faded out

Shirt: American Apparel. Harems: Topshop (in London). Bag: Vintage Coach (thrift find). Leather jacket: Zara. Shades: American Apparel (vintage collection). Fedora: T &V. Boots: Nine West (2 yrs ago). All jewellery (except small flat ring): Courtesy of Fashionology <--thanks Rachel! Lips: MAC 'So Chaud'
We took these pics just before dinner at a local restaurant.
Like leopard print, sheer shirts have been around for ages but (to me) looked a bit naff before (I’m sure I rented out Shaft or some 70’s pimp flick where someone had one on). It’s a different story now though.
The red hair ends (thanks to coloured hair spray) are still visible but fading out which I kinda like. Enough to actually consider a semi permanent rinse/dye. For now, I’m too chicken to go for it. Spray will satisfy the crave.
I’ll still ask the question: Anyone had success with semi permanents? worth it?

53 comments

  1. WildFlower says:

    Your a total babe! The leather jacket is a nice one, and Im liking that tusk necklace you have on. The lipstick shade really suits you and is a great touch to this outfit.
    Semi permanent dye….well when I have used it a couple of times I find it fades out a considerable amount only after the first wash so I guess its best for someone who doesn’t wash their hair everyday. Always worth a try tho and can wash out to some interesting shades!…and it is just hair!

  2. ShoesForDessert says:

    Love this look!! I love the sheer blouse and those leopard print pants! You always look like such a bad ass – I wish I could rock that look. Colored hair spray?? I need some!

  3. polobandit says:

    Sebastian Cellophanes has pretty awesome semi-permanents, but they wash out a little with each shampoo. Top notch stuff though. The RedRed color is killer, but it will NEVER fully rinse out, so be prepared.

  4. jemina says:

    you look so cool, and im using semi permanent, it’s great cos it’s not damaging the hair, and you can change the hair colour should you get bored, and i get bored easily with my hair colour, so it’s perfect. love, j, xoxo

  5. Diana says:

    ahh the nitty gritty dirty of nyc. love the backgrounds!

  6. kelly frances says:

    the pants are fabulous! and what a great thrift find, i can never find such gems when i go browsing

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  7. Beth says:

    You look awesome. i love the pants with the boots.

    I only do semi-permanants – I like to change my mind- but wallow in my mistakes for a while. Self torture is in this year.

  8. The Original Swedish Blonde! says:

    I wish I could wear harem pants. “green of envy” You look hot! I bet you’d even look fab. in a garbagebag. “lol”

  9. iamronel says:

    pretty much awesome

  10. Glamour Bbey. says:

    Your pants are hot! Great look as usual!

  11. Donna Li says:

    Amazing!!! I love the leopard print pants.

  12. Wini says:

    nice bag 🙂

  13. marie says:

    lovelyyy…great leather jacket <3

  14. ari says:

    love those amazing pants worn with the boots and leather jacket!
    and the red purse finishes it of to perfection!!

    ari

  15. CeCeSoChic says:

    These printed harems are awesome – love! As far as hair dyes – negative. I only did it once, it was permanent and I grew it out never to revisit color again. Maybe one day…the red looks great on you though 🙂

  16. Toni says:

    I used to do semi-permanents. Just be careful with the dye and the mix of the perm. I used Garnier box dyes and my color lasted about a month or so.

  17. pkjb says:

    love that bag – and the hareems are ledge! ck 🙂 x

  18. Mysterious G. says:

    Gosh, I love this look. All the transparency! <3 I watched a video with you on stylelikeu.com. You seem a very sympathetic character.
    xoxo
    Mysterious G.,
    http://www.kingdomofgina.com
    Check out my blog sometime.

  19. Debraland says:

    amazing outfits!

  20. Dodo says:

    I don’t know if you can get it but I use Lariche Directions. It comes in a small pot (so reusable) and in many colours! Most fade to a nice colour (I’ve had pink that just went lighter and turquoise that’s now a light blue).

    There are also brands as ManicPanic or Stargazer but Directions is more a favourite amongst people.

    And I love your leather jacket!

  21. Stef says:

    I love this outfit 😀
    I used a semi permanent purple(!) hair dye last summer when I got bored of my style and it worked really well, I didn’t bleach it and I have really dark hair too. It’s worth a try because it’s not exactly a huge commitment and if you really hate it just wash the shit out of it and it’ll be back to normal soon.

  22. Karoline says:

    Great outfit! Your pants rocks!

  23. Kelly says:

    One of my favorite outfits!! :)) And I don’t have the guts to go semi-perm with the dyes either. Sprays seem like a good option that I might try.

    <3 Kelly

    sourtang.com

  24. Malena says:

    Pants and shirt are incredible!

  25. All Women Stalker says:

    I have never been brave enough to change the color of my hair. Love the bag!

  26. Eleanor says:

    the light in thoses pictures is beautiful! you’re photographer/boyfriend? is amazing! im too scared to try a see through shirt but i think you’ve def pulled it off.. and where can you get wash out spray dye? i’d love to try it!! thanks a mil. loving the site! xxxx http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com

  27. Camilla says:

    I saw that shirt, I wish I had bought it! It looks amazing x

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