Giving the Cold Shoulder

Devlin maxi dress (c/o);  Johnston & Murphy heels;  vintage belt;  Henri Bendel clutch (c/o);  Julie Vos bracelets and ringKaren Walker sunglasses (affordable version here)

Happy hump day, friends.  It’s not often I go with a one-shoulder dress or top, but when the temps outside are borderline boiling, a gal could use a little cold shoulder.  And these days, that cold shoulder is extra exposed because recently this mane of mine got a hefty chop.  Long hair, be gone, y’all, and at the risk of sounding like a drama queen, it was no easy decision.

In case you haven’t heard me spill the beans a thousand times in the past, I’ve had hair extensions for years.  And I loved them.  LOVED them.  They gave me that extra volume that I always wanted, perfectly matched my hair texture, and were relatively easy to maintain.  All in all, I would absolutely recommend extensions to anyone who finds themselves in my “toddler mane” position.  But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.

I don’t know exactly when, but something in my head just clicked.  It was time.  Time to get back to basics a bit, lose the thick mane, lighten the load, stop trying to keep up with so many bloggers out there I think.  (That comparison game can be a trap from time to time, and it’s a drain on my creativity.)  And now?  I couldn’t be happier with it.

The new ‘do is so light and easy, and these days my getting ready routine is pretty much a summer dream.  Most days I just air-dry after my shower, blow-dry my bangs, and call it a day.  So much more free time for activities!  (Or really, just taking one particular rambunctious puppy for loooong walks.)  Hope everyone is having a great week!


Photos thanks to Vincent Elejorde

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