It's official - my middy era is over.
It was kind of a spur of the moment decision. I was sitting the salon last weekend, waiting to get my hair cut. I'd planned just to get my layers trimmed, maybe get some bangs cut, but then I came across a photo.
It was a simple cut, basically just a layered bob with bangs, but it just looked so light and fresh and easy. I figured with the layers I could still do my pin curl sets, but for day to day wear I could just wash and go. Perfect, right?
Well, not quite. I was dismayed to discover that while I could still coax my hair into pin curls, I had no luck getting the 50s effect that I'd achieved so easily when I had my middy. On the other hand, it actually looked pretty great washed, slept in, and haphazardly curled with the curling iron.
I have to admit, I was a little depressed the first couple of days after my cut. It's cute, but it just didn't feel like me. When I had my middy perfectly set, it was such a strong marker of identity. I could sit behind my desk at work, wearing my uniform, and still be recognized as a vintage lover. It also just looked really fabulous, and once I got some practice doing the pin curls, it didn't take that long to put them in at night.
I've had my 70s rocker haircut for a week or so now, though, and it's honestly growing on me. Figuratively, I mean, not just literally. It feels little more relaxed, a little younger than I did before. Ideally I'd like to find a haircut that can work both ways, but maybe such a thing doesn't exist.
I picked up this dress a couple of months ago, but I wanted to wait for a day warm enough to ditch the tights before I wore it. I've become truly enamored of this kind of 60s dress in recently months. It's a shift dress, but there's a little bit of definition at the waist that keeps from turning my shape totally blocky.
This collar bar is meant to be worn with a tie, but I love it even on its own. I actually bought a lot of them, like 6 or 7, for Brian and I to share. This is one of my favorites, not least because Brian has no desire whatsoever to wear it.
Dress: Knee Deep Vintage
Button Down Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Collar Bar: Thrifted