Side Street Style

A family lifestyle, interiors & travel blog

19/04/2016

New Me, New Hair

stylish mama


Have you ever woken up and taken a long look in the mirror and feel like you don't know the person staring back at you? Well there was a moment the other day when shopping for my son that I spotted my reflection and I didn't like what I saw. Now don't get me wrong no one pressured me to lose the weight after having my second baby or to spring back into shape and I wouldn't go as far as saying I had let myself go but I certainly had allowed myself to be engulfed by sleep deprivation, a bad diet and not setting enough (or any) time for myself but enough was enough.

After being inspired by fellow blogger Alison from Not another Mummy Blog who has talked a lot about getting out of the style rut, I wanted to follow suit, especially as many many years ago this blog was born out of my love of both clothing, art and interior design and it was time to start feeling like myself again and that meant addressing the thing bothering me the most, my hair. 


Marks and spencer


Last week I managed to get a free spare hour sans both kids and decided to see if my local hairdresser could fit me in last minute, desperate to get my longer-than shoulder length hair chopped off to a neater, more practical and much more me pixie cut. As the hair fell down onto the floor I felt like a weight had been lifted off me and I could think clearly again, it's funny how small changes such as this can have such a big impact.


short hair


So now that I have a new do I thought I would put together a little outfit post together of a few casual pieces which work well when running after two young kids. I picked up this fun geometric print a while back from M&S limited edition and I love the retro style collar, I decided to pair this up with some topshop black jeans, Clarks brogues and a bag I picked up from a vintage market in Italy. 


BritMums


I have also recently found out I have been shortlisted for the Style Category in the BIBS awards - something I am so grateful about, especially for all those that have voted and supported the blog so far and if you do like the blog and have a minute to spare it would be great if you could send another vote my way





23 comments:

  1. Welcome to the short hair club! Hope you love it, it's not as low maintenance as it seems! x
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  2. Oh wow, you look absolutely amazing- I SO wish I could pull off really short hair! I agree though that a change can really pep you up and inspire you- I need to think what I could do different with mine! x

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  3. You look amazing, and so happy! Well done for being you again, it is so hard to get stuck in a rut when you have children!

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  4. I can safely say, having now seen this is person too, that it looks absolutely amazing! It SO suits you - it was a great choice!

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  5. I love the outfit, you look gorgeous and that haircut really suits you! XO -Kim
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  6. I just love it! It really suits you and so easy to look after. Love your bag too :-)

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  7. Oh wow, Laura, good on you! You look amazing! Love the short hair on you. x

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  8. Wow you look gorgeous! (Not that you didn't before!) This cut really suits you though - looking fab! I get like this a lot, and you feel so much better when you are taking care of yourself as well as the kids!

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  9. Your hair is looking great. Short hair on myself don't look very good x

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  10. You look incredible! Short hair really suits your amazing cheekbones and I love that shirt.

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  11. I love it Laura and it really suits you! Funnily enough I looked in the mirror today and also decided I need a restyle, you have inspired me!

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  12. You look amazing Laura! The short hair really suits you - and I LOVE that outfit. x

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  13. LOVE your new look - it's all over your face that you've got a fresh spring in your step! So brave to just go for it and get the chop - amazing! xo

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  14. Gorgeous Laura!! Love your new look, these photos are fab, you look so happy! xx

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  15. Love the new haircut - just perfect for summer and so manageable

    Outfit just gorgeous as well

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  16. I do think your hair suits you short. Love your top by the way.

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  17. Love the haircut it suits u and is perfect for summer

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  18. You look fab, so funky and retro I love it! My hair always plays a big part in how I'm feeling, if it doesn't look right I feel off it all day.

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  19. Your hair looks fab - love the blouse too

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  20. I love it. It really suits you. Will be so fab for the summer. Love the top too x

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  21. Your new hairstyle looks lovely , many congrats for being short listed for the awards.

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  22. The haircut is lovely and perfect for the summer. I have often thought about a shorter haircut but I'm terried of looking like Deirdre!

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  23. I love your hair! You look amazing - I have always loved your style and love it even more! Kaz x

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