July 17, 2013

Nautical Vibe

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Blazer: Rag & Bone (old, but very similar here) | Tee: Current/Elliott c/o | Boyfriend Shorts: H&M (similar here) | Shoes: Steven | Necklaces: Albeit & Jennifer Zeuner c/o | Tote: Vintage GucciNYC has been so incredibly hot lately that as soon as we took these pics, my blazer came right off until I escaped back into an air conditioned room. With that said, even with the current temps being in the 90’s, you will never find me leaving home without a blazer, scarf or thin sweater in my bag. For me, there is nothing worse than waiting in a 110 degree train station and then walking into a 60 degree train car. It probably feels great to most, but I’m the annoying girl who is always freezing, so to me, it’s torture. Don’t even get me started on the 85 % humidity and the incredible hair weather we’ve been having, but that’s for another post.

Speaking of hair, I have decided to attempt (key word) to grow out my natural hair color (a darker, sandy blonde) and start from scratch.  Last week, when I walked into my hair appointment feeling slightly frustrated, I pulled up about 10 pictures of my “ideal hair color,” which included one too many pictures of Blake Lively, and discussed my options with my hair girl. She explained that in order to achieve the look I really want, ideally, I should grow out my hair and then begin to highlight it on my natural color. Like I said, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, but to be honest, I wasn’t really sure how to go about it. I’m still going to visit the salon every 6 weeks to have her blend/tone my hair as it grows out,  but even so, I  will have to deal with the dreaded “root situation.” Maybe there’s a way to make it seem like it’s part of my look, like Whitney Port has going on here? Hmmm…wishful thinking? Hopefully I’ll be able to stick it out without feeling like a hot mess for the next few months. Please wish me luck!

Fellow blondes, have any of you have done this dreaded process? Any tips or tricks?

Photos by Keith Hodne

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