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Phases of a new haircut...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ahhhh, the first few days with a new haircut.  Your stylist has managed to make your hair look EXACTLY like the Pinterest inspiration photo you showed her and you totes love it.  And then you take a shower.  All the product washes out.  When it dries, it's flipping out at your shoulders (which you loved on Reese Witherspoon in "Sweet Home Alabama") and you can't stand it, but you're also super conservative with the electricity and refuse to use a hair dryer.  About 10 minutes after your shower, once the desert air has made contact and done it's job, you decide that you'd better at least make an attempt at styling with the curling iron.  

It doesn't go as well as planned.  You consider buying a flat-iron, but then remember that you're trying to be a minimalist and don't need extra stuff laying around the house. That's part of the reason you chopped off 15 inches of your hair in the first place (you weren't using it and someone else could).  

You consider making a tiny pony tail, but that goes horribly wrong, also.  

In the end, you stick with what you've got and are shocked when you're out running errands and the lady at the library tells you how cute you look.  You smile and thank her and decide that even though you're definitely not a hair stylist, it's good that you know how to put outfits together.  You're even happier when you realize that your top is from a shop that supports global education, your trousers got ripped and you re-made them with scraps from an old bedsheets, and your jewelry is all handmade.  You realize that you've done a decent job making yourself look presentable in a sustainable way and get on with your day... 

What's sustainable about this outfit? 

: the top comes from a shop that supports global education
: the trousers were re-purposed with an old bedsheets
: the necklace was handmade
: the bracelets were handmade
: the rings were handmade
: the earrings were handmade 

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