My hair color is 100% natural, therefore I get bored easily and think of my hair as an accessory. How I decide to style or cut it is entirely based upon the season, and what I'm wearing or where I'm traveling.
One thing I've grown to love about my chin-length bob is sweater weather (see CÉLINE Fall / Winter 17 below for reference — I have major hair envy of model Giedre Dukauskaite). It feels instantly chic. Some days I want to show off my neck in a crewneck knit (presumedly good hair days), while other days I want to hide it (along with my cowlick) in a turtleneck.
New year, new hair, new you. And PS it always grows back.
I recently gathered the courage to finally cut my hair the length that I've been wanting to try for months. This new length (that everyone seems to be into) isn't a first for me, but my neck and ears haven't been exposed this much in years.
Prior to booking my appointment, I talked to a lot of girlfriends and Instagram friends, and collectively we agreed every girl should try short hair (whatever 'short' means to you) at least once — especially if you're over the age of 30.
I'm always up for trying something new, even if I feel uncomfortable (like walking around NYC all day with my post-cut blowout — yikes! I prefer second or third day hair). But, honestly, how else do we discover new things, or find what works well and what doesn't? I think there's great value in continuing to evolve my appearance and look.
I think women tend to overlook their hair when feeling uninspired with their wardrobe or getting dressed. January and February (and much of March, if you live on the east coast) are cold and dreary, so why not save money on discounted fall clothing that you really don't need, and instead treat yourself to a haircut with a pro-stylist?
On a cold day like today, it's not easy getting dressed, especially when you have to leave the house. Without stating the obvious, dressing in freezing temps is about practicality and weather-appropriate outerwear, footwear and accessories.
The key to dressing warm while looking chic is unexpected layers. I love layering coordinated outerwear — like a trench over a shearling coat, or a denim jacket under an oversized wool coat. Play with layers (blazers, knits, etc.) and bundle up! As for evening dressing, a pair of stockings or warm cashmere socks provide extra warmth, and are the answer to wearing anything but another pair of boots. And thanks to Balenciaga, puffers look extra cool with leggings and heels. The more layering, the better.
no. 1 continue to take risks
Regardless of age, always take risks and continue to experiment who you could or want to become.
This goal can be interpreted in many different ways, but I first became attracted to the idea of minimalism when I moved to NYC — the idea that I could lead a simple lifestyle and be content. It all began with my oversized wardrobe (and my tiny Manhattan apartment), and I started to minimize my need for wanting more and appreciating less. Over the years, I've developed a strong sense of who I am through personal style and self-expression, but I continue to take risks and never fear being myself, no matter where I live or who I meet.
no. 2 be more real
As in, share more in 2018 — not just through my style, but with my readers and followers as well.
Sometimes I put too much emphasis on finding the perfect white blouse (even though, I'll never stop looking) or only sharing pretty Instagram worthy images. My goal is to be someone or something that is relatable so in the new year I want to start sharing more with my audience. I'll start by sharing a truth, if you don't already know this by now, and that is I repeatedly wear the same outfits until I tire of them (in between washings, of course). Not only does it save time, but I invest in quality, and truthfully, I love what I wear. If you follow me on Instagram this is often why you'll see my wearing the same sweater or coat in varying posts for weeks at a time. So in 2018, more realism.
no. 3 invest in denim
Invest more time and money into finding quality denim.
This last goal will be fun. I wear denim daily, but my body type (straight-figured with a long torso), and my particularities, has made me detest jean shopping. Believe it or not I only own a handful of pairs that I routinely wear. Often when I'm searching for a new style I look to H&M's high-waisted denim or COS because they fit my body type and they're both incredibly affordable (tip: always size down). In 2017 I did, however, fall in love with Khaite and Toteme's denim, so in the new year I would love to add a third, or possibly fourth, new brand to my collection.