- Pink and white striped top – J.Crew
- Gray tee (underneath) – HRC
- Rolled skinnies – S.Oliver
- Flats – Palladium
- Trench – vintage, was my grandmother’s
- Scarf – courtesy of Echo
- Pendant – Anthropologie
- Bag – Etienne Aigner hand-me-down
One of my best features is my hair. It has taken twenty-seven long years for me to say that: I love my hair. Growing up, it was more often a frizzy and unruly mess that I would pull back into a tight ponytail for the lack of any other styling expertise. Not knowing how to style curly and frizz prone hair made me resent my natural curls and wish for the easy straight and luxurious locks of my school mates. Even for most of my adult life, I spent hours under a hot blow dryer, brushing and bullying my hair into submission.
Over the course of the last year, I have come to embrace my hair in all its curly and unruly glory and this shift in attitude has worked wonders. Now that I let it be and have researched a bit the stylings and hair care needs of curly hair, it looks healthier and better than it ever has before. I think my hair story in an example par excellence of how working with what you’ve got, rather than against it, proves so much more fruitful and effective.
For some tips and suggestions on caring for curly hair, check out these following resources:
- The Curly Girl Method
- List of Sulfate-free Shampoos (I use this)
- List of Cone-free Conditioners (I use this)
- To Plop or Not to Plop (I plop and use an Aquis towel - awesome little guy!)
Care to share any curly hair tips of your own? Please leave them in the comments below!
As for a side note on the outfit – I have friends in town and I’ve been spending the last few days doing much walking around the city, enjoying lots of little wonderful coffee breaks (or beer breaks in Munich’s beer gardens), and being a tourist here myself. This requires above all comfortable shoes. Because it’s been rainy, I added my trench coat, I rolled my skinnies to keep the cuffs from getting wet, and threw a mini umbrella in my purse. And presto, I’m good to go. And speaking of which, I better get going right now… S.