Alice Catherine Alice Catherine

The arrival of summer always makes me want to cut my hair off – anyone out there with thick, generally unruly hair will feel my pain. Wearing it down just isn’t an option when it reaches a mere twenty degrees or more. Think Monica abroad. It’s both a blessing and a curse, and I guess you always want what you don’t have. Anyway, I used to have a super short bob when I was at university, and I’ve been toying around with the idea of cutting it back in. I’ve got the hair itch – not the bad kind. Just the kind that’s niggling for a transformation. I think it was Coco Chanel who said ‘A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life’…

The last couple of times I’ve been to the hair dresser, I’ve managed to talk myself out of it. I’ve been growing it for years, so when it comes down to it, I chicken out, and just opt for my usual freshen up. It’s funny how hair can often act as a security blanket – I’ve become less ruthless with changes to my appearance as I’ve got older, so much so that I’m even having an old tattoo removed. Seriously though, that shit hurts, so take it from me and always research good artists before taking the plunge…

When I was looking back at these images, I noticed it looks very much like I’ve lobbed my hair off in a few of them. An illusion created by my pony tail, and a very windy afternoon in Manchester. Combined with the green blazer and the white jeans/square toe shoes – it’s a look that’s giving me total ‘Eighties Power Mom’ vibes. Maybe I’ll have some length taken off this summer, or maybe I’ll continue growing it for a little while – what do we think? 

Sometimes a little change can go a long way…

I love how a simple vintage T-shirt makes the outfit feel more playful and boyish – it’s just the kind of thing I’d wear on a day to day basis. Running to meetings or running errands, it’s the type of look that has all bases covered… 

If you’re scared of white jeans – don’t be. These are an off white colour in real life, and perfect for all year round. My top tip would be to wear them on a day where the weather is likely to be good. By good, I mean relatively dry – nothing sabotages white denim more than muddy puddles! I’m already excited to wear these with oversized jumpers and boots this winter. 

I’m equally excited to wear this blazer over a little summer dress – maybe a pair of slides and a handheld bag to complete the look. Not long until I head to Barcelona now, so my head is filled with possible holiday outfits…

Alice x

Photographs by Adriana 

Blazer | And Other Stories

T-shirt | Electric West

Jeans | Whistles

Shoes | Vagabond


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  1. Kayleigh says:

    Don’t cut your hair!!! I have the same hair as you and the bob is very high maintenance especially in the summer I have been growing my bob out for 2 years! Love your blog.

    1. alicecatherine says:

      I knowww, I used to have one and I just wore it curly most of the time! Wish I could just have the best of both worlds ha, but you’re probably right. I might wait until I’m in my thirties and then just lob it all off forever xx

  2. Eva says:

    You are basicaly my hair inspo since the day I found your instagram, I just love what hairstyle you can do with your hair (I have this kind of Monica hair too, that’s why I have a bob since it’s hot outside!).

    And I also love the place in this shoot


    1. alicecatherine says:

      Aww thank you so much! And yeah – it basically makes me overheat in the summer months ha, not ideal xx

  3. Summer R says:

    Love this outfit! As for the hair, it always grows back and it’s always exciting trying something different with it! I bought some white jeans a few weeks ago and I’m so glad I did x


    1. alicecatherine says:

      White jeans are such a game changer! Made me look at everything in my wardrobe a bit differently too x

  4. Natali says:

    Super cool, retro chic and laidback combo! 🙂

  5. Margaux says:

    I don’t wear this color, but actually it’s pretty nice 😉

  6. Mihaela says:

    I am in love with these white pants, and your entire style is an inspiration, actually.:) Also, your articles reflect passion and talent. Keep up this amazing work!

    1. alicecatherine says:

      Thank you so much! xxx

  7. Sora says:

    I’d say go for the bob but then I read the first comment and yes, short hair requires lots of maintenance! I think you can solve it very well with a pony tail or a messy bun though ^^.

    Sora |

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