Every once in a while, I actually let my hair be its natural self– straight–, and when I do I get this urge to part my hair in the middle. I personally love it– somehow it makes me feel a bit more glamorous than a side part — but my husband? Well… it’s been a journey.
First, it was that he didn’t like it, and he couldn’t tell me why. Then, I finally dug out of him that I don’t look like me with my hair like this — aka, it’s just not what he’s used to. Then, he started to just look at me funny before he figured out I’d parted my hair in the middle.
And now, he just calls me 70’s girl.
I think it’s growing on him. Well, that, or he’s given up trying to convince me not to part my hair down the middle. Ha!
I have been dying to wear this vintage silk kimono ever since I found it (for one dollar, you guys. Yes. A dollar); the color is so gorgeous, and it has this really amazing subtle leafy print, and it’s so, so soft. But for some reason I’ve never been able to style it with my usual outfits. I think it’s so flowing it really needs to be worn with a very relaxed outfit. And weekends are the perfect time to wear something really low key! I wore this on Saturday. It will be my new go-to outfit when I’m feeling lazy yet still want to look put together. Seriously, there is nothing more comfortable than a white tee, maternity jeans, and a silk kimono.
I can also imagine wearing it with a really long, flowing, ruffly maxi dress. So I need to find one of those soon.
And motorcycle boots. I didn’t mention this last time I posted them, but I just bought these, and they’re so comfortable! Thank you, JC Penney for having boots that fit and aren’t really expensive. Now my feet won’t get wet when it’s raining. Plus, I think boots+jeans looks much more put together on me than jeans+flats.
I think I might start to wear my hair straight and middle-parted more often, especially now that it’s finally getting long. I’ve been wanting a little change with my hair, and switching up the part is a good way to get a different look without cutting or dyeing it. Several friends have said I look like a young Cher with my hair like this.
What do you think? I could totally pass for a young, pregnant, less plastic Cher, right? Haha!
Come to think of it, maybe I’ll do some doppelganger makeup looks; so far I have been told I look like Kirsten Stewart, Cher, Lucy Griffiths, and Katy Perry. And they all have such different looks (or in the case of Cher and Katy Perry, so MANY different looks) I could get quite a lot of makeup tutorials out of them!
So lately I have really wanted to grow my nails out, but since I tend to do a lot with my hands and I don’t really take care of my nails (I uhm.. sort of peeled off the gel nail polish which also took some of my nail off with it…), they’re kind of in a terrible state right now. The ends are cracking, and they basically break off anytime I get my hands wet.
It’s time to get some rubber gloves for washing dishes! I’m going to try the Sally Hansen Maximum Strength formula, and hopefully that works. I’ve tried Nail Tek before, but the stuff I have is kind of old and I wasn’t very consistent with it. So I’m determined to be consistent, protect my hands, and get all of my nails to be the same length so I can do this with them again. I did that for my wedding, and I LOVE how retro it looks!
Well, this morning was one of those mornings where I woke up and just started crying for no reason. I am pretty sure it’s because we stayed up late last night and ate a lot of junk food. I love peanut butter M&M’s and Cheez-It’s, but OH my goodness they make me so grumpy! It’s crazy how food can affect you. Now that I’ve basically eliminated all the problem food groups from my diet, I notice so much more how bad foods make me feel when I eat them.
Have you guys ever noticed certain foods that just make you grumpy? It’s the weirdest thing, to me!
I hope you all have a good Monday!