I have had heavy bangs for about four years, and now that I have been wearing glasses (generally oversize glasses, at that) on a near-daily basis, the bangs are really starting to aggravate me. It makes me crazy when I see them peeking out from under the top of the frame, or flopping over. I don't like to have them cut too short, and they stay at the ideal length for glasses for about one week only.
As many of you know from personal experience, growing out bangs is a tedious process requiring patience that I don't have, particularly when I come across a picture of a pretty brunette with perfect hair (French girls from the 1960s and 1970s, for example, usually have me running for the bathroom mirror & scissors). Recently Bre mentioned that the nice thing about bangs is that it's an instant hairstyle and you don't really have to do anything else. Pretty great, right? And how cute is a thick fringe with a ponytail? But it's time to let them go.
I was flipping through recent issue of Russh magazine when I was reminded of the Rodarte Spring 2011 collection. Perfect hair!
I decided to attempt a faux side sweep that would bury my bangs (hey 'sup, Photo Booth?).
It looks a little like a combover (because it is one), but it works for me! Now to collect some pretty barettes, which I have not used since I was a child.
Many of you are very observant so I will admit here that, yes, I ordered the Warby Parker Munroe glasses, even though I didn't need them, and I love them! I'm happy that I took the plunge.
A few other things:
-Geoff and I snuck in to an abandoned building this weekend! It was pretty creepy!
-I was interviewed for the Worn Fashion Journal blog!
-we're participating in this raffle to raise funds towards relief efforts in Japan -- I'll share more details once I have them.
-one of my sweet sponsors, Nest and Forest Vintage, is offering a coupon code to readers of this blog: 20% off all orders with the coupon code SPRINGNESTER, good until April 4th.
Janet, Juli, Arlie, Caitlin Rose, Beth, andrea: Thank you so much!
Rhianne: Thanks! Rangefinders can be a little tricky (at least for me) but I love the hazy effect they can produce. Just love it. Try it!
Lois: We got a couple of houseplants. It's not as fun to go in winter! I'm looking forward to going back in a few months, though. Definitely a nice trip to make.
avalonne hall: Oh yes, I would love to take a trip to a conservatory! I'm sure in your part of the world (you're in SF now, correct?) you have access to some beautiful plants and flowers!
jokemijn: That is so sweet of you to say! Thank you.
hila: Oh there is plenty of black in mine! I think it's necessary. I just happened to be really attracted to soft shades at the moment, but black is forever!