As far as style refreshes go, few changes are as effective as a dramatic hair change. I finally decided to visit the salon last weekend to do something about my long, shapeless locks, armed with a photo of Marion Cotillard's relaxed bob and sideswept bangs. 90 minutes and more than 6" of hair chopped off later, I emerged a new woman. The change has definitely given my closet staples a new lease on life. This outfit, which can veer towards twee with a braided 'do, now feels sleeker, more modern, and decidedly more grown-up. A sleek bob for autumn while savouring the last couple weeks of sunflowers, skirts, and sandals season: sounds like the perfect pre-fall compromise to me.
P.S. No community garden sunflowers were harmed in the shooting of these photos! (Mine are from Whole Foods.)