The big chop is my bald bold start on my natural hair style journey. I call it a journey because it has been a long time coming to this decision. For me it is a symbol of change; confidence in my personal style; a chance to embrace and love-on my natural hair; and lastly freedom from relaxers and sitting under the hair dryer..LOL.
This is actually my second time doing the big chop. I did it about 5 years ago when I began to experience extreme hair breakage. Then, I vowed to never get another relaxer only to eat my words and get a relaxer within a year. My hair texture was very difficult to manage, so I wore wigs, weaves and braids but those looks were so time consuming and drained my wallet. So my relaxed pixie cut was the alternative: short, sassy and easy to maintain. But deep down inside I still had a burning desire to wear my hair natural.
I always managed to find myself surrounded by so many women who wear their hair natural. Especially when I participated in Fro Fashion Week, as a fashion retailer and workshop presenter, and stuck out like a sore thumb. This year I will fit right in...LOL! So this time around, I am more confident about my decision because I have a great network of natural hair women who I can reach out to for advice, tips and support. My goal it to grow my hair to a nice shoulder length so I can have big hair like my favorite curly hair piece.
So enough about my hair and onto my other secret obsession the jumpsuit! I thrifted this black jumpsuit at my local Value Village in Roswell. Of course no hanger appeal, but when I tried it on, I knew it was a winner.
|Jumpsuit- Saint Germain (Value Village in Roswell)/ Belt- H&M (B & R Thrift Store)/ Shoes- BCBG (Goodwill Grasslands)/ Clutch- Vintage (Goodwill Coca Beach Florida)/ Earrings- Vintage (Last Chance Thrift Store) Arm Candy- Beaded Wrist Band (Fly's Nest), MK Rose Gold Watch (Macys), Assorted Bracelets (Marshalls and B & R Thrift Store)|
So what do you think of my new look from head to toe?