Thursday, November 19, 2015

Trend: Unusual Hair Accessories

So, at the end of the year 2013, I predicted that unusual hair accessories would be big for 2014, and I was totally wrong. But that's not the case this year! Crowns (and not just the stupid flower crowns) and headpieces were in during the summer, but I was absolutely delighted to check out the creative designs going on at Free People.

Unusual hair accessories

There are all kinds of strange accessories I've never seen before, like rings, braid beads, something called a "bun cuff" and a "half-up holder." And they're pandering to all my on-trend love of crystals and moons. And hair buns, of course.

As you know, I love hair sticks, so I'm happy to see some of these. I pretty much just wear hair sticks these days. Elastics get weak over time and, since I've got super long nails, end up breaking my nails when I tie my hair up in a ponytail.

have you seen any cool unusual hair accessories lately?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Styling for Short Legs: Skirts

It's not so bad being short. I never have a problem with legroom. I have excellent balance. I can squeeze through crowds. But buying pants is a lost cause and petite sections are so lame.

Moreover, clothes aren't designed for us short-legged people. I don't know how many times I bought a "knee-length" skirt only to have it reach my shins, or, even more common, a maxi skirt that I could wear as a full-body dress.

Personally, I think it's a great time to be a short-legged person, as we have a lot of style options to create an optical illusion of longer legs:

short legs

(shorter paper dolls represent short person, whereas the left-hand doll is the tall/average height. I noticed that I'm about a head shorter than most people my size, so I just chopped off a head-length from the legs above)