New Home; New Hair

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Well hello there!

It's been just over a month since I last blogged, and boy have I missed it! Moving house has taken up pretty much all of my spare time since the new year, plus I came down with a nasty bug a couple of weeks ago that kept me in bed for about four days feeling very sorry for myself. I'm better now, and although we still have boxes all over the place, my husband and I are essentially moved in to our new home, so we are slowly starting to get back to some sort of normality - finally!

We've moved, for work reasons, from the south of England to the north, and from a fairly large but slightly shabby older property to a smaller but bright shiny new one. In a word, it's a pretty big change, and coming at the beginning of a new year, it really feels like the opening of a brand new chapter.

So perhaps that's why, when I dashed into the hairdresser's mid-move for my regular six weekly trim, I ended up getting my long layers chopped into a blunt, collarbone-length cut instead.

The inspiration for this drastic action came from one of my favourite Youtubers, Barbara from The Persian Babe, whose channel is well worth checking out if you haven't already. Barbara recently cut her long hair to a similar length and I've been obsessed with it ever since. Even so, I never do anything on a whim, especially not when it has to do with my hair, so I was astonished to find myself asking my hairdresser for a similar cut without having spent weeks weighing up the pros and cons first. I guess I got all caught up with the spirit of change and just went for it! I'm so glad I did, because I really love the result. If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen this picture before - it's also right there in the sidebar, look! - but I've had no time to play with my camera since the move, so it will have to do for now I'm afraid!

Short hairstyle
As much as I love long hair, I'm really enjoying the versatility of having a shorter style for once. It's nice to be able to show off necklaces, earrings and collars a bit more without having to tie my hair back. Plus, it takes a lot less time to wash, dry and style. While I'd never consider this a reason to change my hairstyle, it's definitely a nice bonus!

Well, that's all for now. Hopefully I'll soon be able to get back to regular blogging now that all the upheaval is over! In the meantime, what do you guys think about shorter hairstyles? Let me know below.

Kate x
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  1. Hi Kate! So nice to see a post from you pop up :) moving homes is very stressful, especially if you're moving to different counties! That cut really suits your face shape, nothing like a new look to make you feel good again :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks Hanh! It has been pretty stressful, but exciting at the same time. Definitely good to get back to normality - and back to blogging! x

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  2. Hey you!!! It's so nice to see you again - I'd missed you!!! Ah, well done on the move, I hope everything went well….I actually moved from the North down to the South a while ago now!

    I am loving the new hair - it's gorgeous and suits you perfectly!!!! My hair is curly so I don't think I could pull this length off without having to straighten it daily! :(

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you Layla! I've definitely missed blogging, and keeping up with other people's blogs too!

      I love your hair - and it looks fabulous long! x

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  3. Just found your blog via Twitter! Congratulations on all your new starts. Your hair looks lovely :)

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  4. You look very elegant in this hair style, really love it

    Melange-Boutique Blog by Noe&Lolita

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  5. Your hair looks so nice! I love that style, I've seen loads of YouTubers cutting their hair, or at least saying how they want to! I think it looks really pretty, I would never have the courage to though, I love my waist length hair too much I think haha! Xx

    http://magentatulip.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is becoming a bit of a thing isn't it? I can imagine waist length hair would be difficult to chop off - like chopping off an arm or a leg! x

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  6. Aw the hair looks lovely! Moving is soo stressful, especially when you are settled and have lots to move. Hope it has gone smoothly! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you Jasmin! It didn't go smoothly at all but luckily my husband and I managed to stay laid back about it and avoid stressing any more than was necessary! x

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  7. Moving house is fun but stressful! I love your new hair :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  8. Really nice look. You look so pretty.
    New post on my blog.
    http://thegirl26.blogspot.com.es/

    xx

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  9. Your hair looks gorgeous this length, I was tempted to get mine a similar length but chickened out haha. Sounds like such a busy month, moving is so time consuming! I've only ever moved from rented to so I can't imagine how much worse it would be with furniture. Bright shiny new house is exciting though :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. It's funny because I've always hated my hair short in the past! I think the difference this time is going for the blunt cut rather than thinking I have to keep layers in it, as that seems to make it look much shorter than you really intended. Moving with furniture is a real nightmare - makes you want to throw it all away and buy all new stuff! x

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  10. It had to be very excited to you to move in new home :) Btw, I love your new hairstyle, it suits to you!

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  11. The hair looks beautiful- I've often thought about chopping mine to this length, but then chicken out. Hope you get settled quickly and find some semblance of oeace again!
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    1. Peace would be wonderful! Normally I'm just as cautious when it comes to my hair - don't know what came over me really! X

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  12. Wow you look totally stunning here! Definitely made me want to chop off my hair! Lovely post! X

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  13. Awww I hope you're feeling better lovely! I had a terrible bug too :( Stomach pains and light headedness!!! I love your new hairstyle it suits you perfectly :)

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh stomach bugs are the worst! Mine was more of a sore throat and fever. I'm much better now thank you, and hope you are too! X

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  14. Have an amazing day, dear Kate :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  15. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  16. Your hair looks SO good! Love it! The move sounds so exciting (and probably stressful) - I hope you settle in quickly :D

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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  17. Love your new haircut. You look beautiful! :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  18. Your hair looks so lovely! Really suits you! hope you have settled into your new home ok!

    Meme xx

    New Post out now:
    'The I Quit Sugar Hairy Dieters Recipe Books'
    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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