Well hello there. I decided to take a wee brake from my Hair Parlor series and write about one of my pre-leaf-fall outfits. For this one I took a little bit of everything I love from my closet and put it together to create a soft, deliciously neutral look, complemented by tiny flecks of color for interest. I hope you like it!
I had curled my hair the night before using sponge rollers, and because I was feeling slightly frisky I tied it all up using my scarf turban tutorial, and pinned it in place with this lovely Lilla Rose flexy clip.
I used to hardly wear any sort of fancy hair accessories in my hair for every day styles, but ever since our dear friend began advertising her Lilla Rose business on our site, I have been made more and more aware of how versatile and extremely comfortable these gorgeous products are. In fact, just the other day I was wearing a store-bought, soft fabric head band until I realized I was coming down with one of my awful headaches. I immediately took the headband off, and replaced it with the comfortable Lilla Rose beaded head band. What a difference! My headache decreased to a bearable throb, and I completely forgot I was even wearing a head band until I looked in the mirror that evening! I don’t know how Lilla Rose got the tension just right, but I am so thankful they took the time to make a such a comfortable product! 🙂
This might sound a little funny to you all, but as Charlotte and I were picking out these photos, I suddenly realized how much my skirt accentuated my small stature! I don’t believe I have ever talked about my height on our blog before, but if you all haven’t noticed, I happen to be the shortest out of the three of us, even though I happen to be the eldest in the family. ;p This has been sort of a challenge for me within the past three years as my sisters sprouted up, and I remained… um… the same vertical measurement *cough*.
With this encumbrance comes many opportunities for me to learn humility and how to comfort myself using odd assuring thoughts, such as: well, you will always be able to squeeze into tight places; or–it will hurt less when you fall due to the minimal distance which you have from your head to the ground; and my favorite–it will be easier to find a husband (I hope!).
Where was I going with all of this? Oh yah! My skirt. So in all of this, I have become painfully aware that knee length skirts only point out that I am not tall, or even a regular height, and so I have to be selective in what I pick out in the stores. Even sweaters, coats and hats must be carefully analyzed before they’re purchased, that way I don’t invest in something that will swallow up my small frame. Sure, buying size extra small can be nice, but have you ever been in one of those many awkward instances when people (particularly your super vigilant sisters) point out incessantly how tiny you are? If you have, I would shake your hand if I could, and say, “Glad you could join the party!”. But for those who are average, be thankful you are average, and not in either extreme. Just stop complaining, for the sake of the tall and short, please.