A New "Me"

I have had long hair for quite some time now.  I have also wanted to cut it for awhile, too.  I told myself that I had to wait until after the baby was born and we had our newborn and maternity pictures taken.  Well, those pictures are over, and I made a serious change to my "look."

I feel like I put a lot of stock in my hair.  I get so many compliments on how "pretty" it is and people tell me all the time they wish that their hair was like mine.  I agree, it is pretty (when I fix it), but I felt like I was becoming vain where my hair was concerned.  Not only was I cutting my hair because I wanted to, but because I needed to in order to show myself that it's what is on the inside that matters (so cliche, huh?).  
I also have two daughters and wouldn't want them thinking that hair is too important that they can't cut it.  I have to say that my haircut is still shocking to me, but it is growing on me and Mark loves the new look.

Let's take a look at the BEFORE:

And, now for the AFTER:

When I said that I was going to cut it... I really meant it!
A whole 12 inches was donated to Locks-of-love.
I then had probably about another 3 inches cut to shape it up.

I can say that I'm still in shock a little bit when I look in the mirror.  I also keep thinking my hair is in a ponytail until I feel it and I realize my hair was severely amputated!  :)

It will be fun to mess with and change as I grow it out.  


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  1. I think you look amazing!! It's a great look on you!

  2. You are a doll! It looks beautiful!

  3. i love it on you! its a darling pixie hair cut not everyone can get away with. your brave! its super cute!

  4. you pull it off so well.... and youre just as stunning as before.....!

  5. Oh my gosh it's gorgeous! I'm really attached to my hair. I need to get over that. Does it feel freeing?

  6. Either way, you look beautiful! And I love your heart to teach your daughters what really matters in life. Great post, Liz!

  7. I love your new look!!! It is gorgeous and looks awesome on you! I want to grow my hair long, but to be honest with you, I am not sure I can resist the temptation of cutting it short again... It's just so much easier for me to fix short hair than long hair... You are gorgeous!!...


  8. I love the reasons why you cut it. After all. it's just hair. Your hair was gorgeous before, and I LOVE the new do. It suits you well!!!
    I did the same thing a few months after I had my son. I loved the freedom of short hair. Eventually I did grow it back out though. :)

    Coming from the pleated poppy,

    Priscila @ www.mommode.wordpress.com

  9. Oh wow, I'm loving the short hair, it really suits you!
    Don't think I'd have the nerve to go short.
    Saying hello from WIWW link up and I've added myself to your followers as well, can't wait to read more :)

  10. I love, love, love that cut. My hair is also super long and wavy. Oh I wish I had the nerve to cut it. My hubby would die. He loves it long. Is your husband really okay with it?

  11. oh wow, you did really mean it when you said you'd cut your hair! it looks great short, too! Not everyone can pull off both short and long hair, but you do it great!

  12. I think it's a great change! You look fantastic.

  13. You look amazing-both before an after the haircut!!! That took courage-I am totally impressed!!!

    Have a great day!

  14. You can seriously wear you hair any way! Love the new cut!

  15. I love your new look, it looks really good on you. I am in the opposite place, for years (from age 13 until 32 except for my wedding) I had short hair I would grow it shoulder length and then chop it again. This is the first time I have very long hair, mid back, I am enjoying the compliments I get from it and the challenge of styling long hair when all I've know is short. Not sure how much longer I will keep it but it's nice to change things up once in a while. I love all your hair accessories.

  16. you are brave girly! and the pixie is adorable on you!

  17. LOVE your haircut!!! I found your site on What I Wore Wednesday and am now your newest follower. Come over and check me out at http://theserenasaga.blogspot.com.


  18. I had to pop back on here to tell you that you went viral in my hometown yesterday with your haircut and the reasons behind it. I heard about it everywhere I went and even got phone calls! :)

  19. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!! You look stunning with the new look! :)

  20. Love it!! Mines way long... But I'm so tempted to cut. Question tho... I have some color in mine to donate it would i just have to dye it solid again?

    1. I am pretty sure having color in it is fine. My hair was bleached, so the will use it for something other than a wig. They can still use it, though. :)