Monday, October 26, 2009

confession....

i have been getting so many sweet comments from you ladies on my hair lately...
thank you so very much! they make me smile :)
i have a little secret to share...
a confession....
as some of you probably already know...
i actually have short hair...
i really DO NOT like taking pics of myself!! haha!!
but the picture above is what my hair looks like now.

growing up my hair was always short...
never past my shoulders....
when i heard about extensions i had to have them...
the price didn't matter...
they would last a few months...
i would get them taken out...
and put right back in...
i LOVED having long hair....
and the girl who always put them in for me has become a great friend!

pics above and below with the real extensions...

after having extensions for almost 2 years...
i got a new car...
something else i had always wanted...
i had to give up the extensions...
the price of them was as much as a car payment...
& i'm in love my cute little car :)

photo from BING images

i was quite bummed about giving up my long hair...
although i don't mind my short hair at all...
i just really loved my long hair...
so i found an alternative to getting semi-permanent hair extensions...
clip-ins....
these things are not my favorite but they work and i can take them in and out as i please...


so any photo that you have seen of me in the past few months...
have been with the clip-ins....
they are a cheap alternative and also human hair... they can by styled, washed and dried just as real hair...
i only wear the extensions occasionally on the weekend...
it's much easier to just shower and get ready on work mornings having to style my short hair.
okay, now you know my secret :)

i hope everyone had a W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L weekend!!
it was pretty gloomy in minnesota the entire weekend.
to be honest, i only left our house to bring billy lunch on sat and sun.
and to go my parents house for our family dinner night :)
otherwise, i was just doing laundry, cleaning, napping and eating...
we had my sisters dog all weekend too...
he is one, he kept me plenty busy ;)
i'm starting a work out routine today after taking a break for well over a month!

p.s. thanks to those of you that left comments on the previous post!
it was nice to hear others opinions :)

112 comments:

Kristin said...

You hair is stunning both ways! I would kill to be able to rock a short cut as well as you. : )

Just Add Walter said...

I agree.. you look GREAT both ways! I have always wanted to try extensions... maybe one day!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Your long hair is gorgeous....but I'm loving the short. I grew my hair out for our wedding and people kept asking me if I had extensions put in...nope, it was the real deal! And I couldn't wait to get it cut, long hair is sooo much work!

Carol said...

Your hair looks great both ways!

PaigeR530 said...

Not many people can work long AND short hair, but you definitely have the face shape for both! You are just SOOO pretty!!!

KLaw said...

I would have never guessed! I had some jessica Simpson ones for the longest time, but my hair color kept changing, so it was hard to keep up. They look great!! I do love your short hair too, though. I must admit.

Allyson said...

I love your hair both ways!

Yes, the weather sucked this weekend. Seriously, did the sun go on vacay or what. It can come back anytime now!!

Connie said...

I've wanted to try out a clip in just for fun (& more volume :p )- but i don't know which ones are good!

You are gorgeous either way!

Becca said...

You are so gorgeous. As everyone above me has stated, you look great with both short and long hair! I cannot believe how expensive it apparently was to have extensions. Oh the money we girls will pay to look good :)

Ashley said...

Your hair looks great either way! I would have never known you were wearing extenstions. :)

Ashley said...

opps...extensions. :)

Suzanne said...

You have great hair and a face shape that can pull off both long and short hair! Rock it!

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, you can work the short hair and long hair. You look amazing in both!!!!!!! :)

mommywonderland said...

Love it either way..but I am a fan of short! Sassy and sexy IS WHAT YOU ARE!!

chelsea said...

Your short cut is adorable!! It's just so great to have the option to clip in some long hair whenever you're in the mood! Wise compromise :)

Summer said...

Seriously, love both looks!!!

And you have to share, where did you find those clip ins? They look awesome!!!

Rachel H. said...

I love the look of both short and long hair on you!! Too cute! And way to go with being able to wear the extensions! I want to give them a try!

Lauren said...

I love your hair long or short! So pretty!

Jules said...

I have been wanting to try some clip-on's! I would have never guessed, your hair looks great.

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

I think you look great no matter how your hair is!! I love short hair, kind like mine is now, but I have always LOVED long hair and have never been able to get mine to grown as long as I want. I wore clip in extensions for my wedding, but no would have ever known because it matched perfectly! I love it. I still have them and should play around with them. I've never put them in myself - just had my hair dresser do it. I'm afraid I wouldn't do it very good myself - but I guess I should try!!

