I had a couple of errands up in Rhinebeck the other day and I stopped to check out local designer, Haldora. It was kind of silly really, timing wise, as I had just recently joined Weight Watchers to knock off the pounds I had put back on plus a few more and was therefore a little reluctant to buy nice new clothes, at least right away. And, secondly, I had just come from my favorite jeweler's, where I was so dazzled by the offerings I had vowed to buy no more clothes and save all my money for jewelry.
I didn't buy any clothes, but I liked a lot of what I saw so I will be back, because, of course, I will buy clothes again. There was however a lovely assortment of hair accessories, and I am rather desperately in need of nice hair clips and combs.
The last time my hair was long enough to put up, I had a collection of long elegant metal clamp like clips that looked like beaks. I don't think I got rid of them, but I might have; I certainly cannot find them right now. Haldora did not have any of these beaky clips, but the barrette here works almost as well.
Just in time too. The furnace went out yesterday morning, the new furnace, and I am not fan of an ice cold shower. I managed to easily twist my hair up with the barrette and clamp the front sweep of my ex-fringe with the comb firmly enough that my hair stayed up all day, with just the occasional wispy bit, despite the fact that I was running in and out and all around for much of the day. Yesterday was the first sunny weekday since the previous Wednesday. Between carpenters, masons, landscapers and furnace repair, I had 8 trucks in my driveway at one point.
Prior to this, I had decided that my hair was too long. But now I have doubts, I like being able to wear it up. But will I succumb to the lure of always wearing it up, which was the problem in the past, or will I bother to dry it and style it and wear it down? I have an appointment for a cut next week. Decisions must be made.