Ulla Johnson Nadia Overalls (a couple years old)
Rag & Bone Camden long sleeve tee (couple years old)
Robert Clergerie sneakers (sold out) |
(Amazon has TONS of styles of Robert Clergerie shoes, may on sale (sold from Zappos, 6pm and more – always check there for excellent pricing…)
So, here we are. I wanted darker and shorter and I think this is pretty much exactly what I was looking for! I may have wanted a little more of a short bob, but this works too. I like it a lot, but there’s always an adjustment period for me whenever I change my hair (and I do that a lot). I want a big change, I get a big change, and then I’m like “WHOA, THIS IS A BIG CHANGE!” haha.
Also, these overalls. Sigh. Every time I put them on, I love them, and ask myself, why I don’t wear them more often. Then, I have to pee. No, it’s not that bad, really, but I guess I’m lazier than I thought I was when it comes to using the bathroom!! Anyway, I usually do wear them more often when it’s warmer out, so I’m looking forward to pulling them out more frequently soon-ish.
Finally, I actually wore makeup yesterday, can you tell? “Makeup” to me is RMS uncover up and living luminizer and a little lip2cheek on my cheeks. I used some Kjaer Weiss eyeshadow as liner, and Kjaer Weiss mascara, and finally Lipstick Queen’s hello sailor on my lips. It was easy, and I can do that more often, but then I get frustrated trying to get it all off at the end of the day. I used One Love Organics cleansing oil and that seems to work pretty well, but I think it makes my eyes burn, and I didn’t get any product IN my eyes, just afterwards when I lie down to read/sleep, I notice that my eyes burn. Weird, no?
Anyway, I feel more like a grown-up now that I have a hairstyle again, and am a little more put together. I’m not doing it for anyone but myself – I just feel better when I make a teeny bit more of an effort on my appearance most of the time. Some days I can’t GAF, but I notice that when I do, I am more “alive.”
Love your hair, love the overalls, love it all!
I don’t do a lot of make up (matte lip color and a smudge on my cheeks every day, mascara if it’s a fancy event, and concealer if I look really, really tired) but I love Everyday Oil for removing what I do wear. I cleanse with it and it removes everything well–no burning. I use it all over my body and am constantly recommending it. Maybe it would work for you too. ?
What can I say, I love the hair!! You look very vibrant and happy. A great haircut does more for me than great clothes, as much I love great clothes. I also have a re-newed perspective of my wardrobe and usually wear simpler outfits to accentuate my new hair. I use to have long wavy locks and I remember that I didn’t put much thought into what I wore but always felt confident and fashionable. After having kids, I cut off my long locks to have an ‘easier’ haircut but compensated by obsessing about my wardrobe. I’ve been growing my hair out and liking it more and trying to restrain myself from buying any new clothes.
Darling haircut, Grechen! And I really like the darker color, too. With that outfit, your whole look is youthful and happy and refreshed. 🙂 And now you’ve made me want to cut my hair. I’ve finally grown it out to below my shoulders and I was so happy, but then I see how swingy and cute yours is and I feel like I want to chop mine. Question, though: How much do you have to style your hair in order to get it that straight? I have wavy hair that frizzes and gets very messy looking unless I blow it dry or use a straightening iron. I wish I could just wash and go.
Grechen Reiter says
my hair is SO STRAIGHT it’s crazy, so i don’t have to do anything 🙂
i do have to use exactly the right product to give it texture and volume, otherwise, it just lays flat and limp…
funny – i’ve always wanted a few waves or curls in my hair LOL, but i understand it’s way higher maintenance. i don’t do anything to my hair, just wash it, add some product, and go. and i only wash every 4 days or so…
We always want what we don’t have. Hair, boobs, legs – pretty much everything you write about 🙂
I love your hair cut & color! My hair is not straight enough to let it go and not wavy or curly enough to let it go – I have to do something. I tend to go in cycles – I’ll get it cut to a chin length bob – pretty similar to your current cut, but it has to be long enough to pull into a ponytail, no matter how dorkily short. Then I’ll grow it out for a few years until it’s too limp and I dislike it (usually about clavicle length is as far as I can go now – I got to boob/bra strap length the year I got married (2000). Then chop again 😉 I don’t like using product – a spray on root lifter is all I generally do. Then I alternate drying + flat iron, or drying with a round hot brush (I can’t do a dryer in one hand with a round brush in the other so I use an all-in-one 😉 When it gets a little longer, I’ll also dry + curling iron slight flip up the ends. And the 3rd look is the one I love most on others but I have a hard time getting right on me – “beachy waves” with a flat iron. I am improving but it still never looks instagram ready. Not much in my life ever does 😉 Guess that’s why I’m not on instagram 🙂 I have to wash every day – I HATE how greasy my hair feels. Drives me insane. And using dry shampoo doesn’t usually make me feel any better. Sometimes if I’m on vacation I’ll do it (I tend to shower at night after a day of sightseeing and then not in the morning, whereas my regular/workday routine is shower in the morning….)
I also lazily switched to semi-permanent hair color (DIY) last year and I stick to shades close to my own so I’m actually coloring less because I don’t have to worry about the root growth…..
Overalls – yeah, bathroom issues will trump cuteness for me every time! Have you tried an option with a paper-bag style waist? My officemate has the cutest skirt with a paper bag waist – for some reason it seems that might be a style substitute for these overalls, not sure why my brain is making that connection….
OK, Chatty Cathy will go back to work now.
Your hair looks cute Grechen-love that look on you!
Have a great afternoon. Carol
Grechen Reiter says
Grechen Reiter says
haha…that was a long comment 🙂 love it though…
i thought about wearing my overalls without the straps up on my shoulders, but that’s just weird to me. honestly, the bother is more untying the knot, and then when i’m finished, tucking my shirt back in and re-tying, and i’d have to do that with a paper bag waist too. i’m lazy when it comes to the bathroom anyway, i put it off for way too long LOL
I have straight, thin limp hair (it’s not THAT bad !) and I always love to hear what other folks use for volume…
Jamie S. says
Ditto on the One Love Organics cleansing oil…..I thought it was just me 🙂
Savanna, my stylist just used Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Hydrostyling Cream Whip (basically mousse) on my hair and I LOVED IT! It’s hard to find. It’s reformulated and in a gunmetal grey can.
You look so young, fresh and cute with your new do! And I always love the overalls because they’re stylish ones, not farmer style. 🙂
Your hair looks great! Which color is closer to your natural, this new one or lighter? My hair used to be totally straight too but it is getting progressively wavier as I get older. I was not expecting that! I do rather like it, but it’s basically learning how to deal with my hair all over again which is a hassle. I wear it long but I wonder how it would behave in a bob. It would either be perfect, or a bushy disaster. I’m not willing to risk that yet.
New hair looks great!I find whenever I make a big haircut change it takes a few trips to the hairdresser to get exactly what I had in mind. It may not be quite what you envisioned but you wear it well!
For make-up remover, I just wash my face as normal then around my eyes I use some cheapie Neutrogena moisturizer on a piece of toilet paper….not glamorous AT ALL but does the trick!
Hair is PHENOMENAL!
Grechen Reiter says
thank you lisa!!
THIS OUTFIT LOOKS AMAZING! I absolutely love all of it. You are glowing!
Rebecca | Seven2Seven8 says
I love your hair!