The fashion guitar

The fashion guitar

I am so happy that someone decided, end 2011 early 2012, that Ombre hair was the new way of coloring. In my case however it was not really coloring my hair (especially because my hairdresser said I couldn’t do ombre?! Say what?!) but more a case of making my ends lighter, and let mother nature do the rest: growing my dark roots. Well, best decision ever, cause 1. It saved me a whole lot of coloring money 2. Having ombre hair reduced my number of bad hair days exponentially 3. I find it very suitable with my skin color (I find my own color is too dark, but all the way blond too blond).

And the ‘ombre-effect’ works in many ways; starting dark with a pair of Celine sunglasses, black leather Pauw jacket, Isabel Marant Etoile jumper, T by Alexander Wang t-shirt, and vintage Celine flap-bag, working its way down with a light boy friend jeans from Zara (similar here), and nude Celine heels.

Last but not least, something I can’t wait sharing with you: Today it is James first birthday! I can’t believe it’s already been a year, and how he’s grown up, almost walking, into this chatting and charming little man. This morning James and I went to Petit Bateau to buy him a birthday outfit, and we’ve been eating the cupcakes together with our families. A magical moment, of which I shared a little on my Instragram already, so make sure you follow me there too (Thefashionguitar).

Ps. Later this week I will reveal the winner of the Fashion Guitar for Fab clutch!



  • Je ziet er geweldig uit, Charlotte, en je schoenen <3 Supermooi!

    En ongelofelijk dat je mannetjes alweer een jaar oud is joh! Wow! Wat gaat de tijd snel (klinkt als een oud wijf..).

    Gefeliciteerd en maak er een mooie dag van :)


  • twofortheshowblog

    I can’t believe it is James’ first birthday. I have been following you for some time now and it doesn’t seem that long ago you were pregnant!
    I wanted to let you know you have provided a lot of inspiration to me as I moved to London earlier in the year and, coming from Australia, had no idea how to dress for UK weather! It is so cool to follow a blogger who is in the same city.
    You have actually inspired me to start my own blog, so thank you!!

  • Pauline Lim

    This is an amazing look Charlotte! and your hair looks good on you!

  • Margo

    First of all happy birhday to you and your son! How time flies by, I remember watching your blog while you were still pregnant. Beside, I really think your outfit is effortless chic, just like always! Great job :)

  • Eva

    Van harte gefeliciteerd met je kleine man! Zo snel gaat het jaar dus! Hele mooie outfit, gaaf die jeans met de korte trui en node heels! xx

  • Je haar staat je inderdaad super!

    En ontzettend gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van je kleintje!

    Wat gaat de tijd snel zeg!

  • Totaal eens met de yay voor het ombre hair! Enne, gefeliciteerd met de 1e (!) verjaardag van de kleine man. enjoy it..

    X Marjolein –

  • Mancina

    seriously like this outfit a huge lot. the nude pumps look are awsome and elongate your legs so nicely. <3

  • Jennifer

    Love your boyfriend jeans!

    xo Jennifer

  • Simone W

    Hear hear! Ombre hair rocks! And indeed saves a lot of money…:)

  • I love your jeans :)

  • Ik vind je natural ombre eigenlijk leuker dan die extreem perfecte ombre coupes.
    Ooh die clutch, ik vind hem echt super, let’s hope :)

  • kirin

    love it! so simple and so chic. you look lovely! XO


  • looove it!!! The pumps look even more amazing now! xx

  • margaux fleury

    Love your boyfriend jeans!

  • Kate T

    I love the ombre hair but I’m too scared to dye it myself
    ha! I got these instead – dip
    dye hair extensions
    They’re available at
    and there’s some gorgeous colours. I got the dark to blonde one and they look
    fab! Kate x

  • Super leuke outfit & happy belated birthday to James!

    XO Jules


      Thanks Jules!

  • love this look .. black on top, light wash jeans and nude shoes!
    ps: excited for to hear the winner xx