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.
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.