Thursday, March 3, 2011

How I wore it: what up, my face?!

Dudes, today I ended up having a remarkably good (and lucrative!) day. I ran some errands and then tutored the child that I can't really stand. I was owed double fee because her parents weren't home to pay me the last time I met with her (two weeks ago). On top of that, her dad wants to learn conversational Spanish a little better (his wife is Argentine, he's American), so I got paid TRIPLE FEE today! Woo-hoo!

Anyway, while my husband still does a bit of a mental shudder each time he makes eye contact with me, I'm still LOVIN' my short hair. I love seeing my forehead (and rest of my FACE) again. I wanted to wear something cute and creative to showcase my new haircut, but I also had to deal with the fact that it was FREAKIN' FREEZING. I decided to start with a pair of warm corduroy leggings and work up from there. I like what happened:

Fun, right? I'm glad I decided to use my button-down sweater vest as butt camouflage (and thus keep the integrity of the long-sleeved black top I was wearing).

Because I had so many layers, I was pretty toasty during my freezing errand-running and subway-wrangling. I wish I'd sprung for a hat, though. Sad face.

And that's me, folks. I'm still loving the short hair and I hope you guys do, too. (And thanks for your nice comments on yesterday's post!)

Black sweater vest: gift from my mom, via Brooks Brothers, remixed
White layering tee: H&M, remixed
Black long-sleeved top: H&M, remixed
Teal corduroy leggings: HUE by way of Lord and Taylor, remixed
Grey boots: Frye Paige Huaraches, by way of, remixed


  1. Your new 'do continues to look great! I'm sure your husband will get used to it eventually, but as long as you like it, that's really all that matters :)

    Great outfit! Corduroy leggings sound like a perfect way to stay nice and warm.

  2. Thanks, Katherine!

    Anne, I agree that it matters mostly if I like it, but my husband being a little old-world - well, it's a continuing debate in the household still. He admits that he likes the HAIRCUT and thinks it looks nice - he just wishes I hadn't cut my hair that much. He'll get used to it: this is how I looked when we met.
    Also, corduroy leggings are AWESOME. Super comfy.

  3. Triple fee? I'm so jealous. I should approach my boss about this possibility...

    Also, I'm effing obsessed with your hair. It looks so freaking awesome.

  4. Definitely think the new hair is great. I have been growing out my hair for so long now, but really do miss aspects of super short hair (not limited to trashing all my hair ties... stupid ouchie hair ties)

  5. Clare - as you're the Style Nation guru of short hair, the fact that you like MY hair makes me unbelievably happy.

    Hey, Cassy! Thanks for the kind words. I was ridiculously happy to relegate my hair ties (and my pull bangs back from forehead while washing my face headband) to the bottom of a cabinet.

  6. I think your new do is bringing out a bit of sass I never noticed before. What did your clients have to say about the cut?

  7. Well, the six-year-old asked me if I'd gotten a haircut and I responded drily that I'd just lost about twelve inches (before I relented and told her that I had). And her dad complimented me. I didn't see my French students this week, so that'll be an interesting reaction - but on of them cut off all her hair a few weeks ago and we'd both agreed how much we liked short hair, so I don't think it'll be a scandal.