Love your car by the way too! It sux having to give up something for yourself, but sometimes we just can't have it all. But you are adorable and so pretty no matter how your hair is!

Oh and thank the Lord for clips ins! Atleast someone was smart enough to invent those!! =)

Lil' Woman said...

Yuor hair looks great either way...rock it girl! :)

Those Magic Slippers Will Take You Home said...

Wow, those clip ins and extension look great! they look REAL! i would have neevr guessed! i think you look so pretty with short hair, i have long hair myself. i cut it about 4 years ago and i'm just now getting it back to the length i want it, which is at the middle of my back. (almost to my elbows) It's allot of work. i like the idea of shrot hair and then having clip ins. i bet i would have more sleep time in the morning! ;oD

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I love it both ways and I would never have guessed that you had extensions. Both kinds look so natural. Very cute and I'm so jealous that you can wear short and long hair!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

So both ways truly looks great, but I think I am sold on your short bob even more!!! So, you strut that short hair and/or clip ins with a new car for sure!! It's worth it!

Tara Gibson said...

girl you look good with short and long hair! I love your sassy short hair cut!

Lindsey said...

Wow! You look great with both hair dos, short and long!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

Wow I had no idea!! It looks amazing both ways, and that's so fun to have the option!

Cole said...

You look great both ways... But I really like the short style on you!

Danielle said...

How fun! You can totally pull off both looks.

Lea Liz said...

Thanks for sharing!!

You look great with long or short hair!! I have always wanted to try extensions!!

Brown Girl said...

I love it both long and short. In fact maybe short a little more than long. You have to have the right face for short hair and you pull it off flawlessly!!

SG said...

not a lot of people can pull of really short hair (myself being one of them) but it looks really good on you. I would have never guessed those were extensions!

Tatiana said...

You are gorgeous with both long and short hair! My hair is so fine and brittle, that I can never get it to grow much past my shoulders, so I've always wanted to get some extension, but I have no idea where to start! I kind of looked into it for a while, but was completely lost, so if you've got any tips, they would be greatly welcomed :-)

Jenn said...

LUCKY! You look great with short AND long hair!!!

Tatiana said...

PS: every time I come by your page I mean to follow you, and always forget! But today is the day!!! I finally remembered :-) Haha

Blair said...

You are gorgeous! You could probably even pull off being bald but I def love the shorter bob, very sassy!

Mrs. Potts said...

I had no clue! I think you're beautiful either way - long or short!!

bananas. said...

i love your short hair, annie!!! that first picture of you is GORGEOUS!!! i haven't had extensions is FOREVS! but like you i have clip ins which i love. they are much less hassle for me than the real deal but everyone is different. ps. the clip ins look just as fabulous on you btw.

THE Stephanie said...

Oh.My.Gosh.

Ok, first of all, I have to say, I absolutely LOVE that first picture of you. Could you be any prettier?? Goodness girl!! And your hair is gorgeous! It almost makes me want to make an appt. right this very second and chop mine off. Gorgeous!

Now, second, I cannot believe the pics of you with long hair are extensions!!! AMAZING!! Absolutely gorgeous - both ways!!

saucyminx410 said...

That IS a sneaky little secret!!! I've had clip in extensions before but mine always ended up looking just a little fake- plus I was always afraid someone would snatch them out! (too much Springer growing up mayhaps!) I think they look better with dark hair rather than my blonde- wow- I'm amazed! That's awesome!

Kerry said...

your hair is amazing short!! :O xx

Iva said...

you look totally awesome with long or short hair!! :) have a great Monday! :)

That one girl said...

I actually really LOVE the short hair! Wear it proud girl!

siovhan said...

i love your short hair!! and i've been wanting extensions forever now because my hair is taking forever to grow. but they're so expensive!!

Kristi (sweet cheeks) said...

Well ANY way you wear it, it's CUTE. Bottom line. haha :D I actually got some clip in extensions a while back but haven't gotten around to using them. Thanks for the reminder!!

Kassie said...

you look gorgeous both ways!!

Mitzi G.!! said...

I love you hair both way BUT your short style is my fave!!

Sole Matters said...

love your long AND short hair! where did you get the extensions? btw, i tagged you in my latest blog post.

Jane said...

Wow I would have never guessed! Your hair looks great both ways... I may need to invest in these clip ons.. I am desperately trying to grow out my hair, but its very difficult.

CTB said...

