Doesn’t that title say it all?

I’ve been collecting pictures for the past 3 months of hair inspiration. (Who am I kidding, I’m always collecting pictures of potential hairstyles.) I just cannot seem to find THE one. Most recently I had my hair cut into a true middy cut. To which, after showing her the original step by step instructions, my stylist voiced her concern that the finished product might look like a mullet. I assure you it didn’t. Here is what it looked like styled. A little shorter than what I have in mind for now, but no doubt I’ll be going back to it eventually. As I type this, I’m wearing my hair in a chignon at the crown. Really the only styled way I can wear it that isn’t a pony tail. It’s so heavy and outside has been so humid, it won’t hold a curl set and my natural waves are just frizz.IMG_8351Then about 2 months worth of growth, styled.

IMG_8353So inspiration has led me to these picks with similar characteristics on some of my favorite movie icons of the 40s and 50s.


Elizabeth Taylor — I’ve gone with a longer version of this cut many a time.

Marilyn Monroe


Yvette Vickers – Not the most flattering picture, but this one shows her hair the best.

Heddy Lamarr


Lucille Ball


Jennifer Jones — In a rooster dress!


Jayne Mansfield


Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette

Maybe you’ll find inspiration in these styles as well! In the meantime, I’ll keep wearing my hair like this: IMG_8567

As an aside, I love Jayne as a brunette!


Anyone’s hair inspiring you this summer? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to know what you think!

Today’s Forecast Is…

Hot, muggy, rainy… Just plain icky! So, it is most definitely a day to be spent inside with air conditioning.

What I’m doing:

Making pretty packages to send to some lovely customers.



Loving my “new” dress with its pretty pleats and peter pan collar and starting a new book from 1929.



Honing in on my solitaire skills.



Happy Early Fourth! (And a Sale!)

Being the All American Girl that I am, I’ve got to say that I’m uber happy with Independence Day festivities and decking myself out in all things red white and blue.

Some of my favorite patriotic goodies from my shop and around Etsy:


From The Atomic Squirrel


From Bombshells and Babes Vintage


From The Atomic Squirrel


From Art Deco Dame


From Jumblelaya Vintage Fashion


From The Atomic Squirrel

Did someone say SALE?? Everything at The Atomic Squirrel is on sale for 25% off today through July 8th!

I hope you have a very safe, happy and festive Fourth of July!