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Paralegal Career Dressing: Whoops, More Visible than I Intended

Paralegal Career Dressing: Whoops, More Visible than I Intended

You guys know how much I love Patti at Not Yet Dead Style’s weekly feature, “Visible Monday,” where she celebrates the beauty of diverse style in all its ages, body types, and fashion choices. For example, today Patti is only wearing her shoes. I love that woman!

I usually try to get a little out of my style comfort zone on Mondays to push the envelope and try new things. Heh. Well, I may have overdid the home color yesterday. I realized that my almost purplish hair is way more visible than I intended, and that I needed to dress down to accommodate it…

Am I upset? Did I cry?

Heck, no. I really want purple hair, but there’s only so far you can push the envelope in most law-related working environments.

Talbots linen skirt (clearance last year); Express stretch wrap shirt (thrifted last year); Breva pumps (John Fluevog); White cami (old); Necklace (Jewel Box); Cuff bracelet (thrift store); (the rest of the costume jewelry from my mysterious jewelry box which burps up stuff I don’t remember acquiring)

I’ve said it before, but my gray and blue Talbots linen skirts, fully lined, with pockets, are among my very favorite separates of all time. They may look a hot wrinkled mess, but they feel like luxury to me, heavy and swingy.

Yeah, I’m wrinkled and I’m proud  😀
Yeah! Purple hair!
Obligatory self-camera phone shot of new hair.

If I have to keyboard all day, I need some eye candy 😛
I’m like a magpie. I like bright, shiny things.

So have you ever colored your hair at home and been shocked (happily or unhappily) by the results?

17 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Whoops, More Visible than I Intended

  1. Aww it doesn't look that purple, at least from this end of the camera. It'll tone down in a wash or two.

    I love your linen skirt. I think that's one of those garments that are meant to be wrinkly. Embrace the wrinkles!

    I frequently go into boxed coloring with a certain level of skepticism. My hair often turns out way darker or way orange-r than expected. After about three days whether I'm doing henna or box dye it usually tones down.

  2. I colored my hair last night and it came out very very dark brown. Today my hair and shoes are exactly the same color.

  3. I did my own highlights once – with the help of BF's mom. Suffice it to say it did not turn out well. I looked like a tiger-striped catastrophe! So nowadays, I have no qualms about going to the salon every few months to get my hair done by someone who knows how!

    Love your new hair – it's so bouncy and shiny!

  4. The hair doesn't really scream "purple!" to me, either. Everyone will be far too busy noticing your fabulous jewelry-draping techniques. I'm really loving the wrap shape of that top, too.

  5. I think your hair looks great – it doesn't look purple at all to me!

    I have a love/hate thing with linen. I don't like getting too wrinkled.

    I do box colour every time – I've just learned to roll with it. Sometimes my hair comes out a lot darker than I hope for.

  6. I think your hair reads more burgundy to me? (May just be my monitor.) Makes me think of Duran Duran's John Taylor's hair way back in the day. And that's a good thing!

  7. I've never colored my hair at home, but I read another blogger who deliberately colored her hair purple. You may want to check her out, Meg's Ragged Edge.

  8. Once upon a time when my hair was natural I tried to color my hair honey brown… I don't know what happened, but it turned out fiery red (this is before Rihanna and other celebrities made the color popular). So I looked like a boy with fiery red hair. Good thing my aunt is a hairdresser. She managed to tone down the red and got me closest to the color I wanted. I agree with the commenter, it will tone down after a few washes. (-:

  9. I. Love. Your new hair! It looks great! I have always wanted blue or purple or hot pink streaks in my hair, but for the same reasons as you, I cannot do it either. Sigh.

  10. Oh, I love your hair!! It's pretty!

    I'm hopeless when it comes to coloring my own hair. I tried it once and left huge patches un-colored. lol It was awful.

  11. I've never colored my hair, but I remember there was a time (when I was younger) I wished to be a red head, but I know that's not a color for me! Just wishful thinking.
    Your hair looks great and so does your outfit. I wouldn't change a thing.

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