60's Queen.

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Hello everyone

Since chopping off all my hair I have LOVED doing 1960's inspired looks with it. The September issue of Marie Claire with Miley Cyrus definitely are the vibes I'm going for lately. Black and white graphics with pops of red; slicked back hair with the ends flicked out; bold clip on earrings; strong brows with a flick of a cat eye; fitted shapes versus fit and flare. It's so strange how much a hair cut can inspire you. It's not changing WHO you are...I am still the same Lauren. I still have the same stances on things, the same thoughts, the same likes and dislikes...but I feel different somehow. I'm not quite sure how chopping off all your hair does that exactly, but it does. I haven't felt so "me" beauty wise in a long time. I know it's too early to say quite yet, but I feel like I won't go back to long hair for years now. Only time will tell though, but for now I am incredibly satisfied with short little crop. x

I've since had two days of work at my barista job since I last talked to you all and I am so pleased to say I love it! I was anxious about whether or not I would fancy it as much as I thought I would...but making drinks and conversing with strangers, exchanging friendly smiles, seems like something I wished I had been doing all these years. I think working at a coffee shop is actually a perfect job for an introvert. It helps you practice your speaking skills and your wit. If you're like me, I tend to get flustered and tongue tied in small talk with people and it has me scared and anxious for the next time. But with being a barista, you're constantly having to chat with strangers all day and, well, if you mess up once it's not a big deal. There's always the next person in line to practice with! You cannot be afraid when being a barista. It simply will not work out. It takes being unafraid after making that conversational stumble to try again with the next individual. I just love to make people happy--as corny as that sounds. But being a barista allows me to do that. It could mean just putting a little bit of extra whipped cream on top of someone's hot chocolate, or telling them that they look lovely today. It's in my hand's to turn someone's day completely around. And I just adore that. To take such as menial as a task of making someone's coffee can actually shape someone's day, attitude, or life. I feel lucky to have this job. x

With much love, Lauren. 
 
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Sarah said...

That's such a kind thing for you to say! I love that you found a way to bring happiness to others and also find happiness in your day! That's great! And I cut my hair about that length last year in November- it was such a liberating feeling! So I completely understand you in that sense. And I would actually like to be a barista, but I'm positive I would ruin someone's order and then feel terrible, haha! It was a lovely post! xx

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Kezzie said...

I like your thoughts on bring a Barista. You sound kind and thoughtful. X

Deivnne S. said...

Congrats on your barista job! It sounds like a lot of fun. I love your outfit, such a cool mod look!

Moonstyle said...

nice look!!!:)

Carmel Elizabeth said...

I totally agree with you on the Barista thing - I've worked at a cafe for a year now and it's helped with my confidence and ability to converse comfortably with strangers immensely.

Loving the new vibe! You seem right in your element. :)

Amanda said...

You are so perfect!!!! This outfit is adorable!!! I love the 60s!!!!

xoxo

Lauren | Musings of a Flower Child said...

THE CUTEST!!! :D
-Lauren

Kinsey Couturier said...

I love your hair chop too! You look great with the long waves, but this feels so chic. Love it!

Minnie Muse said...

First off...LOVE your new hairstyle and also totally loving that ensemble:) I couldn't agree more with all that you said about working as a barista and how a job that makes you interact with people is so great for an introvert. I am a lot like you in that respect, so when I worked at a tearoom and had to interact with people and talk to them all the time it made me more confident and it is definitely nice to just smile at someone or say something friendly instead of always being afraid to talk. Loving all of your posts!
-Madison
www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

SB said...

I'm so glad you're loving your new job!
You look amazing with short hair, it's so liberating isn't it? I think I know what you mean about how cutting your hair can make you feel like a different version of you. When I went back to a pixie I found that I felt more confident and stood up straighter as a result, not to mention short hair takes so much less time to tame than long hair.
You rock it!

Kristin said...

So inspired by you! I want to take your attitude into my job...instead of focusing on what's stressful, focus on the parts when I can make other people's day!

Heather Jameson said...

Well done on your barista job!! I'm happy to give you advice if you need it - I was one of the national training manager for Lavazza coffee here in Australia until I left to have my baby recently ☺️. Just remember it's like any skill, it takes time and an open mind - and then you'll strive to perfect the art of every cup. X

melissa ward said...

I'm swooning over your new haircut doll gorgeous

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