The Big Chop {Living Outside the Stacks}I finally did it! I chopped off my hair and am now 100% natural! I’d been transitioning {going without a chemical hair straightener for almost a year} and was getting fairly bored with my hair and frustrated with the dual textures. In fact, I got so frustrated that I shaved off the right side of my hair. For two days, I absolutely loved it. Then I thought OH MY GOSH, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?! Now I had a partially shaved head, two different textures of hair, and absolutely no way to do a quick fix hair do if I needed to run to the store real quick. cue the tears

The Big Chop {Living Outside the Stacks}

During one of my crying bouts, The Hubs looked at me and said something I never thought I’d hear him say: “Why don’t you just cut it off and start all over?” This was big for him. He does not like my hair short at all. So I kind of shrugged it off, because I wasn’t sure what to think. Then our oldest daughter arrived to attend our youngest daughter’s high school graduation and I thought, hmmmm, why not? She’s studying to be a stylist, so why not let her do her thing on my head? She did a fabulous job and cut it so that I can blow it out and wear it straight if I like. To see what it looks like straight, click here.

The Big Chop {Living Outside the Stacks}Really, it seems only fitting that I’d begin our new life in a new place with a new style, right? And I’m in an area, Georgia, where I can get my hands on all sorts of natural hair care products that are specially created for women of color.

The Big Chop {Living Outside the Stacks}l’m totally digging the ease of care. Wash and go? Yes, please. And the new hair fits with my easy boho vibe. I’ve worn this skirt before {to see how I styled it previously, click here}. This time I decided to keep things relatively simple and let the skirt take center stage. Because of all the colors, it’s easy to find something that matches. I think next time I wear the skirt, I’ll pair it with a fitted tank, scarf, and flat sandals.

The Big Chop {Living Outside the Stacks}So what big changes have you made in your life lately? Or what change would you like to make?

I’m linking up with:

  • Not Dead Yet Style ~ Visible Monday: Celebrating diverse beauty and unique style. Link up on Mondays.
  • The Pleated Poppy ~ What I Wore Wednesday: Encouraging ladies everywhere to forgo sweats and yoga pants for fashionable looks. Link up on Wednesdays.
  • A Pocketful of Polka Dots ~ Charming Friday: Share your style photos. Co-hosted with Charming Lucy. Link up on Fridays.
  • Reasons to Dress ~ Reasons to DressReal mom street style linkup. Link up on Tuesdays.

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Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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