Bowl Cuts & Bargains

I don't normally go in for a double dose of blog posts on the same day but I just couldn't wait to show off my new hairdo. I've been contemplating this style for a while (Joanna Lumley was my purdey inspiration, particularly this pic) but was waiting until I found the right hairdresser - this is not a haircut to be attempted by an inexperienced stylist or one who thinks you're clearly out of your mind to want a cut that could so very easily render you resembling Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.

So, I researched, researched and then did some more research before finally settling on a hairdressers in East London called Jones and Payne. I wanted to go somewhere that understood 'retro' haircuts and would give me what I asked for without screwing their face up and saying, 'are you sure you want that?'. Thankfully my thoroughness paid off because I had a great salon experience and my stylist totally 'got' it.....I was seriously nervous beforehand, which I realise is utterly ridiculous but in my defense,  a bowl cut in the wrong hairdressing hands has disaster potential written all over it and I for one was taking no chances.

Off I skipped, happy as Larry with my new do, even managing to get stopped and snapped by Grazia whilst walking (I might have been skipping) down Regent Street. I doubt my pic will make the actual mag but it was nice to be asked none the less. Obviously, no trip into Central could go down without a detour into Anthroplogie. I always make a beeline for the sale room downstairs although I try not to make it too obvious by lingering around the new collection for a decent amount of time before hop footing it to the goods on offer in the basement. Sneaky.

Never disappointed, I rarely leave empty handed when I visit that store. It's a little piece of retail heaven, I tell ya. These wide leg cropped (not so cropped on a short fry) trousers were reduced to an absurd 9.95 (originally 88....hello! bargain alert!) and have replaced my old wide leg denim culottes that I lived in for several years before the crotch went (delightful) and I had to get rid. Twas a sad day indeed because I just about slept in those things as they went with EVERYTHING.

I'd been keeping a keen eye on this pair online (now sold out) but didn't want to buy them before trying them on. Trousers can be a difficult one for me because I have a substantial, well, erm, rear end.  Oh, and not forgetting those substantial thighs either - ah genes! Both of these combined have made trouser buying in the past a less than pleasant experience. Not so with these. I put 'em on, buttoned them up and hey presto, I knew they would become my new go to casual bottoms. Once again, Anthroplogie has come up trumps and no doubt I'll be back for more sale action very soon.

what i'm wearing....wide leg trousers/anthropologie.....top/topshop.....t-bar wedges/charity shop.....bag/episode.....heart bracelet/lucy in disguise