The Bangs Are Back In Town

Friday, August 1, 2014


The other day I walked outside intending to go to Trader Joe's to grab milk and I accidentally got bangs instead. This happens to me every year at this time. Whenever August 1st rolls around the six year old inside me screams it's time for back-to-school bangs! I usually ignore her, but she caught me at a weak moment on Wednesday so the moment I passed a salon I walked right inside and ten minutes later I walked out looking like a shaggy 70s queen. Or something like that.

Me and bangs go way back. And I think it's safe to say we've had a pretty rocky history together. We've been off and on for more years than I can count. It all started back in the late 80s/early 90s.


First day of pre-school '91. Sassy bangs, animal print trim, platform sneakers, and light denim. Classy as HELL.

I always assumed my mom had me in bangs because she could tell I was such a trendy little kid, even at such a young age. I would later learn it had less to do with style and more to do with her trying to cover up my big Wolfe five-head. She denies this, but the writing is on the forehead, if you catch my drift.

When I tried to grow my bangs out as a child, I looked like this. A dirty little rat child.


This is the kid in your 3rd grade class who always had a red ring around her mouth because she couldn't quit licking her damn lips and most likely she looked at her kleenex a little too long after she blew her nose. I know what you're thinking, what happened to the stylish girl from the pre-school photo? I can only assume this photo was taken during the height of my bubble gum CD addiction. I went through a dark time as a child when I stopped caring about my appearance all together and gave up all personal hygiene because my only motivation in life was to acquire more quarters so I could buy more bubblegum CD's from the movie store down the block. It was truly all I cared about for a good six months. Bubblegum in the shape of a CD made me lose my shit.

After about age ten I took a break from bangs for a long time until they suddenly because really stylish again when I was in high school. I took the plunge and got them when I was a junior and when I "wore them out" for the first time on New Years Eve everyone said I looked like Beyonce. A Caucasian version of Bey, a Caucasian Nebraskan version I mean. Okay, perhaps I'm the only one who said I looked like Beyonce. Whatever. You be the judge.


This is most likely at a high school party where Jeni and I were pretending to drink.

And then came college. The time when Bang's and I had our worst moments together. Sometimes they looked okay, most times they did not. I was usually cutting them myself on a Friday night about ten minutes before going out.

Not terrible.


Terrible. Poor thing. And this was from the day Chris and I got pinned. Bless his heart.


I think you understand my history with bangs a little bit more now. The only downfall about having bangs is having bangs.

Every morning you wake up and there they are, staring you in the face saying you better style me, or I'm gon' make your life hell. I woke up yesterday and forgot for a brief moment that I had cut them and boy was I scared when I saw my reflection in the mirror. I looked like a girl from a 90s movie who would be first in line to get a makeover from the pretty girls. I snuck up behind Chris as he was eating breakfast in the kitchen and said "will you go to prom with me?" and he literally shrieked with fear.

So there's that.

Anywho, enough about bangs. Before I depart to take on this lovely Friday I wanted to show just a couple more photos of this new Kimono of mine I have been living in. I love the fringe trim and it fits like a gem. For some reason whenever I wear it I suddenly feel a lot cooler than I am.


It's from a great boutique called In Bloom.  When you click over, I'd start with this skirt. I'm thinking it would go great with a long sleeve black halter... I may be ordering it this afternoon. Use the code: DAILYTAY15 to get 15% off your order!


And that's all I've got. Have a great weekend, we're officially into August. Oh boy.

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26 comments:

  1. I've seriously been considering getting bangs for the last two weeks. The last time I had them was freshman year of college and I cannot remember how they looked or weirdly enough find a photo of me with them... I'm guessing they didn't last very long and that is probably a sign not to go for it. They do however look adorable on you and you really do look straight out of the '70s in this outfit. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Love them! I wish I could do bangs. Tried them once and they looked awful.

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  3. I wish bangs looked this good on me. I have a cowlick that bumps up half of my bangs if I try to have them. Which sucks, because I love how they look on other people :(

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  4. Every time I get bangs I almost immediately regret it. It's never as good an idea as I think it is, because they look terrible on me and I can't stand hair in my face. They look great on you though. Lucky.

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  5. You look seriously so cute with bangs. I have had a rocky relationship with bangs too. But unfortunately they make pimples pop up on my forehead like a 13 year old boy.

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  6. This is so hilarious and I feel like ANYONE who has ever had bangs gets this. I went back and forth with them until the really long bangs became popular- you know the ones that are constantly in your eyes- and I literally almost got hit by a CTA bus while trying to cross the street. That was the last time I ever had bangs...

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  7. You look great! And yes, I totally get this love/hate relationship with bangs. I ultimately grew them out, because mine always looked greasy. No matter how often I showered, they were always a darker color than the rest of my hair since they were so slicked down with grease:)

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  8. you rock those like no one i've ever seen before. if i could pull those off I would.

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  9. The bangs look great! But I know what you mean. I'm always tempted to recut mine, but then in pictures I like them maybe 1 out of 10 times. So why have a hairstyle that only looks good 10% of the time? Plus you really have to "do" them. And I just don't. My hair routine is pretty much "shower, comb, forget you have hair."

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  10. you look straight out of the 60s. love it! farrah fawcett would be so proud.

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  11. If I looked as good in bangs are you do, they'd be mine. You go girl! That kimono is beautiful!

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  12. Love your bangs and that kimono! Such a great look!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  13. You are rocking those new bangs! That kimono is so cute!!

    Have a great weekend!
    xo, Taylor

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  14. YES! I just got my bangs back a couple weeks ago and every time I pass a car window I look in it and love my decision. They look great on your too! Great decision!

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  15. I had bangs from the age of 2-16, so I get the intense internal debate. Whenever I get the urge to get them, I just try to remember REALLY HARD how much I hate it when my bangs get in my eyes. But I'll probably have them again next week.

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  16. Bangs look ADORABLE on you! I've tried to rock the bangs multiple times but it never works out for me. And that kimono rocks!!

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  17. You are super cute with bangs. I had the full curling iron barrel bangs in jr high, after that they went away for a bit. They came back full force as side swepts which I am currently trying to grow, except I get bored and cut them before going out.

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  18. I literally got bangs like 2 weeks ago! I'm in that stage too! But mine are now too long to wear down so until I get them trimmed I have to wear them to the side. Oh the struggle. Haha but seriously you look super cute with them!

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  19. I think we all had preschool bangs haha, at least your rocking them in these photos. Totes insta worthy! ;)

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  20. The bangs look great on you! I decided that 2014 was the year for bangs. In the last 6 months I have accidentally chopped them too short, grew them back out, and then accidentally chopped them diagonally {with crafting scissors at that!} Lesson learned - pay the $10 to have them professionally trimmed. I really recommend avoiding crafting scissors covered in glue to trim your bangs. :)

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  21. Love the new do! x
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  22. me and bangs have a long history too. I never seem to get rid of them fully, but it is all for the greater good, and to avoid airplanes landing on my forehead, you know, the usual...
    that kimono rocks btw!!

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  23. I just got my bangs back after growing them out. i missed them too much and my forehead felt far too exposed! still getting used to the again.

    ..x

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  24. I love the bangs. When I first saw this photo on Insta I thought it was Kate Hudson for a second!

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