You sneaky little thing! haha I think you look great with short hair. It really shows off your face.

drollgirl said...

you look SUPER with short hair AND with long hair! lucky you!

and the price of extensions is just bogus! no way could or would i ever do it! there are too many other things to spend money on like cars, rent, clothes and shoes and makeup! :)

Kentucky Blonde said...

You do look gorgeous both ways!! I did locks for love two times and cried for weeks both times!! I love long hair and should've tried the extensions when i got my hair cut! ...but you are a fox either way! haaa! P.S. you commented on my post while i was reading yours! great minds think alike! thanks for the secret sharing!! :) :) :)

Michelle said...

Okay, love your hair both ways!!! You are adorable! :) I have always had long hair but sometimes I wish I had short hair, this might make me get it chopped knowing that I can make it long and it will still look good! Thanks for sharing! :)

Marian said...

Um. I love your hair short, though I'm the same way. I have long hair and making the commitment to short hair kind of scares me. But I love the style of your short hair!! Maybe I'll just have to bring your pic to my stylist;)

And now that I know about these clip ins, I can make the jump without giving up long hair for a long, LONG time.

xoxoxoxo

Charis said...

I love the short AND long hair! Adorableness!

I love cute bobs like yours so much and have been tempted to cut my hair SO many times...but haven't worked up the courage (my long hair is such a part of me, argh!)

Love it!

SassyCassie said...

I actually really, really love the short hair: gorgeous!

OceanDreams said...

Thanks for revealing your hair secret, your hair is lovely either way and I can't believe that extensions are so much, crazy! Lol! Really though your hair is lovely and thanks for letting us know all of the different ways to wear hair, I never knew all of the different alternatives!

Tania-Dreams2009 said...

Love your short hair! (You are inspiring me to get a hair cut!) I have the clip on extensions as well but I never can put them in well. lol

Jon and Steph said...

I agree with the others that say it looks adorable both ways, but I have to say, I LOVE the short hair! I've always had short hair (this is the first time it's ever been long but only because I live in Germany and have no one to cut my hair!) I love short hair! It's so fun ;)

Kym said...

i feel so deceived. so cheated. all this time you had short hair!? hahaha! jk jk jk... you look fab fab fab with short hair.. i always admire girls who can rock the short hair look and you sure do! :) happy monday annie!

Lucy Marie said...

Wow! I never guessed. I think it looks so beautiful both ways.

Annie said...

Your hair look sgreat both ways!! you always look so cute!!

I have some clip in's too...but I dont wear them much. My hair is SO thin that I need a little boost...but I dont have the patientce to do it before work...just for special occasions :)

jeannie said...

I love your hair cut, but it definitely looks good either way!!

katie + bret said...

Your hair is too adorable both long and short but I am not going to lie, the term "clip on" makes me picture some angry girl pulling your hair out during a cat fight. Please don't let that happen. That would be tragic.

xx

Alison said...

I actually wondered if you really had short hair. I LOVE it short! Wish my hair would look that good short. It's really pretty long too though! :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Yayyyyy extension sister! Mine are coming out and I'm scared...so used to having crazy long hair! You look amazing no matter what!

Sarah Ann said...

Holy cow, a CAR payment!?! That is insane! Well, with or without your hair is CUTE. I think next you should share styling tips for both long and short hair since you seem to be an expert on both. =)

Live, Laugh, Love said...

Like everyone else said, you look great either way,but i don't blame you for wanting long hair. However, I'm surprised extensions cost the same amt. as a car payment....That's crzy!

Jessica said...

Ah! I'm shocked! You totally had me fooled. I'm amazed at how beautiful they look. Looks awesome, Annie - either way!

Jen said...

I agree with the other posts - you can pull off the hair BOTH ways - pretty talented!

A Real Housewife said...

LOVE your hair...long & short. gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Your hair is adorable both ways! Love it! Long dark hair is my absolute fave! ;)

Clelia said...

I think you look really nice with short hair

Brittany Ann said...

They look great! My friend wears real clip-ins and they are gorgeous!

Ela said...

I love both your looks! You are stunning either way :) And what a cute car indeed! I love it. Congratulations :)

Hope Monday was good to you, hon :)

Love Lace said...

Your hair is great both ways! I have always wanted long hair I could curl, but just get bored with it before it gets long enough! Even your clip-in extensions look so real!!!

cupcake♥trash said...

I actually really love your hair in the A line bob.

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.:*aMbAr*:. said...

I love your short hair too!! :D

Kerry said...

hey doll! yeah i have heard of the 30 day shred! but i think its only available in the US? xx

Selma said...

