Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 25: Banana Bohemian (and should I get a haircut?)

On to Day 3 of my new clothes challenge, and it was an easy one!  (This is from yesterday.  Normally I get BF to take my picture before we both leave for the day, but today he was out the door early, so I had to wait until the evening.) 

Yesterday I had to go to work, and then I had a meeting with a professor at school, and was also participating in an info session for prospective students.  I know I said I graduated, but I was very involved while I was at school, and occasionally get asked to help out still.  I was running a little late, so I just dug through some of my dresses to find an unworn one (not hard, unfortunately), and came up with this one!

I bought this from the Banana Republic least a year ago, possibly more.  I'd always intended it to wear it with some knee-high boots, kind of 60s/70s go-go style, but that never happened for some reason.  It's a great knit dress - fairly basic with some cute details.  I love the big sleeves.  I paired it with a simple pair of wooden slides (can't remember the brand).

The dress ties in the back, with the same fun pattern.  So that's my outfit from yesterday - nice and simple!

Now on to the hair question!  Here's a picture of my hair!  I haven't had a real haircut in 3 years - I've had a couple of trims, but no real hair chopping. Every few years I go from what you see below to shoulder-length hair.  My mom and the BG love the shoulder-length hair.  My mom says it makes me look more adult, and BF just says he likes short hair better (which is a first).

Right now, I'm at the point where I might be ready to cut.  I run (okay, was running, and will be running again) 5 days a week, and usually just throw my hair into a bun after my shower.  As a result, my hair has taken on a semi wavy texture, but it's also fairly thick, so it's prone to frizz and flyaways.  Additionally, I very rarely dry my hair with a blow dryer...maybe once every 6 months or so?  It's really not worth it, as it's completely puffy after a blow dry, and I have to wait a day for it to settle down and be smooth...and by the time it's settled down, it's time to run again.  So basically it's just in a bun ALL THE TIME.

I'm always torn about cutting my hair.  I really love my long hair, and always always cry when I get it cut.  I've made the big chop 3 times now (each time have donated 12+ inches to Locks of Love), and am considering it again.  I half committed to getting it cut after I graduated, but now I'm not sure if I really want to go through with it.  I may cut off enough to donate, but keep enough to at least have a short ponytail, but I don't know.  Any suggestions?


spiffy May 27, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

wow, such pretty hair! I think taking off about 4 or 5 inches might feel like a really big change without making you cry or feel emotional about it. 12 inches cut off at once is a big change... I think with your hair it's a win-win situation!

Bianca May 29, 2010 at 12:45 AM  

WOW your hair has grown quite a bit since you were posting photos last year!! Its beautiful. Gosh, I don't know what I would do in your case!