Dress: Anthropologie Lucerna Dress
Cardigan: Old Navy
Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots
"Where's that thought that thought uncomplicated things? Where's that peace of mind that peace that made it easy? Where's that simple day that simply made it nice to be in? Where did it go?" - Imogen Heap
I had really straight hair as a little girl. My mom didn't want to deal with long hair, so she kept mine cut short until I was in the third grade. I pretty much looked like a boy in my first 3 school pictures. Of course, I still look like a boy to some people, but that's a whole 'nother story... Anyway, in the next 3 school pictures, I had the same hair style - long and stick straight. In 6th grade, I decided to do what all the cool kids were doing at the time and get my hair permed. My hair has never been the same since.
That stinky perm turned my hair into a frizzy, unmanageable mess for life. The rest of my school pictures are pretty sad. My hair was always wider than it was long. Thank goodness that wasn't such a bad thing in the late 80's. In the 90's, it started to be a problem, though. I was so happy when I discovered the round brush and hairdryer trick to straightening my hair. Of course, it was not without it's problems. I burned my hair pretty bad a couple of times. Uh, that was awful...the smell of burning hair is one of the worst.
The dawn of the new millennium introduced me to the best solution I had found so far for my hair problems. The CHI flat iron. No other flat iron could tame the beast that was my hair like the CHI. This thing was seriously a miracle-worker. The CHI's only nemesis was the weather. Let's just say, humidity was, and still is, a bitch.
After years of fighting the good fight, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and go out into the world with my hair untouched. I was horrified at the thought that people were going to point and laugh at me everywhere I went, but that didn't happen. In fact, a few people told me they liked it! I felt free at last! I started letting my hair dry naturally more often. The only down side was I had to wash it everyday. This natural style does not look good after it's been slept on, and brushing it is simply out of the question, so I went back to my flat ironing ways.
Today is the first time I've worn my hair curly in awhile. Life has been really stressful lately, and I needed to simplify some things. The hair routine was the first thing to go. I didn't really believe people when they said the first year of separation is the hardest. "First year? First few months maybe," I said to myself. "How could one feel bad for an entire year?" Yeah...I'm a believer now. I had one of the worst days so far yesterday. It was a Hell on Earth kind of day. I'm sure many people think I deserve it. Anyway, I really hope I don't have one of those again for awhile.
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