St Louis has finally had a break in the nasty winter weather and the sun came out for a 70 degree afternoon. It was too beautiful to stay inside so Pj, Rhys and I went on a walk to the river to enjoy the warmth before its gone again.

Brittany Va Voom Vintage red orange hair color

plus size retro nautical fashion Brittany Va Voom Vintage red orange hair color

vintage nautical heart brooch

I colored my hair last night. I love the first day of a fresh red. I pin curled it and it looked pretty fantastic this morning but the wind had its way with my curls and they were soon all over the place. I used Clairol Flare 6RR  mixed with 1/4 tube of Ion Color Brilliance Neon Brights in Blood Orange.
clairol flare ion color brilliance blood orange red hair color Va Voom Vintage with Brittany

My color fades pretty quickly so I put the remaining Ion color in a bottle of conditioner to refresh the color every time I wash it. I've never done that before but I read that it helps with vibrant colors like orange and red so we'll see how it works! I rinsed last night in cool water, which was not my favorite thing to do but I read that cool water helps color last longer than hot. So, I guess I'll need to pick up a shower cap to protect it while the water is hot. I've been wanting to try Overtone color, which is supposed to be great for keeping vibrant colors for a long time. Have you ever tried it?

Today's outfit was made up this morning, using things I had and never wore. The cardigan was 3 sizes too big, too long and had a rounded neckline. I shortened it, took in the sides and used my tutorial for how to make a sweetheart neckline. The navy skirt was originally a 70s dress that I wore once and really didn't like. The fabric is kind of stiff and the bodice of the dress had a weird collar with unflattering sleeves in stiff material and piping that was reminiscent of a maids uniform or something. Anyway, I chopped the skirt right off and added a waistband from the extra fabric and now I think it'll be one of my favorite staples!

Cardigan- refashioned by me
skirt- refashioned by me
brooch- found at an antique shop, I think
jacket- gift from a reader
shoes- Madden Girl