Outfit Post: 3/6/15

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Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather OTK Stockings in Rust) — Shoes: Earthies — Necklace: World Market — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Belt: Thrifted

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Friday was one of those days that I was really starting to feel the mullet. I respect Becky’s choice to cut layers into my hair so that I wouldn’t have the Roseanne Rosannadanna look, but growing one’s hair out is always going to be awkward at some point, and perhaps at a lot of points.

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Jaunty friend Rebekah commented on yesterday’s post that my buzz cut grow-out has seemed “graceful and painless”–which is a wonderful compliment and also astonishing to me because there have been a not-insignificant number of days where I’ve just done my best to power through the weirdness of my hair.

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Part of this is that my grooming habits leave something to be desired. In a perfect world, I would get my head sopping wet every morning and let it air-dry to create nice waves, but between my penchant for sleeping in and the reality of work and bike helmets, many days the whole situation ends up a little frizzed, flattened, or shaggy-looking.

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Growing it out has still been lots of fun, although as it gets longer I’m torn between continuing to see where my hair will take me and going back to the wonderful convenience of the buzz cut. I’m still not used to shedding so much, for one thing.

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My hairstyle anti-inspiration is Janet from Three’s Company, and I’m a little afraid of skewing too much in that direction. Hair is such a powerful part of one’s appearance! It has a huge impact on my day-to-day self esteem, and I know that’s the case for lots of folks everywhere. As things shake out, I still feel cute more often than not, so for now the hair stays. Let cuteness reign!

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2 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 3/6/15

  1. Perhaps your grow-out looks graceful to me because I have no expectations for your hair. When I look in the mirror, I’m thinking “hair, why aren’t you shiny? Why do you fluff up like that, and what the hell is happening to you, bangs?” When I look at YOUR hair, I see “ah, that’s how Mia’s hair looks today. Neato.”

    “In a perfect world, I would get my head sopping wet every morning and let it air-dry to create nice waves…”

    I joined that world and hated it. I did full-on Curly Girl for months… it took forever, and results were still hit-or-miss. In a perfect world, I could get primped and ready with as little effort as a dude and not be judged for it.

    “Growing it out has still been lots of fun, although as it gets longer I’m torn between continuing to see where my hair will take me and going back to the wonderful convenience of the buzz cut. I’m still not used to shedding so much, for one thing.”

    Same here. My hair’s still considerably shorter than yours, but I’m already cranky about the HAIR everywhere. Gross. How do long-haired people stand all that hair winding around their fingers, scattered across the floor, clogging their drains… A buzz cut is feeling too austere and minimalist for me right now, but I don’t know where I’m going with this unpredictable hair…

    • I’ve never tried official Curly Girl whatnot, but my hair IS consistently nicer-looking if I scrunch the water out with a t-shirt and let it air-dry. I really do miss the effortlessness of extra-short cuts.

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