I recently had a victory with my hair. I know it sounds silly, but I’d been waiting for this day for months.
I hate saying that I had regret when it came to cutting my hair back in September, but I absolutely did. As soon as the 8 inches of my hair fell to the ground, I had a sinking feeling in my gut. Too much was cut off (more than I had wanted), and I knew it was going to take adjusting to (even though I had short hair for most of my life). I could fit my hair back in a ponytail, but it was a short, stubby one. All of the fun things I was able to do with my hair (the Gibson Tuck, top knots, buns, etc.) were no more. However, the good thing about hair is that it grows back, so I knew I would just have to wait it out and be patient…my longer locks would be back eventually.
And you had better believe I did a little happy dance around my bathroom when I realized my hair FINALLY fit back through one of my mesh hair donuts. It took a lot of tweaking to get it to cover the mesh, but I did it. I never knew how much I would miss being able to throw my hair up to run to the store…or even just for everyday wear. It took 6 months to get back to this point, but it finally has arrived.
Anyway, I’ve been playing around with different volumes in my clothing lately. It’s always good to have balance when it comes to the fit of pieces. Wearing all tight fitting pieces can make you appear one way, but wearing all loose fitting clothing can give off a completely different message. For everyday wear, I like to balance out the two. This comfy zip back tunic from LOFT is pretty roomy on top, so in order to balance out that volume, I decided to go with a slimmer fit in the pant. Easy peasy.
And the shoes? I scored these awesome BCBG strappy heels from…you guessed it…T.J. Maxx! I could not resist, especially with a price of $40. I really love the thicker stacked heel: it makes them more comfortable than a stiletto. Plus: I love the pop of bright melon pink on the middle strap. It has me wishing for spring to officially begin! I know I’ll get a ton of wear out of these. By the way, I saw the same pair with a gold strap at my local Marshalls, so I know there are different variations out there – go look for them!
Zip back tunic: LOFT // Jean leggings: purchased at Marshalls // Elephant pendant: Forever 21 // Carry Away Tote: Jessica Simpson, purchased at T.J. Maxx (same bag, different colors at Dillards) // Nude and neon strappy heels: BCBG, purchased at T.J. Maxx
And if you’re interested in snagging some similar shoes, I rounded up a collection of some in various heel heights and styles!
1. Anne Klein Traven Heel – Zappos // 2. Ted Baker Jolea Heel – Zappos // 3. Anne Klein Traven Heel – Zappos // 4. Pecan Pie Wedge – ModCloth // 5. Vera Wang Febe Sandal – Nordstrom // 6. Sam Edelman Sutton Sandal – Nordstrom // 7. Sam Edelman Sutton Sandal – Nordstrom // 8. ALDO Alvara Bone Sandals – Zappos // 9. Cole Haan Minetta Sandals – Zappos
Are you ready to break out the strappy shoes for spring and summer?
Skinny jeans look great on you!
What a score! LOVING those shoes! I just found Sam Edelman Gigis at our Maxx. Love le Maxx!
Regretting a haircut is the absolute worse and I can relate to your job of having it finally at a length where you can do something with this. Same thing happened to me right after my wedding, and I’ve been fixing it ever since. Now I’m starting to itch about cutting it again because, damn, straight hair can be so boring sometimes and I basically JUST wear it down. I have to start trying new styles so I’m not tempted to chop it off. No bangs ever ever again.
Love the shoes! As always you are the queen at finding awesome stuff!
Oh wow. I haven’t had enough copy.
It’s the “WORST” and I can relate to your “JOY”.
Do forgive me.
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE. Not copy. 🙁
Hahahaha – you’re cracking me up!