Monday, September 15, 2014

inspiration monday: hairy situations

the inspiration
Cameron Diaz
megan bird

dress ~ Target
booties ~ thrifted
bracelets ~ garage sale, gift
ring ~ shop in Sedona
earrings ~ Opitz

nora bird

dress ~ H&M
boots ~ Sam Edelman

Last week, I had a major PMS moment where if I had had an actual hair appointment, I probably would have chopped all of my hair off. It all started with me thinking that I don't want to be one of those people who grows their hair out just to grow it out. On the other hand, this is the longest my hair has ever been, and I always end up chopping it off right about now, so maybe if I just stick it out a little bit longer, I will actually like it longer. 

So of course I took to Pinterest, and sent emails upon emails to my sisters asking them what I should do. I then moved on to friends, asking their opinions as well. In the end, I still don't know what I'm going to do (I'm open to opinions), but I do know that I am glad I didn't make any rash decisions...or else you might be looking at cropped headless body pictures for the next six months!

megan bird

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  1. Long or short, your hair will look fab--always does! Loving the mini dresses. I chickened out and paired mine with pants. Thanks for hosting this inspiring link-up! T.

  2. nailed it ladies.... Loving both these mini dresses. I wish I look these good in booties but my legs are too short, lol.....I adore your pixie cut and i also linking the way it look now and the color. Both looks fantastic on you.


  3. i say whatever you choose, let it marinate for a week or so. if you can't stop thinking about it, then do it!

  4. Well my vote would be to let it grow. I'm in the grow phase, too. But I am going keep mine short, really pixie if I can. But I love your long hair. I say, GROW IT, GROW IT, GROW IT LONGER! ♥ Renae

  5. Short dresses and ankle booties. Suuuuuper cute!!! PMS and hair appointments are indeed a bad combo. Also steer clear of tattoo places during that time of the month!

  6. I know how the feeling goes as I am sitting here with what feels like a wig on my head but I can no longer hold on to it, I am on vacation and heading to get it cut. I am not used to the long look and I always resort to headbands or pony tails and I don't like that look at all! Off with her head...ummm I mean hair!

  7. I say do whatever makes you happy. I'm digging those red boots.

  8. I am in a weird place with my hair right now too, I love it short, but then I get this idea to start growing it out, so I do and then I end up chopping it again because I hate the in between phase! I think you have some of the most beautiful long locks, but that's just me. :)

    I love both of your looks, I think you guys look even prettier than Cameron! Megan - those boots - amazing!!

  9. LOL Aw well I have had long hair the majority of my life and chopped it significantly a couple of years ago. I love it, but Patrick says he misses my long hair. I thought I might grow it out again. After all, there are some things I miss about longer hair (milkmaid braids, etc.) that I can't do with shorter hair. But in the end, I usually feel refreshed with a change. So I think either way, you'll be just as beautiful as you are now!

  10. the title of this post was so intriguing, and yeah - i've been wanting to chop my hair, too! is it something about the fall? and a ring from a shop in sedona? more details! we're planning to go for a week with jon's parents in january :)

  11. I know the feeling. I've actually taken scissors to my own hair too many times because of that feeling. I have no advice. I've had to cheat my way to long hair with extensions because I'm terrible at waiting for anything. :)

  12. I just love booties with dresses and these looks are so cute! I have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with my hair. If I could ever get it to your length, I'd be one happy lady!

  13. You two look adorable as always! I would chicken out and pair something that short with leggings. My first thought, when I read the title of this post was to mentally link short dress with hair legs needing shaving..thus a hairy situation. But hairy legs are why I am wearing jeans today.

    Nora, I totally get what you are going through with your hair. I do that too. I have worn my hair very short and very long, grown it out several times but most of my adult life worn it short. I started to grow it out last spring and then had one of those PMS moments and went and had it cut off again. Now I am growing it again and determined to leave it alone this time. Here is what I have learned in over thirty years of doing this:

    I will never look the way I wish I looked so it's time to deal with that.

    I love my hair short from a front view but always end up hating the profile.

    It will not be perfect when it is long, and will in fact annoy me often. It will still make me less annoyed than when it is short.

    I love the idea of a pixie-don't love it on me.

    Other people are less critical than we are of ourselves but we are the ones who have to live with the hair. Do what feels like you. My goal is to believe I look good and then not have to give it a second thought.

    Your hair looks awesome and will probably look great at any length and you can find people who will prefer it short or long. There is no easy answer.

  14. great looks.. love the red booties!

  15. You both look fabulous!

    And it is so funny how much hair controls us ... it's like when I'm having a bad hair day my whole day turns sour, lol.

  16. The takes up so much of our energy and defines us in so many ways. My dentist once told me that he could always tell when his patients were pregnant because they would cut off all their hair! LOL

    I've had pixie cuts, super bad perms, black hair, purple hair, blue hair and none of this was until after 35 I came into the whole "hair personality" later in life.

    No matter what you decide one thing I know for always grows back. That said, you won't see me cutting mine anytime soon. I've finally found a cut that works with my natural bone straight, thin, fine hair where all I have to do it blow dry it for 5 minutes and it's done. Well that and a dye job every 4 weeks. LOL

    Love the booties on both of you!


  17. Love both looks--the dress + bootie combo is fabulous, always! And I don't have much patience for hair-growing, but I'm trying. Maybe give yourself another month (?) of growing it out, and if it's still making you crazy cut it off?

  18. You both are killing it! I love both looks more than the inspiration look. Gorgeous!


  19. You nailed it ladies! Gorgeous dresses and fabulous booties. Megan your hair are beautiful.

    xoxo Ra

  20. I adore Cameron's Dress. Dresses with pockets are always a win for me.

    You ladies both look great. Such gorgeous fierce booties for Fall. I especially adore the zippered red pair - hot, hot, hot!!

    I gave you ladies the ASPIRING BLOGGER Award by the way, linked below. Please read it when you get a chance. Thanks so much.