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Short Bangs 101

Hello friends! I recently did some chop chopping of the locks and after living with short bangs I am ready to give a report on them for anyone considering them! So here is my journey through bang-hood, in respective stages:

1. The Decision 

The bang length and style was inspired by hair trends of the late 1950’s..and more specifically our dear Audrey Hepburn. I just wanted something a bit unusual but still lovely.

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It was actually extremely exciting because the salon I went to had a 1950’s theme and I sat right next to a picture of her!

2. The Love Affair 

Looking in the mirror after the haircut was like a Cinderella moment. I felt so beautiful. I even wore my glasses in public and felt cute about it. I took many selfies, which is what the majority of this post will be comprised of.

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3. The Curl

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If you’re like me, you’ll find that your hair has a bit of a natural curl to it and bangs are more of a struggle than they appear to be. Waking up the morning after the cut was a scary, scary thing. But I find that a quick swipe of the straightener will bring things back the way I want them. Additionally, if you comb out your bangs post-shower and let them air dry you’ll tend to have more favorable results.

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4. The Hard Truth

To my delight, all my girl friends raved over my new hair, thanks ladies! However the gentlemen in my life were less thrilled. There are lots of weird things people do in the name of fashion and of beauty. Some of these are done with the intent to look cute for boys, some are done simply with the intent to look cute. This falls into the category of the latter. If your one intention is to attract a man, this is not the style for you. Thank heavens and hallelujah this is not my one and only purpose, so coming to this realization did not slow me down.

NOTE: I’m talking in general. I am sure there are some men out there who favor short bangs.

5. The Confidence Boost

Trying new stuff always ups my self esteem. Mainly because then I see myself as a person who tries new things. Most of the time I feel fresh, fierce, and fancy fine.

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Sometimes I feel a hot, ugly mess

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But all the time I feel like myself. Because frankly, hair is just hair. If you’re unsure, I encourage you to try it out, just to see. I am a firm believe in making impulse decisions under the understanding that hair does grow back. I intend on keeping my bangs for some time, they’re different and they’re fun and I’m so grateful they are in no way permanent.

Seeing Stars

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Sweaters are cool. Finding them on the cheap is much cooler. Finding this adorable slouchy cardigan for $10; the cooliest. Especially when I spoke with the cashier woman and learned that it’s a pretty decent knock off of a real high end brand. That’s pretty cool too.

Throwback Thursday: Circa 1950

This gem is from the very first photo shoot I ever did with Cece, and amazingly still one of my favorites! You’d never guess it but we got all kinds of crazy using lamp shades to help with the lighting and the pool pump cover as a false floor.

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The dress is handmade vintage with a crochet collar and even better, its in my absolute #1 favorite color! Kinda makes you wonder what other treasures are hiding in the thrift stores waiting to be discovered 😉  And I scored this one for only $12, right around the holidays last season, add some pearls and Mary Janes and we have a winner. Dinner party dress? I think yes.

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You Bought WHAT at the Thrift Store?

When I tell people how I love to thrift, I get varied reactions. Many respond enthusiastically and tell me about their latest thrifts. However, there are the few that are simply disgusted by the idea. This post is not for those people. If you are one of them I recommend you read no further, close your browser, find something else to do.

Even those who are all for thrifting sometimes have a hard time digesting the fact that I buy my pajamas there. But I do! And I love them!

My two favorites are my silky cranberry PJ set:

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And my silky black dressing robe:

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No, it doesn’t freak me out, if it freaks you out, I recommend washing them multiple times, it’ll all be okay. More than okay! I cannot explain how fabulous I feel in the mornings when I put on my robe and go down stairs for breakfast. Like a princess or a movie star.

Throwback Thursday: Tori circa 1988

One of my favorite games is looking in my closet and asking myself: What would I wear if I lived in (insert year here)?.Then I wear an outfit inspired by that year! Pretty nifty, no? Today I decided to make that game a section on my blog!  Think of it as an Outfit of the Day post meets a Throw Back post.

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Boots- Khols

Dress- Goodwill (authentic 80’s artifact)

Sweater- American Eagle

Glasses- Swift Eye Wear

Bracelet- Dollar Store

Nail Polish- Salon Perfect: Ruby’s Cube

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This is so fun for me because it’s all my clothes I already love in the colors I adore wearing but I am always surprised with the combinations I can come up with. Out of my boring old closet is born this pastel punk princess outfit! What retro looks are hiding in your hangers?