|| Pants: Know Style || Button Down: Gift || Necklace: F21 || Bandanna: Wal-Mart ||

This is the first time in a while that I've truly, legitimately liked how I look. At the risk of sounding like I'm making excuses.. I believe the lack of posting can be blamed mostly on the twists. Now that the fro is back in full force (and with some snazzy new color to boot) I've gone back to my contented, vain, eclectic grandma of a self. I've also been enjoying these cool colors. Last winter I would wear reds and yellows and golds so this year it's purples and blues and greens. Unintentional if you could believe that. I really like to change for someone who doesn't like change. Anyway, I popped into class today with this patterned chiffon button down - a Christmas give from my knowsmetoowell mother - and these pants that I love (which conveniently match the green in my hair which makes me love them even more if you can believe that). Threw on a leather jacket, some boots and violet lipstick and I was successfully rocking a cool colored ensemble. We've still got a bit more wintry weather left here before it turns to 90 degrees for 6 months, and I intend to milk it for all it's worth.

As for the hair. Yes, it's green and black and fuzzy and I lurrrve it. This is officially the first time I've ever dyed my hair an unnatural color at all. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't at least partially because I live on my own now. I always run my hair color ideas by my family and I know they would have said no. They (and a few other who said I shouldn't) all love it now, but I'm not sure I would've had the guts to do it if I had heard too many negatives. I used a Color Brilliance bleach powder packet with a 30 volume developer, followed by Manic Panic's Atomic Turquoise. The rest of my hair was dyed black with a blue black dye by L'oreal - that I've used before and liked - with the same developer. I always treat myself to a good dye and style after I take out twists. My birthday is coming up in about two weeks, which will also conveniently be the one year mark from when I chopped all my hair off. I'll do a comparison post around then. All this to say I'm MADLY IN LOVE with my afro and really glad to have it back.