Monthly Archives: April 2013

The New Haircut


  This week’s story began a few months ago, while we were watching the Oscars.  My husband’s a movie guy so we had to watch the entire show.  Everything was going along swimmingly.  My husband was winning the ballot by only two categories (that didn’t last long- he creamed me) when my near-future life changed forever.  And it’s all thanks to this beautiful actress.  Charlize Theron.  She’s always been good looking, but that night, she was rocking a sweet, new hairdo.  And right there and then I knew I was going to cut my hair.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to look like her?  No one. That’s who.


So it turns out Charlize had to shave her head completely for a movie and this is how it’s grown out.  Obviously she’s had some trimming and shaping done, but not much.  It’s still super short.  My own hair on Oscar day had been growing out from a short cut and was shaggy and difficult.  So I thought, what the heck?  I’ll shave my head!  Just like Charlize!

I didn’t just shave it all one length, though.  I used my husband’s electric clippers and I used the third longest attachment on the bottom third, the second longest attachment on the middle section and the longest attachment on the top and front sides.  I like having the “sideburns” a little longer.  I used scissors to trim up over the ears and I got my husband to do the neckline in the back for me. The trick is to cut from the bottom up and go over the shorter areas with the longer attachments in order to blend the transitions in length.

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My mother always says that the difference between a bad haircut and a good haircut is about two weeks.  Is my hair a little shorter than I would’ve liked?  Yes.  So what do I do?  I dye it blond from a box and wait a few weeks.


I’ve still got a little while before it’s Charlize’s length and style, but in the meantime, I’m in good company.  You can’t go wrong when the likes of Annie Lennox and Roxette have also rocked the buzz cut. lennox roxette


Dress to Skirt Refashion


I swear I took some ‘before’ pictures, but I can’t find them anywhere… no worries.  This is the simplest refashion ever so the after pics should be enough.

The dress I used was someone’s old bridesmaid dress made from stiff, shiny polyester with lace overlay (I love the lace).  The bottom half has a flattering almost pencil skirt shape, but the top was just formal and dated.  So all I did was cut the top off- about two inches above the narrowest part of dress.  I sewed a half inch seam around the top and voila!  New skirt!  It sits nice and high and looks great with a belt.

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And here’s my sweet baby.  We’re so glad it’s warmed up!