Wednesday, September 30, 2015

REI goes EVRGRN

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!


Over the weekend REI- a brand that sells camping gear- created a whimsical pop-up campsite to celebrate the launch of their new line evrgrn


What's fun about the evrgrn range is that its just as useful at a music festival (or one of those fancy condo rooftops) as it is in the woods. Since I'm not much for roughing it its the other uses of the evrgrn items that would make me wander into the new REI store (scheduled to open Fall 2016) across from the NOMA-Gallaudet metro station at Uline Arena.


The evrgrn line includes seat cushions with space to conceal carry a few beers into Jazz in the Garden and wearable sleeping bags perfect for catching a movie under the stars or waiting in line for the new iPhone release. 


I'm always threatening to rent a Yurt and go glamping...now I can just set up camp in my backyard!










Monday, September 21, 2015

The Big Chop

WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!

Why yes... I AM doing something different with my hair! Thanks for noticing ; ) I've strugged with thinning hair, caused by (we think) scarring alopecia, for a few years. It's been quite a journey trying to determine the cause and to reverse the affects of my hair loss. I've stopped using heat on my hair, gotten steroid injections into my scalp and even had my scalp biopsied; not to mention all the medicated shampoos and creams I've slathered on. I saw some results from the reduction of heat usage, but overall my hair growth was at a standstill.
 
The hairdresser that has been doing my hair for the past year mentioned that she thought the key to me getting a healthy scalp might be starting from scratch; she pointed to a woman with a closely shorn head and said that she thought my face could carry the look.
 
I thought about it for a few months and then after an appointment at the salon I told my hairdresser I wouldn't be rebooking to give me time to think about what she'd said. And that was it... I'd made up my mind to make the big chop! So far my hair is growing and I love the ease of keeping my scalp clean and moisturized.
 
I scheduled the big chop right before a vacation I had scheduled to the Bahamas and it was great being able to "live with it" for a few days before I revealed my haircut to the world. The reaction from my family and friends (and lots of strangers on the street) has been really supportive and positive. I'm so glad I did it...its strange, but I actually feel more like myself.