Sumertime, Summer Hair

by jennine on July 18, 2011

In my youth, I experimented heavily with hair color. I tried just about everything, but finally settling on my natural color of brown. Lately though the hair color bug has bitten and I’ve gotten a terrible itch to change. Just working out the change to what has proven an interesting search. Yesterday I went to get my hair cut an colored at Pimps & Pinups in the Lower East Side. I asked to go lighter and my stylist Rochelle, suggested I go for a more caramel color. I don’t know what that means, but I think this is an interesting step towards trying something new. I certainly love my hair cut, done by Mark, who did short bangs and a long bob, it’s sort of the style I always go back to, maybe it should just be the permanent style? Anyway… the jury is still out on the color, it’s grown on me, but I’m still not sure if I’m cut out to go lighter with the locks.

Mini bags are so great. This crossover mini bag from Coach is perfect for running around the city. It carries everything-wallet, phone, keys, lipstick-and weighs practically nothing. I can’t imagine going back to big bags, unless it’s time to schlep major things for a purpose. But not for everyday. Really, I don’t actually need that much stuff, so why was I carrying all that junk all those years for?

Wearing: Tank: H&M • Skirt: Laundry by Shelly Segal • Shoes: Prada • Necklace: Madewell • Bag: Coach (gift) • Sunglasses: Super

Photos by Nando Alvarez

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empress July 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

The hair is just as sunny as you are! Love the tank H&M is so good to us!

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DWJ July 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Change is good :) When I was unemployed in the fall I only carried a small handbag but the moment I went back to commuting and in a big office I brought out the big bags again. My shoulders much prefer something smaller but it’s so hard for me to convert fully to a tiny bag. Maybe I need a cute one in green ;)
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jennine July 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

oh yeah, you know what i do is have a large canvas bag for my laptop and commuting stuff… and the small one is more like a satellite bag during the week.

Casey July 18, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Love the new hair! :) It looks really, really nice with your complexion. There is something so summery about a lighter shade of hair anyway-even if you go back to darker it will have been fun to try! :) I dyed my hair red during the winter, and have been toying with the idea of going back (I used henna, so it just faded gradually back to my natural color)… So tempting! hehe.
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Closet Cravings July 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm

The new cut looks fresh on you. I bet it would look really cute straightened with a flat iron (great for fall). I don’t think the color change is too noticeable for it to be worth the effort or money. I really like rich caramel highlights on brunettes; they really add a beautiful dimension. I love the idea of experimenting with my hair. Always want to try new things, but then there’s the fear of “what if it looks horrible?” Then you have to shell out more money to fix it. =)
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Liz July 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I love the new color/cut! It’s so cute! I used to experiment with color a lot. I went platinum blonde too many times, and finally decided to settle on black as it’s closer to my natural color of very dark brown (to stop over-processing my hair). But when I see lighter locks, I get a little jealous, it’s so summery looking!
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Em July 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

You look gorgeous!
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WendyB July 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

It looks great!

I think you should go platinum blonde next ;-)
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I need to join you on the mini bag, I give myself backache!

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Lindsay July 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I love the new look! Pimps & Pinups in the greatest! I used to go to Michelle, highly recommended!
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Sarah July 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I absolutely adore your blog Jennine! You always keep up with the modern trends but remain so classy. I really admire your taste! I am new to the blogging world and I was wondering if you would check out my website? It’s called Thank you so much and keep up the great work!!!

Josie July 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I go to Pimps & Pinups in Shoreditch, London. Hands down best hair salon ever.
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Sweet Harvest Moon July 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Loving the new hair! Looks really great!
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Vyque July 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Looking good!!
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Joy July 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I absolutely adore the print and of course, your bangs.
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Adele Joanna July 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Love the top!

Alanna July 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I like the bangs!! and the caramel highlights make me want to go get my hair did. Hmmmm

Marie July 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I need a crossover bag myself, I usually gravitate to unnecessarily huge bags. I am inspired.
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Lea G July 19, 2011 at 12:26 am

I love the style of your hair! Maybe next summer I will get that kind of style. Very stylish!
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alixrose July 19, 2011 at 12:31 am

Oh my gosh - i wish I could help with hair color suggestions, but I only recently highlighted my hair and it took me years to decide on that.
Anyways the mini purse is an excellent ideas. I used to have to carry my computer everywhere, but now I don’t - thanks for the inspiration.
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Marlene July 19, 2011 at 4:21 am

I think you and I have similar shaped faces, since bangs with a longer or short bob suits me best. However, I always start attempts to outgrow my bangs, because I often feel bangs are part of my teenage years. When they’re all outgrown, all girlfriends ask me why I don’t cut bangs again. The guys on the other hand and my mother (!) tend to compliment me on the hairstyle without the bangs. Hairstyles….sigh… ;)

Kristen July 19, 2011 at 6:16 am

I think I may have that same necklace :) I love how sleek and simple that handbag is. So perfect!
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Suzanna July 19, 2011 at 10:22 am

LOVE the cut and color both. You look fantastic. What a great rec for that stylist.

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For Those About To Shop July 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Lighter coloured locks are always nice for summer and there’s something about it that “lifts” the face. The small bag is great, too; no digging around for keys and so on.
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