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Short Hair!

Short Hair!

I chopped off all of my hair last week. I’d been considering it, but I hadn’t really decided until I just went for it. Susan at Sparrow did an awesome job.

Also, it appears I was channeling August. We wore the same foxy sweater that day — Brandon chose it for him while getting him dressed, not knowing I was going to wear mine. Then I went and got a little boy’s haircut. His haircut. Twinsies! I am not sure how I feel about that, but I guess we’re pretty cute together.

Haircut

Also, looking at these pictures, I’m realizing that maybe I should be tucking the little ends behind my ears. (And probably also showering before taking and posting giant pictures of myself, but whatevs!)

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120 Comments

  • Reply
    Jillian
    April 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Love it! I’ve been contemplating a similar take on the pixie. Looks great on you!

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    Nic Squirrell
    April 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    You have the happiest smile ever.

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    Chloe @Ergo-Blog
    April 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Oh your hair cut is so cute!!! I wish I could pull that off! =)

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    celeste
    April 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    It looks so great on you! The wisps by your ears are cute, but you would look great with them tucked back, too.

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    meryl rose
    April 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    SUPER CUTE! I did the same thing about 3 years ago. I LOVED IT. But then I started missing my ponytail so I grew it out a little so it’s just above my shoulders. Still short and easy, but I can now toss it up in a pony too. I LOVE short hair on us girls.

    LOOKIN’ GOOD!

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    Ceci Bean
    April 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    It’s cute! Also, you have a great shade of brown. Do you color it?

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      Making it Lovely
      April 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      I do. It’s John Frieda’s foam hair color in dark brown (3N). It looks a smidge too dark now, I think, with my hair so short. I may go one shade lighter next time, but it’s a perfect match for my natural hair color as-is.

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    Ellen
    April 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Ka-UTE! Love it! And I like the ends sticking out!

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    Chandra
    April 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! That hair cut suits you so well! I love it!

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    Clair
    April 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Your hair looks really good. It always takes a bit to get used to a new look, especially when you go quite short. I know whenever I go short, I have to keep looking in the mirror to reassure myself. :) And while your shirts may match, your haircuts certainly don’t! You look like a chic woman, not an adorable toddler. :)

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    casacaudill
    April 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Adorable!

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    hannah
    April 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    it looks so great!!!

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    Danielle
    April 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I just got my hair cut also shorter. Probably about 3 inches off. My son didn’t recgonize me when I got home and stared at me for a few minutes.

    Your hair looks great!! I love how it shows off your glasses. Just think of the cute hair accessories that would work with this now! Headbands…!

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    Nicole @ Dutchie Love
    April 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I’ve had a pixie for 4-5 years now and I love it. It looks fabulous on you! I just took the plunge recently and dyed it platinum blonde with a little bit of purple thrown in for fun – some times you just have to go for it!

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    Elisa @ What the Vita
    April 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    It looks really great on you. A pixie cut is one of my life goals… I shaved my hair all off once before, but I never quite got a pixie cut. You look so great, seriously!

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    Megan
    April 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Love the short hair! Looks amazing – good call! Very chic :)

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    Katie
    April 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Love it – you look gorgeous, for real. Also, I bought the Foxy sweater immediately after seeing it here the first time and I wear it all the time – thanks for the inspiration :)

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    Melanie
    April 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Very chic! Love it.

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    Andrea Howe
    April 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Short hair suits you!!!

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    Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    April 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Whatevs, you look awesome! Now you’ll have to do style posts with August :)

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    Sizzle
    April 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Short hair girls, unite! Looks awesome.

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    vernonlee
    April 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    You look fantastic!

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    Crystal
    April 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I love it! I just grew my hair out (over the past year and half) from having a super short pixie cut. I loved it but after 4 years I craved longer hair again. I will say that short hair is a polarizing topic. I found that people either loved it (I had stangers stopping me to tell me how much they loved my hair) or hated it (some said nothing, some asked when I was going to grow it out again, and some were just blatantly said they liked my hair long). I loved it and miss how easy it was to wash and go.

