9.05.2011

New Hair!

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Outfit Details:
1960s gray wool floppy hat: thrifted
Navy corduroy jumper: Old Navy
White oversized peter pan collar blouse: part of a school uniform
Leather penny loafers: thrifted

Since I'm a lady of my word, I kept to my Labor Day weekend goal of getting a haircut. How do you like it? I personally love it so much....now.

When my hairdresser put my hair into a pony tail (so that I could donate it to Locks of Love later) and made the first cut...I thought I was going to throw up. I honestly started feeling nauseous. My mind started to race and crazy thoughts began to swirl around my head, "is it possible to glue hair back together? Can I make extensions out of my old hair and get that braided back into  my scalp?" but luckily, my friend who works at the salon was there to reassure me that I made the right decision and I quickly got over my panic.

Short hair makes me feel so free. If you read this blog regularly then maybe you've picked up on how ambivalent I was towards my hair. When it was long, I was constantly at battle with it. Clawing at knots, endlessly redoing updos because my hair would be so heavy that after a half hour buns that once were high atop my head were now hopelessly to the nape of my neck,  finding hair EVERYWHERE and how annoying and gross it was to look down at my floor and see practically a carpet of hair (I have wood floors in my room, mind you).

Anyway,  I'm glad (relieved?) for the change.

Question: What's your favorite hair length?

62 comments:

  1. You look soooooo cute! I just chopped off all of mine too and love it. It's so free and so much more of a style than long hair was for me.

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  2. I was planning the same-ish haricut when I go to my hair person on Wednesday. You preceded me! You wear the cut very well!

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  3. Congrats on the cut! Short hair changes EVERYTHING. I like my hair either in a short bob or long- anything in between is painful. Trying to keep it long now but everyday think about cutting it short again- it's just easy and always looks "done".

    How great was the first wash!?

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  4. Oh wow, you look so amazing! My hair is now down to my bellybutton and I have many conflicting feelings about it.

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  5. You look so cute! I love your new haircut!

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  6. Well I think you look absolutely ADORABLE! That hair cut was a great decision. :)

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  7. Your hair is simply divine. The dress reminds me of my childhood. I can see you twirling and dancing among wild flowers.

    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!
    amyflyingakite.com

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  8. I'm a total short hair advocate! AND IT LOOKS SO BANGIN ON YOU! I saw it on twitter earlier this weekend. I LOOOOVE IT! Its so good that you donated your hair since you were just fighting with it anyway.

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  9. oh gosh! i just ADORE your hair! i wish my hair was as long as yours was, so i could get it cut like this....haha...is that weird?

    you look fantastic!
    xx

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  10. OMG. You cut your hair! I loved your long locks. But you look pretty with short hair though. Hihi. Looks very refreshing! Bagay sa'yo! :)

    http://angelandaluz.tumblr.com

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  11. wow, you look like Alexa Chung, seriously. So beautiful, I love the cut! I wish my hair was that perfect
    xxxxx

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  12. You definitely look awesome with this length, Ashley! I'm constantly in two minds about my hair length... I kind of feel I suit shorter bobs better, but am determined to have long hair for once in my life. But really really love this on you, and it makes it kind of tempting to cut mine again...

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  13. Seriously in LOOOVE w/ your new hair :D totally reminds me of Alexa Chung (who I ADORE dearly!)

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  14. It looks amazing!! And yes, I hate that my hair is all over the place, but I'm too scared to cut my hair, it's like my security blanket I like it long, hehe
    And I want that dress :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  15. Alexa Chung, is that you? I absolutely ADORE this! You look great. :)

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  16. So cute! I really love it on you (though I think you could have a shaved head and wear a trash bag and look incredible!). I chopped off my ridiculous curly hair to boy-short this time last year and it was freeing but there is a reason that I didn't start my blog until it was well on the road to growing back (haha). I think my favorite length is around where yours is...feminine but not so long that it weighs four million pounds...

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  17. Love, love, love you new hair! Makes me want to get mine cut, it looks so cute. And I here you on the hair freak out, but good on you for donating your hair ...
    Kelly xo

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  18. I LOVE your new hair! I have such a love-hair relationship with my thick hair. I admire your courage!

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  19. I totally saw this on your facebook page - it looks SUPER adorable on you!! I love it so much. You look so quirky and cute with short hair

    xo Sherrie
    Closet Hound

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  20. I did that same thing a year and a half ago. I just chopped all my locks off (which were down to my waist). It felt soooo liberating and easy when it was short. Showing with phantom hair was a little strange. Anyway, this look is fantastic on you
    x

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  21. I had my hair cut into a bob in July and have been loving it. It has been my favorite hairdo for as long as I can remember - the bounce, the volume, the shape! Loving yours.

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  22. I've always loved your long hair, but oh. my. gosh. YOU LOOK STUNNING! i feel like hair that short is so hard to pull off, yet you do it effortlessly and seriously...it looks absolutely amazing on you!

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  23. I love the big change! <3 It is the perfect length for showing off your beautiful pan collar!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  24. it looks amaaaazing! You look so pretty! I love it so much.

    I used to have a chin length bob, but it's been over 6 years since it was that length. For now, I'll continue to keep it long or past the shoulders :)

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  25. Awww, I love your new hair! My hair isn't long enough for Locks of Love, but if it gets that long, that's definitely what I wanna do. Congratulations on biting the bullet and getting the new do!

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  26. Totally love it Ashley you look like you were illustrated. I love it. What a change. I like my hair length long I don't think I wanna cut it for a while . I like the thought of having hippie hair.

