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Friday, May 23, 2008

How NOT to Communicate with Your New Stylist -- Updated w/ Photos

Which part of my trendy Target® maternity capris, wrap-front lilac maternity top with purple silk side-tie, sassy kitten-heeled kicks and funky-fresh Mama-blogger banter said to her, "What I really want is to look like Aunt Gladys on her way to the Shuffle-Board-and-Bridge-A-Thon down at the local senior center?"

All that's missing is the blue dye and the rain bonnet.

Can you smell the Rive Gauche and Wrigley's Spearmint from where you are?

Because they're so strong here my eyes are watering.

Sigh.

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Hiya.




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What do y'all think? I think the bangs are too short. Or something.





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Look Mom! Mary Higgins Clark!

Pardon the glow. And I'm not showing you the back, which looks like a haystack right after a hot windstorm.

Had a major hot flash in the middle of trying to blow-dry this badboy. Do you think it's possible to be pregnant and goin' through the change at the same time?

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GARSH! I hope not!

(Though it might not be a bad thing to get 'em both over with at once, come to think of it.)

29 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh you are so not Aunt Gladys, but you do crack me up!

    Steph

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  2. I really like it! Very flattering! I think it looks anything but Aunt Gladysish!

    My rule? Never get a drastic hair change, purchase furniture or join a new church while pregnant. It doesn't matter how much everyone else likes it or what a great decision it may be, our hormones are not wired to accept such life changes.

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  3. It's a cutesy cut. Consider it your summer fling.....

    Tater and Tot is right, never do anything drastic while pregnant - those hormones have a mind of their own!

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  4. (What happened to your original comments on this?)

    I think it looks really cute! I was seriously worried I was gonna have to run from the computer laughing, the way you were talking about it. (NOT that I would EVER laugh at YOU, my dear ;0)

    xo ~K

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  5. Totally cute. Really. You couldn't be anything BUT cute. Even as Mary Higgins Clark.

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  6. megan~ I don't know what you are talking aobut. It looks great!! But I do understand the not liking part and no matter how many times people tell you they like it...if YOU don't like it, flattery does NOT matter...Just been ther, done that and blogged about it. I will post my after pics soon. =) happy day, I like it again.

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  7. Totally not Aunt Gladys! I especially like the new do when your hair is tucked behind your ears.

    ~ AndiK

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  8. So Very Cute! Remember, once the newbie arrives, less (hair) is more.

    Nate's Mom

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  9. I second the hair behind the ears...very cute. But I'm thinking most people would be stopped dead in their tracks by your beautiful green eyes!

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  10. Your expressions totally crack me up.

    :)

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  11. oh, you are so cute! I really like it! :)

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  12. Okay, so I've studied your photos extensively, and my favorite is the very first one, at the top. Funk it up with some good gel (pureology texture twist is my fave) and make it "Piecey." That will help you avoid the dreaded Aunt-Gladys-look.

    And the bangs are fine.

    What I wouldn't give for some nice straight hair like that.

    You look great! Very fab!

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  13. SO Samantha Stevens NOT Gladys Kravitz!

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  14. You crack me up! Mary Higgins Clark...I'm going to be chuckling about that one all night.

    But for the record, the cut looks great on you...nothing old ladyish at all about it or you at all!

    Got to go...I just heard the announcement for shuffleboard on the Lido deck. I don't want to be late!

    And I would love to hear your Leather Tuscadero theory on hair because I am totally rocking "the Leather" right now!

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  15. I'm with the gel/piecy-look commenter. That and a funky fabric headband will have you feeling like yourself again -- by the way, your face during pregnancy looks remarkably un-bloated! You're looking fabulous.
    -- Nancy

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  16. You're gorgeous no matter WHAT the haircut. And I think it looks very cute, but I hate it when people tell me my hair is cute when I think it's not.

    So I'll say that I can see how going from your profile picture to this was quite extreme. I hope you grow to like it. There's nothing worse than being unhappy with one's hair.


    Made for great blog fodder, though! ;-)

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  17. Megan, there is NOTHING wrong with that hair. You know how old I am, etc., but you look FANTASTIC! Someone commented that you look so different from your picture at the top of your blog. Well, that looks like you did in the 8th grade or so. You look like a chic 40 year old mother of one and one on the way. We'll have to show you pictures of your mom and me at your stage of life. Remember you Mom's hippy stage? I hope you or your Mom don't get mad, but you are totally CHIC! That must be a description that is appropriate for the times, given Chic Critique and all! By the way, find something that minimizes dark circles and bags around the eyes. Aunt Joy

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  18. You are beautimous!! The hair looks good, but I like Lora Lynn's suggestion.

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  19. with each of my four children, I had the urge to cut my hair before or after their births. Must be hormones!

    It is really cute and great to see your funny faces (expressions) up close and personal!

    Another thing hormones did to my hair was a light socket trick- now always fuzzy and frizzy, not curly or straight. you have beautiful straight hair!

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  20. Good night nurse...you call THAT a bad haircut? Of course, you look good in pretty much anything...so your hair is just the crowning gloh-ray. You are gloh-ray-ous, M...and I don't think it's possible to go through 'the change' and be preggers. At least I hope not.

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  21. No Aunt Gladys, it's cute.
    And thats an interesting question to ask your obgyn. I'm curious

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  22. You are so cute. Though it's not that bad, I think in about a week or so it will be perfect. My personal philosophy is that a flat iron can make any hairstyle look trendier.

    I'm about to test that philosophy to the max with my new cut that was supposed to be a trim (but I was desperate and went to a chop shop instead of a real stylist). To say my hair is "a bit dated" now would be an understatement!

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  23. You don't look like any of my aunts! I think it's cute, but it is a change for you. You just have to fuss with it and make it your own!

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  24. I don't know what you are talking about -- I think it looks great! You so silly . . .

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  25. If anyone can carry it off, you can. I don't think it looks bad, but the important thing is whether you like it or not.

    I'm guessing not.

    Love the commentary, especially Mary Higgins Clark. Ha!

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  26. tee hee....came here to see pics of the bean and I got something well.....not better....but wonderful. :) I love seeign YOU! NO matter what you think of the haircut.....you look wonderful. cute...don't you love being cute at 40? cute is good!
    Now where is the bean????

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  27. For some reason, being pregnant makes me want to cut my hair off....
    I didn't think it looks like an old lady hair cut at all!
    You'll get used to it after a bit. If not at least the pregnancy makes your hair grow faster!

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  28. What are you talking about?

    I happen to like short bangs, by the way. What's the dang point of LONG BANGS??? That is what I keep trying to tell everyone, but whatever.

    You're lookin' as sassy as always, girl.

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  29. Just clicked on this one from the bottom of your recent post and oh my gosh you make me laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Steph

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