    You look super cute way but very trendy with short hair. I love it!

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      Making it Lovely
      April 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      I suppose short hair is polarizing. I’ve had it before and I’m not really loyal to any particular length — too much fun to play around and switch things up from time to time.

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    Danielle
    April 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Love it! I have short hair, too, and while I love my pixie, I’m always on the lookout for something a little different (only becuz I’ve had it for years and years). And I second the above notion – short hair girls unite!

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    Jenni Sea
    April 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    !!! ADORABLE!

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    molly
    April 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    LOVE IT! When I did mine, I also wanted to tuck the sides…but everyone said don’t. It honestly looks adorable

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    Vanessa
    April 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Aaaaaahhhh!!!!! You look SO cute! Short hair is perfection on you!

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    Camille
    April 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I can’t get over how much it suits you! And I’m a fan of the ends as is- I’m sure it would great tucked behind your ears but it’s just adorable. You look stunning!

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    Josephine
    April 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    You’re rocking it! And I like the ends out ;-)

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    Diane @ DixieJulep
    April 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Too fabulous! I love it!

    I haven’t had a pixie in about a decade, but your beautiful, happy photos make me want to go short again. It’s so much fun!

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    Ruth
    April 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Looks good! I wonder if the glasses are visually heavy now without the longer hair. Could you post a picture without the glasses? Or with a smaller pair?

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      Making it Lovely
      April 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      The ones I’m wearing in the first picture are smaller/thinner than the ones I have on in the picture with August. The new hair does change the proportions, but it has been fun seeing how all of my different glasses look now!

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        Annie
        April 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

        So cute! Can you tell me where your glasses are from? I love them both.

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    Carly
    April 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Love it!! While your hair styles are different when I first saw your pic I thought of Michelle from Project Runway-love her!
    http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-11/designers/michelle-lesniak-franklin

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    Crystal
    April 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    How cute are you! Looks nice!

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    Diane@InMyOwnStyle
    April 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Love it Nicole – It looks so fresh and modern – Tres chic. Your smile tells it all.

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    Camille
    April 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Love it!

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    Veronica
    April 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    CUTE! You need to change your bio photo now – you look so different :-)

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    Catherine
    April 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I love it, and I think the color is great! It makes it sort of edgy, but still sweet and feminine.

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    Ilana
    April 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    L O V E IT- Thanks for including where you got it cut. I just moved here from Brooklyn and your GREAT cut is motivation to check them out when I need a cut– which is about two weeks over due. Really love the shorter hair!

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    Ashli @ The Sweat Revolution
    April 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Absolutely love it – it really suits you! And I adore your fox sweater!

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    lindsay
    April 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    LOOKS REALLY REALLY CUTE! FRESH AND CAREFREE!

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    Kim @ Yellow Brick Home
    April 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    A-freaking-dorable!

    I used to have hair your length, then 5 years ago, I started craved loooong Asian hair. It took me almost that whole time, but I finally have it! Sometimes I crave going back to short – more just to start over and get my locks healthy again.

    Oh, and I vote to keep the strands in front if your eyes for casual stuff, then tucking for a date night!

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    Kim @ Yellow Brick Home
    April 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Your ears – not eyes! Silly.

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    Sava
    April 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    love it!

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    Jennifer Laura
    April 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I got this haircut last Summer (with longer bangs) and I HATED having it. Not being able to throw it in a ponytail was a huge annoyance for me, but I look back at the pictures of myself and think it looks pretty adorable (I didn’t think that at the time) and even seeing this pictures of you makes me think about maybe doing it again….weird no? Looks great on you!

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    Jenn
    April 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    It is so so so cute! The cut is extremely flattering and I don’t think you need to get picky on tucking back your hair or anything. I like that you look calm and cool here!

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    Hally
    April 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Welcome to the club. I cut mine back in December and now all my friends are joining the bandwagon.

