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Without Lamps There’d Be No Light

December 22nd, 2010 by Selise

We don’t have a Christmas tree. And I have a sneaking suspicion that the lack of opportunity for decoration has manifested itself in other places. Like, oh I don’t know, my hair maybe?

When I was in high school there was a strict “No Exotic Hairstyles” rule. Yeah, I don’t really like rules too much so I made it my personal mission to get as exotic as I could. I’m talking coat hangers, bread ties, bamboo skewers, barbed wire crown, fake dreadlocks…whatever I could get in my hair, I put there. My hair was about to my butt too, so we’re talking a lot of real estate.

On one particular occasion I was called to the office and told to remove the variety of clips I had spent the better half of the morning “clipping” in there. When I removed them all, I counted 52. 52 clips. On my way out the office lady and I shared a look which said, “See you tomorrow? Yeah, see you tomorrow.”

I was the veritable John Bender of hair.

Oh man. “I was the veritable John Bender of hair.”  That may just be the best line that I’ve ever written. I need that on a badge or a Tshirt or something.


Clips: Oh you know, everywhere
Top: Valley girl
Dress Melrose Ave
Necklace: ?
Broaches: Gift & Polka Dot Rabbit
Slip: ?

8 Responses

  1. Emilie says:

    red looks great on you for sure πŸ™‚ Love the dress!!

    btw you have an amazing header!!



  2. Paolina of Calur Villade says:

    i love the hair clips a lot, and I especially love the shit broach

  3. Zarna says:

    loving all of your hair clips!

  4. Amber Rose says:

    You are a gem!
    When I was in high school, we had a "no exotic hairstyle" sort of rule as well. Same went for shoes, pins, socks, or anything "distracting". Needless to say, everything was "distracting". Eh.

    Anyhow, I love your dress and, more importantly, your lovely hair! Very curly and 50s! πŸ™‚ You remind me of Lucille Ball in these photos. I apologize if you get that a lot!

  5. Ebony says:

    πŸ™‚ I can picture it now!
    Making me chuckle.

    You look darn swish in all that red.

  6. VildesVerden says:

    Love the outfit!

  7. The Sequin Cat says:

    I really LOVE your brooches today!

  8. Kyla says:

    I can't imagine getting in trouble for "extreme hair!" That's ridiculous! Way to forge ahead! And as always, I'm loving the checks and florals here. To die for!

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