So, I’ve got two things that I’m not entirely sure about, and I’d like some feedback. First up, belting.
I am very much a belt-to-hold-your-pants-up sort of lady, but there’s lots of people who belt with abandon and do it well (Katie’s been doing this in the past couple of posts, and A. E. and S. are pros at it). In reorganizing my wardrobe, I found this belt that was my Mom’s from 30 or so years ago that doesn’t really work in the holding-up-pants department, but is lovely and kind of neat. It’s patent red, goes around the waist twice, and I’ve never figured out what to do with it. So I put this together; I love grey and red together, and the bright blue tank top underneath gives it a nice pop. But I’m not entirely sold on it, and I’m not sure why. What do you think?
Does this work, I wonder?
Hilariously, A. is rather baffled about this outfit (“Why do you have a belt halfway up your chest?”). He’s very much a belts-are-for-holding-pants-up sort too, apparently.
Secondly, the hair cut. I have a… tumultuous history with hair cuts, and this is the next iteration of it, I guess. I have a tendency to put off cutting my hair for months, then impulsively go with no idea what I want to do with it except “something like what this was a month ago before it got ridiculously overgrown but slightly different.” This, predictably, often goes badly, because I also switch stylists very, very frequently (partially because nothing ever works, partially because I move, and partially because I used to get my hair cut at a hair school, which was fabulous but luck of the draw as to who you got). Ever since the British guy that all the Interrobangs used to have cut their hair left town (someone got coupons for free haircuts, we were students, and he did a really nice job), it’s been less than stellar in Millie-Hairville. Add into the fact that this lady (first time at this salon) misinterpreted my “a fair bit off the back” as the entire back of my head instead of just the length, and… I have considerably less hair than I was hoping to have. It’s a fair interpretation of what I said, but I didn’t realize it until it was too late, and now I’m stuck with it for a while. A long while, because it’s short at the back. So this is a close(r)-up of it with minimal styling. It’s a technically good cut, but it’s not what I wanted, and also I was sort of thinking about growing the whole mess out, and that’s apparently right out for a while.
But what to do with the hair?
So, what say you? How should I style this? This is just air dried and combed, so it’s flat and kind of “ehn.” And, since a lot of the issue is that I don’t have a good concept of what sort of hair cut suits me, do you have an idea of what you think might work well for me?
PS — After taking these pictures, I realized that the bookshelf is, er, not exactly even. Closer inspection shows that it’s the floor that’s uneven (and thus the bookcase is tilted a bit), not my ridiculously contrived picture taking set-up. Perhaps one day when I’m feeling ambitious (ha!) I’ll wedge it up with something to even it out.