Wednesday, March 13, 2013

haircut

Dress (worn like this & this)- Forever 21; Jacket- Smart Set; Belt & Boots- ThriftedNecklace- Joe Fresh; Rings- Gifted; Tights- Aldo; Nail Polish- Vintage by Revlon & Topaz by Joe Fresh
The last time I went to the hairdressers, the leaves were still falling so after seeing how horrid my roots looked, I decided that it was time for a change.  This past weekend, the fabulous Carly of Character Salon (who rocks purple & teal hair like no other) performed her magic (she's the first hairdresser who has given me perfect blonde highlights without a toner).  I was excited when she suggested styling it curly (because lord knows my idea of 'curling' ends up in kinks and burns) and she used a straightening iron and zero hairspray (how does she do it?) to create the bouncy waves.  I will try my best to duplicate the style but hair never seems to look as good as when you're fresh out of the salon. 

There's something about a new haircut that just makes you feel fabulous, I may soon become one of those monthly 'blowdry' only clients so that I can get that salon look without paying full price. 



Another reason I decided to freshen up my hair, was to accept an award on Saturday night.  I was nominated for and was one of two winners of the Vagina Warrior Award, recognizing my community work to end violence against women.  I was presented with the award at the Ottawa Vagina Monologues show and I was beaming with nervous excitement (I addressed the auditorium after intermission, conquering my fear of public speaking one speech at a time!) & pride.  

Dress- Frou Frou (Ottawa boutique); Necklace- Gifted & Belt- Thrifted


22 comments:

  1. Congrats on your award! You go girl! Love your hair :) The cut and color are just perfect! The color combination of this outfit is a favorite :)

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  2. Congrats on your award! You totally deserve after seeing past posts and you can tell you are very passionate about the cause. Your hair is beautiful! Heather

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  3. Congratulations on the award, buddy! Good to see you get recognition.

    Your hair is movie-star lovely. And, forgive me for saying so, but your outfit makes you look like an American with all the red, white and blue!

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  4. Congratulations on the award! You definitely deserve it, you work so hard for the cause!!

    Your hair looks lovely! I love your dress too, it's a pretty color and the criss cross on the back is fun! I love that coat too!

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  5. Congratulations on the award! And also because of this amazing dress, I love it! Your hairstyle is also very beautiful, I really think it looks so sophisticated!

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  6. Loving the new do.
    I don't think I have ever seen your hair with curl in it before
    This outfit is just too cute, the jacket needs to hop on over to my closet
    Yea on the award!
    Brett

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  7. congrats and your hair looks amazing

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  8. Congrats on your reward, Amy! It's so fabulous to see such a well-rounded and successful woman with a big heart! We came across your blog in your feature in Ottawa Magazine, by Malorie Bertrand. We were given a shout out as well, and it's great to discover other local bloggers.

    And of course, your entire outfit is lovely! I've never shopped at Frou Frou for things other than accessories before, but I may just have to take a peek!

    - Katherine
    www.ourmode.ca

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  9. Love the hair!! I much prefer using a straightener to curl my hair, a curling iron never stays. Isn't that weird? And congrats again on your award :)

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  10. Ooh I love the new 'do--the curls are so pretty! I agree, when I had long hair I could never style it the way my hairstylist did. That's why I keep it short--less for me to mess up :)

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  11. she did a fabulous job! i love your hair. it looks so pretty emily! also loving that dress, necklace and blazer. work it girl!!! congrats on your award doll.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. congrats, Emily! you sure are a warrior with all your awesome work at that department! and you look great while being one ;) I adore the red necklace and that Frou Frou dress (btw, I remember I used to love an artist called Frou Frou during my university days).

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  13. Congrats on your award - that's really awesome! And your hair looks perfect - I love the soft curls.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. I'm loving the hair girl! you'll have to teach me how to do the curls! and congrats on the award : )

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  15. I loev this outfit from head to toe! very pretty dress and necklace.. and the plaid.. lovely!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. I'm hosting an international 2 friendship bracelets giveaway on my blog here check it out

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  16. That is so awesome that you won that award. I am so happy of you and proud to be blog friends with someone who does such great work.

    You look amazing. I love your new hair cut/style and your dress is adorable.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  17. LOVE this jacket! Your hair looks great! I haven't had my hair cut since September. And congrats, too!

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  18. Congratulations on your award! And I admire you for your cause AND for public speaking. Love your haircut. I'm getting mine cut Tuesday and it needs it. I think it's time for more layers. I'm glad to be reconnecting with all my old friends, too! :) Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  19. congrats on your award, dear emily, your fabulous hair, and superb style! :)

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  20. Congratulations on your award Emily! It's so nice to hear that your work is being recognized. I LOVE your highlights and the cut. I guess if we could replicate salon style at home a whole lot of people would be out of a job. I love the peekaboo criss-cross straps on the back of your dress!

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  21. Congrats, Emily, so excited for you. Awesome hair, too :)

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily