Showing posts with label haircuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label haircuts. Show all posts

Monday, February 9, 2015

Into The Wind

Our temperatures have been very pleasant lately but oh that wind.

When I saw this little frayed edge white denim jacket at Chico's, I just had to have it.

 It will be a summer basic since it can be worn over almost anything when we are in over air conditioned spaces such as restaurants.

Some of you have asked for more pictures showing my hair style. This is the back after using Wen hair care products for only a couple of days.

This video is to show you how my hair is cut. 

Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From The Heart

What were your 30's and 40's like? 

Those were the saddest two decades of my life. I cried a river and spent most of that time working two jobs and was usually alone. Shortly before I turned fifty my life changed dramatically. That's when I met Mr. Mickey at a neighborhood Christmas party nine years ago. He is my best friend, strongest supporter and the greatest adventure partner ever. I stopped coloring my hair and lost more than forty-five pounds after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting. (I've kept if off for almost four years!)

Some may say that at almost 58 I should be wearing elastic waist pants and comfy shoes. I think not! This is the best time of my life so I am going to dress for the occasion. While I love the current trends and street style looks the younger crowd wears, I will be making that look my own in a more polished and sophisticated way.

Our little pocket digital camera doesn't take the best pictures but it is always handy when we need it. The not so great quality pictures have prompted some of you to ask if I use Photoshop. I don't and these pictures prove it! The photos we normally show you are about where we went, what I am wearing and how I have put together basic pieces that you might also have in your closet. 

Since hair and makeup are also a part of the look, I thought I would let the camera come in close for a change. 

I like a clean blended natural look for makeup and hair. I don't want anything to look as if I tried too hard. The eye shadow colors are always the same, just a little more dramatic for evening. The lip color will be more red if I am wearing a red top, otherwise the lip color will be very close to my natural lip color. If I could do your makeup, I would choose colors that are in your own natural palette of colors. Makeup is all about enhancing your best features. Obviously I have not had any work done. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just isn't for me. 

When I wear a dramatic necklace, I wear small earrings. If I wear bold earrings I skip the necklace. I wear sunglasses almost all the time when I am outside. (Blue eyes are very sensitive to bright light.)

If you are going through a tough time right now, please believe me when I say there will be a better day. Keep your head up and move on to the next chapter. The best years of your life may be coming up.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years truly are the best!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Hair Style

My hair style gets changed about every six months so yesterday I asked Allison to give me a shorter tousled style that does not need to be blown out straight.

I look a bit rumpled because these photos were taken at the end of a busy day.

I am still getting accustomed to styling my hair in a different way but this is much easier!

I wore this Chico's blue tunic and white jeans to have lunch with my sister today. The shoes and sunglasses are from T.J.Max. 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wear It Wednesday ... Hair

After many not so great hairstyle choices, 
I now have a keeper.

This cut is softly layered around my face with long bangs. I normally tuck most of the sides behind my ears.

I stopped coloring my hair when I turned fifty. I have never missed all those coloring appointments at more than $100 a pop and I really hated the look of visible roots after such a short period of time. The softness of the natural silver gray complements my own softer coloring much more than any that was ever applied to my hair.

I use the Jhirmak Silver Plus shampoo at least once a week to keep it from turning dull and yellowish. On a couple of days, I skip shampoo and just use conditioner. (These photos were taken on one of those days.) My hair and skin are much drier than when I was younger. I have tried a "zillion" shampoos and conditioners at all price points, but Suave is the only one I have found that my scalp doesn't react negatively to.

My hair is wavy by nature, but I blow dry it using a round brush to smooth it into the style you see above. The silver brush is the one used when not drying my hair, but I rarely think about it for the rest of the day. I don't even carry a brush in my bag.

The red arrow is pointing to the mystery button on many hair dryers. I didn't know until a few years ago what it was for. Turn down the heat to warm and hold the button down to blow cool air to close the cuticles of your hair. It also removes all the heat held in your hair so that you aren't perspiring while you are putting on your makeup.

Here's the rest of the look for Wear It Wednesday!

The cascading vest is from Covered Perfectly. The white tee and black Capris are from Chico's last year. The black platform sandals are from Kohl's a few years ago.

My fabulous stylist is Allison Suttle Collins, Independent Hair Stylist at Salon Couture in Johnson City, TN.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

The Haircut

I visited Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a few days last week. (It was eighty-two degrees!) While there, I had time to do something I have been needing to do for a couple of weeks. 



As you can see from the before pictures above, I was way past due for a haircut. I have been so busy lately, that I could not make the time to visit my regular stylist at home. 

Erica Warren is a stylist at The Hair Designers in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. She was so kind to work me into her busy schedule on Saturday. She did a great job! My hair has never looked so healthy.


Erica is a magician with her styling brush and blow dryer!

I hope your day is going well. Thank you for reading my blog.

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