I wish I were a Victoria’s Secret model (doesn’t everyone?)

The state of my style is really pretty sad. It’s not that I don’t want to be fashionable, it’s that I don’t have the resources to be… the resources being time, money and energy. Such is life, I guess, but I am feeling particularly “blah” right now. My standard outfit consists of jeans and a shirt, generally coated in a film of baby vomit and spotted with breast milk. I know, it’s super attractive, try to not to be too jealous. When it comes to clothes, I cannot spend money on them. I don’t know why, but the feeling of stress that accompanies a big pile of new clothes is immense. I generally only buy myself clothes when I have a reason to go out and get dressed up or if I go to an outlet or something like that. Otherwise, it’s a random shirt here or there on super clearance and a new pair of jeans when I am feeling particularly spendy.

However, I need an update. My plan to bribe myself with hair extensions is now kaput. My hair stylist informed me that the extensions have gone up in price, and by “gone up,” we’re talking doubled. Yes. Double. I cannot and will not spend $600 on hair extensions, as much as I would love them. So, being that I’m having to grow my hair out the natural way (over a LONG amount of time), I have to do things to keep myself from getting bored and chopping it off. So, I decided to go ahead and get more highlights. I hadn’t had color on my ¬†hair in years when I got highlights before Brody was born, and I loved it! Now, I am thinking I’ll try something a little more… drastic. Here are my inspiration pictures for my hair that I’ll be taking with me to my appointment tomorrow… too bad her body doesn’t come with her hair color, because I’d be all over that makeover!

In case you live under a rock (or just close your eyes when you see Victoria’s Secret ads like I do to avoid extreme depression), this is Alessandra Ambrosio, the Victoria’s Secret model. It’s pretty much my ambition in life to look like one of the Vicky’s Angels, but, alas, I was not blessed with height or big boobs, and I’m pretty sure no one wants to see my stretch marks strutting down a runway. Plus, I’m pretty sure you have to be from Brazil to look like this… they’re total freaks of nature (ie: unnaturally gorgeous) in that country- remind me to NEVER vacation there. Anyway, this is the look I’m going for with my hair, so I hope I don’t end up looking like a fool after I get a zillion highlights! I like that you can still see her dark natural color underneath, but the lighter color on top makes her look summery and fresh. I am excited for a change, and hopefully this will give me incentive to keep growing my hair out so I can feel kind of stylish again! Have any of y’all made big hair changes lately?

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9 thoughts on “I wish I were a Victoria’s Secret model (doesn’t everyone?)

  1. Joanna

    I think those highlights would look great on you! I’m in the process of growing my hair out too (it’s at my collarbones), but I have to stop dying mine for a while. I went blonde again while pregnant with my third, and managed to dry the daylights out of it.

    I told my husband that if I even think about cutting it before it hits the middle of my back that he needs to refuse to let me. Having someone help keep you accountable from not cutting it definitely helps! Oh, and Kate over at The Small Things blog is a stylist and has a million hair tutorials for that odd mid-length phase!

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    1. Jessica Post author

      Joanna, thanks, I hope you’re right! I told Trevor the exact same thing, and he definitely will, since he really wants my hair long again! I will have to check out Kate’s blog, thanks for the recommendation.

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  2. Courtney H.

    I’m a firm believer that highlights do a body good! And to cut down on costs (especially since baby #2 came) I get them done at the beauty school. It takes a while to have them done, but the result has always been better than when I pay $120 for them, so well worth it. And I think I pay $35 for them? SOLD! I’ve recently decided to grow my hair out as well, and it’s probably (naturally) the same color as yours. I always enjoy the highlights, and for a little added fun, i’ve been adding some curls to jazz it up. My husband likes them and calls them “spunky”! But, I’m in the same boat as you…fashion goes out the window, unfortunately, when you’re busy with kids. But, it makes me feel better when I do get dressed up, at least! Your kitchen is looking great, by the way!

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    1. Jessica Post author

      Courtney, that’s a great deal! And thanks, hopefully the kitchen is finished soon because I am ready to relax and have my plates and such back in a permanent spot and not scattered throughout the house!

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  3. Kristal

    You sound just like me right now. My daily outfit consists of jeans and a shirt (not a stylish one, we are talking a plain T). I would like to spend money on more fashionable clothing, but like you I feel major guilt and stress buying clothes. I always feel like my money could be better spent elsewhere. But I’m in a weird funk right now. I’m not large, but I’m still a few pounds heavier since having my 2nd child. I’m also nursing so my boobs are much bigger. Nothing fits. I’ve decided to start a work out regime. If I can lose the extra 5 pounds and firm up a little I will reward myself with some new clothes.

    As for the highlights, do it!!! The last time I got highlights I loved them, and my hair is brunette as well.

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    1. Jessica Post author

      Kristal, we sound exactly the same! I could have written your comment verbatim! I am about to start classes up at a local gym- let’s hope we get in shape fast!

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  4. Nikki @ from MRS to MOMMA

    It’s like you’re in my head! My style lately consists of jeans & a tank top. & the idea of having to go out and shop for myself is about as appealing as me being pregnant right now for the third time. Yea…exactly! LOL Anyhow, I started with the hair thing, too, recently. Except I chopped mine off quite a bit. It was super long, so I cut off about 12 inches to donate it and then added a few highlights and a glaze so I wouldn’t go into shock. I’ve been back once again since then, got another little trim & added some more highlights and a lighter glaze. I have dark hair (& dark eyebrows), so I’m always terrified of going too light/blonde with the highlights and looking awful, so that’s why I add the glaze. Anyhow, I forgot what the point of all my rambling was about…& now the baby is awake and I gotta run! Good luck!

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  5. Katie

    I’m pretty sure I just wrote this post, only in it I talked about how I just cut all my hair OFF. ;) The big cut definitely help me feel better about myself and get me out of my style rut…at least, a little. I think the highlights will look FANTASTIC on you, and I hope it gives you a confidence boost!

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  6. Brenna

    Just chopped my hair off and regret it. I should just just gone with a long angle in the front. I think the highlights will look awesome on you.

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