oh, yes i did.
i'm pretty devil-may-care about my hair. i'll chop it off on a whim after struggling to grow it out for years, and i've never been one to straighten or curl it until it's just so; honestly, my blowdryer fell in the toilet a few months ago and i haven't bothered to replace it. but one thing i've always been to afraid to try? another color.
part of it is that i love being a brunette. i have super thick, very dark hair, and i just never really saw the point in trying to dye it - more trouble than it's worth, i guess. add to that the fact that i'm pretty pale and my dark hair works with my complexion, so why mess with that? well, the kind folks at ARROJO contacted me a couple weeks ago to see if i'd be interested in some complimentary treatments - a cut, perhaps, or a style? i emailed them back that i was flattered to be asked, but my hair was pretty much as short as it could get so it probably wouldn't be worth their time. they offered me a color and i blanched and then thought. . . why the heck not? i've been curious about blonde for years, but would never have taken the plunge (see above re: hair apathy,) but if someone else could tell me what would work AND do it for free? psssh, who am i to say no?
okay. i have to say that i was pretty freaked out at first. having never so much as worn a wig before, looking in the mirror and seeing this golden blonde just seems wrong to me. but after a couple of days with it, i'm starting to kind of enjoy it. it's kind of fun to get to change your look so drastically - i feel like i'm playing a character! getting dressed feels like getting in costume.
shorts: urban outfitters
shoes: belle by sigerson morrison/madewell
i swear to god i ironed these shorts RIGHT before i put them on. how does that happen?
hurricane irene preparedness: i'm locking up our brooklyn apartment, taking the train up to meet sam in connecticut, crossing my fingers that the rain holds off long enough for us to hit some tag sales tomorrow morning, and making a big family dinner tomorrow evening. what about you guys? freaking out or staying put?