{ on short hair }

as i’m slowly experimenting with letting my hair grow out a bit (and all the awkwardness that entails), i’ve been thinking more and more about my long-term relationship with cropped coifs. wearing one’s hair like this certainly forces you to rethink your style, your posture, and your confidence ~ every day. one glamourai reader turned me on to this piece by joan juliet buck on the topic, which succinctly summarizes so much of the experience of living without long locks (excerpt below).

{ above: iphone photo from this trip to las vegas }
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“with short hair you begin to crave pearl necklaces, long earrings, and a variety of sunglasses. and you brush your teeth more often. short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style. when it starts growing out a little and losing its style, you have to wear sunglasses until you can get it to the hairdresser. that’s why you need a variety. short hair makes you aware of subtraction as style. you can no longer wear puffed sleeves or ruffles; the neat is suddenly preferable to the fussy. you eye the tweezers instead of the blusher. what else can you take away? you can’t hide behind short hair… you may look a little androgynous, a little unfinished, a little bare… but your face is no longer a flat screen surrounded by a curtain: the world sees you in three dimensions.”
- joan juliet buck for american vogue, c.1988 (via the political quotidian)
  • http://blog.chicshop.ca Justyna

    lovely excerpt! i used to have my hair pixie short, but it didn't work for me (i have REALLY broad shoulder and a tiny little 'pin like' head), it took 4 years to grow into a bob, as my hair grows at a glacial pace! le sigh! your hair is so iconic on you though! keep the coif short!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    I too have short hair & this qute couldn't be more true…love this post doll!

    XoXo-Kelli K
    http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    You look so cute!! Plus the fact that I love your ring! <3


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10955116532345730478 RASPBERRY JAM

    You look awesome with this short hair style!

    Love it!

    http://sweetraspberryjam.blogspot.com/

    XOXO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05940482156702468847 Veruska

    I shaved my head two summers ago and had NEVER had short hair before then…it was definitely a baptism by fire in accessorizing ;) I'm just now letting my hair grow out beyond super short pixie and I'm finding it a much more enjoyable experience than I thought I would….all the different stages are kind of fun! I can literally have a different style everyday :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10223210030892886698 Emijaa Jaaemil

    I couldn't agree any more with your post… I cut my hair 6 months ago (to go natural) and I have definitely found myself feeling more exposed and more experimental with jewelry and style… I'm growing it out but I've learned to embrace it for what is is now!!

    I'm doing a post on my hair… and this couldn't have come at a better time!

    Stay Blessed…

    Emijaa Jaaemil

  • Hilary Inspired

    Awesome quote…"short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style…subtraction as style…". Yes, of course! That is exactly how it goes!! It can be a tricky path to follow.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16078272346038833027 Kota Behemota

    you are so cute, girl :))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06782565149629105377 Katie

    OOOOH love this post. I tried to grow my hair out last year, and utterly failed. My hair looked great long (if I do say so myself!), but I felt like just another cliche blonde. I chopped it ala Twiggy a couple months ago and have no regrets!

  • http://www.misszaza.com Le blog mode de Miss Zaza

    you are so cute with your new hair !

    Miss Zaza

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17958366929399604669 Baby Budget Blog

    You def. have the face for it! I would look like some sort of strange bird!

    http://www.plentyforpennies.com

  • http://www.ablecharley.blogspot.com Charley

    I love this! The common reaction to my short hair is "it must be so easy in the morning!" And as this excerpt above shows, no, it's not easier, you just spend less time on your hair. You now worry about your eyebrows, whether your earrings are overwhelming your face, showing off your neck – and suddenly your face-washing routine becomes even more imperative because a blemish is so much more obvious when you've got very little to distract from it…

  • http://styleodyssey.blogspot.com/ Style Odyssey

    i've read this piece before, and find it to be absolutely true!
    i've had short hair for about 3 years now and really wonder what took me so long (no pun intended) to go short. i will never go back to long, for i'm a short hair girl!

    i'm curious to see where you go with your hairstyle. the crop really suits your lovely face and your style!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05581171750444872823 http://www.victorypug.com

    So great, now I love my short hair even more ;)
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00696597525886373172 life/style/flash.