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    Ez
    April 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Woohoo! You look amazing lady! Congrats on the fresh new cut! I think you look fabulous! xo Ez

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    Jennifer Rodgers
    April 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    It looks amazing and so stylish on you!

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    Yolanda
    April 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for years, but have never commented before. When I saw your haircut I felt compelled. You look as cute as a jar full of buttons! Your haircut is absolutely beautiful and it suits you so well:)

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    Kristi
    April 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I absolutely love this haircut on you! I think your previous hairstyle was great on you but this works too – in fact I’m jealous because mine’s the same length as your cut and I wish I could style it that cute! For some reason mine always feels too long. In fact if you ever wanted to share how you style your new hair, it would be much appreciated! :)

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    Jenn
    April 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Super cute! I chopped mine off a couple years ago- every once in a while I miss the pony tail, but when I can wash/dry it in 5min flat- I’m glad I cut it!

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    Tina Slocum
    April 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    You look stunning with your new short style! it’s perfect on you and will be wonderful for Spring And Summer, especially.
    Gorgeous cut.
    tina

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    Kari
    April 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Wow! Short hair totally suits you!

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    Henna | HENNA BLOSSOM BLOG
    April 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    WHOA, I LOVE it! :) Very flattering and adorable. You look great, Nicole!

    I actually just had about 7 inches cut off as well. Actually wasn’t planned. I was at a friend’s house and I don’t know how it happened, but I ended up in a chair with all of my hair on the floor, ha. My friend is an interior designer, not a hair dresser, but I think she did a bangin’ job! :)

    Cheers to a lighter head of hair for the SPRING! :)

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    Kimberly
    April 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I actually think having the little ends out looks good!

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    Hanna
    April 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    You are adorable! I don’t know if I’m brave enough to go quite that short :) I think it looks good with the bits in front of your ears.

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    Vicki
    April 9, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Lurker coming out of the shadows to say I love it! It really suits you.

    Vicki

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    Jams
    April 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    So so cute! I recently cut off 8 inches and am so happy to see my neck!

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    Lisa
    April 9, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    It takes confidence to pull off a style like this, and you obviously have it! Your beauty shines bright with this hair.

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    Lydia
    April 9, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Beautiful!

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    amanda
    April 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Super cute! Maybe you should go blonde to match August?? I think it would suit you:)

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    Katie
    April 9, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I think it suits you too! I’ll go as far to say it suits you a lot more than your previous style. And you look younger. Viva la short hair!

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    Melissa
    April 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    This cut looks really cute on you!

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    Leah
    April 10, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Love, love LOVE!!!! I like the sides in front of your ears, it’s very pixie-ish and feminine. So adorable, it really suits you!!! I wish I felt confident enough to rock this haircut- I’m such a long haired gal.

    kudos to you for the last minute choice, it’s beyond adorable!!!!!

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    Ilaria
    April 10, 2013 at 1:53 am

    You look awesome! And I like your top on the first picture, where is it from?

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    graciepea
    April 10, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Looks wonderful! What a great cut.

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    Begoña
    April 10, 2013 at 3:03 am

    I think you look gorgeous!!!!!!! Love it! Really really love it

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    Lisa
    April 10, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Beautiful! And so slimming!

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    Melissa @ HOUSEography
    April 10, 2013 at 6:57 am

    So cute!! Love it!

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    Ashlee
    April 10, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I love the haircut! It looks so good! I used to have a pixie cut and I loved it. It’s so easy to take care of and I actually felt my prettiest when I had my short hair!! Plus wearing vintage sunglasses works way better with short hair!!

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    Erin
    April 10, 2013 at 7:38 am

    That cut suits you so very well! I had the same one for a long time, but have been growing it out for the past few years. Seeing this makes me want to go back. But, now that I think of it, my son has the same haircut, too. lol

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    Corey
    April 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I LOVE it! and how brave you are! I really realllly want to chop all of mine off but I am such a chicken. Kudos to you and it looks fantastic!

