you may have noticed that i pulled my bangs back. well, there's a reason for it. it's kind of a long story so brace yourselves. when i was in high school, i had the normal teenage skin problems and what not. it wasn't bad by any means, but an occasional blemish here and there. when i got pregnant with my son, things began to change. i broke out something fierce. i figured that it was just hormonal and would soon pass. well, it hasn't. i have horrible skin. that's all there is to it. i've been battling with bad breakouts for the last six years (if you count pregnancy). proactiv worked the best, but it dries out my face and it's expensive and i still have some blemishes. so the other night i just got fed up and started searching the internets for some kind of answers to my problem. i really wanted a more natural solution and read about using tea tree oil (which i bought this morning and will soon test out) and taking vitamins and the like. apparently, it has more to do with what you take in than just having oily skin. i'm not giving up food so we're going a different route on this. but one of the things i read is to keep your hair out of your face. i thought, hmmm...funny how my forehead started breaking out like a teenage boy when i cut my bangs. and the serum i put on my hair (and bangs, which lay RIGHT ON MY FOREHEAD) to keep it from getting frizzy is very oily. lightbulb moment, and i'm now growing out my bangs to save my poor skin. so that is the unabridged version of why my bangs are back in a bobby pin. thanks for listening.
so about my outfit, this skirt that i bought for $2 used to be down to my ankles. why on earth did people design garments like that? anyway, i cut it last night and hemmed it this morning to wear to the shop today. i love it!! it has the funnest pleating and full skirt. well, except that today is also very windy and i was flashing people while walking up and down the street. maybe they thought the pleating and full skirt was fun too. you never know.
skirt-vintage (i'm pretty sure) banana republic safari and travel clothing co.
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