Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Self Sunlit

     I apologize for how long it's been since my last post! I have simply no excuse because there's no hiding the fact that I get dressed each and every day.... I did take a few days off because I cut my hair though. I took a whole three inches off, and I simply despised the blunt ends. 
   I'm going to take a little detour on this post and talk about mon cheveux.  As I've previously mentioned, I try to be green in as many ways I can. And by "green" I mean environmentally friendly.  That is one reason why I cut my own hair. This is my thinking: if everyone cut their own hair there would be no need for hair salons, which would mean these places would be not creating garbage, using energy, etc. (Sadly, a large majority of businesses keep a percentage of their lights on at night when no one is even there, and I understand why- security- but still....) I am truly sorry if any of this comes off as preachy! Not my intention, rather, I would just like to share my love for Mama N (a.k.a. mother nature). 
   I did once upon a time take a class that taught me how to cut women's hair, so that helped I must admit. With my hair being so long it's easy to cut; the fairer, dead ends are quite visible and act as the guideline. I straighten my hair to cut it, this not only makes it easier to cut but also easier to see the dead ends.  And let's be honest, my style is pretty simple. The little secrets of my hair! 

Outfit: Shirt (Thrifted), Skirt (Guess), Denim Jacket (Thrifted), Scarf
(Thrifted), Flats (Spring), Feather pendent (DIY), Bag (Thrifted), 
Gold Pearl Cluster Ring (c/o Chicwish/Choix)

   Even in spring I can't get away from the tried-and-true brown and black combination. The earth is still colourless though, making bright coloured clothing feel out-of-place. The skirt I'm wearing was once a dress (see picture below). However, I never really wore it because it is very, very low cut- not my thing. I loved the bottom part of the dress though, so I thought why don't I make it into a skirt? Now something I barely wore has been turned into a new love! 
   I must mention my ring too. It's another gift received via Chictopia. This site is the best honestly! I have a pair of genuine pearl studs and have lots of silver pearl jewelry to pair them with, but no gold toned pieces. I prefer the colour of yellow gold to silver or white gold, but of course, it is the more expensive! So this when I saw this ring, it was love at first sight. Alright, I feel I'm babbling.  

Good day!
xo, The Rag Trade 


  1. Happy to have you back! I don't think I've ever told you, but I LOVE your hair. It's so pretty! And good for you for cutting it yourself, I don't think I'm talented enough to do that.

    Also, your shoes are incredibly cute!

  2. Awesome dress to skirt! I have so many articles of clothing I need to repurpose!

  3. I could tell you had cut your hair before you mentioned it. The ends look really nice :) I used to cut my own hair when it was longer - it's so easy when it's long. I just started doing it because I was a poor uni student and it didn't look any different!

    You look really happy in the sun, and your feather pendant is the sweetest :)

  4. I'm glad you're back! I love your hair so much and it always looks so healthy! I've been growing out my hair ever since I regrettably chopped it off last year and I feel anxiety every time I go for a trim. I love your black and brown combos, I think it just suits you :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  5. Brown and black is always so interesting to mix together. I love the way you styled the combo. I especially love your shoes!


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