Friday, February 15, 2013

Random without the Wednesday

 
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Blazer: Lauren Conrad (exact) (option) | Top: Kohl's (exact) (option) | Pants: Old Navy (exact) | Shoes: Nine West (exact) | Clutch: Sam Moon (option) (option) | Scarf: Sam Moon (option) (option) | Glasses: Forever 21 (exact)

Heeeeey! Howdy to all the new friends! I am blown away and thankful by the beautimous faces that have joined along for this little ride. If you are new to these parts, make yourself at home and grab yourself a Diet Dr. Pepper. There are plenty in the fridge. I tend to keep it relaxed and real here. No drama for your momma, usually nothing too serious or deep and anyone and everyone are always welcome. Just say and play nice. That's all I ask. Hope you don't mind.

So, I wore this yesterday for my Valentine's lunch rendezvous with Ross. I felt like if I didn't wear something red I was gonna get pinched. I know that is a St. Patrick's Day tradition, but I still had that mind set. We hit up our favorite sushi spot and enjoyed a little love day without the girls in tow. It was nice and much needed. If you live in the Austin area, I highly recommend Tomo Sushi. I have yet to put anything but deliciousness between my chopsticks.

Earlier this week I was going through a bunch of old pictures for the post I did for Landry's birthday. I came across some photos when I had shorter and lighter hair. It got me thinking that maybe I should do something different. I am in a hair funk, but every time I cut my hair I end up regretting it because it takes forever to grow. Ross likes it short, but I am on the fence. Here are a few pictures when it was shorter. What do you ladies think? You know how I need feedback and opinions. Keep it long? Cut it off? Go lighter? Oh, the decisions we have in life.


Some of you know that I had a style session with Taylor from Pink Heels Pink Truck this week. She loaded her entire closet (shoes and all) for a trip to visit me. It was so great meeting her in real life and we immediately hit it off. Okay, here is the deal. I am not gonna lie. This one was my biggest style challenges yet. Let me tell ya why. Taylor like heels. I'm talking five inch heels and 80% of her collection are just that. She is a minimalist when it comes to accessories and you know how much I love scarves, necklaces, bags, etc. So, I was a little nervous when we first started. I wanted to be sure that I was putting outfits together that Taylor liked and would actually wear. I had to step out of my personal style and mentally enter hers. This was a good thing. We all have different style preferences, body types, budgets and personalities and I want to be able to cater to all women, not just the ones who have the same tastes as me. Thankfully, Taylor was thrilled with the outcome and what we put together. It was a team effort and she offered her input the entire time. At the end of the day, I just wanted to create lots of new outfits with what she already owned...ones that she would be excited to wear. You can read her thoughts on how the session went. Here is a snip-it of what we did with her light pink skinny jeans. If you are interested in finding out more about what styling services I offer, local or out of town, just visit my Hire Me page.


For a quick second I thought today was Wednesday because this post ended up being completely random. That's kind of how my mind has been working lately.

Have fab weekend and do something fun! I am off to get ready for Landry's princess birthday ball. Once a princess always a princess.

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87 comments:

CP and KW said...

adore this pretty, somewhat nautical outfit!
kw ladies in navy

Happiness at Mid LIfe said...

Have a great weekend Shanna. My hubby did the same thing - met for a nice sans kid sushi lunch! I avoided red but felt like I was the only gal not wearing red!

You look fab!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

ShaunaQ said...

Im always a fan of a little cheetah print!

Long or short,your hair looks great either way. But being someone with hair that takes FOREVER to grow, it hurts my eyes to see people chop it off.

Happy Valentine's Day and have a great weekend!

Tara said...

LOVE those leapord pumps! I think your hair suits you but the medium bob you rocked was adorable as well!

Happy Friday!

Joy Shana said...

Love those jeans are shoes, am a ninewest shoe lover:)
http://shana-style.blogspot.com

Danavee said...

I reaaaaally love your hair in the middle photo........red dress. I say go for it if you are in a slump!

Courtney said...

Lookin' hawt in that sassy red blazer! Such a cute outfit;) Love the looks you created with those pale pink jeans! And I love your hair both ways!

Helene said...

adore this outfit and you're hair. I really think you can't go wrong!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Your Valntine's outfit is adorable...I love mixing red with anything! I also love what you did with the denim. I have a denim jacket and never know what to pair it with or if it's still even stylish. You gave me some new ideas! Personally, I think the shorter hair is cute...looks thicker and frames your face nicely. Have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Wow! Those shoes look awesome peeping out of the jeans!

