Wednesday, January 23

Boxing Day Sweater

I bought this sweater coat on boxing day (60% off from TNT on Eglinton) and you bet I am snuggling up in it today. Man it is cold out there! So cold that I turned the temperature up on the thermostat by one degree. I rarely touch the thermostat. I'd rather put on an extra layer or warm socks than mess with the boiler. Besides, it takes a good 2-4hrs before the rads are able to actually heat the air.

How are you keeping warm today?

ps. 1 year and 3 months without a haircut. I lost some hair after the baby. It is all growing back and I have a halo of 2 inch wisps framing my face. I know I should get my hair trimmed or chopped off but I still don't want to pay up for it. (you've heard all of this before! but...just letting you know there hasn't been any change!) Things I don't mind paying for: boxing day sweaters, facials, natural skin care products, cooking classes, books...really the list is endless...but stops short of hairdressers. I don't trust that I will come out looking better than I go in...but I will be at least $100 poorer.  

UPDATE!
Ok I did it this afternoon (about 2 hours after this post)...before, after...$106 later (including tip):

 

25 comments:

  1. I gotta say...I love this short shaggy cut on you! It's very cool and earthy..I didn't think the colour looked fake either! Wish I could wear bangs (curly hair no-no) as I understand it makes everyone look more youthful!! Have you considered going to a hair school? Aveda and Fiorio have good ones and pay much less.

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  2. Oh my lord do get me started on falling out hair! Looking great!!

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  3. You look great! Come on now, you must feel a teeny bit thrilled with a fresh haircut ?

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  4. Nope! I feel like less of a freak - I don't put a lot of value on my hair...Its so fine, and usually pulled back...its not a feature I play up!

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  5. You looked great in short hair a few years ago. Show us the full picture please with the new hair do.

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  6. That sweater is amazing!!!!

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  7. Love the short haircut! I've been wanting to go short recently myself but my little one still likes playing hairdresser on me and I'm afraid I'll lose that if I cut it all off.

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  8. looks good shan! hair AND sweater! (i did the same this past weekend - too funny - a few new tops and a haircut/colour). feeling a bit less frizzy!

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  9. Wow! A year and 3 months! Props! I'm trying to not get a haircut while I'm in China (only 10 months), but I'm worried about how much I'll have to cut off when I get back to Canada to get rid of dead/split ends. I like my hair longer though! (5 months to go..) Also, $100 for a trim?! Do you go to a fancy place? (Then again, haircuts are much more expensive in the small city of Fredericton, NB than the small town of Woodstock, NB so maybe that's just big city prices?)

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  10. I almost always have my hair pulled back into a ponytail so I always go to Chinatown for a $7 trim! I'm rarely disappointed and if I am, up the hair goes! ;)

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  11. Thank Michelle! I took down the short hair photo...I will try to update my self portrait soon! My hair is still shorter with bangs in the current photo on my about me page!

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  12. Such a cozy looking sweater!


    I hear you about hair dressers. I try to go to the cheapest hair dresser possible because I can never tell the difference between a cheap haircut (under $50) and an expensive one. My BFF was working for a pricy hair dresser for a while, so I felt obligated to go to her. If it weren't for the full hour of girl talk that was almost always followed up by a lengthy coffee date, I would have hated how much I forked over.


    Now, I get my MIL to cut my hair! She used to be a hairdresser and kept up her license. When the husband and I were first married, she never offered to cut it for me - I think she was nervous about having her new daughter-in-law mad at her! She has the best prices... free!

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  13. I must confess...I am a self cutter. I have no problem paying for highlights for my hair but stop short of a cut. With a young daughter who likes to pull on hair, its always up in a pony or bun - so why bother?! Check out some YouTube videos and give it a try. Much easier than you think!

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  14. great hair and sweater! for many years (in my 20s and 30s) i used to just hang my head upside down over the toilet and hack my hair off - gave it a layered look. i thought it looked fine - at least no one ever told me it looked bad. don't do it any more tho - these days i need all the hair help i can get ;)

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  15. I will try it next time I get the itch to cut it...in 6 months or so!!!

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  16. I will do this! I would have great satisfaction over cutting it myself!!!

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  17. oh man! You are set!!! I know ZERO hairdressers!

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  18. There is always time to go short! It took 2 years to grow back out...


    When it's short you need a ton of maintenance haircuts...to get over the awkward stage! There is no hiding it!

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  19. jenny@mintinthemiddleJanuary 29, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    bahahaha... this made me laugh... i was *exactly* the same... a year and three months of no-chop... i had my last hair cut just before lucy was born, and then yep - couldn't bring myself to book an appointment and pay-up... $85 later for me... and really, i won't pay it again. it was one of those awkward 'see you in eight weeks!' comments as i left the salon...
    all throughout university i went to hair salon schools... and i'm totally going to try it again... so cheap, and they always work under a senior stylist so you end up with the high-end look with a low-end budget ;)

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  20. LOVE that sweater Mrs!!!! BTW - $106 DOLLARS?!? Dear lord. Please please please never pay that again. Shelley at Barberalla is amazing and inexpensive. I have been going to her for almost 5 years.

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  21. I know - I know! So expensive - so not worth it!!!

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  22. do you think they know? Can the hair stylist tell who is just not feeling it?

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