New Girl

Y’all I’m sad…the first episode of the last season of New Girl aired yesterday, and I’m already not looking forward to the show ending! (By the way, it was another great episode. Schmidt’s mustache was beyond creepy, but the “Wonder Woman” birthday party theme was everything!) I absolutely love this show, and don’t think I’ve come across an episode I didn’t care for. Each time I re-watch it, I see how creative, talented, witty, and relatable the show really is. I also love all the characters, except for Jess—she gets on my nerves sometimes, but she’s got a few good lines here and there. The three guys are everything, and I totally want to be friends with them. Also, I’m pretty sure Winston is the underdog, but he really has come out to be one of my favorites. I mean bird shirts and Ferguson for life!

I think what I love about the whole show is that when it started the characters were the same age as me, and I’ve kind of just grown with them for the last seven years. It’s also nostalgia overload—throwback 90s and early 2000s songs, the old school references, and with Cece’s awesome character, they throw in some Indian (which I’m always a sucker for). (Speaking of, Hannah Simone is like utterly stunning, and I think her obsession with her cats is hilarious.) The show is completely unrealistic, but I really wouldn’t mind living in a loft with three best guy friends! I have to be honest—I don’t particularly care for Jess and Nick as a couple, but I guess I have seven more episodes to come to terms with that—plus get a good dose of Schmidt’s spastic antics, and weird and completely wrong references to Indian culture because of his love for Cece, Winston’s bird shirts and dumb pranks, Aly who is just great, and hopefully Coach comes back! It’s weird but I’m kind of looking forward to seeing how their journey ends!

I guess I should also mention that I’ve chopped my hair! I wanted a fresh, new start on my 35th birthday this past weekend! I donated around 13 inches of it to Pantene Pro-V’s Beautiful Lengths program, and another two inches was cut off to get the style. I can’t believe I was carrying around 15 inches of hair—I feel like that’s the longest I’ve had it. It’s so weird—I’ve gone short (even shorter than this) quite a few times, but every time I go back, I’m always a little nervous. I got my hair cut like this three years ago, but didn’t really give it a chance before I decided to let it grow out so I could donate it again. However, this time around, I’m having a lot more fun with it, so I think I may keep it like this for a bit longer. I’m still learning how to style it, but can never manage to do what my stylist does! I’ll eventually grow it out again because I want to keep donating it while I still can.

I wore some variation of this outfit in the Glossier post, but wanted to get this one up because I’ve worn this combination a few times already. I had been on the hunt for a good pair of cropped flares for a few months now, and finally came upon these at Old Navy. Being 5’3” I always have to get cropped pants, roll them in, or hem them myself, so the length on these is pretty great. They aren’t too short where they make me look stumpy, and aren’t so long where they don’t give off the cropped effect. Here, I am wearing a size 4. (I normally wear a 6 or 8, so they run a bit big.) I love a good pair of flare jeans, so combining flares with a crop is kind of perfect for me. I also really like the wash on these—I had been looking for a lighter pair of jeans for a while too. I can’t always seem to get a good lighter pair, because I feel like they always accentuate my hips in the wrong way, whereas darker jeans don’t do that as much. But these seem to not have done that, which was another plus!

All of these items are still available: Cardigan – GAP, Tunic/dress – Target, Jeans – Old Navy, Shoes – Charlotte Russe

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