Your hair looks great both ways!!! :)

Mrs. Dew said...

OMG LOVE your new hair! I have been debating on whether to make the cut too...

Laura and Ryan said...

I love your short hair!! It is so cute and fun :)

Debbie said...

You are beautiful with short or long hair. I've never had the patience for anything except low maintenance hair.

Amber said...

Girl I never would have known, the clip-ins look so real! You look beautiful with it short or long and that's awesome that you have the flexibility to wear it either way!

KLC said...

hey I have short hair too, I love it, but every now and then CRAVE long locks! Can you tell me more about your clip-in extensions? Yours look GREAT and so real!!! Where did you get them/how much do they cost? Thank you!!! my email address is missnorthernbelle@gmail.com :)

Diane said...

youre just as gorgeous with short hair as long! my friend also had the clip ins and they were great. have a great day!!

Dionne said...

Congrats on the car! Yay!

And you look good with short and long hair. Either way you're a hottie, and you know it, hahahaha!

brooke said...

LADY!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! i love your short hair cut!!! it completely suits you and you look sexy/adorable/hot/gorgeous! and your new car...woopwoop love it too!!! hope all is well in your world...feel like i haven't talked to you in forever!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

I am so jealous that your hair looks SOOO cute either way- short or long!!! And you must have some skillz to put those extensions in, because it looks really good and I wouldn't be able to tell they were extensions!! :)

Thanks for the comment you left me today!

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

ohhh, i love it short and long. wait, i cannot pick. you have such a gorg face that you could style it however and it would look fab!

Geeky Mac Boy said...

You look smashing in that black gown down at the bottom :-)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I would never have known this!!!! Wow! Where do you get them??

♥Kim said...

Well I had no clue! Looks so real! :) And always beautiful!!!

Katie said...

your hair looks great either way! I love it short though!!

Trac~ said...

I LOVE your hair short - it is SO CUTE and SO ADORABLE! I've tried the sew/glue in extensions but wasn't crazy about them - and I bought some clip in ones but could never work my fingers around them to get them in - *sigh* So I just gave up and decided to just grow my hair out naturally instead! LOL :o)

jennster said...

i love your short hair too! it suits you and looks so cute!!!! great cut and style!
i have pretty long hair, but sometimes i want even LONGER!!!!!!!!! clip in extensions.. hmmm, maybe i'll get some! :)

Execumama said...

Honey, that cut is sassy and FLY! Women of all hues rock the extensions, but I think it's great that you understood the value of the extensions over a car, and made the wise (and cute) choice to rock your beautiful hair, and drive off looking great in your new ride!

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Jax said...

You seriously look amazing with short AND long hair.. and I'm not just saying that! You have GREAT hair-the color, the texture, it's seriously fab, girly! And you're so gorgeous to boot! :) I have ALWAYS wanted extensions b/c my hair is super fine so it reaches a point where it just doesnt want to grow anymore or else it looks silly. I've secretly always thought about having some when I get married.. (someday.. hopefully..haha).

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Ran across your blog and thought it was super cute... your adorable and I think your hair looks great both ways! Pretty cool that you can do that!

Molly said...

Your hair looks great short and long! Takes one gorgeous girl to pull that off!
My hubby has the same car as you, too. :)

Anniki :) said...

I like your hair even more when they're short!

aLena said...

Lol that's so funny... I used to do extensions too and now I got clip-ons. My natural hair is pretty long, but I luv really long hair so I use them for the extra length & volume.

Ur hair looks gorgeous both ways... not so much for me... ;D

Ian & Jess said...

Ah I really like your short hair. Embrace it - because it is BEautiful

Jenny.Lee said...

Not many people can rock long AND short hair! You are gorgeous girl!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

You look gorgeous!! I LOVE the short hair! I wish I could pull off that super cute cut like you can! Just beautiful! Adorable short or long girl!

Micaela said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your short hair! very posh- like Mrs. Becks.

geli-pet said...

i love your hair ~! :D

Katie said...

Girl, you are gorgeous both ways! I can't believe that those pictures of you with long hair are with extensions! It looks totally real!

Kelly said...

Wow, I love your hair both ways! You can't even tell that it isn't your real hair. :)

Jenna said...

LOVE your hair both way!!! Your outfit is awesome too! I also love your mom's coat, she looks great!

Thanks for always stopping by my blog, I always look forward to your comments!!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sole Matters said...

i know we've talked about this before, but did you have glue in or clip-ons? i was thinking about getting some for my Miami trip.

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