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Pausing

Dress | Maje
Belt | Asos
Jacket | Levi's
     I'm going to take a pause from blogging. I started this blog as a New Year's Resolution (in 2016) and can't believe it has already been over two and half years! I've started to update less and less and find myself wanting to update less and less, so I think a break is in order. I needed a place to put the creative energy that didn't fit elsewhere in my life and this was the perfect receptacle. 
    I'm planning to take the time I spend on this (because even when you have a wildly amateurish blog, it still takes a fair amount of time to take the photos, edit them, write the posts, etc.) and pour it into my 2018 New Year's Resolution: learning to sew. I've always wanted to learn to sew (it'd be amazing to be able to alter my own clothing, even in basic ways) and who knows, I'll probably still update every once a while with outfits I love, sewing projects, reviews or god knows what. 
    I'd certainly say that I've had fun. This was my first ever post and since then I've dragged my friends into this, dressed like the Gilmore Girls for a weekthrown in my two cents (which, momentary sidebar, if you google "American Giant reviews", photos from my review are freaking first-page-of-Google-images, which is nuts to me), gotten married, dyed my hair pink, and most importantly, finally started using Adobe Lightroom (but only after my brother kindly bought it for me - some of the quality on those early images is tough to look at haha). If you've read, commented, helped me photograph or just stumbled on here looking for my American Giant review - thank you.  If you have a fashion blog, I still plan on reading and commenting and have a greater appreciation than ever for the work that you put into it - so a double thank you to you.
 Thanks for stopping by!

The Beginner's Guide to Pink Hair: Now What?

dying hair pink
     Ok, so now I have pink hair, but what does that even mean? What surprised me the most was not the color change (although the first morning, when I woke up and looked in the mirror I didn't recognize myself for a minute) but the texture change. Everything you read says your hair texture will change and that is completely true. I'm not mad at it, and I think my stylist did an amazing job shielding my hair from damage as much as she could, I'm just adding my agreement that this is an outcome of bleaching. My hair has always been very soft. It now has a texture that is more like dolls hair, and is a lot dryer. It also tangles. I have to spend a lot more time on it, brushing it frequently as it drys. The upside has been that it is now pretty easy to braid! My hair usually slips out of braid, but this hair doesn't do that. I've been watching a lot of YouTube tutorials and am excited at the braiding possibilities. 

The Beginner's Guide to Pink Hair

   
     I recently was able to fulfill a longtime dream and have my hair dyed pink. My hair had never been dyed before (that is technically called virgin hair, but I don't love that term, I'm not sure why we need to be referring to hair as virginal) and, in general, I don't have a lot of hair care and styling knowledge. I did as much online research as I could, beforehand, but thought I'd write the kind of reflection I was looking for when I did it, in case anyone else out there has similar ambitions ☺.

Picnic

     So, turns out I'm very into this jean jacket, despite my early reservations. Last week I wore it several days in a row, including on a sunny Friday with this checkered dress. I love how the light color goes with so many things and how it easily dresses down any outfit. I usually wear a leather jacket with this dress, but it was too warm for that, so I picked up the denim jacket instead and popped the collar because it felt right. 

Headed South

     A few weeks ago I mentioned my friend, Cait and how she was soon embarking on an epic adventure. Well, this coming week it is happening, so I wanted to share a link to her new blog Headed South. She and her partner-in-crime will be spending the next year traveling from Alaska to Argentina by bicycle. Not by motorcycle. Bicycle. It's a crazy feat of endurance and perseverance much less the adventure of a lifetime. I'm very sad to lose her company for a year but also so excited for them and excited to follow along on their journey.
     How's a girl to soften the blow a bit? I guess by wearing safeguarding some of Cait's clothes while she is gone. I mean, this dress would otherwise be so sad in storage for a year. Now it gets to hang out with me. 

Trending

     Well, I never thought I would buy a light washed jean-jacket in my adulthood, and yet here we are. Isn't it a little weird how that trend-creep often happens? First, you see the item in question and decide it isn't for you. Often, with these things you first have a strong reaction, it's not just a no, but a hell no. Then, you start to see the garment everywhere and your position is only strengthened.