>A new haircut, and playing dress up with a floaty frock

>I was so long overdue for a haircut, and finally yesterday I went in to chop of the extra length!  I hadn’t had my hair cut in over a year- isn’t that shameful?  I’m feeling much more free with my short little cut- it’s a bit longer than the bob I got last year, and I really love it.

I put on one of my vintage frocks and played dress up with the new hairstyle! I love this little dress- it’s so floaty and made of a sheer cotton with lace accents on the little puffed undersleeves and the bow at front.  It even still has the matching sash!  I bought this for our trip last summer but didn’t get any good shots of it, so it was fun to have my husband take some of it now :)

The hat in the last photo was one I picked up last summer on our trip at a Paris flea market.  There were stacks of old store stock hats that were the same.  I wish I could have gotten more to share! But I picked out two for myself, and a year later find myself constantly daydreaming about the hats and buttons I left behind in Paris, as well as the yummy Laduree macarons. *sigh*
Haircut: Gerardo Acostameza, Head Strong Salon, Poway, CA
Dress: Childhood Memories on Etsy
Shoes: Vintage Martini
Hat: Paris Flea Market Find
Sunglasses and Vogue Magazine: Ebay

In pattern news, I’m excited to see two versions of the Smooth Sailing pattern made up by clever seamstresses!  Andi B. Goode made an absolutely darling version of it in a cheerful checker print.  Makes me want to make another for myself!  Steph from Three Miles Past made up a pair of shorts from the Smooth Sailing pattern and has adorable pics of her and her daughter on her blog.  She also did a write up for Pattern Review!  Thanks so much gals, your projects came out great!

19 Comments on >A new haircut, and playing dress up with a floaty frock

  1. b.
    September 2, 2010 at 1:53 am (6 years ago)

    >Your hair looks amazing and that frock is simply divine! What a lovely outfit and it looks superb on you. Very pretty! ^__^xox,b. of Depict This!

  2. BaronessVonVintage
    September 2, 2010 at 1:56 am (6 years ago)

    >LOOK at you! Just an absolute deco doll!! My hairdresser keeps chopping my hair too short. I'm seriously going to bring in that pic. of you bottom left as inspiration. What a dress!! What shoes!! And that hat. I'm fainting!

  3. daniRED
    September 2, 2010 at 2:07 am (6 years ago)

    >your new haircut looks great!! & that last picture with the sunglasses in the lounge chair……..i love it!!♥ericadaniredvintage.blogspot.com

  4. Andi B. Goode
    September 2, 2010 at 4:41 am (6 years ago)

    >Love the new hair! Looks great. And thanks for the mention. =D-Andi x

  5. AvaTrimble
    September 2, 2010 at 4:46 am (6 years ago)

    >Your hair looks absolutely lovely! What does it look like unstyled? I always have the worst time trying to get a decent vintage-style cut, even when I've got to people who supposedly knew how to do it. I finally gave up and started cutting my hair myself again, but that's less than ideal! How even is the layering?

  6. casey
    September 2, 2010 at 11:10 am (6 years ago)

    >I love your new haircut–so cute! :) If it makes you feel any better, my hair trims are usually every 9-12 months. lol. I'm sooo lazy about keeping up with it–mostly because I wear it long anyway, and having frizzy/wavy hair means I can "hide" that it needs a trim. lol.I love the dress and hat! And those sunglasses… amazing!Funny you should mention the Smooth Sailing pattern… I just finished whipping up a pair of trousers to kick off my fall sewing. I absolutely adored the pattern, and plan on taking some pictures over the weekend and posting about it next week. ;) Another winning pattern, Lauren!♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  7. superheidi
    September 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm (6 years ago)

    >Stunning! Now the big question: is your new hairstyle layered (like a middy)? Or just like a long bob (front long, back shorter)?

  8. Avalon76
    September 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm (6 years ago)

    >Your hair looks gorgeous – and the dress is lovely! Just perfect! (Loving those shades, too.) ^_^

  9. Rebecca Jean
    September 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm (6 years ago)

    >Your new 'do is fabulous! You should love it, it's very becoming of you.♥ Rebecca JeanMidnight Maniac

  10. WildBirdVintage
    September 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm (6 years ago)

    >Your hair is just lovely! The photo of you sunning yourself with the copy of Vogue is perfect.

  11. Travels With Uncle Sam
    September 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm (6 years ago)

    >You look spectacular. Thanks for sharing. Love the hair and dress. Makes you look beautiful.

  12. garofit
    September 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm (6 years ago)

    >beautiful, i love everything about the outfit, and the hair style really suits you!

  13. Lauren
    September 2, 2010 at 10:26 pm (6 years ago)

    >You look beautiful! I love the new hair.

  14. Noël ILL
    September 3, 2010 at 5:16 am (6 years ago)

    >Love the new haircut!

  15. Sarsaparilla
    September 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm (6 years ago)

    >You must be so happy with your new haircut! You look fabulous…and that dress is perfect!I am in desperate need of a haircut myself. I've been wearing it a bit past my shoulders and flipped up or under, and I know that I would look so much better in a longish bob like yours – but I just can't bring myself to chop it off. Help!

  16. Eva Morsikova
    September 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm (6 years ago)

    >That dress looks so pretty, and comfy!

  17. Wearing History
    September 7, 2010 at 2:36 am (6 years ago)

    >Wowee! Thanks, gals! I love my new "do", it's so easy and so much more comforatable than my long hair! I'll try to snap a pic of it when it's not curled. It's not a middy, and it's not all one length.. it's almost just like a modern layered cut… hard to describe… I just brought pics of a couple people and he did his thing, but I always love the way he cuts my hair :)Casey, can't wait to see the trousers you made! Yay!

  18. The Dreamstress
    September 7, 2010 at 7:47 am (6 years ago)

    >Love the hair! And the dress! You look adorable!

  19. Michelle
    September 22, 2010 at 2:19 am (6 years ago)

    >Could you post a pic with it straight for me? I'm cutting my hair shorter so I can do 30s styles more easily but not sure what length it should be. Looks great btw xx

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