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

I love your hair in the first two picture of the collage! It looks great now but I also love it lighter! That probably doesn't help you lol I'm in a MAJOR hair funk but I'm in my best friend's wedding in May so I'm trying not to cut it shorter like I want to. Oy.

And I LOVE this outfit! I need to pair stripes with leopard pronto.

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

The Pink Growl said...

I always feel the need to wear red/pink on Vday too! I like your hair short...but I also like it long. Tough choice! I always hate it when I cut mine then instantly regret it though.

Always Maylee said...

Love you in that red blazer and those pants! I love your hair the way it is, but looking at these pictures, you look adorable with short hair! Ok, I don't think that helped you at all... :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I'm in a hair funk too. I know if I mention that to my hair guy he is going to want to chop it all off. He says he loves my hair short but I don't. I like that first top left picture. Your hair looks great at that medium length. Personally I like it the way it is now but I know how it feels to be in a funk!

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

A J said...

Your Vday outfit is cute! I like your hair long, but the pic of you in the red top with the short, sassy hair is great too! And I read Taylor's post, she does love her heels!! Seems like you guys had a fantastic time and you challenged yourself. :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I think your hair looks great shorter but YOU have to love it! I'd only cut it if you think you'll be happy with it afterwards. :) Have a great weekend, Shanna!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Ah you look SO cute Shanna! This is such a cute outfit!
And oh my gosh, you look awesome with short hair! I totally love your previous looks. I've been tossing up chopping mine a bit, but can't decide either.
My vote is to go shorter, I really really like that 2nd from the top picture of you!

Sarah said...

Your short hair is cute I love your long locks!!! Especially when you curly them with the wand!

Speaking OF! Mister got me one for Valentines! We may need to skype so you can show me how to use it...not sure I'm doing it right.

Delusions of Grandeur said...

Shanna, red is definitely your color. I'm so excited that you've branched into being a stylist and love everything you put together! Congrats sweet lady!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Lady in red! Love it.

I vote for lighter hair, keep the length.

I'm glad you had a challenge in your new business - even though you were working with someone with a different style, you still created lovely outfits. Kudos!

pretty little things said...

I love how youre rocking the flared jeans today -- and the red blazer and clutch go perfectly with it! xo

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Susan Liberatore said...

I love the hair shorter on you! Go for it. {and it looks like it's still long enough to pull back in a pony...always a good thing}.

Chrissy said...

I LOVE you with short hair!! I don't say that about many people but I seriously love it.

Gwen said...

I think it's great that you were forced out of your comfort zone in your styling mission. Looks like you did a great job.

I'm a big fan of longer hair so that's my vote. Maybe go lighter to kick things up a bit?

Laura said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE you with short hair- oh my gosh you look so sassy and sophisticated!

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Katie said...

i love your long hair - it is beautiful!!! and love the wide legged jeans - so cute! happy weekend shanna!

Sarah Tucker said...

Cut it short!!!! I love the pic of you in the red!

And I want all her shoes...all of them!

Anne N. said...

This is my favorite outfit, so far! I love the options you created with the pale pink pants.

Love and Ace said...

I love the red blazer on you and your post is so sweet! New reader here - hope you can check out my blog! x, Kat

Love and Ace

Lauren said...

I am in love with this bright blazer! And I completely know what you mean about the hair funk. I go back and forth all the time and always seem to want it in a different way!

Fizz and Frosting

Carly said...

That clutch??? Adorable!

I love you with the short hair....but the long looks great too! Decisions, decisions!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Anonymous said...

I love your style and your hair and would have told you to keep in long until I saw that pictures you posted. I say go shorter, medium bob length. Besides it's just hair and it will grow eventually.

Amy~

Hailey LoveLaughterandLipstick said...

There's that blazer again! I really need to stop by Kohls. I am with you, I love to change my hair, but I always, always, always regret cutting it off or adding bangs! For me it just takes so much more effort to style when its shorter. I have very wavy hair so the shorter it is the bigger it gets!! Whatever you decide I am sure you look amazing! {I do like your hair shorter btw}
Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

SH said...

That outfit is great!

Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.blogspot.ca

Allison said...