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  27. love the color of your room again and your peter pan collars. looking forward to see more of your new hair.

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  28. Wow! It looks super cute! You're so brave for cutting off all that hair. I absolutely love it though. Really want to cut my hair off as well. But seems like I'm doing it in stages. I had pretty long hair and had it cut a bit a couple of months back. Soon(ish?) I wanna get it cut a lot more though...

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  29. such a nice change! keeep it, you damn gorgoeus with short hair!

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  30. Ahhhh your post reminded me so much about when I went for "the chop" last december! I was totally freaking out sitting at the hairdressers while they cut off my long pony tail. 9 months on and i love it more and more every day. Your new do looks hot! x

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  31. I LOVE the hair! I've been thinking about getting my hair chopped off, too. Ahh such a big change! :) Art exchanges and sending mail is so much fun. Let me know if you ever want to do a snail mail letter exchange! :)

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  32. you look gorgeous! Love it! I'm a bobbed girl myself so always in favour of that cut. You look very Alexa Chung-esque, especially in the last two photos. Super chic!

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  33. You just look TOO adorable, I love it!

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  34. aww. That is so sad thaty ou had such a battle with your long hair like that. I have had shorter hair than yours now and longer hair than what yours was and always found the longer hair to be easier to deal with and such, so that's my favorite. Seeing the photos of you in pretty clothes definitely makes it look so nice on you though. I'm adjusting hahaha. You're beautiful no matter what length your hair is. I'm glad you are enjoying it. . .NOW.

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  35. love your short hair :) it looks so refreshing :D

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  36. omg your hair looks GREAT!!! and i love love that darling collar!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  37. Looks really pretty! Weren't you scared though?!

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  38. It looks perfect!! I shaved my head last December, and it was so liberating!
    Rock it, chica!

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  39. beautiful hair, outfit, and wall paint! i was on pins and needles, but you nailed it. your travel pictures are awesome too. i especially loved the trench coat and white sundress.

    i cut my own fringe and layers, with the longest ends at upper waist, wondering if it could make it to hip length. cutting my own hair has been equal parts terror and empowerment.

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  40. Your hair (as well as these outfits) looks awesome! So fresh and lovely :)

    I am always trying to grow my hair but between chin and shoulder length is probably my best bet :)

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  41. It looks great on you! Lucky girl, looks like you have natural body to it. Mine is pretty darn straight and fine, but there's a lot of it, so it can be hard to get it to stay in any kind of updo. So I've been sticking with short-mid length for a long time and love it. :)

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  42. YOUR HAIR LOOKS AMAZING! only you can pull that off, you kind of remind me of Madeline in the best way possible haha

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  43. Oh my gosh I can't believe you did it! You look adorable, as per usual though. I like it!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/2681061/blondehaus

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  44. I love your new hair! It looks amazing especially since you have a wavy-do.Unlike myself, I have straight and layered hair. I actually used to have hair much shorter than yours but now my goal is to have long lustrous hair like you did :) By the way, I love the outfit your wearing!

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  45. Love the hair cut is it a bob cut? Really cute outfit it goes so well with your new hair cut. Oh your outfit would look great with a pair of saddle shoes and knee socks or white tights also!! Maybe even a pair of keds sneakers?

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  46. I love love love your short hair!! It look so fresh and young! sort of reminds me of Alexa Chung. xoxo

    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  47. Oh my goodness, it looks amazing. Plus that jumper is adorable. You just look too awesome! I am enjoying my super short hair, but every once in a while I really miss braiding it and such. Not even to grow it out yet though. hehe

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  48. You really look beautiful! I love the new haircut :)and your outfit! So cute ^^
    My favourite hair length...well, I really don't know. Longer hair suit me best but sometimes I just want to cut my hair like you. It depends on my mood :)

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  49. thats awesome that you are donating your hair. i love the new cut! reminds me of anna karina.

    xx kaitlyn
    thehypermanikin

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  50. It's amazing, picking up a very alexa chung- esque vibe.

    ♥, Steph

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  51. it looks fantastic! i'm sure you feel like a weight has literally been lifted off of your shoulders. my hair has been every length from a pixie cut to my waist. i've been toying with the idea of an asymmetrical bob lately, but i'm not there yet. i need to muster up the courage first!

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  52. Loving the short hair! It suits you quite well. And this outfit is just perfect for the Fall. The little jumper dress reminds me of a dress I had when I was a wee one. Loving everything about it! xx

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  53. So weird I can't seem to see your photo but I cut my hair over Labor day weekend (Monday) and donated to Locks of Love as well! I can't believe I have short hair now.

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  54. WOW, I feel that! I've been trying to grow my hair super long for ages, but it's really starting to annoy me (it gets stuck under my armpits when I'm trying to sleep! ?) like you I have very thick and heavy hair, I worry because I've had very short hair in the past and becasue my hair is so thick it gets very poofy, but the length you cut your hair is so cute and cool, yet not poofy. It looks great!

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  55. ahhhhhhhhhh!! you cut your hair!!!!! you are soooo brave! i could never do that! it looks so great!!!

    allister bee blog

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  56. I love it! If my hair wasn't curly i'd be right there with you and chop it short, but you know what happens to curly hair when it's chopped off? it turns into a fro lol :) So i'll keep my long hair.
    xx Allie
    a song to pass the time

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  57. Gorgeous! makes me want to cut mine off! but I've been trying to grow it for far too long now haha xx

    {SatinandSouffles}

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