Short Hair Sunday: Amanda

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Amanda from Omaha, Nebraska!

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Having short hair makes me feel:
Modern, sophisticated, and daring

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What made you decide to cut your hair?
It’s extremely thick and neither curly nor straight, making it completely unmanageable when long. I cut it to chin length when I was 16 and then to pixie length at 21, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. It also marks a turning point in my life, when I started to speak out more about politics and social concerns and I feel like having short hair gives me confidence to speak out.

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My short hair icon is:
Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, and this one girl in a science class I had once

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My favorite hair product is:
Got2b CrazySleek Flat Iron and Blow Dry Lotion

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Just go for it! I think everyone looks great with short hair and if you don’t like it, it’ll grow back. It’s just hair, right? Ask around for a stylist who has a good reputation with short hair (even if it’s not your usual stylist) and get some good wax or pomade to style it with.

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If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Short Hair Sunday: Giselle Latta

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Giselle Latta hailing from Brisbane, Australia!

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Having short hair makes me feel: Liberated

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I felt like a change and embracing my inner confidence with an outward expression of the same. I have always loved the pixie cut and think its feminine and sassy. No more hiding behind the obvious femininity of long hair! I cut my hair from a bob to a pixie in April and have LOVED it. I’ve had so many people comment positively – and even a few embrace the pixie do for themselves!

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My short hair icon is: Ginnifer Goodwin

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de lorenzo mud slide - short hair productsMy favorite hair product is: De Lorenzo Mud Slide

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Do it! Take pictures with you & talk to your hair stylist. Take the plunge into pixie nirvana – it’s liberating :-)

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Check out Giselle’s blog and Pinterest!

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If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Daily Outfit: Last Outfit of 2013

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When you don your dress for that New Year’s Eve party tonight, remember that it’s going to be your last outfit of 2013! No pressure.

If there ever was a day to go for glitter and sequins, this is it! Since I’m going to be ringing in the New Year at home tonight, I opted for gold sequins for daytime as a nod to New Years.

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Glasses: Rivet & Sway | Earrings: Forever21 | Suede jacket: Etsy | Sequin top: Target | Watch: Fossil | Harem medallion pants: Target | Shoes: Thrifted 

So what was your last outfit of 2013? Happy New Year!

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Sunday Style: Pants 2013

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Today I joined Mormon Feminists everywhere when I wore pants to church today in a sign of solidarity and sisterhood. I wore pants last year, too.

Earlier today I encouraged women who were contemplating wearing pants to just go for it! It’s just for three hours.

Dear sisters, if you are considering wearing pants to church today, do it! As an image consultant and wardrobe stylist, I teach my clients that the clothes they wear affect the way they think, they way they feel, the way they act, and the way that others react to them. Sure, people may react to your pants. But remember first and foremost, your pants are going to impact how you feel about yourself. And I can tell you from experience, you’re going to feel a part of a profoundly powerful sisterhood when you pull on those pants today.

Did you wear pants today?

Glasses: Rivet & Sway | Earrings: gift | Suede jacket: Etsy | Orange tank: Nordstrom Rack | Necklace: H&M | Palazzo Pants: Nordstrom | Handbag: Momentum Handbag | Shoes: some boutique 
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It’s Not Just What You Wear, But the Order You Wear It

My mentor Judith Rasband is famous for saying, “It’s not just what you wear, but how you wear it.” Today a delightful encounter with a child showed me that it’s not just what you wear, but the order in which you wear it.

boys suitThis afternoon I was on set styling a 6-year-old boy who was going to be modeling a sharp looking three-piece suit. He assured his nanny and I that he wouldn’t need help getting dressed and with an independent air, went into the dressing room solo to clothe himself. He came out a few minutes later wearing the shirt, vest, and slacks with no jacket in sight. Upon closer investigation I discovered that he had accidentally put the jacket on underneath his shirt and vest, against his skin instead of as a third layer piece. Of course I delicately suggested we change the order of things — he quickly mastered the revised order and looked terrific.

A good rule of thumb for deciding what layer? Thinner layers go underneath and thicker layers go on top. Any additional layer to the outside should be visually or actually thicker than the layer underneath. That way you won’t end up wearing a chiffon vest overtop of a cable knit sweater.

It’s not just what you wear, folks — the order counts, too.

Photo: Pinterest

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Short Hair Sunday: Cate Rawson

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is artistic director and stylist Cate Rawson, hailing from Cypress, Texas.

