Thursday, 17 July 2014
What I Wore - Studs and Stripes
I bought this top a little while ago in a charity shop, even though I wasn't 100% sure about it. I put it on the other day, loved it and have worn it several times since. I love it when that happens!
Oh yeah, I have blue hair now! My fringe and underneath have been blue for ages, but I was sick of being brunette and had wanted to extend the blue all over for as long as I can remember. So, yay! I'm super happy with it.
I teamed my stripy top with a denim skirt, studded bag, leopard print flats and a little arrangement of brooches - I really love wearing multiple brooches in little groups, it looks so cute.
And just one more shot of my hair, because I'm so freakin' in love with it. It's weird seeing myself with straight hair - I haven't straightened it for months and I can't believe how much longer it is when straight! A real bob!
I have never had much self confidence, especially in my appearance, and going through cancer treatment completely destroyed what little I had. It's been a long, slow process to rebuild it and dying my hair has been a huge part of that: my hair has always been a big part of my identity and to have it forcibly taken away against my will was devastating. As it's grown back, people have always said "short hair suits you, brown hair suits you" etc, and whether that's true or not, the fact of it is that none of it was through choice. I would never have chosen to have a pixie cut or to dye my hair brown. It wasn't my choice and it definitely wasn't 'me'. I was platinum blonde before my hair fell out and I often alternated between pink and blue sections. As soon as my hair started growing back, I was adamant that I was going to go blonde again. But the longer it got, I realised that as much as brunette wasn't me, neither was blonde any more. I'd always liked the blue slices I had, more than any other colour, so that sealed the deal. It somehow feels like my natural colour and I finally feel like ME again. I have never been so happy with my hair and I can finally smile when I look in the mirror.
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