New Hair, Photo Bombing & Pink Coats

Today, I spent 5 hours getting my greys covered. Before you fall over with the shock, it's not because they were that difficult to hide - I was a model for 1 of 6 hairdressers doing their L'Oreal colour degree exam. I got my colour done by a fully qualified hairdresser completely free of charge. My top frugal tip. Phone the best salon in your local area and ask them if they need models. Some salons charge a nominal fee of £10 or £20 but if there are exams on, it will usually be free. I normally don't take this option for a cut but for a colour, it's a no-brainer! Here's the finished hair - ok, ok, not that different looking - a tad lighter and with some more variation to the colour to soften the overall effect. Greys covered and a lovely blow-dry to finish. Couldn't ask for more!  
Pink Coat - Warehouse
Only Distressed Jeans - ASOS
Navy Suede Ankle Boots - M&S (AW12 - similar here)
Navy Breton Top - Petit Bateau
I made the school run with the skin of my teeth and had a quick few minutes to get photos before the dinner/drama/bedtime madness started. But kids - seriously....NOT helpful!
It's a simple outfit of stripes, distressed jeans and navy boots with my Warehouse pink coat to lift it all a bit. Still looking for that perfect shade of pink scarf and still not finding it. But it was mild today so I got away without one.

If you've got a pink coat itch that needs scratching, here's my pick of the high street...
The first three are from House of Fraser where there's currently up to 40% off in their brand event:
Hobbs Lacey Coat
Ted Baker
Coast (with an additional 20% off at checkout!)
Next up, Debenhams
Red Herring 
John Rocha Cashmere Blend
Lastly, Zara's offering in a gorgeous blush colour
Zara Pink Coat

Linking up with Alison at Get Your Pretty On!

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  1. It's gorgeous Avril - the color is so warm - you're glowing:) x

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your new hair! It's a softer color against your skin tone. I think you should stick to this shade. As for the know how much I hate pink but that color is beautiful on you.

  3. Absolutely stunning. When I grow up I want to look just like you (insert winky face) !
    Seriously, the hair looks amazing and I am laughing so much at the photo bomber!

  4. I love your hair and I love the photo bombed pic too! I used to get stopped in the street to ask if I wanted to be a hair model. Consequently I had a lot of free cuts from Vidal Sassoon. Now when I need them, no one asks me any more.

    Love this styling on you - the stripes and the cool jeans.

  5. Love the hair colour, gorgeous shade!! Outfit envy too.....great pink coat perfectly styled with the Breton and patchwork jeans!! Bless your photo-bomber.....he is too cute!! x

  6. Love the hair and the cheeky chappie in the back ...he...he...xx

  7. Your hair is fab is after getting so long! Lovely photos:)
    ~Anne xx

  8. Hair looks gorgeous as does your outfit. Loving the unhelpful kids, so funny!

  9. Hair is beautiful!! Just love it. Plus the outfit is fab. Great tip.

  10. Your hair looks amazing and you are rocking the pink coat trend! xo

  11. Avril, you look stunning, I can see a resemblance to Isla Fisher! I am loving that pink coat on you, I like the double breasted and deep v cut. I am yet to buy a pink coat, I am a little late to the party but I really need a coat clear out first to justify x

  12. Hi Avril! Your hair looks completely gorgeous! Love the color and style. The pink coat with stripes is perfect. I bought a light blue one this year that's similar but am really loving this pink too.

  13. Your hair looks gorgeous, noticed how healthy & glossy it looked before reading you hadbit done! I often go to my local college, especially for colours! Xx

  14. I love the Coast coat but it's the wrong shape for me. And the wrong budget!! ;-))

  15. Your new hair colour is gorgeous on you! Its so soft & warm & well worth the 5 hours wait! Ax

  16. Beautiful hair:) I love the Coast pink, but I do love my brights!

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