Hi, my short-haired babes. Okay… Maybe you aren't short yet, but maybe you are dreaming of A Big Chop. Maybe you are short and uninspired. Maybe you are newly short and clueless. Whoever you are, if you have short hair or are considering it, I've got some styling ideas for you.
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Even the most Offbeat Lite among us likes to wear their freak flag on their sleeve sometimes, so we're happy to share our insights about not-mainstream fashion.
Earlier this year, I decided to go ahead with my plans for a half-sleeve tattoo. The tattoo itself is beautiful, and for a very long time I was happy with it, but now I'm feeling some regrets. I don't want to get rid of it; I want to love it. I want to learn how to accept not only this part of my body, but other parts of myself.
A random piece of TMI you should know about me: I have been wearing the same underwear since 1991. No, not the same pairs, but the same style — a very basic black cotton string bikini from Jockey. They're practical but a little flirty, functional and easy to order in bulk. They have been on my butt since I was in high school, and mostly I just don't really think about them at all. But after two decades, I've finally changed teams. I've got new underwear, inspired by literature and mildew. Lemme explain…
I used to think everyone's feet hurt at the end of the day. This is not true or, at least, it's less true than you might imagine. I've learned a lot working in a shoe store. It isn't some fast fashion mall shop — I work for a high-end store focusing on comfort shoes. Here are some things that I've learned to keep your shoes on your feet more than they're off your feet.
I sweat a lot, but I try to avoid aluminum-based deodorants/antiperspirants. But I'm a teacher and I usually resort to Secret or something else standard on the days that I'm teaching (teacher pit stains are the worst!). Sometimes even that doesn't cut it. I would love to hear about other Homies' antiperspirant solutions — particularly of the offbeat or non-aluminum based variety.
We've had some interesting discussion on all the attention tattoos can attract, and it reminded me of an ongoing issue I chew over with myself in terms of style and personal expression which is this: if I dress in a way that I know attracts a certain kind of attention, is it fair for me to get impatient when someone is curious about it?
I'm nearing 40, and while I think aging is pretty cool, and like how I look these days (I'm in better shape than I was in my 20s!)… I don't like the furrows between my eyebrows. It's less that they make me look old… and more that they make me look mad! I got a Groupon for Botox and decided I wanted to try it. Afterwards, I told my husband and he got really upset…