no, you can't touch my hair.

New day, new hair color! I have no idea how this color came about. The only thing I remember is telling Ash (my stylist) that I was thinking about going hot pink and if we could actually achieve it while holding onto the integrity of my hair (there will be a more in depth blog post regarding hair care and a sit down with the stylist herself to answer any questions) I went from a faded purple/lilac to a holy shit that is pink and I'm still getting used to it but ugh I am so over people offering their opinions - especially when I didn't ask for them. I;m used to the blatant stares, they're to be expected when you see woman walking around rocking hot pink hair people are going to look - its natural BUT going up to someone you don't know whilst reaching out your hand as if you are going to stroke my hair and then making weird statements like, "wow, pink. your so brave." "i wonder if she has a job" "how does your boss like that hair color"...well let me break it down for you. 

1. no, you cannot touch my hair so back up.

2. pink is cool. and i've been blue, green and purple so pink is tame. 

3. yes, i do have a job. i've held down my job for almost 4 years with zero complaints. didn't know my hair color could stop me from doing my job! 

4. my boss thinks its amazing and always appreciates how i keep her on her toes when it comes to my hair. 

jokes aside. WHY is it ok to shame someone or make snide comments while standing behind them in coffee shops about the decisions they make? is my hair suddenly going to stop you from being able to perform your daily duties? is my hair distracting you from telling the barista your coffee order? do you know something about my boss' inner most thoughts regarding my hair that i don't? 

what happened to allowing people to think and feel for themselves? allowing people to be whoever they want to be  - pink, purple, blue or green. im allowed to be whoever it is i choose to be and you're not allowed to shame me into thinking i should be anything different. so please, dont touch my hair or even make a comment about it because that hot pink hair is on MY head, not yours. 

little black dress.

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This weekend the time finally came to celebrate finishing the Little Black Dress Challenge strong. I spoke briefly about it in a post 2 weeks ago and the fun news is - I WON THE CHALLENGE! I actually did what I set out to do. On the first day of the challenge during a wall sit I looked over to the woman sitting next to me and said, "I'm winning this challenge. In 6 weeks they'll be announcing me as the winner." and damn, I did it. I was able to put on a SIZE SMALL dress and while it wasn't as tight as it could be I still felt unstoppable and downright beautiful in my own skin. I feel like that was the true winning moment. Its been a hard fought road to get here but I made it and I'm going to keep working the weight off and focusing on living the most healthy lifestyle I can. 

The best part of winning the challenge was being able to buy a new dress, get my hair curled, mani and pedi AND get my makeup done as part of my "makeover". It was an amazing feeling to be rewarded with a self care day to celebrate the hardwork I put in during the last 6 weeks. What a jorueny, literally. I am feeling better, more confident and overall healthier and I'm so excited to keep pushing myself to see how much better my body gets. 

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Little Black Dress

WhoWhatWear x Target

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