Wednesday, January 11, 2012

my new look

Never one to disappoint, here is my daily post!

I have been posting pretty much daily since we found out about the miscarriage. I think know it's because right now, I need the support. So please know how much I appreciate it, and how much it's helping me. If anything, it's just nice to know I'm not alone.

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I got my hair done today! I've never found a stylist that I love. Most have been just ok. None have been amazing enough for me to swear my fealty to them.

Times they are changing, friends.

I absolutely love my new cut and color. The stylist was very sweet and also had no problem telling me that what I had initially been thinking might look weird on me. She thought going full-on ombre may not work well because I wear my hair straight 90% of the time. And when you have the ombre look with straight hair, the change in color is more apparent.

She suggested that instead of ombre, she would dye the top of my hair dark brown, one shade darker than my roots. This would get rid of the weird leftover red hair color and would cover up the roots from that. But she didn't want to cover up all the reddish, because she thought it would add dimension at the bottom. Then she wanted to do some caramel highlights underneath, so when she cut my layers, all the color would be towards the bottom and underneath, so there were no drastic roots.

I decided to go with her suggestion. She's the professional, after all.

Here is a "before" photo. Granted, it's when my hair was done up nicely (nicer than normal, anyway) for my company's Christmas party. You can see some of the reddish on the top, and where my roots had started to grow out.

before

Here are some shots of the current look:





Unfortunately, none of those pictures shows the sides or back, but take my word that it is just dark brown, no funny business! I'm really liking it, and I love the fact that there's an unexpected hint of color towards the bottom/underneath. 

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Buster and I got a piece of mail today. It was addressed to both of us, and then "+1" after our names. That was for the baby.

It was from Buster's cousin, who is pregnant. I excitedly sent her a message on FB after our 8 week appointment, telling her that we were also pregnant. Soon after, she messaged me wanting our address. 

It was a card announcing their pregnancy.

And it made me sad. I already threw away the card, but I couldn't bring myself to throw out the envelope. Yet.

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So I did it, by the way. Deactivated my Facebook account. I had a pang of regret right after, but that soon subsided. I came home yesterday in good spirits. And again today. It's a nice change.

Thank you all for your advice regarding the FaceBreak. You are invaluable. Honestly.

I don't think I could do this without you. You know, the whole "survive" thing.

29 comments:

  1. I just wanted to tell you that you are seriously drop dead gorgeous. I know everything else sucks right now but the hair is AWESOME. What a hottie!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look!!! I would kill for long pretty hair like yours (ok, maybe not kill...but you know what I mean!). I have short hair that does its own thing 99.9% of the time. Congrats on FB deactivation. I soooo wish I could do this (mainly for a time-saver of sorts) but I just like to stalk other people too much. :)

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  3. Your hair looks absolutely amazing. I love all the colors going through it. Stepping back from fb is a great move.

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  4. GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love the coloring, it looks great. They stylist is a keeper for sure!

    You're doing great, I think you definitely made the right decision kicking FB out. You don't need that crap-o-la! xoxo

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  5. I am a relatively new follower, but I have to say you are GORGEOUS! And brave for stepping back from Fbook...I have thought about it but never actually done it. It had to be so hard getting that card in the mail, my heart goes out to you ♥

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  6. You look awesome!!! I'm so glad you're happy with it.

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  7. Love your hair! I have been thinking about a FB break too..I am just really sick of it. Good for you for doing it!

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  8. Love the new hair! I am taking a facebook break as well. I didn't deactivate though and I commend you for doing that.

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  9. Love the hair color!!! It looks awesome!!

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  10. I just started following your blog a few days ago (found you through Stirrup Queens). I am so sorry for what you are going through, but I am in awe of your strength and perseverance. Also your hair is awesome.

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  11. I LOVE YOUR HAIR~ You're gorgeous! :-D Keep on smiling hun. Hugs. We have to get together soon, we're so close together LOL...

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  12. I love your hair - it almost gives me the courage to follow what my stylist has been asking to do with mine for a long time. I'm not gutsy at all when it comes to hair. Bravo for you!

    I took a FB break when we were in the depths of our fertility struggles. I waited too long to make the break, but once I did - it was wonderful for my spirit! I completely deactivated like you did - and I did not miss it at all. Good for you!

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  13. I love your hair. It has so much depth even in pictures and I love the highlights, looks like from different angles the light would just bring out more color and brighten your face. Really like the cut too. Glad to see you smiling. Glad you took a break from FB. My hubby made the decision to delete his account altogether today, after one of his friends stepped way out of line. Keep smiling Kara!

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  14. Hey sexy lady, your hair looks fantastic, I do like that reddy colour, so glad you kept it. Gorgeous long locks - I went to hairdresser today too, but no way looking as fab as you *jealouses*
    Its such a relief to find a hairdresser you trust/feel right with (been with mine for 2 years, first time I've really gone back to anyone) - everybody needs one good hairdresser, doctor, dentist, masseuse (and there's probably another few, but these are the essentials!)


    Good work with your FaceBreak (love that term) and boo to a preggy announcecard - who does that anyway? (your cousin, obv)

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  15. Love the hair- it's nice to see you smile :) I hope that the change gave you a little case of the "feel goods" even if for a brief moment.

    Congrats on FB. I deactivated when I was on my medical leave because I didn't want ppl blowing up my page...that and my newsfeed also turned into "babybook" barf. I'm glad so far its working out for you!

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  16. The new hair cut/colour is great! You look fantastic. :)

    Good for you on taking a break from Facebook. I know a lot of other women with IF who have done the same thing and they all swear it did wonders for them.

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  17. Your new hair cut & color looks fantastic!! REally compliments your face, but being as gorgeous as you are, I imagine a lot of styles would heh.

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  18. HOT!!! Love the hair!!! Good for you for taking a FB break. I think it will do you good for awhile until you have time to heal.

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  19. Love your new hair!!! It's nice to feel refreshed and feel like a new woman..

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  20. Love the hair!

    And I didn't deactivate my account, but did delete the app from my phone. That's mostly where I looked at it anyway. It felt so liberating!

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  21. Hair is looking very hot-ness! I always did love how a new, nice hairstyle made you feel, like a new person. Lovely

    And double congrats on the FaceBreak (love it) - you will be a better person for it.

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  22. Love it! You look gorgeous!

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  23. Love your hair before and after! Such gorgeous locks!

    Yours is a cautionary tale of why announcing pregnancies too early (before the 2nd trimester) can be so painful. So sorry it had to be you.

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  24. Your hair looks AMAZING ! Deactivating FB was the best thing I did for myself last year.

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  25. OMG!!! You are gorgeous! You look like a model!

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  26. LOVE the hair Kara! You are gorgeous! Good job of the FB break, I've thought of doing it many times buy so far I just can't do it.

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