    That's a beautiful quote. I am SUCH a long-haired girl though – besides the fact I'd be scared to chop it off I know I'd love AWFUL with short hair!

    http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02536623943090365349 Benedetta

    You look very chic.
    Chic quote as well+

    xx

    http://seemeethrough.blogspot.com

  • http://indignantcorgi.com Kat Randall

    I totally agree, I try to explain how I don't wear certain things to my long-haired friends and they don't get it. Love this quote thanks!

  • https://profiles.google.com/115551949030520385861 Francia S

    I think short hair takes courage and discipline! With short hair there's no place to hide, your face is on display 24/7. I used to wear it short for a long long time and it took me over two years to grow it to medium length… I loved to experiment with eye make-up back then.
    I love your look and your style. I have seen very few women who actually look beautiful as you do with short hair. But I really wonder what you'd look like with long hair…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13350521363643389727 annawithlove

    this makes me want to cut my hair! what a perfect excerpt! (unfortunately I had a TERRIBLE experience about 5 years ago, and don't think I have the guts…maybe in another 5 years…:D)
    http://www.annawithlove.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    wow what an interesting quote! very thought provoking. I would agree to some extent but some people aren't meant to pull off short hair the way you are able to. Although sometimes short just looks beautiful, as on you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02423137593913013811 Farm Girl Fashionista

    I find that I see short-haired gals as more stylish..so I love this quote! Unfortunately..I've been told all my life (by different people) that if it wasn't for my "hair" (long and blonde) I wouldn't be attractive. I do change the color to others dismay. But..instead of having "style" I feel have hair?! You rock the cropped 'dos!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173800024702128610 Robin

    I may have to use that quote lol. Every single sentence is on point. I remember the first time I buzzed my hair my bf at the time made the comment that my curves seemed to be more pronounced since the big chop. Needless to say, we both loved it. Even though I have so much fun with wigs and changing my look up, I will always be a short haired chick underneath.

    Kelly, you are absolutely darling with your cropped coif. Loves it!

  • https://profiles.google.com/112332712802152169506 Tali M

    Great quote! I cut my hear a while ago as well and I was not aware of the change in style it brings with it.. There're clothes I cannot wear anymore.. but I do feel more open to the world))

    xx
    Tali
    Fetishist's Notes – http://www.fetishists-notes.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07458845744540822584 DeAnna

    oh my!! i absolutely love this post. i have begun to grow my hair out, but it's started into an awkward phase – when it gets like this, i want to cut it all off again. i think i am my best with short hair. if it's the right cut, then i feel like i am invincible!! i also feel more confident with my clothing choices. i feel more experimental with them. anyways…great post!! you got me thinking of chopping it again!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10898363532287250466 Gala’s Mode

    I LOVE YOUR FUCKIN STYLE !!!
    You are beatiful !!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16152895649723164590 BRAD

    Noooooo….. Don't grow out your hair!! It was your your hair that made you so beautiful that attracted me to your BLOG!! ☆

    Noooooo…… :-) It'd be like Superman without his cape!!

    http://www.sprezza2raw.com/

    baci ♥ Brad

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13678937953382560659 Jody-Ann

    I love this post! particularly since i've been slowly but surely chopping bits off my hair. Not sure how far I want to go yet…we'll see where it takes me…

    http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01186451006899259685 Monika.CH

    You look beautiful!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04030314964692711911 Candy

    love it! i chopped my long locks a few years ago and haven't gone back. it definitely changed everything mentioned.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17136392234177834131 Whitney Sherrell

    I totally agree! Short hair really challenges you and I love it! Thanks for posting this.

    Whitney
    http://www.MyStylishFriends.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00284927119328139329 la reina cotilla

    I vote you in bloglovin as the best blog of the year.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01611498195802517711 Nappy Style

    I love that political quotation. That is so true. And you fuss less about a lot of things. You love the accents that accessories bring to your style.

    http://www.nappystyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00950123284698606074 Death By Shoe

    I absolutely love what she had to say about short hair and agree 100%! I had short hair for my entire life, until about a year ago when I grew it for my wedding. It was horrific to grow and now that it's long I want to cut it all off again LOL! I love your hair short & think it gives you such a unique stylsih look…my vote is to keep cutting it!
    xo
    Danielle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16747921195231684047 Francesca

    love that quote. so cute

    xoxo,
    F
    Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12522711791058564755 monster cakes

    Thank you for this post. I have a very short pixie cut, and every now and then, I lack the required confidence it takes to step outside in a short do' and I debate growing it out. Then I remember that I can have simpler style if I want because the focus is on my confidence, my face, and the hair is statement enough. That is why I love it, and that is why I will keep it.

  • http://choicesmultiple.blogspot.com/ choicesmultiple

    Love the earrings!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18423369975319759288 RAYNE

    Wow wonderful excerpt! & I do agree, long hair is like a cushion, safe. I'm not bold enough to cut off all of my hair lol but it looks great on you and you always look stunning.

    xx
    http://www.lluviaforallseasons.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07595225865041692066 Caddy

    A really great point! :) I love how she broke it down so intelligently.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    The excerpt rings true, it's amazing how a short cut can leave you vulnerable and more exposed. You look stunning and beautiful with short hair and what you do to fill in the gaps that long hair usually conceals exudes feminineness, style, and creativity.

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11559325754312043870 Inside my head and wardrobe

    you really suit your hair this short its amazing !

    http://myheadandwardrobe.blogspot.com/

  • Silkia Figueroa

    Hi, this is my first time leaving a comment although I follow your blog religiously ( I even get a little bit sad on the weekends) I just wanted to say that I love short hair. I have had it short for several years in my life and now that is back to being long I do not know what to do with it. I think it makes me look bland. This excerpt is inspiring me to cut it again, thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08527837108529747887 Stylifiq

    lovely excerpt! I'm always tempted to cut my locks whenever I se short haired girls looking so glam but I never have the courage to actually do it. Guess its one temptation that i can overcome :)
    style by stylifiq

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00849834777283020388 Michelle
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01438350713554268856 freyja

    I love your short hair, it looks amazing on you :)

    http://www.theperfectplayground.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    I looooove my short hair, every time I grow it out; I hate it because it’s not versatile enough for me. A person can do so much more with short hair; it’s edgy, fun, erratic and versatile. Oh, one more thing, the article is sooooo true.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07527382284822450437 nadia

    That's awesome.

    I love your hair short and dark. Just beautiful :)

    xo Nadia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17215702970818737863 Beautycountry

    your hair is supercute :D

  • http://classnfab.wordpress.com/ classnfab

    What a beautiful photo! and your hair looks fabulous Darling

    ~M
    Classy & Fabulous
    http://classnfab.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12409349993237822576 Snow Black

    This photo is just stunning! I wish I had the guts to go short. I fear my face would be too round and puffy >_< ! There is something slightly Audrey Hepburnesque in the angle of your face. Gorgeous blouse by the way.

  • http://queroserricaaa.blogspot.com/ QUERO SER RICAA

    OII HAVE A BLOG HERE IN BRAZIL, AND I THINK YOUR BLOG FANTASTIC, YOU ARE VERY UNIQUE, ATTEND ALL YOUR POST, VC AND MY GIRL IT VIRTUAL

  • http://queroserricaaa.blogspot.com/ QUERO SER RICAAA

    OII HAVE A BLOG HERE IN BRAZIL, AND I THINK YOUR BLOG FANTASTIC, YOU ARE VERY UNIQUE, ATTEND ALL YOUR POST, VC AND MY GIRL IT VIRTUAL

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00315028460641143477 nina oliva

    I let my hair grow long after a sort of weird middle length layered cut I had a few years ago. Now they're really long and I love it (most of the time =). I still think that maybe one day I'll cut them short… But before I have to embrace my features more though short cut really exposes the face. Which totally suits you! =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01145255556079280278 Collette Osuna

    Say it sister!!! You couldnt be more right!!!
    I truly do love your short hair..hoping you may re-think it:)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00712467834476900874 jamee dyches.

