Monday, May 2, 2011

Breaking Point

It’s almost that time of year again for me, the time when out of sheer frustration at the East Coast humidity I chop off all my hair and opt for a cute bob so I can get it off the back of my neck. I usually make it until around June before I just get too frustrated. This year I’m also thinking of mixing it up even more with a dye job. Naturally, I am a dirty blonde and I’ve been dyeing it dark for years now. In anticipation of my annual summer cut, I have not dyed my hair since Christmas and am trying to let the black color grow out a bit because I’m thinking of going a light red shade. To that end, you may have noticed the somewhat less than lovely “skunk stripe” of light colored hair I have running down the middle of my scalp.

witness the stripe

See, this is what’s nice about being on a writing fellowship and working from home, my hair can look like utter crap for months and no one can stop me. That’s right folks, I’m my own worst enemy! Anyways, here are a few hair inspiration shots that I’ve been crushing on as I wait in anticipation for the humidity to become just too much for me to bear.









I also move into my new apartment in less than a month and so I couldn’t resist a few dream interior inspiration photos…not that my place will ever look this elegant, but a girl can dream can’t she?


The view from my new place


The view from my new place





Unless noted, all images from my weheartit archive

29 comments:

laura said...

I cannot wait to see what you end up doing with your hair! Personally, I love the last hair photo and think that you could totally rock the platinum blonde.

I love the view from your new place!!! I am so envious that you have so many trees and how hilly the place looks. Being in IL, everything here is FLAT and disgusting. I cannot wait to move to a place with more interesting topography.

Emma said...

I am Loving these hairstyles! I think red hair would look Great on you.

StyleID said...

I love the first look, love it so much and you wouldn't even had to color it that much because the shade maybe close to the 'original' you. I envy people who can wear short hair, you need to have 'that' special face for that, I've been wanting to go short for sooo long but really feel super scare!
You have the best view from your new place! I love it, we don't get that kind of views here in FL :)

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Lauren RZ said...

I love being a red head! Light coppery red is my favorite. No matter the actual shade it is colored, the end result on me after a week or so is always copper. I say go for the red.

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Sandy Joe said...

What a dreamy view! You are such a lucky gal!

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this free bird said...

The first inspiration pic is awesome....I love it! And re: the skunk stripe. Okay we are living parallel lives at present. By the time you get moved into your new place I should almost be done unpacking. Good grief

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Marie a la Mode said...

You have an amazing view! Gosh, it's beautiful! I think you'd look good with a cropped cut. I'm contemplating cutting my hair as well. Nothing drastic but at least 5". It's getting really unmanageable!

Emily Marie said...

Can't wait to see your new hair do! All the photos you collected are lovely, and I am sure whatever you decide to go with will look great!

Nnenna said...

Love the inspiration pictures! I can't wait to have my own apartment and decorate it, but I don't even know where I'll be yet! Also, looking forward to seeing your new hairdo! =)

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Katie said...

Cant wait to see what you decide to do!

Kenziefaith said...

I love those hair pictures! So pretty. Can't wait to see your new style!

Bonnie said...

You have such a strong face that I think you will rock whichever hairstyle you choose. I can definitely see you as a redhead, though!

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Minnesota Maven said...

I feel your pain, I used to be a work at home girl and my skunk stripe was going fairly strong until recently. I really like both of the haircuts the blonde's are rocking. I think you could pull either of them off cause your beautiful! I love the view from your new place, it's like a wilderness wonderland!

Shy, Chesterfield said...

Your place looks totally dreamy already!! I also like the short styles but I think they might just make me look like my brother. A scary thought! haha

You could totally pull off the monocle.

Shy

Courtney Laura said...

what a gorgeous view! I'm so jealous!!

hey sweetie sorry you were having trouble with the link for the Vogue Insider test. Were you clicking the image?? I'm having someone looking into now :)


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ALEV said...

I think blond hair style is gonna be great on you.
the view of your new apartment is really enormous.

Pamela said...

Make sure you give us a tour of your new place! Can't wait to see it. I'm always a fan of short hair! Just wish my husband was too ...

She is Sara said...

Oh I am excited to see new hair and your new place all decked out! How exciting for you!

Pearl Westwood said...

I have total house envy!! Look forwards to seeing your new hair, the red head in the middle looks like a gorg shade x

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Loving the short hair in the last photos....you would look stunning with that haircut!! xo

t said...

Nice pics!

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Jessica Weingarten said...

I never would have pegged you as a blonde, haha. Nevertheless, the light red shade sounds like a fun colour to try! The second and third cuts featured are my favorites. I'm excited to see what the final result of the cut/colour is!

-Jess

jess said...

The hair shots look great. Can't wait to see what you do. Your view looks amazing.

Kimi said...

Thanks for sharing the hair-inspiration pictures! The first one is exactly what I've been envisioning for my current grow-out, but I'd been unable to find a picture of it. Until now!

LyddieGal said...

Those short hair styles are so cute! I can't wait to see how yours turns out!
The new neighborhood looks pretty great too!

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Ellen ♥ said...

Cute hair is so cute. Can't dare to cut my hair that short. :) nice view from your new place :)


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Fashion Limbo said...

I secretly always wanted to cut my hair short and bleach it, becoming an Agyness Deyn wannabe or Madonna in 1986. But I also like my hair long so have never been brave enough to do it. You have some really nice views from your new place, seems like a quiet and relaxing neighbourhood.

maria_G said...

i love that view! it's so cute!

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Honeysuck_elle said...

What a view! I love your choice in furniture, I would love to have such supple items decorating my place. I also have a similar natural hair color, I've dyed it many colors since I was in 7th grade, my natural color doesn't suit me much.