Having short hair makes me feel:
Like an awesome version of myself.

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I have had short hair in the past and I really liked it. I had long hair for years and then decided that it was time to chop chop. I never fixed my hair when it was long because it was a pain and with kiddos at home it took too much time. I love the ease of short hair but more than that I think women with short hair exude a unique kind of confidence. I feel more confident and more MYSELF with short hair. Especially when I have a funky streak of pink in the front. 

My short hair icon is:
Charlize Theron

My favorite hair product is:
WEN Hair Pomade

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
DO IT. Every woman should try short hair at least once in their lives. Also, talk to a good stylist about the cut and which would best suit your hair type and face shape.

Check out Cate’s blog See Cate Create, YouTube and Pinterest.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Halloween Costumes in Your Closet: Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson movies have been part of my family culture for years so when the Moonrise Kingdom movie came out, the wheels started turning for how it could be incorporated into my Halloween Costumes In Your Closet series. Last weekend we hatched the plan with my quirky brothers to go as the cast as Moonrise Kingdom and it’s safe to say that we rocked it!

Joe and Felicia as Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop

Steven, Joe, and Tim as Scout Master Ward, Sam Shakusky and Cousin Ben

Steven and Kathleen as Scout Master Ward and Social Services

Tim and Sarah as Cousin Ben and Raven

Costume Components:

  • Scouts: Scout uniforms, Troop 55 badges, yellow neckerchiefs, Mounty hat, coonskin hat, and garrison cap and high socks with glasses and aviator sunglasses
  • Suzy Bishop: Pink dress, white socks, Sunday school shoes, binoculars, blue eye shadow, and picnic basket
  • Social Services: royal blue coat, blue blouse, blue pants, blue cap and shoes
  • Raven: Black beak, feather chocker and cuffs, black outfit components, fishnet stockings and dramatic makeup

Costume Inspiration 

Happy Halloween!

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Short Hair Sunday – Jenna Yankun

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is artistic director and stylist Jenna Yankun, hailing from New York City!

Having short hair makes me feel:
Powerful! and Sexy!

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I got to a point where I felt really strong and powerful within myself and felt I needed to reflect that on the outside. I’ve always felt like cutting my hair off would be freeing and really show people my true self. Plus all the hot ladies in my family have short hair and have been rocking it for decades!

Jenna has a great fruit series that she does on Instagram -- check it out! Photo: Flutter Studios

My short hair icon is:
Grandma! & Tilda Swinton!

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My favorite hair product is:
Lotion, wax, sweat – or anything that makes it a little dirty when it’s not – no ‘fros please!

Another from Jenna's fruit series. Photo: Richard Darbonne

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Absolutely just do it! It’s just hair – it grows back! And you would be surprised at the way people respond differently to you. I’ve done this a few times and the last time I did it because I wanted to move up in my career and to be taken seriously – I literally got approached by my manager to become a supervisor the NEXT DAY! Crazy right? It shows a certain type of courage to be a lady with short hair!

Check out Jenna on Instagram and Pinterest.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Halloween Costumes In Your Closet: Easy Black Halloween Costumes

Halloween is fast approaching and if you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on your costume, get inspired by these three easy black Halloween costumes. Chances are you even have something in your closet that can come together for these simple costumes.

  1. Sandy from Grease. One of the best on-screen makeovers of our time, Sandy from Grease has sex appeal and spice. All you need is a blonde wig, dramatic makeup, a black top, a black belt, black leather leggings, and red shoes.
  2. Charlie Chaplain. This renown silent film star is a costume that can be worn by either men or women. To pull it together, simply pair a hat, a faux mustache, a black suit and tie, and black shoes. Easy as pie!
  3. Morticia Addams. As brilliant as she is beautiful, Morticia Addams is one of the most popular matriarchs Halloween has to offer. For this costume, simply acquire a black wig, dramatic makeup, a black dress, and heels and you’re done!

Click here for more easy Halloween costumes that you can pull from your closet!

What is your favorite go-to Halloween costume?

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Personal Shopping in Utah

This week I’m excited to be leaving on a jetplane from Seattle to Salt Lake City, Utah for a few days. Having lived in Utah before, I’m looking forward to being back!

For anyone who would like some help putting together their wardrobe for the fall, I have two slots available for Personal Shopping services in Salt Lake and Utah County from Wednesday, October 9th to Friday, October 11th. If you’re interested, just let me know in the comments and we can chat and work something out! You can also email sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com or call 801-851-0055.

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