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So, the elephant in the room – I dyed my hair! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely seen it already, but this is my first time sharing my new do’ on the blog. I have to admit, I was really nervous to change it, as I’m one of those people that still has her natural hair color and has had basically the same haircut for all of eternity. For a long time, I even cut my own hair because I was too paranoid to entrust my hair to a stranger. However, after returning from Outside Lands, I felt strongly that I needed to do something to change my look & stand out, so I decided to do turquoise ombre balayage on the ends of my hair. It was a long and nerve wrecking experience to bleach the ends of my virgin hair, and going with such a bright color was probably pretty bold for my first go around. But honestly, I’m really happy with it! Its young, fun & vibrant, just like I wanted!

Typically, I’m the obsessively matchy-matchy type (I have a hard time painting my nails bright colors because I end up wearing that color clothing all week). So obviously, the first few days that my hair was turquoise I dressed in all black, white, gray, and turquoise. I had it in the back of my mind that my hair was already such a bold color, that I would look ridiculous if I wore anything else bold or bright. However, I stepped outside of my comfort zone with this outfit and decided to wear bright red, and I think this look ended up proving me completely wrong. The perfectionist in me hates to admit it, but there is no rule that says you can’t wear certain colored clothes, makeup, or nail polish because of the color of your hair, or anything else for that matter. Color is meant to be fun & it should be used to express yourself, without self-imposed constraints. Fashion is fun, so don’t be afraid to be bold!

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Get the Look: UO Red Striped Bodycon Dress (Similar Here) // UO Black Sandals (Similar Here or Here) // 

Photos by Liz Orsack

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