Saturday, July 9, 2011



I took the plunge today, although it didn't really feel like much of a plunge. I've been thinking about cutting my hair short again for months now and this afternoon I walked into my hairdresser's with a few pictures of Jean Seberg from Breathless in hand, ready to commit. I love my stylist. She's enthusiastic and honest and friendly. She was so excited for me. Its wonderful to find someone who you trust implicitly with your hair.

The last time I got it cut, I went to someone else at the same salon with a similar request. The woman was really nice, but she basically tried to convince me not to do it and said she was afraid I might really regret it and cry (for some reason, they always think I'm going to cry:). While I appreciated her candor, I found myself in the odd position of explaining to her that, yes, I had cut my hair that short before and that ultimately it's just hair and will eventually grow back. It was rather humorous.

Today was a completely different story. I can't wait to play around with it and see what I can do.



Accessories & Cat



(Mena wanted in on the photo action today)



me & mena

Blouse: Thrifted
Shorts: Anthropologie Sale
Sunglasses: Vintage Store
Earrings: Forever 21
Handbag: Thrifted
Shoes: Target
Ring: Gift

And I also bought a new pair of purple wedge platform sandals on sale today! Luckily I just happened to be passing by my favorite shoe store and decided to pop in on a whim. They're made by Born, which is quickly turning into one of my preferred shoe brands, especially for heels. As the salesgirl said, they're just so comfortable.


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For years, I wouldn't dare wear platforms or heels over three inches. I'm almost six feet tall anyway, so I thought I'd just stick out even more. And I was convinced that I'm such a clutz that I'd constantly be tripping and falling. But the other day, when I said something about my lack of coordination to a friend, he looked at me for a minute and then told me he thinks I don't give myself enough credit. I've decided that I think he's right. I can handle walking in these shoes.

Its funny how the stories that stick with us from our childhoods sometimes shape who we think we are. I grew really, really fast in elementary school (an entire foot in one year!) and ended up feeling really awkward while adjusting to my new body. Ever since, I've always thought of myself as an inelegant, clumsy person who tends to physically stick out. But maybe I've just been seeing it all wrong and taking lots of things about myself for granted.

Oh, and if you get a chance, I started a new blog for my art called Dreams By Kelley. Stop by if you get a chance!


  1. OMG!! KELLEY!!!

    Your hair looks absolutely amazing!! I cannot get over how gorgeous you look and how different you also look!! I am so glad that you decided to show us your new hair as well as you doing an outfit photo shoot. Having short hair allows you to play around with femininity. You could start wearing long and big earrings and playing around with several different ideas and looks.


  2. Kelley, I LOVE your hair! So sick of mine and have been debating on cutting it or not lately. I had it short a long time ago and wonder if I could pull it off again... fear I may be too old for it now? (I'm 36) But reading your post is definitely inspiring.

  3. I love your new haircut!! Looks great! And I think it's hilarious that you considered yourself clumsy - I always think of you as so poised.

  4. You look great! You have such a beautiful face and face shape :) Let it show!

  5. i LOVE your haircut and your post was too true to my own experience. i keep on asking my stylist to cut my hair short and she keeps on giving me soccer mom 'dos. she seems super nervous to just chop it off and its my hair!

    love the purchases too. hope to see more pics from you!


  6. Hullo Mena!
    And you look so fabulous with your hair. Just beautiful. :)


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