Sunday Tittle Tattle: Treating Myself

ruth crilly

This week I have mainly been treating myself to things in an attempt to scrub up my appearance and look vaguely normal. For months I have been slobbing about in the same pair of trainers (or my one pair of available flip flops, if it’s hot) and I have been wearing the same two outfits on rotation. My hair roots were down to my ears.

So on Friday I paid a visit to Trevor Sorbie in Covent Garden to see my brilliant colourist, John Spanton, who blondes me or “caramels” me depending on what faddy notion I’m having at the time! I’ll be writing more about this visit, because John used a very intriguing new conditioning and strengthening treatment on my hair and it needs investigating, but for now, behold: I am very much blonder.

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And I love it – it feels very fresh and summery. I also had a bit of a trim and shape courtesy of Frederico – everything is now swishy and my dry ends are gone. New hair, new woman – I can’t tell you how much it has lifted my mood!

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On the lust-list: just about everything from Hush’s Autumn collection, which has just landed. In the photos above I’m wearing the Plaid Shirt, which is much thicker and warmer than your usual plaid shirt, but I am seriously hankering after the Cashmere Bea Jumper, the Contrast Rollneck (would look amazing with black skinny jeans) and the winter version of my beloved Star Pyjamas. Hush have 10% off this bank holiday with free delivery and returns – the code is AWXX15 and you can use it here.

I’ve had other treats (including these lovely Steve Madden boots) but I need to take photos of them and also decide whether the dresses I’ve bought are “keepers” or not. I’ll get back to you! No pet photos this week because the cat is still at my Mum’s and Dexter the dog moves too fast to catch, but if you want life and baby updates then they are all over on The Uphill.

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  1. August 30, 2015 / 9:46 am

    Ruth you look as beautiful as ever, hope Tesco chap has his forehead still firmly pinned to a brick wall !! Xxx

  2. August 30, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Love your new hair! The blonder tones look great on you. Hope bub is doing well.


  3. August 30, 2015 / 11:52 am

    I remember the first time I went to have my hair down and actually have a facial after having my daughter. I cried happy tears for finally feeling like myself again.

    • August 30, 2015 / 12:02 pm

      Ooh a facial! That’d be nice!

  4. Laura Arnold
    August 30, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    Ruth it’s so refreshing to read someone telling the truth about how life is after having a baby, not just an edited version with all the nice bits. You look lovely, very pretty hair and cute shirt xx

  5. August 30, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Hair looks amazing Ruth, so fresh!
    Check out my travel & beauty blog!

  6. Joanne
    August 30, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    New hair, new woman! You look fantastic. It took me a year (!) to peel myself away from my very clingy breastfed baby to have a haircut, and the feeling of being pampered was like no other!
    On the mention of clothes, if you find any stylish breastfeeding friendly outfits would you be able to do a post on them? Have just had my second daughter and need to do a clothes shop (what a chore, eh?!)

  7. Angeline
    August 30, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    Love your hair and the shirt xx

  8. Sarah
    August 30, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Ruth, how dud u manage with your daughter while you were getting your hair cut? I haven’t sorted my hair out yet, it’s 4 months nearly since i had my daughter and my hair is in desparate need of attention. I’m developing a cruella deville stripe in the front of my hair with the grey but my baby will want to feed or be nosy the whole way through.

  9. Olga
    August 30, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    You look beautiful Ruth! I can totally understand your feelings: on those first month after having a baby even a visit to supermarket or to a dentist felt like a treat

  10. August 30, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    Your hair looks lovely!!

    Lauren xx

  11. Claire L
    August 31, 2015 / 1:55 am

    One hot mama! Seriously though, it’s sooo nice to have your hair done after having a baby! My red hair is fine but I have lots of it so it normally looks full of body. However after the birth, it started falling out and didn’t stop for about a year! I never got a bald spot (luckily) but it did look rather thin and flat at one point and I had to use a volumising treatment but it would only last for a day or two, the proper treatments were too expensive at the time, being so short of money! I had to resort to having my hair cut into a short bob so the baby hairs would grow in quickly! Maybe you could do a post-baby haircare post and see what volumising treatments you recommend? Xx

  12. August 31, 2015 / 8:41 am

    Hush looks lovely, and cozy. I wouldn’t mind having a pair of those leather leggings even if I don’t go anywhere nicer than the school run! (Afraid they are out of budget though). But there are some really lovely items and very reasonably priced as well. I appreciate when people recommend items most of us can actually afford!

  13. August 31, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    Really liked the pictures!!! Looks gorgeous!!!!

  14. chloe O'Brien
    August 31, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    You seriously give me strength! I’m so happy for you, you more than deserver the very best. Such a hard working woman with such respectable morals.

    Beste wishes xxx

  15. Audrey Mayhew
    September 2, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    I’m wondering if you are referring to Olaplex with regards to your hair? I absolutely love how my color looks and how healthy it feels and looks when we use it with color. Just a word though on the Olaplex 3 (take home). I left it on my hair for about 5 hrs., rinsed it out and thought I had ruined my hair! I did about three days of some seriously deep conditioning before my hair felt and looked healthy again….that was not fun. Again, assuming it’s Olaplex. Love your hair :)

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