|Always in a hurry... Can you spot the cookie in this photo?!|
Almost three years ago, I cut off my hair. As in, almost all of it.
I had thought about a cute pixie cut for years and a combination of things (postnatal hair loss, bad home-dye jobs) made me finally pull the trigger. I have about three photos of that pixie which I think was indicative of how cute I reallllly felt. It was a very cute cut, but one which I think will suit me best in about another 30 years:) But even if it wasn't my "forever" haircut that I loved to pieces, I was A-OK with it because I hated my hair that much before chopping it off, I had wanted to cross that hairstyle of my bucket list, and I've never been good at doing my hair in the first place.
Plus, short hair reflected the style I usually drift to: masculine.
I like a lot of masculine clothing: flat shoes (including sneakers, oxfords, chacos, and at best, very short wedges--I own maybe 1-2 pairs of heels, that are never worn), blazers, button-up shirts, grandpa-cardigans, muted colors (including lots of navy blue), t-shirts and jeans, minimalist accessories, and, in general, loose over form-fitting. But I also love beautiful, classic clothing--and earrings! So if I were to nail it down, my typical style would be called, "Tomboy Chic," as I usually do a lot of masculine with some feminine touches.
That's why this "Do Something" challenge was fun for me, to participate in a fashion series where the goal is "Girly Chic!" Here is our inspiration photo from Stevie Henderson:
|OLD BLOUSE (ANN TAYLOR LOFT) // SKIRT // SIMILAR SHOES (HERE, too) // SIMILAR EARRINGS|
Thankfully, last week one of my favorite instagrammers, Cardigan Empire, posted a picture of her wearing the same skirt, but with a blue striped top. It was SO, so chic! I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but I loved doing some pattern mixing.
To add a little more Girly to the chic, I wore the chandelier earrings I bought for my sister's wedding that's coming up in just a few weeks. (I'm so sorry, but because I refuse to buy anything besides clearance, those exact earrings are gone from J. Crew's website...) And those shoes? My sister convinced me to get them from the Rack a few weeks ago and they are much easier to walk in than they look. They are just the right amount of outside-my-comfort-zone, I really do love them, and they were $30.