Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday now with crazy hot temps!

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Its a scorcher here today. The weather gal said it feels like 100 with the heat index. Luckily (or unluckily) I work in a an arctic office so I have only brief encounters with the heat.
Dress Taget. its soft brown with navy and dark brown flowers with black ribbon around neck that ties in the back
Shoes Vera Wang for Kohls
Bracelet Pandora (I added to it this weekend! I need to take a new pic of the two new beads.
Necklace Marc Jacobs Magnifying glass
Earrings Cherry quartz with hearts and stars my husband made.
Ring abalone shell from Peabody Essex Museum

I brought my camera but forgot my chip today so my husband took these on his iphone. I was impressed with the quality.
Detail of top of dress.
detail of brown petal dress from target
Dave made
Older pic but it works for a shoe detail.
kohls shoes
magnifing glass marc jacobs
I added two beads to this over the weekend. I need to take an updated photo with them. Each bead has a little meaning. (some more special than others)
pandora bracelet
abalone shell and wood ring from salem museum
Me being silly in the sunglasses of discord. My husband is wicked laid back and lets me do my thing without ever giving his opinion unless I drag it out of him. This was the first item in our 13 years he adamantly dislikes and makes his opinion on the matter well known. I am kinda a brat and the more he dislikes the more I love them and want to wear them everywhere. Probably because he never ever says boo.
So I told you about my weekend. (see last post) what did you do this weekend?

Another question for you. I have spoken about how I can't (don't want) to personally dye my hair anymore. Takes 3 boxes and every 4 weeks and I make a mess, blah blah, blah. I want to have it done. I am SO picky and want it perfect. I was thinking highlights, as they are the most low maintenance thing ever. I can go up to 4 months without touchups but with all over color in a month my roots are bad. They are also SO light compared to my dark red I have been doing this past year +.

What do you think of this?

Photo courtesy of 2009 haircuts


Sal said...

That abalone ring gets me every time. And I actually LOVE the proposed highlights. Just be sure to ask the stylist how they'd play on your straight hair - part of the appeal may be the messy curls.

hillary said...

want to know a secret? My hair isnt' straight by nature.:) I am a religious flatironer.
No worries on the highlights this is a common thing for me. Its the color thats more the issue. But thank you!! :)

heather said...

great dress! and i love the hair example. but will that REALLY be easier? i have always felt over-all colour is the easiest, you just put it all over. but if you can do the highlights, you go girl!

hillary said...

its a million times easier and a millon times cheaper! and someone else does it FOR ME! Its either pay 80 for all over monthly or 100 for 3 to 4 months!

All over color needs to be redone every 3-4 weeks on me. And takes THREE boxes of dye.

Highlights I can go 3 to 4 MONTHS inbetween. Whenever I have them thats how long i go inbetween and it always looked good. See links above.

Kelly said...

Love the highlights! I say GO FOR IT!

BAM said...

I like those colors a lot! Try it, if you don't love it, you can always go back.

This wkd was full of home repairs. It wasn't fun, but it was neccessary - it was a broken A/C unit. Critical in houston in august.

I also got to play a soccer game and then watch the Houston Dynamo play a game last night. It was a bunch of fun, but I'm sleepy as a result.

Jess said...

I hear you on the TONS of color it hair is a 2-3 box affair as well. My stylist always has to mix up 3 to 4 bowls of color to cover all this I've got going on.

I actually think the red with highlights would look great on you. I am similarly pale and currently have a color close to yours, but a while back I had a brighter red with highlights and I really loved it. The ONLY thing I will warn you of is that the highlights can go kind of brassy on me once they're grown out some. That's why I stopped getting them, since at the time I didn't have the cash for their upkeep. You can see them pretty well in this pic...

hillary said...

jess oh I love it! I am going for something similar. I am a natural redhead (dark) so brassy is inevitable on me.

Bam thats my motto! I can always redye it. I have had most colors in the sun and we have redone it a zillion times. :P I blame my mom who is a hairdresser.

kelly thanks!

I should of said easier FOR ME work wise.

So after talking to el hubs. I am going to dye it myself one last time. (because I ALREADY have the dye and don't want to waste it) then in a month I will go and have this done. It gives me time to interview hairdressers too!

Anonymous said...

1) LOVE that hair That is one of my favorite takes on red color. LOVE LOVE LOVE. DO IT.

2) You look way too sexy to be working in a library today. Dang.

hillary said...

CLO sadly no one ever sees me. I work alone in a cubicle with little human interaction.
le sigh
and thank you!

Becky said...

I think highlights would be a good route to go. I'm a natural blond, but got highlights after the dreariest winter my southern hair's ever seen-and they're still going strong! (I got them in April) Even when I went to get a trim from my lady in FL at the end of the July (same lady who did the highlights) she was like, "i love how long highlights last" So, based on that, I think the highlights are a good choice. Btw, I like how you styled your hair for it just half-up? Annnd, I REALLY liked your bobbed hair (from the links you posted in response to Sal) How long ago was that? Would you do it again?

hillary said...

Becky I had bobbed hair 26 years of my life.(bald til I was 3 than I wavered in 99 and this past year) No joke.
those pics were 2 years ago. I haven't really cut the length since then.

I flat ironed it flat flat flat. Then I twisted the back up and made it stand up a little and clipped it. I then pulled pieces to make it "oh I just woke up like this"

Lesa said...

I love the whole outfit, the shoes are fierce. I had to laugh as the first pic looks like you just got done applying the graffiti to the wall. Great outfit!

Kimberly said...

How did your hotness not make it to my Google Reader yesterday??!!! You are looking so good. As for the hair, those highlights would be fierce?

Lemondrop Marie said...

I like the hair on the model, bet it would be great on you, love the dress in this post and sassy nails.

FashionAddict said...

I think that color and the side sweep bangs would look fantastic on you! And I love those fishnet stockings with those shoes. Very chic with that gray dress!