Firstly thank you for all your emails and comments regarding the haircut. Short hair can be polarizing at the best of times – never mind when it it is as short or severe as mine currently is! So it’s reassuring to hear so many positive views – thank you! For those that asked here are my Ginnifer Goodwin inspiration photos that I took to my hairdresser. I think she looks amazing with short hair!
So when sporting a severe, short chop it is risky territory starting a blogpost with ‘Menswear’ as the title. Personally I think it can be done if you keep the colors feminine and the make-up soft as I have here. I have wanted a pair of Oxfords/Brogues for sometime, and after Kat highlighted the Clarks Hamble Oak in nude, I picked a pair up while I was back in the UK. Much cheaper than the Boden version I’d been eyeing (though I do still love the off white version), and they are incredibly comfortable worn without socks – they do fit big in my opinion – I’m normally a UK 6 and these are a 5 1/2.
Here are some of my favorite looks with Oxfords (although all of them have long hair darn it!). The key for me is to keep the ankles on show, which again helps to keep the look a bit more feminine.
And of course the Queen of oxfords – Alexa Chung – I LOVE this look:
And here is my interpretation today:
Trousers – J.Crew Café Capri in Jade (bought in sale) // Shirt – J.Crew gingham boyfriend shirt // Shoes – Clarks Hamble Oak // Jacket – Boden jersey blazer (old)
Rainy Saturdays in Georgia are designed for watching College Football. After a workout at the Y and collecting my new glasses I am now going to sit safely ensconced on the sofa and watch some soccer followed by football – bliss. The children are playing happily indoors so all is calm for now.
I am feeling great after a fabulous haircut yesterday – I’ve gone really short at the back and sides and love it! We were trying to go with Ginnifer Goodwin’s gorgeous cut and I think we almost got there, though her hairline at the back is almost shaved.
Me! (not that I’d ever be confused for Ginnifer!):
Now I just need my greys covered next week – I can’t bare color and cut together it feels like I’m in the salon for an eternity!
I’m wearing my Zara emerald green skinny jeans, a Zara top from the sale and my Tory Burch Eddies in musk. I love these jewel toned jeans and they are the same cut as the red ones I wore the other day – absolute bargains for $35! I think they’re quite a bit ‘greener’ than shown here in the photo:
So the new glasses are here – these are the smaller version of Oliver Peoples Wacks and black/tortoiseshell and I LOVE them – they fit fabulously and are the perfect combination of style and comfort.
Some weekends just turn out to be so much superior to others. Not that the others end up as bad weekends but for some reason this weekend has just been…well…perfect. Odd thing to say given that on Friday night I was up at 3am with a 4 year old refusing to sleep and 2 dogs with weak bladders. Fortunately Friday had been a great day so it made the to-ing and fro-ing on Friday night more bearable.
I have to start with a confession – I cheated on my hairdresser. After years of going to the same salon I have been introduced to a new salon by a friend. Both Poppy and Hugh have had very successful cuts there recently and I really like the ambiance. It’s a lot less pretentious than some of the big salons here and the senior stylist is also the owner so it feels a little more intimate and relaxed. Given the success of the two trips with the children I decided to dip my toe and try a color and cut there myself. I’ve given up trying to color my own hair and am now resigned to spending crazy money keeping the greys at bay. I daren’t risk hair dye in the new bathroom! Anyway I have to say it was a good trip – I did feel a ridiculous amount of guilt being in a different chair, but the owner of A la Mode, Chad, was great and happens to be a runner and cyclist so we had lots to talk about after the Lance story had broken that morning. Just wish the salon wasn’t called A la Mode – sorry just seems a tad cheesy to me. I’m moving towards this style that Ginnifer Goodwin rocks – it reminds me of the 90’s – I just need to get mine a bit longer on top then we’ll get the trimmers out!
The afternoon was spent at the pool again – we’re trying to hang out there as much as we can before Labor weekend and the weather is just perfect here right now – the calm before the storm I think as Isaac is on his way. MM and I had the perfect evening – great music and great, simple food – a fine Chianti, rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and crusty bread – we sat outside in the summer evening watching the kids play – it was brilliant.
Yesterday was a bit mad with parties, swimming lessons and pools so an early night was in order but that, quite frankly, meant my run this morning was AMAZING. With the perfect weather and the perfect running pal I didn’t even notice the miles. It’s like an hour of therapy each week but free – I have the best routes to run on and the best conversation around…I feel on top of the world right now. As a treat we’re off to the OK Cafe for pancakes then back to the pool – nothing too taxing today!
Here was my outfit briefly yesterday before the bikini – my Zara t-shirt which I adore – pinks and greys and animal print and just $20! Worn with my Hudson jeans and Sam Edelman Louie‘s in rose taupe – I saw from a press release that they are increasing the number of colors these come in including ivory and gold – they are gorgeous and so comfortable. While we’re talking about shoes if you are in the US check out 6pm.com – they are owned by Zappos.com but have GREAT prices! They have my Carson button Fryes at half price and they aren’t seconds!