    This makes me want short hair again…I definitely felt more unique and stylish with a cropped cut.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00896638834590707229 Miss Molly

    i really love your short hair style.. i think that there are very few people that can pull off that style but you look beautiful!

    http://www.missmollyfashions.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00876511620026324245 Kandirra

    Love love love my short hair! Thanks for the reminder of why.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15717292550376561328 Nika

    I love short hair too, it's awesome

  • o l g a

    love short hair!! my friends have already forgotten me with long ones… when they grow a bit i suddenly go to have them cut… addicted to short hair.

    by the way beautiful words… absolutely agree!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234429821917572004 Diana

    i think you rock the short hair better than anyone! you are stunning!!! but i would love to see a flashback of you with long hair if you had it in the past ;)

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16724072516641888124 lindsey lowe

    that is exactly what i would imagine having short hair would be like. i always admire people, who are brave enough to wear short hair, like you. i have tried it a few times and have felt like it was a fail. i might just have to give another go at this short hair phenomenom.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06461416879929543143 DEBORA

    Can't and don't want to imagine me with long locks again. Loving short hair!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11848986721701869557 Laura

    I love short hair it's something I can't seem to do with out. Long hair makes me look horrible… i went over and read the whole article about the sort hair and I love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12024433132639497570 Sofia

    Lovely post. I recently cut off my long hair and love it. I feel like people can really see me now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14855895764290824946 Stefanie Langholz

    You look beautiful with short hair .. i try it ones and i love it .. its confortable and chic … and when it grows it does healtier. and the androgynous style .. i think you have a very girly dal face.

    XOXO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08947211706453192621 Hits And Fits

    Hi Kelly,

    I really appreciate this post re short hair. And I totally agree. I recently chopped off my locks (same length as yours), and I have definitely HAD to adjust my makeup, wardrobe and accessory options. Long earrings are more fun now, but so are more feminine tops – to balance out the hair. I've also been wearing a lot more eye makeup, to avoid being completely androgynous. Although, to be honest, it's really refreshing to get to operate outside of the hetero normative framework of beauty.

    Needless to say, I'm really enjoying Tilda Swinton's contributions to the hollywood style scene right now.

    Ava

    PS: Been reading your blog for some time now and this is my first comment. So thought I'd also take this opportunity to let you know that I think you do great work, and I really love your unique vision when it comes to mixology. :)

  • http://fashionslap.net/ fashionslap.net

    Honestly you have a great face for it. There is something about you that screams Chanel you just have that type of class when you dress. It's very poised and put together, but very luxe at the same time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11824440493038509210 Vfriedrich

    Even though you're growing it out I love it short. So very Audrey Hepburn. XO Valerie

    P.S. Check out my English Garden Party post today, which includes Erdem's dreamy spring/summer looks. I love her designs! XO Valerie

    http://imstarvin.blogspot.com/2011/01/english-garden-party.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13655360958749372636 franca maisha

    oh wow, this is soooo true!! I myself have short hair and must admit that its very different from when I had looong hair :) but I love it! and you look great with short hair, but am excited to hear that you're growing it out!

    xx

  • Anonymous

    very true. short hair is bold with no barriers to hide behind. I personally think its a statement all on its own. and I rock my almost bald head high and proud.

    myafricancloset.wordpress.com

  • http://www.fashion2thepeople.com/ Fashion2thepeople

    I'm pretty new to your blog but I've to say I'm already 100% addicted. You're very creative and your style is unique and classy. I discovered the talented photographer Nirrimi on your blog and today this piece by joan juliet buck "Short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style". When I read these lines, I see Audrey Hepburn and I think you've her elegance…

    http://www.fashion2thepeople.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04865753274871842334 Alcira Molina-Ali

