Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hair I Go Again...

Tell me the truth: does this shirt make me look like The Boy In The Striped Pajamas?
Incidentally, if you have not yet seen or read The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, I urge you to do so immediately. Excellent book/movie. Not so good look for une femme d’un certain âge.

Not to mention un certain coif. I have found that many of my go-to looks don't "go" with my new 'do. For instance, my once-beloved skinny camo pants take on a decidedly aggressive air with very short hair. Then there's my sweater with the motorcycle on the front, my Rolling Stones tee, the raglan shirts that I bought in the boys' department. I used to wear these with all the confidence of long hair covering my neck. Don't even get me started on my favorite rainbow striped bikini. Wearing it now I feel as if I am making a statement that I don't intend to make. I mean, I'm cool with that statement. I support and respect that statement. But it's not my statement.

I made a Pinterest board for pixie cuts. Looking at it makes me excited for what is to come in an inch or so until I realize that all my pins are 100lb 25 year olds who probably wouldn't know a nasolabial fold if it smacked them in their angular faces. #Filters4Lyfe

I've decided that my style muse is Jean Seberg sans whatever led to her mysteriously od'ing on barbiturates in Paris. I know she was American, but she's got the insouciant french thing down pat.
I am pretty sure that the pesky space-time continuum does not allow me to be an ingenue anymore, but I strive for what comes next. The wide-eyed pixie after the elasticity around her eyes has gone slack. Hey, it happens.

But seriously. It's not too late. I can still return it. Does that shirt make me look like The Boy In The Striped Pajamas?

xo,
S

13 comments:

Carol-Anne said...

I hope this isn't inappropriate to say....but if I were you, I'd never grow my hair long again! You look AMAZING in short hair & it's gotta be less work than the longer version!

Petunia Face said...

Carol-Anne, thank you! I wish I had the guts to keep it short, because yes, so low maintenance! But I so miss hiding behind my hair. :)

In the meantime, I plan on having fun going through all the stages...

Mr. X said...

I'm probably not qualified to give fashion advice, since I wear a Snuggie Tuxedo to formal dinners:

http://www.mysnuggiestore.com/snuggie-up-formal-tuxedo

However, I do feel comfortable commenting that your hair looks fantastic! I'm also amazed at how fast it's growing.

Petunia Face said...

Well maybe I shouldn't grow it longer then and I can just hide behind a Snuggie Tuxedo rather than my hair!

;)

Anonymous said...

Pardon my teenage-girliness, but ya look gorge, guurl. My hair would never look so good no matter how long/short it was. ( beauty queen emotiji)

Mr. X said...

From whom/what would a pretty lady like you want to hide?

Or, is that a question that would require you to lie on a couch and me to have a Steno pad?

"I see. And, how did that make you feel?"

Anonymous said...

Love your hair ... not crazy about the shirt. :-)

A Perfect Gray said...

brow game strong.

sorry. i've been reading my sophomore- in-college son's comments on his instagram, and that's how they all talk.

i think its code for 'awesome brows'

hair not so bad, either.

Petunia Face said...

Strike one for the shirt.

Brow game courtesy of Latisse and Kevin Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil.

Love you all!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how thick your hair is and I think you look more striking with short hair. Just about every woman in the U.S. has long hair, seeing something different is so refreshing and in your case, you can carry short hair - you have the perfect symmetrical face for it. What's Brian saying and the kids? Do they like your do?

As for the shirt, I've read the book, seen the movie - no comparison with your shirt, however, I'd trade it in for a typical French Breton blue/white striped shirt. Have a croissant with it :-))

Alex Blair said...

Super cute shirt! Comfy & stylish :-)

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Cathi said...

I think the shirt and your hair are just fabulous! You have the perfect face for short hair but I totally understand the long hair thing as I've always kept my hair long too. Either way you look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You look gorgeous with short hair. Those eyes!! I understand the long hair thing, though. You'll get there soon enough - embrace your pixie on the way because you've definitely got the face for it! xo
- Susan C.