Golden Girl

Photos by John Gabriel

[Coat  and flats : Forever 21][Jumpsuit : Miss Selfridge][Bag : Steve Madden][Necklace : Onecklace]

Et viola! Blondie's finally making a debut in this corner of cyberspace. As much as I'm loving how perfectly shimmering golden my hair turned out, I never actually planned to go blonde. The aim was grey. Fifty freaking shades of grey. I have been contemplating on the process for sometime as far as hair dying goes because there's a million percent possibility that I would end up looking like an old lady. But Penguin got me convinced. And so one night when I finally had the courage to do it... This. Happened.

Now, I'm not overly dramatic but you could have guessed that when I saw my hair turning yellow instead of white when my colorist started the bleaching process, I panicked a little. But I thought it should take time before my dark mane is stripped off of all its colors so I waited. 

But no. 

One layer done and after another my scalp is burning in pain, I realized that the color isn't going any less yellow. So I prepared myself for the worst.

My colorist explained that they have to add a third layer to get the whole grey thing going. But at that point my scalp is already stinging like hell and the treatment couldn't go on. So I had no choice but to go home blonde. Fortunately, it didn't turn out so bad. And I guess after fishing for opinions to assure myself that I don't look like a clown, it has grown on me. Now I love it!

The salon people told me to come back after a week or so to have the third layer applied but I'm starting to get used to being blonde. And to be honest, I'm sort of traumatised with what pain I had to go through with the bleaching experience that I'm subconsciously holding back. What do you think though - keep the blonde or pursue grey?

Meanwhile, this floral jumpsuit and camel coat combo encapsulates how perfectly ready I am for spring. The past few weeks of humid has been rather depressing that I can't wait for the sun to come out and play again. Today's a little promising so fingers-crossed. Hopefully, the dark days will soon be over.


  1. You look beautiful, blonde suits you very well!


  2. Love your hair color and your outfit! :)

  3. You look amazing! Love the so jumpsuit much.
    Have a nice day ♥

  4. I love everything about this! Your hair is looking amazing! The coat is beyond gorgeous as well :)
    - C
    Claudine Converses

  5. Yowza, bleaching sounds so painful! I didn't realize it would hurt that much, but it does make sense. Well, I say you pull off the bold blonde look, so if you don't really want the grey, it'd be okay to stick with this :)
    Love the floral jumpsuit too! You're such a trendsetter!!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  6. WISHING i could rock a coat! I live in LA so it's hot hot hot. Living vicariously through style icons such as yourself tho ;-) Requesting: more coat posts!


  7. I used to be blonde in high school, so I know the pain of bleaching :D Totally worth it though, you look amazing with blonde hair, looks quite natural on you! I bet grey would look cool too, but as you said, I really like the golden blonde Carla! ^^
    Love this floral jumpsuit, make me yern for spring!


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