    I adore a short coif and would don one willingly were I willowy and French sexy.
    It is true that losing long locks forces one to up the style and personality quotient — less to hide behind.
    And btw, pure gorgeousness up there in the Sin City shot.
    Cheers, Alcira

    nerochronicles.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04320292001129217425 verychiclist

    I wrote a post about short hairs some days ago…
    check it out here
    http://verychiclist.blogspot.com/2011/01/need-cut.html

    I really love yours!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11624182810531235335 Shoe

    I used to have short hair, unfortunately it doesn't seem to work as well on me… But on you it looks crazy amazing! (Plus you're gorgeous) Love that picture of you!

    :)

    Shoe
    thingsididmyself.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16209172271312925568 Learning

    I think you have a lovely face and bone structure. Those factors mean you look fab with short hair. My face is a bit too round and "mushy" to pull off short hair. I need the distraction of long hair :).

    http://fasionablylearning.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09509612874147350162 Iben

    I think you look beautiful with that hairlength. There's something about the pixie cut that is so sweet and feminine. I love it.

    Love Iben

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01015923436795464435 A La Mode

    This picture is so beautiful!! xx

    http://www.girlalamode.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09967670020628204465 Box Moon Babble

    i love your hair, it really suits you. and the quotation is the perfect description of the philosophy behind the hair.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 KimChicSisters
  • MTML

    I absolutely adore your hair! My mum cut my hair short when I was 7 because she just knew I was meant to have short hair. Three decades later, and many attempts to grow it through those decades, it just never seems to grow – alas I have a short crop! And I do love it.

    Love the quote!

  • http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/ The Bohemienne

    Every time I grow out my hair, I end up cutting it right back off. I got a fantastic short cut 8 years ago and have never grown my hair out very much since then. My hair grows very quickly, so it can hit my shoulders before I've even realized it; but once I do, I head straight to the salon to have it chopped off. Though I've had a lot of different short cuts over the past few years, I just cut it into a pixie for the first time since I was a kid. I'm still playing around with it, but it's definitely liberating!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08939299404178530578 Funky Fraîche

    just beautiful…love it <3

    visit…follow…
    http://funkyfraiche.blogspot.com/

    Love, L

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01430367446156460722 Lucine

    You are very beautiful with the short hair! Awesome face!

    http://lucine-a.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12098231548380140271 Rosa Tang

    i think you need a certain bone structure in order to have short, pixie-cut hair and make it look good. you def have it!
    xox,
    http://buttercupbuttons.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18258965413263265642 Starr Wang

    wow, that excerpt couldn't be any more true. i'm currently in the middle of growing my hair too (i've gotten to the bob stage so it's not so bad now). but between my pixie and bob, i've tried everything – putting my hair in a pirate ponytail, or curling it a little to give it more texture, or yes, wearing sunglasses all the time. you definitely can't hide behind short hair and i love that – because i felt surprisingly more confident.

    (i'm still torn between growing out my long hair and keeping a pixie…i feel as if one day i will probably just decide on a whim to get my hair cut short again…)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite Marmoset

    Interesting perspective! I don't have the right face shape for short hair but if I did, I would totally join you! And you always rock it :)

    http://www.LaPetiteMarmoset.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16494661890619810791 Caralee

    I have always been a long hair girl, my hair is power, waist length, thick and enviable. My mom contastly told me I should cut it…."your face is too pretty to hide behind 20 ounds of hair." The morning of her funeral in august, I couldn't muster the stength to wash and style it, two and a half feet ended up on a little backwoods salon floor (the only place that would consent to cutting it). She was right, people can see ME now, I don't see myself ever going back, I revel in never being able to hide and I feel more feminine than ever.

  • Michelle

    I would love to think you saw this on my blog considering it was the basis for starting mine!

