I’ll stand in the rain for you

So I did something to my head. It was a very impulsive something, and it could have turned out very badly.

Would you like to see?

Of course you would!

 I don’t think this is particularly the best showcasing of my new bangs, which I cut this morning, but I like them. They’re quite… they make me feel French. Or something.

It’ll take me a few days to really settle into them, but they turned out better than I thought. Especially considering the many factors of today that should really have rendered me incapable of doing anything.

 And, by the way, it was raining. Is raining, cold, wet, windy, and generally unpleasant to stand outside and pose in front of a wet fence. But I did anyway, because I love you and also because when one wears a skirt like this, one cannot let that occasion go unphotographed.

 Another thing about today: I thought I was supposed to work, yes? At 3:30 in the morning. So, as is the norm when I work at 3:30am, I got up at 2:45, stumbled around the house getting ready, left early, was there early, and got all the way to counting the till before my coworker showed up.

And asked “What are you doing here, crazy mama?”

Apparently it’s NEXT Monday that I work. *ahem* You’d think the one who makes the schedule would know when she works.

 So guess who’s been awake since 2:45am with no plans of sleeping today, and who is running on about three hours of sleep, and who took outfit pictures in the rain/wind/steam of the dryer vent?

It’s either dedication or insanity. Or maybe both.

 Although considering this face, it’s probably more likely insanity.

I don’t even know.

 Also, I have worn this shirt three days in a row. I may never wear another shirt. Because this one is perfect.

And it goes with everything.

 Before I forget to mention it, I’m copying Gee today.

 And yes, you should be very jealous of my amazing shoes. They’re real leather (suede?), fuzzy, and just… the best shoes ever.

 Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go curl up on my bed and work on a story. If I can decide which one it is that I want to work on, that is.

Have a beautiful Monday!


  • Emily Blackburn

    I cannot believe you cut your own fringe & it looks that good! If I heard the phrase ‘I cut my own fringe’ I would imagine some kind of stubby, wonky monstrosity but yours is amazing! It really suits you as well 🙂 Your skirt is also incredible. It’s the kind of thing I wouldn’t look at twice if I saw it in a shop, but looks fantastic on you! Top marks all round 😉

    • Mara

      Hahaha! Well, I almost thought it was going to be a disaster, because I cut the first piece and thought “oh no, that’s way too short!” but it turned out fine. These bangs are shorter than I’ve ever done. But I think I like them. 😉
      And I learned to cut my own hair from my mom. Mostly because she doesn’t like cutting it for me. 😀

  • Kathy Henderson

    Your bangs look great. Of course, I am bangs person myself and have a special hankering for them. You also find the greatest shoes.

    • Mara

      I did! I’ve been cutting hair since I was five and my dolls suffered for it. 😉 But seriously, I think it’s just been trial and error and observation of professional hairstylists for me. I figured that if it went wrong, there are always bobby pins and hairspray to hide the evidence.
      Thank you!

  • Demy

    WOW!!!!!! Tes cheveux sont marveilleuses!!!!! Yeah, all this because indeed you do look like French!! I can’t believe how in the world you manage to cut your own hair like that! It’s admirable! You make me want to cut my own hair as well, but of course I’m not gonna do this! I can’t even draw a straight line let alone cut my fringe haha! You look really pretty, though. I think that bangs look even better on you with this color 🙂 You’re the epitome of ‘cuteness’. It’s practically impossible to not make anyone smile, you’re cute! This is getting too weird, so I’ll stop it. Point is: I LOOOVE your hair! Congrats on your awesome abilities. I could even pay you for cutting my hair like this haha! 😀
    Now, about the outfit, I have to agree with you, it would be such a shame to not take pics! Plus, this top is GREAT! Of course, it goes with everything , it’s black and perfect! What else can you ask for? 😀
    HAHAHAHAH!!!! Why? WHY are you so crazy? You made the program and you messed up the working days! hahah! Nice! And that shows that you’re a really dedicated person! Good for you!

    • Mara

      Oh! French phrase that I don’t understand! But I think I get the gist of it. 😀 Hehe. Thank you! I sort of just try and hope it works. 😀 I thought it was going to be a disaster at first, though!
      Hey, you can give me ALL the compliments you want. I don’t mind. 😉 Hehehe.
      I am crazy for your amusement. 😀