but instead of the amazing kirsten cut i had for so long admired, i got the blagojevich. at times, it would morph into the becky-from-roseanne. but never did it ever resemble kirsten's.
it was the worst haircut i've ever gotten. my hair was puffy. really puffy. and i have ultra-fine blonde hair that is incapable of puff.
in my 26 years, i have never regretted a haircut. mostly because i don't care that much. but boy do i rue the day i stepped foot into that salon.
for the past few couple months, i've been super-obsessive about growing my hair out. vitamins, upped water intake, horse shampoo, lots of head massage, no more blow-drying... everything i can think of.
i read a week or so ago on hey susy about her experience with kent combs and brushes. has anyone had any super-healthy hair luck with those?
or, can you recommend anything that's helped you?
i've already vowed to grow out my hair nice and long, so i appreciate any tips on how to get there. patience, i know. but anything else?
by caroline duke on Thursday, March 19, 2009
the fuschia top and awesome belt could be playing a trick on my eyes, but this is the first time i've really thought wow! i should wear harem pants.
what are your thoughts? not for everyone?
this pair from anthropologie seems like it'd be pretty forgiving so i might finally be ready to give it a shot.
by caroline duke on Monday, March 16, 2009
to all who sneaked a peak at monday's giveaway: sorry about that. i hit publish too early! please come back and play (for real this time) later today.
i'm so sorry and also very embarrassed.
update: we're having some technical difficulties, but rest assured... an awesome giveaway is coming up.
by caroline duke on Monday, March 16, 2009
my brilliant friend holly has gone and turned her love of color into a blog, creative holly color. she plans to feature color portraits of her favorite creatives, and i can't wait to see more.
though it goes without saying, i'm honored to be a part of it. thank you, holly, for profiling me!
love affair with luxe paperie.
snow & graham... i can order this for myself, right?
natalie eden... i hope you'll notice the glitter around the edges.
hello! lucky... love that little moustache!
peculiar pair press... those colors! that pattern!
wiley valentine... so pretty!
save 30 percent through the 15th at gap, banana and old navy... all the while giving 5 percent to the world wildlife fund (there are other organizations to choose from, but you get this one from me).
perhaps you'd like one of these new (product)red t-shirts. think of how much good you'd be doing with one simple purchase!
via stuff under twenty.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, March 11, 2009
the book, an update to its initial 2003 release, offers tips on everything from sprucing up your space and wardrobe to getting the most out of a haircut and getting fit for less (she almost has me convinced to start running). willdorf's advice seems easy enough to follow — small steps (packing a lunch, trimming your bangs) that not only help you save money, she says. you'll also start feeling great about controlling your formerly spendthrift ways. i can totally vouch for that, except in my case, i like to reward myself with something bought. bad.
in short, the book is a smart buy (a mere $10 investment on amazon) and addresses the issues a lot of us will be facing in the months ahead. curse you, economy!
if i haven't yet convinced you, perhaps the greatest endorsement of anything ever, from simon doonan, will do the trick:
"city chicks no longer need to turn tricks or sell dope in order to live a glamorous lifestyle — just read nina's brilliant book."
thank god for that!
by caroline duke on Monday, March 09, 2009
above: canon powershot, leica v-lux (what i really want but cannot afford) and panasonic lumix.
in the meantime, i think it's time my slr saw a little action. maybe we'll get that out this weekend.
by caroline duke on Saturday, March 07, 2009
so maybe i've spent hours and hours today looking at silly japanese printed fabric. maybe i was a little inspired by the fabrics in my last two posts. and maybe i just happen to have developed a really big obsession with said silly japanese printed fabric.
thanks, super buzzy for keeping me super busy tonight. tomorrow, i take on repro depot.
ideas for what i could do with the fabric? i'm thinking pillows. and little girl skirts. and maybe big girl skirts. kawaii!
by caroline duke on Friday, March 06, 2009