Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lavender Crush

The more I think about it, the more I'm obsessed - with lavender. It just look so springy and right after the long winter and Redheads looks simply gorgeous in this pale shade of purple.
Unfortunately, purple being my favorite color, I don't own a single thing in this lovely spring shade! I have plenty of clothes in dark violet, purple, magenta, all nice deep jeweled tones that are just so wrong when I'm craving something light and airy like lavender. So here is my spring lavender wishlist:
Lavender lacquered cuff from Forever 21 (get it HERE). Would be perfect with the rest of my jewelry.
I'm seriously thinking about these laser-cut sandals from GoJane, because I 
1. love anything laser-cut, the delicate pattern gets me every time
2. they are only $16 on sale!
3. summer in California starts in March and lasts until October. I will wear them A LOT.
Lavender and cream and polka dots in one? Yes please! I'm crushing on these skinny jeans from Forever 21 (get them HERE
And just in case I win the lottery one day, I will get the small leather Cambridge satchel from JCrew. It's $180.00! But gorgeous. 

What color are YOU currently craving?

The European Redhead

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March Redheads

The redhead army is getting stronger! We gained a couple of new dolls with dye, some more vibrant, some more ginger. And none of transformations is more surprising than Holly Madison ditching her signature bleached blond locks for fiery red. Her reason? According to Us Weekly, she "was tired of looking the same," and believe me, as a redhead, you will feel different every day. Yay! 
Another new redhead is Sienna Miller, if we are going to believe the Daily Mail. Sienna definitely changed her hair color, but it's more strawberry blond than red. But any ginger hue counts and we are happy to see her hair change. After all, sienna is a reddish brown color! 
Kate Bosworth is also a new redhead, taking the same way as Sienna - starting with gentle strawberry color for even more dramatic transformation for her upcoming movie Still Alice. 
I must say she looks gorgeous! I love the red on her A LOT more than her signature blond hair. 

But there is one famous redhead who lost all of her fiery glory...
For even more of it! Vivienne Westwood has shaved off her hair to support the fight against climate change. "Vivienne cut her hair as we must all wake up to climate change," said a spokesperson for the designer. "And secondly, she wanted to cut the red out for a while and have it white – to show that she's proud of her age." I wouldn't have the "balls" to do so, but Vivienne is famous for doing what she wants and doesn't she look fabulous while doing so?
Which new redhead is your favorite?

The European Redhead

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today is St. Patrick's Day, celebration of all things Irish and redheads all over the world! Even though we don't live in Ireland it seems like US is their home away from home. 
"Twenty-two million Americans -- 7.2% of the population -- say their "primary ancestry" is Irish, according to the Census's American Community Survey. Another 13.5 million Americans claim at least some Irish ancestry, bringing the total to 35.5 million Americans -- 11.6% of the population -- with at least partial Irish ancestry. If that sounds low, remember that Ireland's population today is just 6.4 million -- 4.6 million in the Republic of Ireland and 1.8 million in Northern Ireland. So there are more than five times as many Americans with at least partial Irish ancestry as there are people who live in Ireland," says Huffington Post
Why is Ireland probably the most red-headed nation, per capita, on Earth? Only 0.6% of the world’s population have red hair, compared with 2%-6% of Northwestern Europeans. For England, the estimate is 6%, but in Ireland about 10-13% have red hair, (that is 650,000 people). In Ireland it also appears that a staggering 46% are carriers of the red-head gene. And all the Irish-Americans are now living (and spreading their genes) all around me. 
On St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish. Including this little cutie. 
So let's celebrate the beauty of Irish redheads with some snaps that are truly breathtaking and make you wish you were a redhead too (just in case you are not - yet). 
This is Clíodhna, Queen of the Banshees of the Tuatha Dé Danann. She is the potent banshee that rules as queen over the sheoques (fairy women of the hills) of South Munster. In some Irish myths Clíodhna is a Goddess of Love and Beauty. She left the otherworldly island of Tir Tairngire ("the land of promise") to be with her mortal lover, Ciabhán, but drowned in Glandore harbour. The tide there is still known as Tonn Chlíodhna, "Clíodhna's Wave".
Beautiful Irish redhead. 
Another gorgeous Irish redhead. 
Susan Patricia Loughnane is an Irish television and film actress and occasional model.
Today wear something green, kiss a ginger and have fun! And enjoy this redheaded hottie, even though he may been Scottish ;)
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Casual Polka Dot Friday

I am getting better at pattern mixing, but can you mix two patterns that are basically the same?
Shirt: H&M // Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar {thrifted at Superior Thrift Store}
Flats: Walmart // Bracelets: Burlington // Belt: H&M {came with shorts}

The European Redhead

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spring Lookalikes

I don't know if it's just my memory or I was simply lucky this week but I came across several awesome spring knock-offs, look-alikes, call them whatever you want, but some brands clearly got their inspiration from several high-end brands and this is the result.
As a fashionista on a budget I squeal from joy. There is no way I would pay the full price for anything.
Wouldn't this J.crew lookalike be great for spring? I totally love the airy sheerness and fun colorful print. Left: @jcpenney ($27.99) Right: @jcrew ($88, sold out).

Always wanted the sold out J.Crew embellished and beaded chambray shirt? @oldnavy has a great lookalike for $25, talk about a steal!

Look what I just found! Valentino studded flat lookalike - the rockstar studs seem to be everywhere right now - at Forever21 for about $25! How awesome is that?

Which one would you buy? And which one are you willing to pay a full price for?


The European Redhead

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Can Redheads ever wear PINK?

There is another color that Redheads try to avoid more than the dreaded red.


Just try to google "can redheads wear pink?" and you will get about a million results, and Google may even finish the sentence for you. 

Kylie Lewis, a recent contestant on the show The Bachelor, just tried to repeat this thousand time repeated lie when she told TMZ that the producers on the show tried to set her up with a pink dress. She claims that the producers told her to dye her hair from strawberry blonde to red and that they advised her to wear a pink dress instead of purple. And instead of getting the rose she got a sad goodbye from the show.
Kylie Lewis
Natural redheads should avoid oranges and yellows, and steer towards blues. The same goes for Decided Redheads, especially in stronger, magenta tones. Let's look at some examples.

Redheads are wearing pink in ads.
Karen Elson
Redheads are wearing pink on the runway.
Lilly Cole
Redheads are wearing pink on the red carpet. 
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
Julianne Moore
Debbie Ryan
 Decided Redheads will especially look good in two shades of pink. One of them is light, soft baby pink. 
Ariana Grande
 The other one is sexy pink shade of Hollywood pink.
Emma Stone
And least but not least, magenta. 

Amy Childs
How are you wearing your pink, Redheads?

The European Redhead



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This Redhead can wear Yellow

Today #ootd: guess what is the most expensive item I'm wearing? The five dollar skirt? The eight dollar bag?  No, the fifteen dollar flats from #walmart. Fashion can be affordable!

Yellow shirt: Thrifted (original from Old Navy)
Skirt: TJMAXX 
Purse: Just Fab (on sale for $7!)
Belt: H&M
Necklace: Styles For Less
Flats and watch: Walmart

The European Redhead