Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pins and Leaves.

Pins and leaves

Pins and leaves
Sweater: J. Crew (current season), Skirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Vintage via allen company on etsy, Bag: J. Crew Summer 2014, Necklace: Camille Carnevale via Fort Orange General Store.

I cut a whole bunch of hair off. It's been in the works for a while, one of the hair-threats made constantly but not often acted on. It's been ages since I've had hair this short, but I was due for a change. I have moments when I realize I've had the same hair since I was 4, and think I need a change. That, and the ends were getting scraggly. My hair has been changing over the last year and a half or so (that's a post for another time) and I just don't have as much of it--so it went.  I mean yeah, Tolkein-style elves don't have short hair but I can't spend my whole life emulating the Eldar. 

My Halloween costume may have contributed to the decision (but not that much).  I'm generally pleased with it, although getting back into the habit of pin-curling is taking a little bit of getting used to. Today is the first day I'm actually pleased with how it came out--although I left the roller pins in that front bit to try and get the waves cooperating. I also kind of liked them. Oddly attracted to or comforted by bobby pins. 

Pins and leaves

Pins and leaves

I've also fallen into the part of the season where I wear, almost exclusively, slightly unflattering baggy sweaters. Maybe it's too much Twin Peaks, or an inability to deal with a chilly draft, or the general resurgence of weird lumpy, fuzzy sweaters happening right now in pretty much every store as part of a 90s revival. I'm super okay with this, having spent that decade planted in childhood. I wasn't quite old enough to actually participate in a lot of the trends happening, instead looking up to babysitters embodying everything awesome about that time period. By the time I was watching 9-year-olds it was the early 2000s, and we were all dressing like outer space was gonna happen any minute. 

Pins and leaves

Pins and leaves

This fall is living up to sweater weather--holding on till the last minute, my neighborhood is really bringing everything it's got to the leaf show. The last few years have been kind of rainy, with the leaves peaking at different points, and hovering in the distinctly brown range of colors. This time everything is golden. Days, if not sunny, are moody and overcast. I might be stalking the Christmas offerings at Trader Joe's, waiting for my favorite seasonal tea to land, but for now it's pretty exciting to be able to wear impractical shoes in the changing leaves. 

11 comments:

  1. You look stunning oh my goodness!

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  2. Loving the hair! So much! And funny you should mention Twin Peaks as it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the first couple of photos. Totally got that Audrey/Donna look going on here! Very nice indeed.

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  3. You cut your hair! Love it! So jealous we don't have falls that look like this in Texas, I miss golden leaves so much. These photos are stunning:)

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  4. THE CURLS, MY GOD. You look so Old Hollywood Lauren Bacallian (lol if that's not a word NOW IT IS).

    What lipstick are you wearing if you don't mind me asking (always the beauty nerd)?

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  5. Your hair is gorgeous! Very Audrey Horne ;)

    Katie xoxo

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  6. OMG!!! You look totally like Donna from Twin Peaks! Love your outfit & photos are amazing!!!

    P.S. I write about books:)

    http://www.writemoreabout.blogspot.ru/

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  7. Your hair is beautiful! I wish I had the patience to do my hair like this...!

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  8. I've been in a Twin Peaks coma ever since that first winter wind came niggling- been living in long skirts, loose sweaters. In my mind, I'm the perfect R&R patron and just whisper 90s-noir, but in reality, I'm probably screaming "FORGOTTEN ANNEX OF THE LIBRARY, 1991!". You, in case I butchered this comment, were the first. And I love the hair.

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  9. YESSSS I live for the big, unflattering sweater season every year. The one you are working in these pics isn't even bad, especially with that cute skirt. I've been doing the not-so-cute combo of oversized sweater (or tunic) + thick black leggings ughhh

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