Quick post to share my new haircut. I am loving it! So thank you Chadd for the cut and Gina for the color at the lovely A la Mode Salon here in Atlanta – a friendly, intimate salon where I also take the kids for their cuts. And no it’s not a paid plug – I genuinely love going there!
I will never want to go blonde, it just wouldn’t suit me, but these are the images that inspired the cut:
And here it is – sorry for the blurred photos – at home with a little man today who has been sick so he was behind me looking for attention…poor lad. I’m looking forward to having some fun styling it myself! Jeans (last worn here), jumper and scarf are all H&M.
Look out at 5pm ET today when I’ll be posting a fabulous collaboration with a couple of special blogging buddies…very exciting!
Well the play date yesterday was fabulous. We had a riot – it was so much fun. My friend has 3 boys, the eldest is my daughter’s age and her middle boy is at daycare with my son. The weather wasn’t great but I was prepared (unusual for me!). I had bought a disposable, plastic, party tablecloth to avoid substantial mess, and let them loose with the paints, stickers and sequins – they loved it! Then they watch Roald Dahl’s The BFG while the Moms enjoyed a glass of sauvignon blanc – very civilized:) It’s so nice and refreshing being in the company of someone that ‘gets me’. There are some real over achievers in Atlanta when it comes to parenting and I am not one of them. I don’t have the craft room, the hand sanitizer, nor do we recite our times tables in French every day. I am a regular Mom that sometimes barely gets through the day – so to spend some time with another Mom who has some of the same anxieties about parenting as I do is lovely and we ameliorate each other’s irrational concerns. She is also stunning, hilarious and great company and much fun was had by all.
Today I woke with a sniffle and scratchy throat bleeeuuugh. I’m sure the Atlanta weather is helping the germs breed – it is so warm and yet damp – lovely. So I had to postpone my lunch with a friend that I was really looking forward to – but it turns out this was a good thing as I then got a call from school that my daughter was in the Nurse’s room. After a moment of panic it turns out all was well and she had bumped her head playing. The nurse said she’d be fine to stay at school but when I spoke with her she was very weepy. So it being a Friday and all, I went to collect her, then we called at our favorite take away place for lunch and we’ve just eaten an obscene amount of chocolate cake between us. I love having her home when it is just the two of us.
Fortunately the nurse called after I had colored my hair. It could have been quite messy had she called an hour earlier while I was standing naked in the bathroom covered in hair dye – the things we do for the sake of beauty/vanity. In the summer I tend to go to the salon to get my hair colored as when it comes to summer highlights it’s far easier and less likely to result in a dyeing disaster. In the winter when I opt for a single color it is less time consuming and certainly cheaper to do it myself. I tried a new home kit this time to try to reduce the mess – Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Foam in medium ash brown. The product is great to use – I love the non drip foam but all I can say is I’m quite glad I didn’t opt for a darker tone – this has gone REALLY dark – not sure the ‘medium’ adjective is entirely accurate. Fortunately MM prefers me as a dark brunette and I like the Urban Dictionary’s definition.
Given I feel a bit sorry for myself today I decided to wear something cosy yet cheerful. I’m wearing my aqua stripy Boden jumper that I snatched up in the sale before Christmas. These jumpers were REALLY popular and sold out very quickly. I vacillated for a long time, as I thought they were too similar to my Breton tunics from last year, and I missed out initially, but the aqua and rose came into stock in the sale and I swooped and scored again. Today’s Revas are a pair I’ve had a couple of years and probably wear more than any others – they are “Mouse” which is a lovely neutral grey and goes with anything. I keep waiting for them to do this color again so I can replace these as the soles are getting thin…
Now I’m looking forward to a very lazy evening with MM in front of a movie – it feels like it has been a long, busy week. Happy Friday!