Odds and Ends

1. I deflowered my 7-year-old virginal hair with highlights yesterday!

2. I am in love with a new, organic pressed powder. (It’s a DRUGSTORE brand, holla! I found it at Ulta, which upon walking into the store realized I had a $5 coupon back at my house so I turned around and drove back to the house just to get the damn coupon, most likely wasting that five dollars in gas. WHY DO I DO THESE THINGS? )

3. 5 days of hair product giveaways starting next Monday at Hair Thursday.

4. Because gross feet suck, 10 ways to beautify your toesies this summer.

5. As I mentioned on Twitter, I bought two more maxi dresses yesterday. Uh, I now own SEVEN maxi dresses. This needs to stop. (Are they really the new mom jean? TELL ME IT ISN’T SO. I think they are downright darling with the right accessories! I guess being tall helps too…what say you?)

6. I am BEYOND THRILLED to not have to write anything on the internet for two whole days.

7. Dude, it’s Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    June 12, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Hair link is dead! Me want hair picture!!!

  • PaintingChef

    June 12, 2009 at 6:58 am

    NO! The maxi dress is NOT the new mom jean, I refuse to believe it as I have no filled my closet with no less than 15 of these fabulous items.

    (Um… for the record though, I’m almost 6 feet tall so yeah… I think tall helps when it comes to the Maxi Dress)

    LOVE the subtle new highlights! Tera didn’t let you down.

    PaintingChef’s last blog post..Christmas in June!!

  • Angella

    June 12, 2009 at 7:19 am

    I have yet to get ONE Maxi dress. Thank God I’m going to Vancouver this weekend.

    Angella’s last blog post..Feels Like Home To Me

  • ali

    June 12, 2009 at 7:19 am

    can’t bring myself to own a maxi dress…
    mostly because I, myself, am just MINI.

    ali’s last blog post..TADA…we’re going to eat gas!

  • Amy

    June 12, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Alas, I believe being tall HAS to be the hit-or-miss factor. Or maybe actually having some boobage. I bought an adorable navy & white striped one from Old Navy and now have it in a bag to return :( I look like an old nighty-wearing-granny-man in it!! Maybe I need to be over 5’5″ or have boobs that are AT LEAST a full A. I have neither. I’m sure you look Cali gorgeous breezy in yours though. And I LOVE the new highlights! I have got to get into the salon. It’s been 6 months..eek. Don’t tell Hair Thursday :)

    Amy’s last blog post..the carolinian summer has arrive

  • Crystal

    June 12, 2009 at 7:25 am

    The highlights look great. Although I’m now slightly depressed because my hair looks like a dirty mop in comparison.

    Crystal’s last blog post..I Like Cake

  • Gretchen

    June 12, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Love the hair & maxi dresses. You are so right about the accessories, it can be cute and casual or kicked up a notch.

    Gretchen’s last blog post..Date Day

  • Darcey

    June 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I have 3 maxi dresses – two from Target and one I just bought from NY&Co for my Hawaii trip. LOVE THEM. I also have another INC one, but I think I might take it back – its cute, but the fabric is a little too thin and just isn’t as flattering.

    Yeah, it helps that I’m 6′ tall and have the boobage to go with it. Unfortunately, with some of the cuter, strappy dresses, I either have to wear a strapless bra or skip them all together, as my cups runneth over.

  • Andrea F.

    June 12, 2009 at 10:18 am

    What is a maxi dress exactly?

  • Jamie

    June 12, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I’m with Amy – every nightgown, er, I mean maxi dress, that I have ever attempted has been returned. I’m thinking it has to do with my height, which is a WHOPPING 5’2″. Maxi dresses pretty much make me look like a fireplug. Awesome.

    Jamie’s last blog post..Minus Jamie, Sadly

  • Kaleigha

    June 12, 2009 at 10:50 am

    You wear those dresses if you darn well please.:)

    Kaleigha’s last blog post..Vol. 9: Fashion Friday…

  • Manda

    June 12, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Ok so I totally just google mapped my route to Tera … it would take 49 minutes from my house. So tell me … how is she with transitioning mid-long hair to shortish hair? Half my hair volume fell out after I gave birth and I’m trying to hold on to my long super straight (and badly layered, might I add, thanks to a disastrous haircut that caused me to BREAK UP with my stylist in September) hair but it’s lookin’ TIRED. Also? Growing in a full two shades DARKER. I’m ready for a summer change. Just need the green light from the expert! (I ask because some stylists are fab with long hair … others with short … Tera is FABULOUS obviously — look at YOU! — but? How is she as a hairdresser? Conservative? Daring? I NEED TO KNOW. AM SCARED).

