Friday, January 13, 2012

A Hair-Raising Question.

Dear Fashion Diary,

{I've got Jesus on my shoulder!}

My hair has never bothered me more than it does in these pictures! 
Arrrrgh! {Apparently I turn into a pirate when frustrated.}
I suppose I could claim it's part of the Ombre hair style I have seen everywhere..
But in reality I just can't afford new highlights.
I'm crossing my fingers that people who see me around town will just think 
I'm extremely trend-savvy. ;)
But I have a hair question for all you fashionistas out there!
Should I just let it keep growing out and turn into a brunette for the FIRST time in my life?! Or should I go bite the bullet and get the highlights?
I've considered going darker just to see what it looks like...
What do YOU think?

  • Top: Gap men's section; altered {thanks mom!}
  • vest: Thrifted; Bebe
  • jeans: Forever $9
  • boots: Charlotte
  • necklace: Downeast Basics
  • Watch: Charming Charlie

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Jessi and Brad said...

I didn't even notice that your grow out was so much till you said something. It does just look like your on top of the fashion thing right now! :) haha. But since I just went darker I'm all about going dark! I think it'll look great any way!

Courtney B said...

I honestly didn't even notice your roots until you said something. And that's coming from a hairstylist :)
You'll be so cute dark or with new highlights. But if it's better for you to stop paying for the highlights right now then go dark!

Johanna said...

You'll look amazing both ways, but I think dark would look very cool on you :) But, you know, you must do what feels right for you ;) xoxo

Erin said...

I also hadn't noticed until I really looked in the last picture! They say ombre is in...but you can't go wrong either way! :) Try something new!

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

You'll look good either way! You can grow it out if you feel like trying something different! :)
You wont believe it but i have never colored my hair not got any highlights until now!

Shawna Faye said...

I always say: when in doubt, try something different. Though I'm sure your hair would look great no matter what. And it DOES look like you are rocking the ombre trend. :)

Annie said...

You should totally go dark! I've been a natural blonde my whole life, and I just went DARK, and it's been such a fun change!!! I say go for it!!!!!

Ann said...

Hmmm... try the brunette look first and then go back when it doesn't look good on you, at least then you'll know.

Love the checked shirt and the boots... you look so cool in there ♥

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love your boots!

Alexis Kaye said...

Let it grow out! I've been working on that too! We can do it together!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Have to admit--did not notice your roots that much, either. I think it would be fun to see you as a brunette!
And I absolutely adore this look, especially the vest with the checkered shirt.
Take care!

Maiken said...

I think it's a great idea to go darker and pick a colour that is more similar to your original colour. you can always add highlights later but don't have to colour your hair that much anymore. give it a try! ;)

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Bonnie said...

I am loving the style of your boots! They look like the perfect boots that would go with anything.
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Gentri said...

Going darker or getting the ombre done professionally will cut down on costs in the long run because you wont have to recolor it so often. :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I once cashed in pop cans so I could get a few highlights.
However, I have finally given up on blonde hair for now and gone completely brunette. I'm actually having fun with it.

beckaboots said...

love the outfit! And you should totally grow it out! I'd love to see what it looks like natural. BTW Charming Charlie's is the best!!

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Shalyn said...

With outfits like that, no one has a chance to notice your hair because you look so dang cute! I am the same way with my highlights- too expensive! I say try brown, why not??

LaynahRose said...

I noticed, but I thought you were going for an ombre thing there :) Such a tricky look to pull off.

Anyhow, come to the dark side!
Being brunette is the bees knees.

Oh my Dior! said...

love your ombre hair!!

stephanie said...

you are too cute! i'm loving those boots and your blog! xo

simplychic said...

very cool ring!!!

thanks for the hair compliment you left me :) look on the left hand side of the page and you will see a link to my "hair story"

i'm linking the ombre look on you :)

Viv said...

great casual outfit, you look adorable!

Baby Budget Blog said...

I'm slighly obsessed with checkered shirts so I LOVE the one you're wearing, especially that it's brown! Great boots too!! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Follow each other?

Jenny said...

New follower here...and I think you would look great either way, but I love the blonde. Probably cause I can't personally pull it off! I look forward to your posts and hope you will check out my new beauty/fashion blog!
Jenny from

ylenia said...

Nice casual outfit =)
And WOW, your nails are PERFECT!!!!

DailyGlamour said...

love that ! Waiting you on my blog

Chelsea said...

I am such a fan of blonde. I say blonde is best!

But you are such a pretty little thing. I'm sure whatever you choose will look pretty.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

My pleasure!!!!!! : )

Love you,

KelleyJohnson07 said...

I think you would look GREAT with brown hair! Love the buckles on those boots :)

Mo (New on U) said...

I'm doing the exact same thing with my hair right now! I also try to pretend I'm super cool and it's just the ombre look - I don't think I'm fooling anyone though :)
I say give the natural color a shot! It's cheaper AND healthier for your hair!