February 27, 2014

short bangs are back

They're back on my head at least. It's been well over a decade since I've worn bangs. I had bangs of all styles all through my childhood, well into my teens and in my early twenties. In the late 90s they were short, very short. That was a look back then. My hair was basically identical to the actress Shannyn Sossamon pictured above. 

It's been a while since since those ultra short wispy bangs have made an appearance on the foreheads of stylish women. I think the fashion rule is something like if you wore it the last time it was in style you're not supposed to wear it again. I broke that rule late last night when I decided to give them another try. It was honestly just an attempt to remedy the awkward wispy fringe that was growing in after postpartum hair loss. I think they'll do. I also think they may even be making a comeback since both Suri Cruise and Zoe Kravitz are wearing them short. 

February 25, 2014

out with the old & in with the new

Well I finally did it! I went through my entire closet of clothes, tried everything on and organized it all. There are items that I love, fit well and am keeping, clothes to give away and/or donate and also clothes to sell. I have always been a bit of a minimalist, so it didn't take too much time to go through this process. The hard part was accepting that I should just let certain things go and not look back.

 I have been putting this off for a little while, thinking I still have some more baby weight to lose. I may lose more weight, I also may not. I'm not too worried about it. I know that I definitely don't want to start putting things on hold for that specific reason. At this point it's more important for me to have a closet full of clothes that I know I feel good in. I no longer want to squeeze myself into things or put something on that I'm just over. So I'm getting rid of my old size 0's and 2's and even some of my size 4's and moving on. 

I was inspired by the Minneapolis blogger Wide Eyed Legless to do this the right way. I've never gone through my entire closet, pulled everything out and really examined if I love and want to keep each item of clothing. There were a number of clothes just hanging in my closet that I haven't worn in years. They are clothes that I once loved and just figured I would wear again sometime. It turned out once I actually saw them on me again they just no longer worked for me. 

Although I do enjoy shopping, I don't plan on doing a whole lot of it. There isn't much that I need, and I just don't have as much time for that as I once did. I'm also not a huge fan of shopping online for clothes. I like to be able to feel the clothes and see them on me. I would like to find a new dress that I can wear to my friends John and Dana's wedding and maybe some pretty heels to go with it. I think some new jeans would be nice to find, too. Other than that I'm planning on being even more picky than before, and I'm sticking with my style of clothing best described as comfortable and timeless mixed with a little quirky tomboy.

February 14, 2014

happy love day

Today was great! I dressed Ruby up in a red and white outfit with hundreds of tiny hearts. My husband and I exchanged little gifts. He knew I wanted a new hoodie and surprised me with the one I'm wearing in the photos. I surprised him with the book How Music Works by David Byrne. Other than that we didn't do anything out of the ordinary, because we've already got so much love in our home every single day.