short cuts

“love is all around you, love is there in your laughter, in your hair, love flows everywhere.”
i have cherished my long locks for ten years now. i can style it a zillion ways, depending on how i feel that particular day… careless ponytail, sideswept braid, or all the way down a la penelope cruz {i *heart* her hair}.
but every so often, i come across an impossibly stylish girl with impossibly chic short hair. like miss eva, a firenze darling, seen here. and then, my heart aches a little bit for the playful short styles i embraced all throughout college.
i am super tempted to flaunt a new short cut immediately post wedding. it’ll be the start of the summer and a new chapter in our book of adventures. 
what do you think, friends? to cut or not to cut?
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  1. SO CUTE! you should do it!

    Posted 7.15.10 Reply
  2. Yes, yes, yes, go for the short hair! I so admire any girl that can pull that off, it’s very gamine, yet bold and beautiful.

    Posted 7.14.10 Reply
  3. Lindsay wrote:

    CUT! I too have been growing my hair long and over the last few weeks of this hot summer, I have been craving my short hair back! It is always scary + exciting to get a new look. If you do decide to cut it, look at tons of pictures sand really really think about it for a few weeks before the snip.

    Posted 7.13.10 Reply
  4. Ms. Pink wrote:

    I say cut! I love the pic. I did it right after my wedding (7 months ago) and I felt so liberated… good luck on your big day 😉

    Posted 7.13.10 Reply
  5. chelsea wrote:

    such a cute cut!!

    Posted 7.12.10 Reply
  6. Hollie wrote:

    that photo makes me want to cut my hair immediately.

    Posted 7.10.10 Reply
  7. Just do it! It will always grow back.
    great post and great pic!

    Posted 7.10.10 Reply
  8. This hair style is divine. I have always loved short, fun bobs and did it several years ago – and LOVED IT. I went through a
    debate recently and decided to just chop the bangs. But I agree – short hair is fab.


    Posted 7.9.10 Reply
  9. syl wrote:

    liz – i have had long-ish thick bangs for some time now and love them. best wishes on your wedding…can’t wait to hear all about it!

    becky – welcome! your blog is equally lovely and i’m so glad you stopped by 🙂

    moosette – you have gorgeous hair! you must let me know if you cut your hair – it might be the inspiration i need 🙂

    birdie – oh! i fondly remember our days together, when we would debate whether you should a) cut/grow out your hair or b) cut/grow out your bangs. all to the soundtrack of beck, belle & sebastian and the rolling stones. if i take the plunge, i’ll send you the first pic.
    miss you!


    Posted 7.9.10 Reply
  10. i have gone back and forth many times… i’ve had shortly cropped dos and long hair as well. i find i usually end up wanting the hair i do not currently have either way (go figure). i don’t think i’ve ever seen you with short hair – would love to see it!

    Posted 7.9.10 Reply
  11. kirstyb wrote:

    a change is always good. however everytime i chop my hair off i instantly regret it xxxx

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  12. You sound just like me! I’ve loved my long dark hair for ages, but every few months (when I see a super chic razored bob), I feel drawn to the stylist’s chair. Inevitably I tell them to “clean up the ends” instead of “chop it all off!” but SF is too cool to really inspire a dramatic cut.

    I think Cafe Fashionista is right-a few inches to see how you feel. But it’s just hair-it grows!

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  13. Moosette wrote:

    I have had long hair for the past five years now and am missing my short locks – but I still cant bare to cut it yet… I love throwing it up in a pony or braid.

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  14. Elle Sees wrote:

    i didn’t cut my hair until i was 15. and it’s always been shoulder length or longer since.

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  15. Thank you for the friend request on IFB, I love your blog!

    I absolutely agree I get this temptation all the time. Eva is impossibly gorgeous and can get away with anything – I’d look awful with that haircut, however much I love it!


    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  16. Liz wrote:

    Take it from someone who cut their long locks short… Don’t do it! You will like it for two months max and then you’ll want your beautiful long hair back! It has taken me two years to get it back to a long length!! And my hair grows fast!

    I will, however, be experimenting with bangs post-wedding. I’m a month away!

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  17. SBG wrote:

    aww! I love the giving tree!

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  18. Just discovered your blog so I can’t really say about the hair (I’m big chicken about big cuts:)but I love your blog style! ~newest follower:)

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  19. syl wrote:

    miss erika – i cherish your bits of wisdom! now you have me quite inspired…and i agree – baby steps are the way to go 🙂

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  20. I’ll be honest; I too have cherished my long locks for years – I have never been without them. That said, there are short cuts that do truly change everything about a person – the shape of their face, their personality.

    The fact that you are beginning a new chapter of your life makes me think that, perhaps, a new hairstyle – one that is drastically different – would be perfect. Perhaps you could even start small, cutting just a few inches off to see how you feel about shorter hair, and get used to the idea, before making a full commitment to a short style. 🙂

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  21. Viv wrote:

    i wish i could pull off short hair!

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply