brand new

vintage coat / ASOS shirt & shoes / Zara sweater / Topshop skirt / Barkins tights

Yes, it's official; after five years, I'm finally back to black! Frankly, it's been a long time coming; I'd been wanting to do it for a while but kept putting it off to make myself use up the last of the blue dye. Now that it's done, I feel so free! No more stressing about running low on dye; no more worrying about unsightly roots and staining towels/clothes/pillows/sinks/bathtub; no more having other people think I'm such desperate tryhard (I'm assuming, haha!); and best of all, no more being defined by my hair.

But the one thing I'm really going to miss is having old ladies compliment my hair. It's hard to explain, but somehow it means so much more than a younger person saying the same just makes my day. :)

This is me in 2007, the first time I went blue.

I wasn't very skilled, and the dye I used was crap, so it turned a more purply-greeny shade than a true blue, but it was definitely a learning experience. Oh, and I just found this picture -- proof that I totally had ombre hair before it was cool! I still think it looks awesome thought, even if it fried my hair to a crisp.

I'll have fond memories of my blue hair, but for now it's time to start a new chapter. :)