You look so cute with short hair! I say go for it! That's how my hubby like it too. I always get nervous but then it ends up working out okay!

Samantha said...

LOVE THE SHORT HAIR. SO MUCH!

jackie jade said...

cute outfit! i made sure to wear red too for our v-day celebration. short hair looks good on you! if you do a long bob, it wouldn't be super short and then you could easily grow it out again. i get in hair funks too.
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

I love the length of your hair as it is! I would say cut a few inches off if you want something different and add some color..highlights/low lights to give it some depth :)

I love the red blazer!! Well, the entire outfit is stunning!

I was thrilled with our meeting! I can't wait to do it again! I have a friend who you should be hearing from soon!!

Samantha Horseman said...

Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day! Your outfit is adorable! I love the shorter and lighter look :) Will be so chic for spring! I hear you though....I always regret cutting my long hair.

XO Samantha

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Nice blazer, you know it's my favorite!! = ) Oh, I really like the short and light blonde. You look hot! = )
walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

Sara {Social Sara} said...

Love the outfit! I know what you mean...I was scouring my closet for something red yesterday. I ended up with pink and purple. Haha! I honestly love your hair the way it is but that's just me. Sorry for the neutral feedback! :)
Have a fantastic weekend!
Cheers,
Sara

Makaila said...

i looove everything about this outfit Shanna!!

Ooooh hair.. such a torment! You look great with both long and short. I do love the long though!

Courtney Selman said...

I love this! I have all the pieces but the jacket-guess I will have to make a trip to kohl's! This will complete so many of my inspiration looks! Thanks for the daily inspiration!!

Courtney @ Simply Selman
www.simplyselman.blogspot.com

Rachel @lifeasMrs said...

hmm tough decision! you look really cute with the shorter hair.. i like the pic where it's just longer then your shoulders.. but i also know where you are coming from with how long it takes to grow out! Mine is still growing out from cutting it back in '08! love your hair both lengths! maybe just try lightening like you also miss? for now. ;)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

So I really like your hair short. And I like the photos of the neutral lips. And I like it lighter too. So the choice is what do you like? And it's only hair.. It grows back! Do it. I just decided for you!

vogueandheels said...

Cute outfit! I love how red looks on you!


-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.wordpress.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Those heels are really cute and of course I love a striped shirt!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

J Ciriello said...

love it !!!

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Jamie said...

Love the look! I'm a big fan of mixing stripes and animal print!

Your hair looked super cute shorter! I know what you mean though, I always want something different then miss it when I cut it off.

Congrats on your style session!

Jamie
Forever81

Shelli Poole said...

I love Tomo sushi! Just mentioned it in a post the other day - HA! And this V-day outfit has me DYING!!! Love everything about it! You are so cute no matter what you do with your hair, so I'm no help there... I can't decide!!

Breanna Norton said...

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Sami said...

I always get in the same hair funk! Right now I'd love to chop mine off! I love it in the real short bob look like the picture of you in the red top and you know what I thought when I saw that picture? You look JUST like Kristen from All in My Twenties. Yall could be sisters :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

I so love that blazer, unfortunately I was never able to find it in my size to try on!

CCMcAfee said...

Hi! New follower!
LOOOOve those shoes!
AND, what a fun thing to have someone come over to style them! Love that!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love these shoes and the light pink denim options, so perfect for spring!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Sunny & Star said...

Beautiful pics. The outfit is so classic and chic. I love the mix of prints in the top and the shoes.

I like your hair long or short either way. It looks great both ways. I have been thinking about cutting my hair shorter, but everyone else seems to think that I shouldn't do it. (I think I will any way!)

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Brianne Bracco said...

This outfit is so adorable!!! I love the red jacket! And the stripes and leopard go so great with it!!!

Kacie said...

I adore stripes and leopard together! Great look!

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prettyanddelectable said...

Love the leopard heels! Sushi always makes for a great celebration meal. Congrats on the continued success of your styling service, and happy celebrating with your little princess! :)

Brooke said...

Loved how you paired the leopard print with the stripes!

Cute!


Brooke

Lyndsey said...

