May 6, 2014

Birthday Bangs


I am officially closer to forty than thirty and may just be falling into a mid-thirties crisis. I'm kind of freaking out about getting old! It's such an embarrassing cliche, and I entered my thirties with all kinds of confidence and not a single twinge of wishing back those twenties. I'm not sure that I will be able to exit this decade with that same grace... but I guess I have a solid four years to prepare. 

Today's plans include picking up Little Smith from school (I'm late!) heading to our favorite veggie cafe, a little gardening in this glorious sunshine, and then James is joining us for dinner (baked potato bar- yum!). If I have to get older then I suppose I might as well enjoy the day.

*and after years of James begging for a return to bangs, I finally caved. i sort of love them and sort of think it was a huge mistake! ;)

16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Lilly! You look wonderful, I love the bangs on you and have secretly been hoping you'd go for it for a year now :)

    As for getting older, I feel twinges of freak-out feelings as well, but generally I think about how much more confident I have become with age. I wouldn't trade that feeling for a flatter tummy or fewer wrinkles, honestly. Also, you don't look a day over 30, so live it up!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! James has been rooting for the bangs too... I always say I like them with my hair up but it's too much 'hair' when it's down, and then he recently pointed out that I NEVER wear it down anyway :) And all my promises to try out braids etc. always go by the wayside too, at least now I've got something going on in the hair department. I'm such a chicken!

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  2. Happy happy birthday!! I know those twinges very well. But I agree with Lauren, you don't look your age, so enjoy your youthful glow :) I think my favorite blogger ladies are the ones that are my age with adorable kiddos and pretty rad lives, anyhow! Cheers!

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    1. Ah thanks, I'm not even sure what 36 looks like but I definately have a gray hair / wrinkle or two these days - yikes! And I agree, nothing like a good blogger peer group :)

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  3. Happiest of Birthdays to you! The bangs are beyond adorable. And trust me-- as someone who has crossed the line into the big 4-0, life is groovy on the other side!

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    1. Thank you! I know 40 isn't as scary as it seems, but this aging thing just kind of snuck up on me ;)

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  4. Happy Birthday! The bangs look great. Every time I mention bangs my stylist just shakes his head. My hair is too unruly for bangs. I had trouble with 40 but now I often just forget how old exactly I am. Is that bad or good? ;)

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    1. I totally forget how old I am too! I couldn't remember if I was turning 36 or I already was 36... a sure sign that I'm getting old right!? :)

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    2. Maybe we are just so wise, we don't focus on age anymore! ;)

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  5. Happiest of birthdays to you! The bangs (which we call a fringe here in Australia) look great! Kellie xx

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    1. Thanks Kellie! I love the word 'fringe'. Someone mentioned that on instagram and it just sounds way cooler than bangs ;)

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  6. Happy Birthday Lilly ! You look great with your cute little girl.
    I passed 40 last year and I do have grey hair so I already have to dye it but you know, the kids keep me so busy that I don't have time to think about it. I hope the kids also keep my young ;-)

    Natalie

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    1. Thanks so much Natalie, I have considered dying my hair, but don't feel I have enough time for that! Anymore gray hairs and I will have to take the plunge... and here is to hoping kids keep us young!

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  7. happy happy birthday!!! (did i miss this on instagram?) omg i LOVE LOVE LOVE the bangs! you look lovely....and a little bit different....like someone might walk past you and then say, "oh! i didn't recognise you for a minute@!"....but so lovely.

    and i'm hitting the big 40 this year so....you don't have to worry -- i do!! x

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    1. Ha yes, the instagram debut! I actually took that picture with no make-up and then threw on some lipstick for this important blog appearance, so it's a before and after ;) Thank you for the hair love!

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