With plenty of time off of work (a sabbatical if you will), I figured I had a good opportunity to live as a girl full time, even if only for a week or so. And, I figured this would be a good time to explore some low maintenance ways that I could do being a girl. You know, things that would make it a little easier with less grooming or combing or plucking. A short pixie cut wig seemed like a good way to cut down on annoying maintenance. Instead of worrying about how wind would affect my hair, or worrying that it looked tangled or frayed or wig-like, I could just pop on a short wig and head right outside, confident that my wind tunnel of a city wouldn't ruin my look.
Well, I picked up a wig off eBay, careful to make sure I had the right hair color (which was a spot on match). With the style, I tried to get something with sort of longish bangs that still looked feminine enough and wouldn't leave me looking like a Beatle or something. I think it ended up looking okay.
The night I took these photos, my partner and I were meeting a friend for dinner. It was golden hour (when you get perfect sunset light). Throwing on my new short wig, I ran outside to snap some photos so I could get a feel for how I looked.
This wig, I think, is just a little too short for me. Honestly, I think I'd prefer something with longer bangs in front so that they cover up a little more of my face. I know, I know. It's like what the mom tells the teenage daughter "You have such a beautiful face, don't hide it behind your hair." But, I like having my hair in front of my face! At least on the sides. Despite six months of HRT I still think my face looks to masculine and I like haircuts that hide my face as much as possible.
With this short wig, I just felt a little exposed, at least facially, like all my facial bone structure flaws were there for the world to see. Plus, I worried the short hair just didn't help me pass the same way that long hair actually would. Maybe a slightly different pixie cut would work for me, and I used to have a blonde pixie wig that really worked well for me. Maybe it's just a matter of finding the right pixie cut look, and this one isn't it. Also, I felt weird because this wig, I think, made me look a little more middle aged and a little less young and hip. Again, I think maybe it's the wig style itself and not the short hair. I'll have to keep looking around to see what other styles are out there.
In the end though, I decided to go with my usual long hair for dinner that night. While I think that the short hair could look okay, I still felt like I was more passable (and thus more comfortable) with the longer hair, even if the wind did mess it up. Also, on the way to dinner, my partner managed to snap a few pictures for me, so we got some great sunset light shots that made me super happy.
The day after this would be the real start of my staycation. Monday. I had big plans though. First, I would head to Banana Republic and Target to do some shopping, then maybe try and take some photos around NYC to show off my new clothes.
I kind of like the pixie look especially the way it shows in the 1st & 5th pictures. I love the pose and the lighting and the look in the 7th picture too. Always love the look with a LBD. Think heels might go good for a night out too with that LBD. Always have to show off those gorgeous gams.Enjoy your staycation and so happy to live our lives vicariously through you. Hugs.ReplyDelete
PS: You do have beautiful eyes. Don't hide them too much.
Thank you so much, Lisa. You're too kind! The black dress is literally my favorite dress (too bad it's from H&M and already needs some touch up sewing). It may be too casual for heels, but luckily I have plenty of other LBDs that are fancy enough.Delete