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    Dee in BC
    April 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Your hair style really suits you. You look great!

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    Camille
    April 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Love the haircut! And, that’s a really cute dress! Where did you get it?

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    Katie J
    April 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Love it. Doing the same this Saturday. I love Spring Haircuts!

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    Jennifer
    April 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Super cute! I don’t think I have the bone structure for such a short cut, but I always think it looks so chic!

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    nic
    April 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

    LOVE it! It really flatters you! Maybe consider some smaller glasses now that you have less hair tho? But you look great!

    A while back (quite a while back) you had a link to an article about people are messy but need clean closets – do you remember where that link was by any chance?

    I seldom comment (tho I read every day) but thank you for you honest and professional yet down to earth blog! You are an intellect and you have wonderful style!

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    Arlena
    April 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Wow! Your new style looks awesome! Even though your hair looked great before,…this is just “YOU”…and the fox sweater and hair cut for August just makes for a perfect picture..:)

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    Jessy F.
    April 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Love it!

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    Crissy
    April 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

    It looks great! And it’s just hair…if you change your mind, just grow it back out again! Enjoy!

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    ellen patton
    April 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

    tres cute!

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    Bonnie Morscher
    April 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

    That haircut looks great! So fresh and it shows off your pretty face!

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    olga
    April 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I normally do not post, but this is a special occasion … the haircut looks great!

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    bethany
    April 10, 2013 at 11:36 am

    hair looks great! little bits around ears look great! love it all!

    “change your hair, change your life” – so what will this change in hair inspire, miss?

    love your blog – as always <3

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    jbhat
    April 10, 2013 at 11:44 am

    You are so cute. Good call! And isn’t it so different to shampoo a short ‘do? Wash and go! I used to have a similar style many years ago, and seeing yours makes me miss it.

    jbhat

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    Jen
    April 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented before, but I just had to tell you that I love your new haircut. It’s incredibly flattering. If I didn’t have giant poufy hair, I would love to have a cute cut like that. Enjoy it!

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    Sally
    April 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    GORGEOUS! It so suits you. How inspiring …. maybe I will

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    Alina
    April 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I love it! I really liked it long, but this new haircut is so fresh and modern

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    Xenia
    April 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Your haircut looks stunning on you and very chic. You will love the easy care of short hair.

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    GumShoe Blog
    April 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    You look flippin’ AMAZING with that hair!

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    Angeline
    April 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Love it love it love it!
    Love it “untucked” too!
    I agree w/ GumShoe – flippin’ amazing! :)

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    Kate
    April 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    You look fantastic.

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    Lacey Hanchak
    April 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    OMG! You look awesome! The hair suits you…you look beautiful!!

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    Christy
    April 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    So cute! Love the new do.

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    Anna
    April 11, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Love the hair, it looks great! (and the fox jumpers are really cute too).

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    katrina
    April 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    oh nicole! you look absolutely darling. i love this look on you!!

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    Julia at Home on 129 Acres
    April 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I love short pixie cuts and yours is no exception. I chopped mine off a few years ago, grew it out and couldn’t wait to cut it again as a birthday present to myself last fall. I find short hair on women super feminine actually. So no worries about being “twinsies” with August… although the matching sweaters are super cute.

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    Mrs. Higgs
    April 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Love and WHERE did those foxy shoes in the photo come from?

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    Sarah van Loon
    April 11, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    LOVE your short hair, Nicole!!! You look super chic and stunning. Love love love LOVE it on you. Hope you’re loving it even more than we do! :)

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    Megan Rasmussen
    April 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Love, love, love your short hair! I think it makes you look younger (not that you looked old before, but I (hope) you know what I mean). And based on the tone I pick up from reading your blog, I think its a really good fit for your personality, too.

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    gosia
    April 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    you look just super cute, cool and hip. i love this haircut on you – the best version of yours! it makes me want to have my hair cut too… but my husband loves longer hair and i’ve been growing mine for two years now… but you look so fresh, young and mignone that i have to think a haircut over.

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