Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Manic Manic

In this outfit:
Dress: BB Dakota from ModCloth
Denim vest: Thrifted ($5-ish)
Bag: Vintage/Thrifted Coach ($14)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell "Rumi" from ModCloth
Skull/Crystal necklace: old
Hair color: Kevin Murphy Color Bug

Where I wore it: To the office!

You know, I think today is one of those days that I'm just not going to have much to say, so, list time:

- I like this outfit because it reminds me of Manic Panic/ Sally Beauty ads from the mid-90's. You know, the ones where the two rave-y looking male and female models both sported the same bright hair color and nail polish? In my early teens all I wanted was a boy who would wear my nail polish and maybe dye his hair with me (they were few and far between in Maine). I was largely unsuccessful in this search.

- That inspiration lead me to add a little faux-color to my own hair with the help of a Color Bug.

- On the subject of hair, Laura asked me last week if I've been doing something different with mine, and the answer is yes. I chopped off about eight inches while we were on vacation, and I feel so much better. I've never been one to really be attached to my hair- before I grew it out, I was happily the guinea pig for many a hair experiment when I worked at the salon- and lately I had grown uncomfortable with how long it was. So, yeah I know it's still long, but I feel a little freer with what I do to it now. It does feel really blunt though.

- I am well aware that this vest is the hardest working item in my closet these days.

26 comments:

modern Suburbanites said...

love this look and your hair! looks great.

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Liz said...

love this look! It makes me want to go out and buy a denim vest!

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Marlen said...

hahaha i can see how finding a boy to paint nails with might have been hard back in the day. but either way, i love this look, especially the material of that dress. it's so casual but still really interesting.

Hattitude said...

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you chopped 8 inches off your hair!!! wowza and it's still that length. i am super super jealous! i say i have about 3 more years before my hair is finally the length i want it to be! le sigh! thats a long time ha

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Style Blog

Kitsune-kun said...

your hair. is. GLOrious.

Chelle Lynn said...

Man, I miss 90's advertising! Really, 90's style in general. I started watching Dawson's Creek on Netflix last night, and all I could think was, "Dark lipstick! Slip dresses! Fluffy sweaters! Midriffs! Denim! 90'S I LOVE YOOOOOOOU!"

Santina said...

Love this look and your hair! So pretty! And, yes, I remember that commercial, and I, too, wanted a boy to wear my nail polish and share my Manic Panic!. Great style inspiration!

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

Sometimes I'm gutted that I missed out of the 90s, by the time I was a teenager it was the pre-emo phase, boys with eyeliner is something I could quite happily forget.

You're hair looks great at the moment, taking a little bit of length off has made it look so much thicher! And it's still long enough for most hair dos. Love the change xo

nicola lynde said...

That dress is great! Basics like that are so hard to come by. Hair looks great, feels so good huh? I just chopped six inches off mine and haven't looked back.

blue roses said...

i cannot believe you chopped off 8 inches.... i could not even notice! my hair is long-ish, but nowhere near the cascades of yours. it grows to a point and seems to just stop there, stunted, frustrated, something. argh.

you can rock that vest, so, go for it girl.

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Heidi said...

Love this look! I think I need to get a denim vest! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

Carolyn said...

I have almost the exact same Coach bag in brown that used to be my grandmother's. VIntage Coach is so much better than the current styles.

Jennifer said...

I think I am going to use this as my outfit inspiration for tomorrow :)

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Laura said...

The haircut looks great! Your hair looks so lush and healthy. I always feel a little bit naked when I get my hair cut but it always settles into feeling normal within a few days :)

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HollyDolly said...

Your hair looks awesome! I love the little bit of color. I've been dreaming about cutting my hair on a daily basis. It is so long and overwhelming, but I'm a little terrified of going too short. Maybe 5 or 6 inches off is all I need!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

love your bag and cuuuuute hair!

xo,
steffy
http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

KristiMcMurry said...

The color in your hair looks awesome! I got about 4 inches off mine not long ago and it felt soooooo good. I guess that's the great thing about long hair...you can cut a lot off, but still keep it long!

Melis said...

i kind of like how blunt your hair is :) mine is thinned at the ends cause it's so thick but i want to stop doing it and embrace the thickness

Sometimes Almost Always

Eli said...

I can't believe your hair had gotten so long, your haircut is probably just a little bit longer than mine and I've spent three years not cutting it to get it there! Its kind of nuts how attached you can get to your hair. I just wish I had a lighter color to be able to have fun with it like you do.

The Littlest Smitten said...

Love this outfit and post. I can relate to not being attached to my hair and always up for it changing. I'm in bad need of some inches to be come off these days and for some reason have been procrastinating on getting it done. It's funny because just last Friday I posted a picture of Instagram of one of manic panic hair color days. It was such a fun purpley red color. Before that I had bleached it. Something I'll never do again but I did like being a "blondie" temporarily. I've used more temporary hair dyes in recent years but now it's actually been a while since I dyed it at all. Maybe for fall I'll change it. Anyways have a great week!

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Kansas Couture said...

I love seeing the different ways you style that vest. I have one just like it that I've hardly worn. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love that bag and your layered necklaces! dainty and would go with anything!

xxx
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dotty said...

the colored bits look AWESOME and the 90s-ness here is just so good!

dash dot dotty

Little Scribbler: sh*t I wear, think, eat, drink said...

Love this outfit. Simple but effective. I'm SO lazy with my hair - I almost wish I had an experimental friend who wanted a guinea pig and would just keep me in interesting dos cause, like you, I'm not that attached - I get bored and chop it all off or whatever. Anyway, yours looks good! :)

Kelcey said...

Should you ever tire of that lovely dress, I volunteer to rehome it!

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