Jan 9, 2013

Outfit of the Week - Gray Shorts & Gray Hair

Can we talk about gray for a minute? Gray is one of my favorite colors (I would say about 40% of my clothes are some shade of gray), but here's the thing... I don't want to see it on my head. The first gray hair made me laugh (har, har, I'm 24, yeah right). But now, after finding them consistently sprouting up for the past 2 years, I'm confused. Let me specify: I'm not really worried about looking old - even if I went gray all-over I think I would probably still look my age. But, is this normal?! When do people usually start going gray? Maybe it's just more obvious on my because I have dark hair? Help me, people! Tell me I'm normal!

Okay, on to the outfit. Shorts and tights are one of my favorite combos because it's a bit unexpected. I don't have many occasions to wear this type of thing, but I wore this Christmas eve - I figured the holidays were an appropriate time to let my outfit be a little kooky zany weird.





Shorts: Target (similar)
Leggings: Alternative Apparel
Blouse: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: F21 (similar)
Boots: Eric Michael 

 
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29 comments:

  1. Love the tights! Adorable! And I don't have any gray hair yet but I'm a few years behind you. Plus, aren't you a teacher? Just chalk it up to the stress of that :)

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    1. Thanks, Ash! I'm "kind of" a teacher - I teach one class a semester at a university. But honestly, it's pretty low stress. That's what so weird about the hair - my life is pretty low-key!

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  2. I love the color of that blouse! And I would have never thought to pair shorts and tights but those are so cute.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! It's kind of a strange combo, but for whatever reason I've always loved it!

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  3. First, your outfit is SO adorable. I love it! I can't even pull of shorts in the summer, so I know I could never, ever do it in the winter, but you look adorable.

    Second, gray hair is a terrible thing. In fact, I dyed my hair two days ago - TWO, and already it look like tiny gray hair is coming through right in the front. It's like a part time job keeping the hair colored. It's all through my hair too, not just on top. I have long gray hairs scattered all throughout my head. It's a pain in the butt, so best of luck to you and yours. If you find a good way to keep them covered, please do share. ;-)

    ~FringeGirl

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    1. Thanks, FringeGirl!

      Oh no - this makes me worried! I wonder how long it will be before I need to start dying my hair? Blerg. Well, I guess it's better than wrinkles right? :)

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  4. So much fun! I love that you're wearing shorts in the winter. Great stockings.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I almost didn't get the tights, but I've surprisingly been able to get so much wear out of them!

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  5. I've had some gray hair since I was 18. I'm almost 24 and I have a few on top of my head, but I think the stress of pharmacy school has made me have more. I was born when my dad was 30 and I don't have any memories of him without gray hair. My sister is only 20 and she has more than me. I think a lot of it is genetics though.

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    1. I'm with you - I'm thinking it must be mostly genetics. My mom has blonde hair so her gray doesn't really show at all - a little around the temples - very distinguished :) I'm thinking since mine is starting at the crown of my head I might not be so lucky :)

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  6. Those tights are so cute! Such a fun pattern!

    http://fieryfinish.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful! I love your blog, we should stay in touch. The shorts and tights combo is so cute especially since you went with patterned tights and I love your top! I've spotted 1 or 2 grey hairs and im 22 so idk...i do have dark hair too.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessi! I would love to be "blog friends!" On the gray hair - I'm thinking 22-24 might be normal, but it's really only noticeable on people with dark hair? That's my theory at least :)

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  8. Those leggings are so fun!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ginny! They make me happy every time I wear them!

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  9. What a cute outfit! And I feel you on the gray hairs. 2012 gave more than I wanted.

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    1. Haha yes! I feel that way about 2011 - the stress is still haunting me :)

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  10. Grey is definely one of my favs, you outfit is so cute I love the pop of color of your shirt with your patterned tights. Thanks for stopping by , hope to see you again.

    Carrie

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  11. awesome outfit it works together like a song. As for gray as far as I can tell it's a dark hair thing I've got friends who had to dye their hair in their 20s because of the grays. :o) Thanks for being a Wardrobe Weds player this week.

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    1. Blast! Well, now I'll just have to start dying my hair blonde :)

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  12. Ash, very cute & unique outfit. I love it. I think shorts with tights is such a good idea, especially if the tights are as cute as yours.

    I have experienced/seen my first gray hairs at 18. It is actually normal. I rather have gray hair than wrinkles any day. So yeah, it has grown a lot more now (over a decade later), my gray hair that is. I get my roots done every couple of months. Gray hair is also genetic. If your parents had it at a young age, you probably took it after them.

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    1. Thanks Ada! You're the sweetest!

      I'm thinking genetics too... but my mom is a blonde so she never started noticing any grays until late 30s - darn this dark hair!

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  13. Your tights are killer! Love them paired with the shorts! I've had gray hairs since I was little, like 7 or 8. I remember my hairdresser pulling a few of them out. My husband went to pull some out a few months ago (I'm 27) and decided he better not, there's too many! Dang it! Looks like I'll be needing to become BFF's with a hair stylist :)

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    1. Haha exactly! I started pulling them out a couple of years ago when I was noticing one every 6 months or so. Now... probably not a good idea!

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  14. Those are some fun leggings! They add just the right amount of "quirky" to your outfit. :)

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