I can not believe that it has already been three years since I decided to “big chop” I say that in quotations because I transitioned without even realizing that is what it was called lol. When I found out that I didn’t need to hold on to those said permed edges I decided that I would do a big chop. I love the versatility of wearing my hair in the form that it grows out of my head and also manipulating it to look like so many different hairstyles and curl patterns. I love changing the color of my hair as well. I say all this because there are some in the natural hair community that think just because a person does this to their hair; they aren’t considered “natural” and I say to each their own. I feel just as natural as a person who has NEVER permed their hair or colored it. My hair grows up instead of down and I like to rock curly styles that empathize that.
Still had a bit of perm in my hair and I cut it all off a few months later
One thing I love about having the hair that I do, is that NO ONE is like me. I have unique hair, no curl pattern is exactly the same. The regimen that works for me may not work for you and that is ok. Wearing my hair the way that I do helped me learn to love myself and see that it’s ok to be different and stand out. That doesn’t mean that you are looking for attention it just means that you are comfortable in your own skin.
Having a blonde moment
After I had my son I was looking at easy to simplify my life and I wanted to do something big. I decided to get a tapered cut and I LOVED IT! I knew that I wanted to grown my hair out after I cut it so I would only have it for a short time but i knew that would help me out being a new mom. So here I am at my three year naturalversary and it’s like I’m at my 1 yr because I cut it lol. I had so much fun growing it out and who knows maybe I will cut it again in a few months. I am always looking for growth and change in y life
About four months after my cut. the sides were already twice as long
growing and growing
Hair blown out a few days after my three year naturalversary and a little over a year after my 2nd “big chop”
We had a cold front move into the sunshine state this weekend. You know what that means, time to break out the boots. It’s not very often that I get to dust off these beauties and take them for a stroll. So when the temp falls below 70 I bust them out. My OOTD is an ode to simple, casual and comfort. That is the best combination for fall temps.
Shoes have always been an obsession of mine. The higher the heel the better. Then I turned 30 and I was like ummmm unless it’s a special occasion I will be rocking flats. Now days flats are just as beautiful as heels, only your toes aren’t crossed weird once you take them off.
I like to splurge once an a while on shoes. I also love a company that gives back. TOMS are so comfortable and when you buy a pair of shoes they give a pair to a person in need. That to me is good business. Once I received the three pair I ordered (one for the whole family) we had to test them out. What better way to do that then to go on a afternoon walk and enjoy the temps and leaves of fall(the little bit of leaves we have down here in florida) We strapped on our new shoes and off we went.
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