Posts Categorized: body image

Pixie Cut to Asymmetric: A Visual Journal

I feel the tiniest bit weird doing a post about the evolution of my hair … but since I LOVE it when other people share visual recaps of style changes, I’m gonna assume some of you do, too! I cut my hair short in  July of 2011, and it has been evolving ever since. Most recently, I took it from a traditional(ish) pixie cut to an asymmetric curly cut. Let’s look at this in stages, shall we?

Getting some length going

How to grow out a pixie cut: How I changed my style from pixie to asymmetric!

Before I could get a truly asymmetrical look, I needed to grow my hair out a bit. I was worried this would be incredibly awkward, and there were definitely a few weeks in there when I felt like something bizarre was happening on top of my head. But having a patient and skilled stylist is essential, and luckily, I have Jaimie! She made the grow-out phase less painful. These images span September 2014 to July 2015. (I’ve been a Deva Curl girl for years now, but swapped out products over time – in case you’re curious I was using the Set Up and Above pomade at this length.)

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Pretty Feet and Self-care Rituals

pedicure self care

Earlier this year – sometime in the spring, I think – I made a conscious choice to spend less money augmenting my wardrobe and more on actions that nourished my body.

It happened by accident, really. On a rainy, cold Sunday afternoon, HM dropped me off to hit a consignment store while he browsed at a nearby guitar store. I was just about to walk into that warm, inviting Turn Style when I realized there was quite literally nothing on my wish list. Undoubtedly, I could spend a few bucks on items that were used and therefore mostly sustainable … but they’d just be excess, clutter, unnecessary additions to an already bountiful wardrobe.

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For Whom Are You Dressing?

for whom are you dressing

You flip through catalogs and magazines. You browse around clothing and accessory shops, both in person and online, and make choices about which pieces to incorporate into your own wardrobe. You peruse the style blogs and note tempting trends and bold pairings. And then you open your closet door to choose the day’s outfit.

Who is your audience? For whom are you dressing?

Obviously, the answer will change depending on the woman, the day, the activity. Also potentially at play: Age, mood, season, and other individualized factors too numerous to count. There is no single answer to this question, and there is no WRONG answer, either. When I asked this question of myself, I realized that, like so many theoretical stylistic queries, it leads me to goals rather than maxims.

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