    I became obsessed with Joan Juliet Buck and this article http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Hair/Short-Hairstyles-Do-Haircuts-Affect-Your-Love-Life. When I found your blog, I thought thought, the hell with it! Here I go!

    http://michellebudreau.blogspot.com/

  • A + N

    So accurate! Love cropped hair and all its stylishness

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09033893423068488827 Nicole Dao

    Your haircut is tempting me to cut mine again!

    http://www.mintypeaches.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07740191825144529597 Jasmine Sinclair

    I love your hair short!! But you are beautiful no matter what!!! Thank you for your daily inspirations!!!!

    Jasmine Sinclair

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10200200889757622268 Daniela

    i absolutely love your hair. i chopped my locks off about two months ago⁢ has grown to about the length yours is now, and i love all the different styles it has inspired. this quote is spot on perfect! i can't stop rereading it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    wish i can look great in short hair like you do too!

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    wow this photo is absolutely stunning i love it and you rock the cut.

    xx
    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06374942632174728518 J.M.

    I can totally relate to this. As a teenager I cut my long straight locks down to two inches. I'd decided to stop putting chemicles on my hair and let my curls grow back. At that pixie length, I loved it. My high cheekbones and angular face were magnified. The little touch of androgyny that it lent me felt powerful.

    In between haircuts it grew very quickly into a messy Syd Barrett-esque coif. Still, I loved it. For a time I let it grow longer in all its wild glory, and frilly dress and capelets worked well. After cutting it again, I realized that those frou frou garments didn't quite work. In a sense, I have some long hair clothes, short hair clothes, and neutral (any length) clothes in my closet.

    I've enjoyed the short journey. I started in the midst of highschool which made me feel very brave. But now older and looking for a change, I want to grow it past my shoulders again, and it is HARD. It is awkward. But I'm making myself commit. I haven't had long curly hair since childhood and I want to try it out. Still, after you cut you hair once it feels so easy to do it again. I have no doubt that somewhere down the road in life I'll be like my grandmother with a short, curly cut.

    Your have a lovely face and your haircut emphasizes it beautfully. Thanks for posting about the article. I've never hear of it and I've just read it in its entirety. It describes the way I feel about short hair and fashion.

  • Anonymous

    Love your short hair – it's what drew me to your blog and it's a big part of what makes your style so interesting and refreshing!

  • Anonymous

    abso-freakin-lutely!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01461086043204354848 Perfumes Plus

    You look like a young Audrey Hepburn in this picture.
    I think the short hair suits you well. And, on days when you crave a more romantic long hair feeling, there are wigs!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06276759129671725661 Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Fantastic timing on this post, as I am about to get my hair cropped. I am desperate to have it done but your post is a reminder of all the extra things I need to think about before I commit. Thanks for giving me something to ponder while I wait for the appointment.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07005757998729725512 handamari

    I've been having my hair short since I was 7 yrs old. The first reason is I used to be a tomboy, grew up with 2 older sisters that are very feminine. And refuse to have the same hair as they are.

    And growing up, having short hair turns out to be easier for me to live. No hair drying, and all the fuss.

    I thought I could live 'green-er' with this hair. So yes, I've been cutting my hair every month ever since, & I lovee having short hair.

    I'll be putting your beautiful quote in my blog sometime soon! Keep shining and beautiful dear.

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12851255912197216409 lauraa

    Love this. I had my cropped to about half an inch long a couple of years ago now. I loved it and I completely get the thing about wanting to feel groomed, chic, and subtly feminine rather than girly. I've let mine grow out past my shoulders now- I have curly hair and the only problem I had with the short hair was that I never felt like me without curly locks! I'm sure once I've had long curly tresses again for a while, I'll crave chopping it all off again.
    You look completely fabulous and I can only hope I can ever look as chic as you always seem to.
    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13830543583109606700 Ashley

    I love this post! Though my hair is not super super boy short I did cut off a foot recently making my hair go from past my shoulders to nearly up to my chin. Originally, I wanted boy short but as soon as I got to the hair salon I chickened out. Now, I am still craving the boy hair and hating my new hair. This post really inspired me to be daring and go all the way with it like I want! You look great! I think short hair is way more stylish and chic than any style of long hair.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05646458382559453870 PSbyDila

