Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Brunettes do it better (for now anyway)

Hi guys & dolls,

Almost a week til my Sis' wedding which means it is go...go... go! I threw her Bridal Shower on Sunday and once I have time to get those pics on the computer, I will share a few because it was a lot of work but turned out beautiful :)

But, in the spirit of going to bed- here's a little about my life today:

Yesterday, I got my pre-wedding hair did and grew to love dark hair all over again:

All ready to be the Maid-of-Honor next weekend-also, I went against my post about how I love heavy eye makeup with this picture but as I stated- I have been so busy I haven't even had time to do my makeup!

I am so enjoying the dark hair. Blondies- dont' be offended about my next comment because I plan on rejoining that club in a couple months/switch from dark to light hair numerous times a year: but really, unless you've had dark hair, you have no idea how healthy and wonderful a good, solid, deep, rich dark dye job feels- bleach just can't reciprocate the euphoria.

I let my Mom make me some of her to-die-for quiche.

{I always love her presentation as well- thanks for the food and laughs Mommy-a}

I organized some frames:

I was packing all of these frames I have and got super excited for my new art wall when I move. I've purchased these over the years on purpose so when I move, I will have an eclectic wall inspired by many, many different colors and designs.

I watched my friends' dogs- they had just gotten a puppy.

{I couldn't resist taking pictures of them!}

I finally loaded some pics of me a few weeks back exploring downtown Portland:

{Me being shagadelic}

And... I came to the conclusion that the United States really needs a TopShop.

Update: the lovely Leah informed me we do have one in NYC- why, oh, why did I not know this when I was in NYC last September!

{I want!}

Bare with me a little longer...weekend after this is the wedding so I will be so busy. I hope to get the Bridal Shower post up in a couple days!

I hope life is grand!

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Leah said...

You have Topshop in NYC right? That's one thing you'll envy about Manila, we have a lot of Topshop stores here. Yes, Manila in the Philippines (a third world country at that). Hahaha!

I love your hair, it really suits you well. You look fabulous.

Have a great day! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Brunettes DO do better!

Julie Leah said...

Your hair looks fabulous!

ellinelle said...

..he he I like the title of your post , it reminded me of my 100 years old t-shirt in my wardrobe : ))) with writing 'brunettes do it better ' ..

I'm about dark hair as well , I love all the brown shades dream hair is black but not everybody suits them so I keep only my natural colour but probably I will start to color them soon for the high gloss : )

your hair looks wonderful , perfect lenght and shade ..

Alison Kinsey said...

I love the brown hair! It's so awesome you can pull off both looks so well. When I used to dye my hair brown, it would always feel so silky and soft. That topshop top is adorable. I wish we had one here in the US too. Or if their shipping prices would better I'd be happy! $15 flat rate is a bit steep :(

Lola Re said...

Hehe I like how you said you got your hair 'did'. The colour is pretty, congrats on your wedding :o)

Lola Re

Unknown said...

your hair looks fab xxxxx

hewnly said...

love this post!!! beautiful pics!!

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

Eep! So exciting! Less than a week till the wedding! SO FUN!

What does your dress look like? What are her colours?

Your hair looks NICE!!!

LOL: what, you LOVE to HATE gladiator sandals, or what? ;)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Fabulous post! Love all the great pics!

Anonymous said...

I Love your hair!! looks like youve been busy busy. Can't wait to see the pics from your sisters wedding . Off to subscribe to your blog :)

bananas. said...

Yes brunettes do! I concur!!!

Loving the dark on you AND no makeup. You look gorgeous a la natural.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh I love this shade of brown, the color looks great on you and I love the natural make up look too :) The food looks delish, even if I'm not really sure what exactly that is lol I like all teh colorful frames too, I'm sure it would make for a great wall memorabilia once you move and have the wall all decorated with those frames!

Have fun being busy ;-)

Mari said...

your hair looks fantatstic and girl your body is fierce...I think you just became my inspiration! And the style and flair and coold craftiness?? Can I grow up to be you?? lol

Sierra said...

