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Old Age Is A Regret


I was photographing this dress to sell when I realized I didn't want to get rid of it. So much for lightening my load. I bought this dress a couple of years ago and I suppose between my frequent moves in the past couple of years it accidentally got relegated to a box in the basement and I never ended up wearing it. Figuring what to unpack is always the worst headache about moving and it doesn't help when you're a poor packer to begin with mixing your wardrobe with toys from your childhood that have no place in your current lifestyle or room. Anyway, I'm remedying the mistake of misplacing this gem now right before the weather turns too chill for something so bright and sleeveless.
In other news, I chopped my hair. Myself. On an impulse with a pair of sewing scissors. I've been trying to grow my hair out for a bob and was waiting for it to get a wee bit longer before doing the proper thing of going to a professional for bangs and an even-ing it to a uniform length, but I hit my patience (or lack there of) wall. A re-watch of In Time, which is not the best science fiction film but a definite style inspiration for me, was also a major influence on the decision. Now I have a sort of bob, although there are undoubtedly uneven bits here and there that would make a true hair expert squirm. Still, one step closer to hairstyle I'm aspiring to. There was a moment the next morning when I looked in the mirror and was a bit surprised with what I saw. Impulsive decisions made late at night are sometimes regretted in the morning, although I think I can live with this one.

Outfit details:
vintage dress (similar)
Jeffrey Campbell heels (old)
Zara purse
*pictures by Jon

29 comments:

pulchritude said...
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pulchritude said...

I'm growing my hair out from a pixie right now and plan on doing a very traditional bob when it gets long enough. Right now it's in that horrible mullet stage and I'm constantly trying to pin up the back. - Leah, wisestyle.wordpress.com

Eyeliah said...

great chop! you brought so much life into your hair <3

MarieBayArea said...

Timeless beauty of a dress. Cute bob. Good job!

friedenlinde said...

You look SO cute with the bob and you cut it out well too! Impulse DIY cut are never to regret, sometimes are done way better than a professional cut (surely they are cut like WE like, not the hairstylist).
This dress is a keeper and a beauty for sure!

Brenna said...

It's a bummer that you didn't want to sell this dress, it would look great in my closet ;)

Pat Palmer said...

I really like your hair Rebecca. And that photo of the grasshopper is excellent. A field of soybeans makes for a great backdrop for these photos. Dress is perfect!!!

Kimberellie said...

I LOVE your hair! And hahahaha. I gave myself almost the exact same haircut (MYSELF) the other night. But I don't think I did as good of job. I had it professionally redone the next day. Looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog but I follow yours every day, and for the last few days I've been debating bangs with my bob and I think I am just going to go for it now!

Kaili at impeccablykaili said...

One night in high school, my friend had a party at her house and me and my other friend decided that we were going to cut my hair that night so we ended up in the basement in the bathtub cutting like four inches off my hair instead of at the party. Don't worry your hair looks fine haha. I have moments when I just need a hair cut as well.

MsNotWeirdAtAll said...

I think your hair looks good, it's just different and you have to get used to it. :) I also cut my hair this summer from long to short bob (similar to yours) but I don't regret it at all. I think this is just something you have to do from time to time. It's just hair. They'll grow back in a second. :)

Nikki Williams said...

love this dress! the color is beautiful

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

Sasha said...

I once asked my friend to chop off my shoulder length hair into a short bob at 3 in the morning. :) Never regretted it and wore the hairstyle for a few years! :) And yours looks so good on you!

Alexandra Marie said...

Your hair looks so cute! I have this feeling that it would look SO adorable in a jet black!


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Anny Barros said...

loved your new hair cut :)

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Helena Snopek said...

EVERYTHING about this post is so beautiful! The dress (those laces!), that landscape (I wish there was a place like that where I live), and even the hair! Don't regret it :)

Elliementary, My Dear said...

I think you look stunning and this dress is amazing with your hair :)

October Rebel said...

Wow! Self-inflicted bob is so chic! I recently started cutting my own layers.

Such a beautiful location - love the fit of this dress.

abbycake said...

My hair WAS a pixie, but it's now below my collarbone. I am actually rather shocked at how quickly your hair is growing out -- it looks adorable.
xx Abby | a geek tragedy

Victoria said...

lOVE YOUR NEW BOB HAIR.CAN'T BELIEVE YOU CUT IT YOURSELF.

Rachel said...

The bob on you is AMAZING. God, short blue hair is my favorite, it's so Sailor Mercury. And with that dress too! Perfection.

andi said...

Love the haircut - it really, really suits you :-)

Pearl said...

I really love your bangs & I'm planning to cut mine too(again!) I did it the last year & I really miss them. Maybe I'll do it today!

Ravenwaves said...

Love the hair! ^__^

katie said...

Cutting one's own hair is always tricky but you did quite a good job! The bangs look excallent and the shape of them really shows off your face. Scifi movies are always the best of hair inspiration, yours looks pretty sharp with the blue!

Emily Cooper said...

i love the second to the last photo, and that photo of the grasshopper. your hair color is seriously so cute! how do you get it like that? also what are you naturally? i've been dying to dye my hair blue but am waiting for it to get to the right length. any tips would be awesome! haha
xoxo
e
nine-fortytwo.blogspot.com

Paige Flamm said...

Loving this dress!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.blogspot.com

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Emily Cooper, I'm working on a hair post! it'll be up on Monday.

Lizzy said...

Oh my. In Time. The year it came out, I had the exact same haircut for a year.