OOTD 11/8/12 – eBay Swallow Print Dress & Hair Colour Change.. ♥

I love printed dresses, the cuter the better! I picked up this gorgeous bird print dress off eBay for only £1.30, and it is now one of my favourites. It has a gorgeous cinched waist, which is elasticated so very comfy. And the floaty sleeves are so cute. It’s originally from Matalan I think. I find it perfect to wear to work on a boiling hot day, because it’s very light and a nice length. 
I wore it on Saturday for a quick little shopping trip in the sunshine. It is in fact a bargain outfit costing me not even £5, as the sandals were only £2.80 from Primark! And that fact does not bother me one bit 🙂 My thriftyness is what allows me to go shopping in the first place, and I don’t think the dress is at all bad! 🙂
 Dress: Matalan via eBay | Sandals: Primark
Also, I dyed my hair a light brown/dark blonde! It may not look much different, but if you compare it to my very blonde picture in my sidebar, its quite a bit darker. It looks quite blonde still in these pics because the flash highlights my old highlights! But it felt like a massive change for me. I think I will try a couple of shades darker again in a few weeks. Blonde hair is so difficult to maintain, and after 8 years I think it’s time for a change.
What do you think of my thirfty outfit and darker hair?


  1. August 15, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    i love the outfit and your hair looks great !!!

  2. August 15, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    What a bargain! It really suits you 🙂 And your hair is looking lovely too, what colour is it naturally? xx

    • August 16, 2012 / 8:53 am

      I'm not even sure of my natural hair colour anymore! Lol I always thought it was dark brown but i think its actually quite fair xx

  3. August 15, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Love the dress! I have a similar one from New Look that cost about £22 but I would say yours is nicer! I just coloured my hair using Loreal Casting Creme Gloss in Black Cherry (the Cheryl Cole one) and have been a bit disappointed, its only semi-permanent but the red colour seemed to fade really quickly. What do you use to colour yours? x

    • August 16, 2012 / 8:53 am

      I use any random hair colour thats on special offer, always seems to fade though 🙁 xx

  4. August 15, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    The print on the dress is really cute and it's such a bargain! 🙂
    Your hair looks lovely too x

  5. August 15, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    The dress is a great bargain!! 🙂


  6. August 15, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    It actually makes me feel so much better when I'm wearing an outfit that was a total bargain than when I'm wearing things that cost a lot! Like you said, thriftiness is what allows us to go out and spend and we're not broke all the time 🙂 I love the print on your dress 🙂

    Frances xx


  7. August 15, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    Your hair looks lovely! Your lucky to suit both brown and blonde hair xx

  8. August 15, 2012 / 7:22 pm

    Love the dress. I do like grabbing bargains off ebay! xx

  9. August 15, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    Love that dress and such a great bargain. I love getting bargains on Ebay x

  10. August 15, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    I own this dress! Love the colour and cut, it was from Matalan and was a tenner when I got it in the sales so you grabbed a huge saving! xx

  11. August 15, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    Your hair is lovely! I'm loving all these dark honey blondes around at the moment! Your hair will be in much better condition to which is always a bonus!


  12. August 16, 2012 / 2:53 am

    I love this dress– flutter-sleeves are so sweet! And your hair color looks great, the darker blond/ light brown really makes your eye color pop!
    xo Julie

  13. August 16, 2012 / 3:04 am

    You are the cutest!! I am so glad I found your blog!

  14. August 16, 2012 / 8:54 am

    Thanks for all the comments girls 🙂 xxxx

  15. August 16, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    Absolutely love the dress and your hair!! Xxx

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