My look keeps evolving. As an adult, I have had fun changing my hair style and the type of clothes I wear. I still enjoy dressing up–or as they now call it–Cosplay. The picture above is my most current selfie. My hair has the reddish blond highlights I love so much. I chose a peach shirt my kids bought for me, which went well of the background of my turquoise shower curtain.
Most of my life, my hair has been fairly long. The shortest I had it was a inverted bob in the late 1990s. I chose a pixie cut in 2018 because I was going in for surgery. My hair was just one more thing to worry about, so I decided to cut it short. I think the short hair cut looked cute, but it drove me crazy when it started to grow out. It was such a pain to get it back to shoulder length again. As much as I hate the feel of hair on my neck and how hot it makes me, I just don’t think I can do it long term. I like have the option of wearing my hair down. It was nice at the time, but I am not sure I would cut it that short again.
I love the dark eye look. This was my effort at the smoky eye with lots of eye liner. While I love this look, eye make up tends to make my eye itch. Even when I get a hold of the supposedly hypoallergenic make-up, my eyes itch and water. So, I generally don’t wear eye make-up on the daily basis. I love this picture because my rich brown hair and dark make-up highlight my natural beauty. It is a good look for me.
I had wanted to dye my hair purple for a while. When I was between jobs in 2014, I took the chance to try it out. I think I pull it off. I used a kit that required me to bleach my hair first and then use the lavender dye. It faded quickly to pink over the next few months. If I did it over again, I would skip the bleach and try a darker shade.
I fell in love with Steampunk in 2012. I wanted to put together a Steampunk outfit for Halloween that year. I had a shoe string budget, so I put together this outfit from odds and ends at Walmart. They didn’t have a lot of brown, so I had to settled for black. One of these days I am going to spend the big buck on a real corset and all of that good stuff.
I love scarves and I love belly dancing. I put together this outfit one day in 2011 while I was playing around. It isn’t really a Sari, although it looks like one. It was a blue crop top with an orange scarf, but it worked well to create the illusion of the Sari. I wouldn’t mind owning an actual Sari though. Notice, my hair here is blonde. I had dyed it a lighter color than usual. I think I wanted to feel light and fun during a dark time and the hair color helped with that.