It’s always the hair. Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around dealing with my hair. How much time it takes to get ready in the morning… when to work out– or rather why I don’t… why I dislike swimming… why I spend ten minutes making sure every hair is inside a shower cap before hopping in… why a drop of rain will keep me from going outside… etc. I mean, my hair is temperamental.
I was a bald baby for a while. Then it turned curly. My mom decided to give me bangs in kindergarden school (horrible) and at one point, my hair was cut into a short bob that miraculously didn’t have an ounce of curl. Eventually, it was somewhere between frizzy curls and fat waves where it stayed for a solid period of time. Now it’s lost a lot of curl and it’s just… wild.
Basically, my hair is always a source of annoyance.
And the grey hair? It’s getting really grey. I have moved my part over half an inch to hide the patch of grey that has seemingly multiplied in the past six months… but I’m noticing that my hairline above my ears is coming in grey too. The patch can (sort of, in the right lighting) look chic, but the thing around my hairline? Not my favorite.
I’m probably going to have to start dying my hair a little bit. I don’t like the idea of it, but at the same time I’m kind of thinking that if I do it, I’m going to really do it. (Although, in full disclosure, there’s a very, very slim chance I’ll ever gain the confidence to actually go through with it.)
DARK OMBRE. I’ve been seeing this everywhere on Pinterest. And I know the ombre trend has been around for a while, but it’s finally starting to appeal to me. And I love how much more subtle the ombre is getting. With really dark hair, I think I’m kind of in love with the look below:
In light of yesterday’s post (thank you to those who defended their own views), today is about the fun side of hair.
You know me, I’m constantly battling my own locks. Over the weekend, I read this post on Joy’s Hope (great blog, btw) and was quite intrigued by the “no heat curls.” After reading, I promptly jumped in the shower to wash my hair.
My hair is crazy, so I had to take a leap of faith when deciding how to actually attempt the process. I decided having 100% dry hair, but un-straightened was the best approach. (When I straighten my hair, it acts like straight hair and refuses to hold a curl… unless, of course, it rains.)
I watched the video a few times to make sure that I wasn’t going to mess up. It’s much easier than the “sock bun” method, in my opinion (and works a LOT better too). So I twisted my hair around the headband as outlined.
Unlike, the video, I did not sleep on it. My hair, as previously mentioned, is crazy. I kept it in my hair for a little over an hour. (I loved having my hair tightly off my neck and shoulders and face while I did some reading for class.)
I took out the headband and voilà!
This was only after an hour, and I loved how it smoothed my hair out without using a flat iron AND it had tons of body. I’m tempted to try experiment with the process (e.g. sleep on it, straighten my hair first, use hair spray, etc.).
It’s October and you know what that means… Time to bring out my bring out the compilation of my greatest hits. Cute Halloween costume ideas…. Which is your fave? 🥂 Annie and Hallie from The Parent Trap 👑 Mia Thermopolis and Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi Princess of Genovia 📚 Rory Gilmore 🎀 Samantha Parkington (The American Girl)
Taken on a much sunnier day ☀️🕶️ I used to think I could live somewhere gloomy and rainy, but… after this bout of clouds, downpours, and overall gloom, I’m realizing I wouldn’t last a week. #tuckernucking
I was so excited that @MyMyrtleBeach invited me to come play pickleball with them! I am obsessed with pickleball and had a blast playing at City Pickle, right here in NYC. We brushed up on the rules, practiced some dinking, and got to play a few rounds of the game– it was the perfect way to spend the day because everyone plays at the beach! #ad
I loved watching The Parent Trap growing up and still do to this day. It is one of my go-to comfort movies… There’s so much I love about it: the cast, the soundtrack, and (of course!) the wardrobe. We all have a little Annie James and a little Hallie Parker in us! I’ve always been drawn to Annie’s style, but love the carefree nature of Hallie’s. #parenttrap @nmeyers #tuckernucking
The British brand @me_andem is now available in the US! If you are on the hunt for beautifully tailored, quiet luxury pieces for your wardrobe, you have to take a peek. The clothing is the highest quality and feels designer, but since they are direct to consumer, they don’t have the typical designer markup. The brand follows what they call “The Three Fs”: flattering and functional, with wear-forever appeal with each piece they create checking all three boxes! #meandem Shop my head to toe look with @shop.ltk! https://liketk.it/4j8Hg #liketkit
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Wearing vs styling an outfit with a bump! I feel so much better when I’m wearing something cute (dress well to feel well maybe?)… I’ve been fighting the temptation to wear comfy clothes while pregnant though! So far I have found blazers and cardigans an easy way to dress up my second trimester bump, especially as we enter fall.