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Hair Do? Or Don’t?

Finally made an appointment to see my main gal, Carla at Ron King Salon.  Isn’t it the best feeling to make a hair appointment?  I know, I know…that sounds a little trite.  I mean, the “best” feeling should be working at a soup kitchen.  Or donating time/money to a cause, or rescuing a dog.  And,  those are “best” feelings.

But, getting your hair done feels like a real indulgence!  Don’t you think?   I might seem like a priss, and mostly I am – but I am not a big salon/pedicure/facial/message type person.  I mean, I love all that stuff, I just don’t really do any of it..ever..  (Don’t look at my toes..)  I mostly walk around and hope people won’t notice that I need a manicure, or need a keratin treatment on my ends, or I could really use a facial.  I was in my twenties before I had my first pedicure (GASP!).  I in fact, have never had my eyebrows done by a professional (double GASP!).

Did I just lose you?

Anyway, my husband goes to Carla.   As do several of my friends, my photographer from my wedding, and (I think) a couple of random peeps from work..  She does great work, especially on someone like me who struggles with decisions about their own hair.  Which, is probably why I don’t go to the salon etc soon.  It’s work to analyze yourself, and then – what if you don’t like it once it is done – it takes SOOOOO long to grow/change etc. Because of all of this, I had nearly the same haircut for 15 years and my ex-boyfriend used to cut my hair in the kitchen (yes, really).

I started to feel like it was time to grow up and do something!  So, I went to Carla and to a real salon – woweee!  We have gotten to that place where I can just walk in and go – “HELP! What do I do, oh balayage master?  Hair whisperer, where do I go from here?!”

She looks at my hair, we look at images of hair, and then she does it and I think it looks great.  Doing hair is a real art form.

Anyway, I get to go next week.  YAY!  So, I am thinking about what we can do!  Here is where I am with it…

Do I go lighter?

Darker?

Somewhere in between?

Do I let it grow?

Or cut if off shorter?

Bangs?

Or, let ’em grow out further and do a blunt cut kinda thang?

Oh, decisions, decisions, decisions!

How do you figure out what color/cut/style you want?  Do you scour the interwebs for images?  Leave it all up to the hair dresser?

Don’t have a hairdresser and live in Austin? Go see Carla.  She rocks.

XOXOX

Pinterest Picks!

It’s like 100 degrees here which has like, TOTALLY zapped my inspiration to dress myself.  I made that sound a little dirty – like I have been not dressing at all, but trust me, and ask my husband, when I say I have been dressing but it has not been “dirty”.  At least not “dirty” in that sense.  Maybe dirty as in actually dirty..

But, I digress… Anyway, my lack of excitement for dressing myself means there hasn’t been many  outfit posts lately.  Like, a super long while.  But, really – who wants to see the grody jean shorts and gray v-neck tees I have been wearing nonstop since about June 15th?  Scratch that…I remember I wore them to a show during SXSW..When was that.. MARCH?

It would go a bit like this…”And here I am again, in…yep, folks – the same damn pair of wrangler jean shorts and a slightly different but same idea – threadbare gray tee-shirt.  Today I jazzed the en-sam-blah blah blah with some red flip flops and a bun in my hair rather than the black flip flops and pony tail.  Oh, and look!  My lip gloss didn’t melt off my face today!  It’s the little things, am I right ladies?”

I may throw a “burn the jean shorts” party come fall.  Or as soon as I am completely positive that the temps won’t stick in the triple digits..oh, and the burn ban is lifted.

I day dream of reasonable weather, cute outfits and being less sweaty by slaving over Pinterest every morning with my coffee.  These are some of the cute, dare I say..inspiring outfits I have pulled from the masses of glittery nail polish pics, bold face positive affirmation quotes delicately placed over a picture of some woman’s perfectly airbrushed ass, and frou frou prom dress pics.  (You know exactly what pictures I am talking about…)

 

I am wearing this in 2 months.  Seriously.

 

 

So, not crazy, crazy crazy about the jeans.  But, I love the colors of this outfit, the jacket is to die for (could you expect anything less from me – moto jacket obsession demonstrated all over this blog).  And, I want that LV scarf.  Like, stat.  Who can send that to me?

 

 

I also die for this Lauren Moffatt Sp 2012 top.  Cute with the jacket and scarf from above, the green pants from above.  Who can send me this?  Thanks in advance.

 

 

If I want to get really nitty picky nitty picky – I don’t like the way they rolled up the jeans above the booties.  I might actually wear a different pair of shoes..Maybe brown just to not be so mitchymatchy.  But (!!) we all, or at least most of us, bought into the bright skinny jean thing this spring/summer and need to wear them through the fall and this is a good example of how the “rules” of color as they pertain to the season don’t really apply anymore.  And, I love the idea of tempering them with something like camel.  It’s kinda color block-y and the yellow is unexpected.  Black would be expected (snore).  Red, yellow, turquoise, kelly green, even peach-y are all unexpected.  Def def def going to try this situation this fall.
Anyway, that is all for now.

Enjoy –

SR

I’m back! And, I am married!

Yep! I missed a lot while I was gone.

But between work, the wedding, honeymoon, and moving – it was like I had just focus on little tiny pieces, one at a time.  So, some of the things I appreciate most – like writing this blog – fell to the side.

But, it is all over now.  Feels fantastic!  But, I have to say – I am so glad that I am only doing a wedding once.   Wowza.  Am I right married ladies in the audience?  Sheesh!  It wasn’t really the planning that freaked me out.  It was the personal pressure…Make sense?

Anyway, my photographers are busily working on my photos – but I was so curious, they sent me a few just to keep me sane.

And, by “they” I mean – Erica Nix and Whitney Lee from Whitney Lee Photography.   These women are FANTASTIC.  So fun, so professional, so outgoing and creative.  Hearts to them.  The photographer is so darn important – I mean, it is really all you have left from the wedding after it is over.  And, truthfully, I was so freaked walking down the aisle, I didn’t even “see” anything.  So, when they sent me these photos – it was the first time I actually absorbed the decorations.

I will blog later about the whole deal…caterers, wedding designer, wedding coordinator, venues, videographer, DJs, string quartet, etc etc.  For now, just a taste.

 

Ceremony Space – photo by Whitney Lee

 

Fringe during the day – Photo by Whitney Lee

 

Ceremony “Fans” – Photo by Whitney Lee

 

More and more and more later.  But in the meantime – check out the ladies at Whitney Lee and my amazingly creative designer Liz from The Nouveau Romantics.  Also, check out my locations Botticelli’s South Congress and Kimber Modern Hotel.  All incredible folks!

XOXOX

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