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Code Red

2011 September 13
by Jill

Last weekend in Rhinebeck, I bought myself a new totebag from Out of Print at Oblong Books, a wonderful independent bookstore that Chief enjoyed exploring as well:

Chief, conveniently taking a seat by the totebag display

You also may have noticed that I went back to red hair. I got tired of the faded mop on top of my head and decided to make a change. This red is VERY red, and I’m still getting used to it. I don’t love it, but I’m working with it.

Have you ever gotten a haircut or color that you didn’t like? How did you deal with it?


Maxi dress: Ann Taylor

Cardigan: H&M

Sandals: Reef

Tote: Out of Print


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  1. Lauren S permalink
    September 13, 2011

    I quite like your hair color, Jill. Just think of this– because of your fair skin, you are part of probably only 1% of people who can rock that hair color. When I saw it, the redness didn’t jump out at me or seem unnatural for you. Instead, it suits your features very nicely.

    You are probably getting some jealous stares from girls who would like to try that color but can’t!

    Also, that maxi dress is bangin’.

  2. September 13, 2011

    I’m loving the combination of the bright red hair and the yellow cardigan.

    I’ve had my share of cuts/colors, but most of them I’ve liked. When it’s a color I haven’t liked, I normally just end up letting it fade, because I’m simply too lazy to pursue a different color. ^^;

  3. September 13, 2011

    For starters, I LOVE that color on you. I think you wear red hair SO WELL. And, if you’re still hesitant about it, I would imagine it still has some fading to do. Maybe that will help you get used to it a bit.

    I dyed my hair a few times from a Clairol box in high school, and one time it was accidentally PURPLE and I loved it. Then one time in college I dyed my hair black with one of those “2 week wash-out” things for a halloween costume, and the black just never went away. When it started to grow out it looked awful, so I tried to dye it back to it’s original brown, only to have the black stay black and the inch of roots turn red. I cried a lot and my roommates brought me to the girl who lived upstairs who was in beauty school (she’d cut my hair a few times). She fixed it so it looked ok enough, and I have been scarred from hair dye for life.

  4. Kelli permalink
    September 13, 2011

    I am in love with that first photo of you – the coloring, composition, all of it. I’m also in love with your Gatsby bag.

    I love your hair with the red. I think new is always an adjustment but the color suits you.

  5. Sandy permalink
    September 13, 2011

    You look smashing, my dear! Bright is always better.

  6. Jill permalink
    September 13, 2011

    Thanks for all the love everyone! I’m trying to embrace the red and be more bold and inspired. :)

  7. Jeanne permalink
    September 14, 2011

    I can’t believe you were in my hometown!

    (Backs up, stops sounding like a creepy stalker…) I’ve been quietly following your blog for months now, enjoying the fun, and then I log on today and see my hometown and its new(ish) bookstore in a post. Crazy.

    Love the new hair color and the sweater/dress combo. And the tote… I adore Out Of Print’s stuff. I’m jonesing for the Nancy Drew tee.

    – Jeanne
    (PS, I know Erin, she’s the one who turned me on to your site)

    • Jill permalink
      September 14, 2011

      Thanks Jeanne! I’m glad you’ve been following the blog and decided to say hi. Rhinebeck is so lovely and charming! And I loved Oblong. I plan on going back sometime soon.

      • Jeanne permalink
        September 16, 2011

        Did you make it to Bread Alone when you were there? It’s a great spot for lunch/watching the locals :)

        • Jill permalink
          September 16, 2011

          No, we didn’t! We had lunch on the patio at Terrapin though, which was lovely. We also got ice cream at Holy Cow, which I hear is another Rhinebeck rite of passage.

          • Jeanne permalink
            September 19, 2011

            Terrapin is great too. Holy Cow is newer Rhinebeck tradition – in my day we went to Del’s, but they’ve since closed. Also, did you know about Stickle’s? It’s possibly one of the last 5-and-dime stores around and it was made (kinda)famous in the intro to Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.

  8. Mary permalink
    September 15, 2011

    I am so in LOVE with your BAG!!

    I just checked out the Out of Print website and is loving the whole books on t-shirt’s thing!! It’s amazing!! Not to mention that with every product they sell, they will donate one book to a child in Africa!! Simply amazing people they are!! I’m going to place an order soon!!

    I use to have red hair, I always loved it. I think you just inspired me to go back to red too!!! :)

    • Jill permalink
      September 16, 2011

      Thanks Mary! I hope you do check out Out of Print–they’re terrific. Good luck with the red!

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