These pictures were taken last Sunday when we had a full day of activities planned. I started out the day dressed for church (it's a very casually dressed church), so I was wearing straight black jeans (St. John's Bay), black flat boots (old, Famous Footwear), a burgundy cardigan (old, H&M, last worn HERE and HERE), and a new graphic tee from J.C. Penney.
Sunday ended up having a high of 82 degrees, so I didn't have this cardigan on for long. In fact, I think I took it off as early as 10:00 a.m. and wore just the muscle T-Shirt and jeans till after lunch.
Both times I've shown you this sweater before I never included a picture of the back and said I wished I would have because it has a very interesting back. Well this time I remembered not because of the sweater, but because of the hair! The point of this picture was so that you could see my curly hair from the back, but now you finally got a look at the back of the sweater too! The cardigan is shorter in front than in back, provided a nice scooping detail in the rear.
I wish you could have all seen the looks on every one's faces at my church when I arrived with curly hair. Everyone looked at me like I was an alien or something and never said a word to me. My husband and I were so perplexed about it because we absolutely loved my curly hairstyle. I didn't take offense because I live in a rural area where every one's idea of being fashionable is wearing camo, cowboy boots, or anything from a Scheel's Sporting Goods store. Take a walk in our nearest mall and all you see is women wearing Under Armor sweatshirts. It is always so refreshing to me to visit big cities and see women fashionably dressed and well-styled. And if your a country gal, please don't be upset with me. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing camo, cowboy boots, and Under Armor sweatshirts. It's just not for me.
And speaking of "It's Just Not for Me", here is my new graphic T-Shirt! I was drawn to this shirt for a number of reasons. The first one being I love the quote "Be You". It was especially relevant when I wore this with a new hairstyle and everyone looked at me with a mortified stare. It inspired me to always remember to wear what I like (including my hairstyle), to always be myself, and to not worry what other people think or may say.
The second reason I like this shirt is because of the graphics and sparkles. I thought the graphics were so interesting and artistic, and anything with a little sparkle is always a plus for me.
And finally, the last thing that sold me on this top was the shape, style, and softness of the material. It is a muscle T-Shirt, so it has only a bit of a sleeve at the cap of the shoulder. It is perfect for wearing under cardigans and blazers in the fall and winter for there is no extra bulk in the arm area. The material is very soft and thin, so it is quite cool and comfortable. And I really love the fit of the top too! It's snug in the chest area, but is looser in the waist area; the perfect fit for my body type! It's also very long, but not too long that it would be uncomfortable to tuck in.
Because I was dressed so casually, I worn more dramatic jewelry to dress the outfit up a bit more. I wore a zebra print bracelet from Express (old) on my wrist…...
…. and a chunky, sparkly, black, white, and clear necklace from J.C. Penney (old).
And here is a close up of my soft, curly new do! The irony now is that all these photos were taken two days before my fall hair appointment. Now my hair is the same length, but I have heavy, shaggy bangs, and it is darker with deeper highlights. My hairstylist said I looked so different with bangs that when I walk into church this week they will really stare at me now! LOL!
The outfit minus the cardigan.
And now for the later day pictures. After church we came home for lunch, then drove to a state park to hike and see the fall foliage. If you missed that travel post, you can catch up HERE. Because it was now in the eighties, I switched out of my black jeans and put on black shorts (shown before in THIS OUTFIT). My shoes were chosen not for fashion reasons, but for practicality. I wore hiking sandals because I was hiking for long distances and wanted to be comfortable and safe (not shown).
My hair held up pretty well since I curled it at 6:30 a.m., and it was now about 2:00 p.m. and I was outside in the heat and wind!
By the end of the day, I did lose about half the curl, but it was still full and very pretty. Overall, considering the adventurous day I had, I thought my Beachy Waves Hairstyle held up quite well! I'm sure spraying each curl before I used the wand helped, along with the finishing hairspray when I was done.
So what do you think of me with curly, beachy waves? Would you have stared at me like a freak-a-zoid like my fellow church members did when I walked into the building, or would you have said something? I'd love to hear your thoughts? Which do you like better? Curly? Straight? or Both?
Have a great day! Amy
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