I love the outfit and your hair was so cute shorter! I've been debating about cutting mine too! I have remorse when I add some bangs in, so I can totally relate to how hard it can be to decide :) You'll be pretty either way! Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
Lyndsey

www.theeyelinermanifesto.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

My opinion as a stylist.... I would always change color first...it can be changed again easily and quickly if you're not a fan, unlike it takes fine hair a lot longer to grow once you chop.
If you sat in my chair I would brighten your color (light & warm high-lights) you could even think about adding in some low-lights, have you done that before? Just to about a level 7, it creates contrast, depth & movement in the hair, also a nice trim to thicken up the ends with a reshaping of layers.... Thee are so many possibilities...but I strongly recommend color first since you already know you regret cutting, then you can slowly change the cut to achieve your perfect look!
Wow, I kinda rambled there, good luck and keep us posted! :)

jules said...

long or short..I agree with what others have said...you look great either way.
if hubby likes it a little shorter-go for that for awhile.(again)

Danielle Smiley said...

I think your hair looks awesome short, but I love long hair so I think you should lighten it and add some layers for some va-va-vum!
I always love your styling! I get a ton of inspiration from you!
I think I need to do what you do with your clients and lay out all my clothes and put together outfits and take pictures... maybe that will stop me from thinking I need to buy more clothes! ...or maybe it won't ;)

<3 danielle
goodwillista.blogspot.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I actually think you look great with short hair! Not all girls can pull it off that well. And I love the look of light blondes... so pretty! So I would vote to lighten it and cut it!

DC in STYLE said...

Shanna, you always looks so bright and happy! That's what makes every visit to your blog so inspiring! Love this blazer!
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/

Kayla Peveler said...

I seriously want to be neighbors with you so I can hire you to come take a look inside my closet. I am a total accessory freak, LOVE THEM! :)

Mary M. said...

Love this outfit so much, so stylish and creative! Cool idea to wear stripes now that they're making a comeback, I just blogged about it haha.

Have a great week,
Mary x

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

My new hairstylist got mad at me when I said "it's just hair, cut it off"....my hair takes forever to grow back as well, but sometimes you just need a change. I say stick with the length, maybe add in layers and try a new way to dye your hair? I love dying my hair different shades of brown oh and I once played around with extensions!! As for the outfits, good job as usual and that last pic with the 3 shoes....is it ok to reuse an outfit 3 times and just change the shoes or were those options for which shoes to wear? I have some outfits that I love to wear, but feel like they are over used and don't want to wear them anymore hahaha.

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Unknown said...

Oh wow, I love those leopard print heels your wearing

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Benlovesting said...

I love your blazer is so gorgeous!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I adore the casual-chic outfit with the mix of patterns!

I'm in the same funk with my hair - I cut it short last spring and have been trying to grow it back out. Though I had older pics of me with shoulder-length hair and the style was pretty fab - but I want the length back!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

LOVE your short hair; do it!!!

Ashley said...

I loved reading about Taylor's session. You did such a great job (as usual).

Ok, I am SERIOUSLY loving your short hair. You look great with whatever hairstyle..but the short is like, wow!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You look adorable! That is def your color! Adorable!

I love your hair as is, I say keep it. But then again all of the diff styles look great on you so you know you can pull off a new look flawlessly :)

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

wow lady - the way your blog has grown is seriously an inspiration to me! I am also glad to hear that I'm not the only one that is superstitious about wearing red on Valentine's day! I love this outfit, and the python/leopard touches are perfection!
xx
Here&Now

A Girls Kind of Therapy said...

Love the pattern mixing! So cute!

Mal
www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

Debra said...

Shanna, I really like your hair a little shorter. Its still long enough to style but less stressful to upkeep. Blondel is beautiful on you. :) But of course I love you just the way you are sweetie.

Debra@stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

Ashley Aspinwall said...

loving those nine west heels! definitely going to have to track them down :)

xo SideSmile,
Ashley
SideSmile Style

Samantha Davis said...

Love this outfit, especially the pants & shoes. Thanks for sharing the "exact" items link! That makes all the difference :)

Niki Caron said...

Your outfit is amazing! I want everything in your closet. Please?!! Or can you maybe come visit Boston sometime and take me shopping???

Janna Renee said...

I am not a fan of red on myself, so I went for purple this Valentine's Day!

Mary Lindsey said...

I think you looked great with short hair! I think chin length hair would look beautiful with the shape of your face. When I had shorter hair I loved how easy it was to style. But there were fewer hair styles I could do. I'm sure no matter what you do it will be beautiful! :)

-Mary @ Style That Moves

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