Tippi Hedren and The Case for Blond Hair and White Clothes

As you may know, we just got back from a two-week trip to South Africa. While the destination is absolutely worth the almost 24 hour traveling time, let me tell you: it is one heck of a flight.

Our route of choice is via Dubai, whose airport is awesome in its own right and has some of the coolest souvenirs around. But to get to Dubai from London, you need a 9-hour flight. To then get from Dubai to the east coast of South Africa, you need a 6-hour flight. All of this is particularly confusing because Dubai is four hours behind London, time zone-wise, and the eastern coast of SA is only two hours behind. So basically, you fly back and then forward in time.

On the second leg of our return flight home - somewhere between Dubai and London, I decided to watch BBC's The Girl, which tells the story of Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren. Both the movie and Sienna Miller are ok but not great, but I do have to give credit where credit is due: aside from the fact that Sienna is gorgeous in that 1950s-60s way that I love (see: Factory Girl), she looks especially stunning in this movie due to the soft-toned California setting paired with her white blond hair and cream-colored clothing. Be still my heart.

Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren -  isn't this kinda' funny?

Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren - isn't this kinda' funny?

Because of this, I'm now on a cream and white kick. Cases in point:

Mood Board Monday

fashion inspiration mood board 

Totally affordable ink drawing available on Etsy, a black cherry art print found on Flickr, the very pink door that I would love to have found via They All Hate Us, and a ponytail to die for from my South African obsession (who also recently redesigned her blog), Miss Moss.

What a (few) week(s!) We've just returned after a two week stay on the eastern coast of South Africa and it was absolutely incredible. I'm slowly but surely getting back into things - realizing that it's actually still winter in London (though it was sunny today!), and that things like errands and chores have to happen again. Really, I'm just ready to go back to the warm sun and back to exploring.  

Pics and all of that to come! 


Chic and Really Cheap

Basically, I only buy things that are on sale.

Not because I'm an organized coupon-clipper,  but because I'm really cheap. And since most of my clothes come from second hand stores or high street chain stores, in my experience it doesn't make sense to buy something full price. High Street items tend to go on sale so quickly that within two weeks, you'll be able to get that Zara silk blouse or H&M poly-blend whatever for half the price.

With this in mind, I'll be starting a new series on the ol' blog called Chic and Really Cheap (catchy and kinda' like a morning show feature, right?) Everything featured will be at or below $100, or roughly £65.

Let's do this:

This little number features:

Striped Saint James beanie (£15/$25)

A Pink tapestry dress from H&M (£10/$15)

Black tights from Topshop (£6/$9)

Patent leather loafers (£10/$15—originally £118/$186)

Cheap and chic street style fashion

Also, a coral necklace from a thrift store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (£3/$5)

Cheap and chic street style fashion

And a double breasted navy wool peacoat from Zara, which was not actually in the "really cheap" budget, but was a birthday gift so maybe that counts.

Happy shopping, cheapskates!