Devlin maxi dress (c/o); Johnston & Murphy heels; vintage belt; Henri Bendel clutch (c/o); Julie Vos bracelets and ring; Karen 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