The study of a grown up girl who still loves playing dress up

The study of a grown up girl who still loves to play dress up

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baby, It's Gross Outside

Let me preface this post by saying that I have less grievances with the weather than your average human being. I really pride myself on being a bad ass New Englander. On this particular morning, I actually spent time doing my hair. A rarity. Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to check the weather report. I did this look, a braided headband with  "flirty curls". I used so much hairspray that the fumes/smell woke my husband up. I think he was asking for it, as he sleeps with his mouth open. Just sayin'.

As soon as I finished styling my hair, it rather predictably started snowing like crazy. I had to go out and pick up my kids from school and the walk from the car to the schoolyard completely destroyed my curls. I was wearing my trusty winter hat, so my braided headband was safe (or so I thought). This is my first year wearing a hat. I am still bad ass in my hat, but I'm now a bad ass who is also a good example for my children. ;) After school, we went straight to the city library. As we walked in the door, I lifted off my hat and DESTROYED my braided headband in the process. I loudly groaned in disappointment and a man actually laughed at me. All of this proves that I wasn't meant to have cute hair. I am clearly doomed to have perpetual bedhead. *Sigh*

Cardigan: Perfect-Fit Mixed-Tape Cardigan - $30.00
Dress: Anthropologie Oratory Dress - $50.00
Belt: Anthropologie Looping Lanes Belt - $15.00
Tights: Aldo - $12.00
Boots: Vince Camuto Karena Boots - $130.00


  1. I have that same mixed tape cardigan in the same color :-) I haven't wore mine though. Now I am really curious about your braided headband with "flirty curls". Promise you will do it again and take a picture right away even though I think you look fabulous as it is. Take care and keep warm

  2. I don't see any bed head at all here. You look gorgeous, as always! And I love your previous post -- I have that same Cielo merino cardi from J. Crew, but in the lavender color. It's such a versatile basic that I'm now wishing I had bought more colors.

  3. @Inkmark: I promise I will. I'm not much of a hair girl, but it was pretty cute. I will definitely snap a pic next time!

    @Sherry: Thank you! I'm loving the OOTDs you have been posting your blog recently. :)

    @Jamie: I'm crazy for that cardi. I love all of my J. Crew cardigans, of course, but that one is my most versatile. :)