    Manda’s last blog post..In which my daughter tries to kill us with sleep deprivation

  • Melissa

    June 12, 2009 at 11:35 am

    No maxis here, the curse of being a shortie strikes again.

  • Moose

    June 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Your hair is gorgeous! Welcome to our Highlighted Ranks!

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  • melanie

    June 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Show us your maxis! (not to be confused with that other kind of maxi that you are NOT discussing).
    I am obsessed with maxi dresses and just added two to my summer wardrobe.

  • cupcakes and cashmere

    June 12, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    no way are they the new mom jean (i can’t help but sing the mom jean song from SNL in my head). they’re comfy, chic and cute so no need to worry about maxi dresses!

    cupcakes and cashmere’s last blog post..Busy Bee

  • HollyLynne

    June 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    The highlights look great!
    I want a maxi dress something fierce, but I haven’t indulged quite yet.

    HollyLynne’s last blog post..Magpie

  • Maggie

    June 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I love a maxi dress, but unfortunately for me, there is a height requirement. I’d guess at least 5’6.” My poor tiny 4’11” frame could never pull it off.

    I also love the highlights! I’m very into seasonal hair coloring.

    Maggie’s last blog post..Weird Stuff Eleanor Does

  • Kerri Anne

    June 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Happy! weekend babe.

  • slynnro

    June 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    You so obviously stole the title of this post from my post yesterday. Which is cool since I’ve copied you approx. 57 times in the past two weeks.

    slynnro’s last blog post..Odds and Ends

    OMG, I SUBCONSCIOUSLY DID!! You’re just so damn witty, Slynnro.

  • Kim Yamaguchi

    June 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I love the maxi dress but haven’t bought one yet… is 5’7 tall enough? The thought of hiding my somewhat dumpy frame is rather nice, but would the dress make it dumpier?

    Kim Yamaguchi’s last blog post.."V" is for "Victory" part 3

  • whoorl

    June 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    5’7″ is definitely tall enough, Kim. (That’s how tall I am.)

    However, I must say I’ve seen a few petite exceptions to the rule, so maxis aren’t ALWAYS just for taller gals.

  • Kim Yamaguchi

    June 12, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration (and the assurance that I’m tall enough) because I just now got back from buying two maxi dresses at Target and even though I (obviously) haven’t worn them yet, I’m really happy! And I’ll probably post about them and thank you for it!

    Kim Yamaguchi’s last blog post.."V" is for "Victory" part 3

  • Jessica

    June 12, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I was in Union Square last weekend, and there were so many beautiful women in the maxi dress. I love skirts, and these things are so feminine. It made the super skinny look less pointy, and it made the curvy girls look beautifully balanced. I have always loved this style of dress, and I think it works well in colder months too with a snug cardigan and well placed scarf. Mom jean made everyone look pear shaped. Maxi dress makes everyone look girly and slim.

    My two cents about being short: I think if you are long waisted, you can pull it off. It E-Long-Gates the enshorttened. (I think neologisms are a sign it is my bed-time.)

    Jessica’s last blog post..How to be married and other practical matters:

  • Jenn

    June 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    well damn, I’m on the short side, myself and now own 4 maxis. I LOVE them. And I agree with whoever else said that you need to post pictures of the ones you bought. :)

  • Megan

    June 14, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    When I see maxi dresses, I think of Mrs. Roper.

  • G

    June 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I put off buying a maxi dress for a while……..surely it’s just a quick fad, in & out. I now own 6 and did actually just return one or I’d have 7 as well.

    But they’re COMFY, and yet people always comment on me being “dressed up”. Just a fancier version of the muu muu!

    G’s last blog post..June 15, 2009

  • Rachelino

    June 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I agree with Jessica. I think the length of your torso matters a lot. I am short-ish (5’3″/5’4′) with a very short waist. So every time I try on a maxi/long dress or a long skirt, I take it off just as quickly. They just aren’t flattering. They make me feel short and it seems they focus the eye on the arms and shoulders- and my upper arms are a little flabby and not my best feature.
    However, I have been blessed with great calves and good gams….

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