    You look beautiful at this picture!

    blog.PSbyDila.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06027717939247186035 becca

    I think a lot of people have said it before, but I adore your hair short. Mine is about the same length as yours right now, a little shorter on top – and I'm struggling with the decision to grow it out or not. And also, to be honest, last time I took my hair in for a trim, I showed my hair dresser your blog and said "I want my hair like hers."
    So – I'd say, keep it, it suits you, and your style.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08735321884410889654 stella

    I have short hair and I love it. I'll never grow it long. I love your short hair!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13238757677243200647 Sharla

    LOVE THIS QUOTE. i have super short hair and this was unbelievable and really inspiring to read. lifts me up. currently growing my hair, but i LOVE it short and i love seeing other bloggers like you with short locks and amazing style. keep it up!

  • http://www.beso.com/ kelli

    Great post! And you have amazing short hair.

  • Anonymous

    Do people ever tell you that you look a lot like Silver from 90210? The resemblance is so striking. Maybe it's the hair, but you are both beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00878623023347829487 Jessica

    I LOVE this quote! Thank you for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01611399110465666454 Sam H.

    on you it's really: the shorter the hair, the more feminine you look. i think the longer hair gives a more tomboyish look than than the short cut in this picture. it looks so so pretty on you!
    ♠ ♠ ♠

    http://www.APARTMENTTWENTYTHREE.blogspot.com
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  • http://fullfeather.blogspot.com/ fullfeather

    I couldnt help but stay & comment.. a year ago, I had hair just a little longer than yours (but quite short).. after having a crop for a year, I decided to grow it.. lusting after long locks and ombre ends.. it's been tough.. i spent the whole summer in boater hats, and pinning my hair back. Having to get it constantly cut into a shape suitable for it to grow. But it was so worth it.. it touches my shoulders now.. and i can leave the house without caring about my hair. i'm anticipating just another year until it;'s where I want, but I am happy with it again. When its time to grow.. don't be afraid.. bite the bullet and stick at it.. 4 months of untidy hair are nothing really :)

    http://fullfeather.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    YOU LOOK LIKE AUDREY HEPBURN !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11414064863359643028 Clara Mari
  • http://www.massarocapurple.blogspot.com Natasha

    you look stunning with the pixie. at first i thought it was too rad of a change, but if there is one person with the right face and frame to pull it off, that would be you. do not grow it baaaack! lol

  • Anonymous

    This hetero guy loves your look and dare I say, you rock in the short Jean Seberg'esque haircut. –Ricardo

  • Mallory

    While growing out your hair certainly can be very awkward, you make it look effortless! I'm really loving your hairstyle right now. Plus one of the benefits of growing it out is being able to constantly change up how you style it! Can't wait to see what funky ways to wear your hair while it grows that you come up with!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02760394563137154878 Claire Kayser

    Had short hair for YEEEEEEEEARS!!! In total agreement!

  • Anonymous

    I clicked on the link to the text. Good Lord, green text on black! Practically unreadable.

    I agree that short hair makes a woman more exposed. I've always thought that she had to have better skin, bone structure and a better body to compensate.

    I don't agree that women with bobs can't wear ruffles.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13782907312671658369 thisiswhati’dwear

    That's incredible to read. I feel like that was like reading everything I'm not. I have the longest hair and definitely feel sometimes I hide behind it. I WISH I had the confidence to make the chop!

    x

    thisiswhatidwear

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  • Aleah Goldman

    I wish I had the confidence to wear my hair short (similar to yours)… every time I get it styled, by hairdresser BEGS me to cut it all off. I just can't muster up the courage! Love your blog, LOVE your style.. and most of all, LOVE your hair and everything behind it.
    xoxox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09726631444593912661 Alice Olive

    "Short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style." YES.

  • Li Yen Ng

    Chic!

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    I absolutely love this quote!!!!!!!

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