Friday, January 21, 2011

In case you haven't heard me mention it enough times...

...I've been quite broke for approximately the past year.  I won't bore you again with the details about why.  Needless to say, I am getting pretty antsy to close on our house in a week and start having some money to play around with again.  Aside from saving money so I can travel more, I have some "necessities" on my list for pay day.  Surprisingly, my first necessity is not clothing related.

[via weheartit]

It's a hair cut!  I've never been too good about keeping up with routine hair stylings.  I prefer to go to a high-end salon for the quality, but I can't afford that every two months.  I started going every 4-6 months to get a trim and update my highlights.  The last time I went was in February/early March before D and I got married.  I am dying.  My split ends look pathetic/sad/depressing.  My highlights are equally drab.  My friend, it is time.  Unfortunately, I am not sure if the spare money will be available with my Feburary pay check coming in at the end of January, but if not I will be scheduling an appointment asap at the end of Feb.

After moving to Raleigh, it was difficult to consider a new salon/hair stylist.  Back in Athens, I had been with my same stylist for 5 years.  I moved when she moved to a different salon.  Since Athens is still within a do-able driving distance, I've considered getting my hair done there.  But I think the switch needs to be made.

With a hair cut, I have been thinking since the summer about chopping my hair off.  I spent years growing it out.  I have really thin, fine hair, so it always looked a little flat and stringy long.  I think my hair has matured over time though.  It's got body and umph now.  It took me a lot of time to grow it so long, but I felt as a teacher I needed a more "mature" look.  First, I wanted to donate to locks of love.


Then I found out they won't take colored/dyed hair :(  Much to my dismay!  So I'm going from this:

[circa October 2010]

to something like this....

[Not too drastic, a bit off the ends and some shorter bangs.  Via weheartit]

or...

[Even shorter, but still blonde]

But then I see gorgeous pictures like this that make me want to hold on to my long locks...



My goal in life should just be to have hair and a body exactly like Blake Lively.

4 comments:

The Girlie Blog said...

A mature haircut can really change up a look! I love Reese's hair. You should totally go for something like that!

Claire said...

so fun! i love the reese picture. you'd look great with that cut. great post :)

Béracha said...

Love all these pictures actually, but I think Reese's hair would look really great on you!

just a girl said...

I agree with all of the above, Reese's hair is gorgeous! I actually chopped my hair a couple of years ago and donated to Locks of Love. It was kind of a whim and I ended up HATING it a few weeks after the cut. I have now realized that I should never chop ten inches off of my hair and just deal with the status quo. But a change (like to Reese's 'do) is great because you still have the length to play with -- I say yes!

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