I love your hair, very pretty and long! Do you have extensions, ha ha, sorry to ask that but I'm curious! Hope you are having fun with all of your sister's events. :) Top Shop is the best, I agree.

Jen said...

As a brunette myself, I have to say you look fabulous!! And you're right, so much richer and healthier. Oh, and make sure you take lots of pictures at the wedding, we want to see how the hair and dress look :-)

erika sorocco said...

You look gorgeous with either hair color - though I do love you as a brunette!

Let the countdown to the wedding begin!! :)

Panty Buns said...

I love weddings. I know you'll love your Sis' wedding and reception once the frantic preparations are done. Love the pics from portland. The rail you're leaning over reminds me of a scene with"Mark" in it in the movie "Love Actually" with Dido's "Here With Me" playing in the background. Since I live outside of Manhattan I'll have to take a gander and see if there's a Top Shop around here. Love your hair.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the Bridal Shower post! I wanna see the pictures!

Love your hair, by the way!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Your hair looks so shiny and gorgeous! And yes, you must go to NYC to go to TopShop! :)

Scrummys said...

I love you with less makeup. You look so beautiful! I also really like the dark hair. I agree, it's a great feeling to have your hair freshly colored :)

Kara said...

Wow, you look gorg with minimal makeup and natural hair! I'm super excited to see photos of the wedding and also your wall when you hang up your frames - I LOVE that look. So classy!

Vanessa said...

Love the hair! & all the picture frames. I have so many in boxes waiting for me to move. Seriously, it is a problem, I compulsively buy them but I love them too much!! 8)

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful pictures, love the dark hair :)

Kim Axani said...

Loving the dark hair, Caitlin!! I know what you mean, there's nothing like a rich dark hue. Blonde looks good too, but I have to admit I like sexy brunette more!!

Holly Lefevre said...

I love the dark hair - I have always been don;t know how that feels...and probably won't try it...but you can rock light or dark! You are one busy lady! Have fun!

Claire Kiefer said...

Oooooh, those frames look so great together!!

Sammy said...

Ah! Your life is so exciting atm!!

I'd say "natural" does it better. Natural blondes can work the blonde, whereas brunettes can't. But vice versa too - blondes can't work the brunette. I think fake blondes just don't work full stop. Fake brunettes can get away with it, but they don't have the real brunette attitude!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I bought a fabulous necklace there when I was in NYC. I wish they had one closer. Loving the hair lady!

Brianna! said...

I REALLY REALLY want to take a trip to Portland!
looks GORGEOUS...
oh and one last thing.
I am a blonde,
not by nature, but chemical ha.]
and I DO know exactly what you mean with the difference in coloring your hair dark.It does feel SO SOOOO much better.
I think your hair dark brings out your pretty skin tone!
You should leave it brown:]

Love your blog...super cute!

the "L" spot said...

I used to be a bleach blonde too! So I understand the healthier hair feeling! Also I love the frames I have a lot too I'm a picture taking freak!

Oh and I really really wanted to show the wedding dress but I can't trust Brian not to go on and look maybe I'll make him sigh a contract or something so I can show you!

maddy said...

Cheers to dark hair!!! Even though I never have, thank goodness, been a blonde, I know the feeling of an amazing dye job. I also love that dress from TopShop!!!! Today while walking around the Village I walked by the TopShop in NYC!!!

stay classy lady,

o said...

loving the new dark hair, caitlin! sorry i've been MIA again from the blogging world. gosh, why don't we have a topshop on the west coast?? hehe the dress above is gorgeous!

p.s. i tagged u for a bag tag on my blog:) have a great weekend, caitlin!

Nathalie said...

I cannot wait to dye my hair again. You are so right about the healthy look of brunette hair. And it suits you so well. I remember the first times on your blog I was really irritated because there were so many pics of you with totally different hair colours, haha.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter

Unknown said...

Your hair is gorgeous!


Anonymous said...

loving your boots
this collection of photos is wonderful!
thanks for sharing darling
and i appreciate your comments, it means the world!


A Gluten Freestyle said...

Wowowowow awesome frames.

Al Bundy said...

the brunette look is hot! down here in FL too many girls have the bleached out look, dark hair has a vibe about it.