibus.blogspot.ie/

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