September 26, 2012


Shirt: Old Navy // Pants:  Aerie // Boots:  JCP (last year)

Growing up, my forehead was my insecurity.  Oh, and my stomach.  My toes.  My skin.

I digress.

But my forehead, which I lovingly call a five-head, was my major gripe.

(Get it? "Fore/four-head"? "Five-head"? I picked that up from my past obsession with America's Next Top Model.)

I had bangs from ages 9-19 for this very reason.  They hid it a bit.

I never really admitted this issue to anyone and eventually got over it.  I did the side-swept bangs for awhile and then I realized that I did not, in fact, look like a gremlin without bangs.

Where was this realization when I was 14??

I told my husband about this problem of mine back when we were engaged, so he started calling it a "seven-head".  Which, of course, was just awesome.

Whatever.  He'd already given me the ring.  Ain't no goin' back now.

So, I think I love this darn headband from Alaska Chicks as much as I do because it creates the illusion of a normal-sized forehead.

You know what else my husband makes fun of?  I barely have any bottom eyelashes.  I don't know why this is.  Bad genes, I s'pose.

(And, for the record, if you can't make fun of yourself, who can you make fun of?)

Walkabout Wednesday
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  1. husbands have no idea how to compliment. : ) I think it is so cute! and I LOVE your pants!

  2. That headband is adorable and I love the pants! Also, I've never looked at a photo you've posted and thought "my, what a large forehead" so idk what you're talking about! My husband jokes about things I'm insecure about too. Normally I find it funny but if I'm particularly emotional that day I cry and then he feels terrible.

  3. That's cute! I just won a headband that is similar in a blog giveaway. Yay!

  4. love those aerie pants on you! Have a happy Wednesday and be sure to enter to win a custom made shot glass!

  5. I don't like my forehead either...note: the side-swept bangs! I have somehow overcome that insecurity as well and will occasionally rock the sock bun and pull everything back. I think it takes time.

  6. Haha, you're so funny. I love that you can make fun of yourself. Honestly, dont think I could be friends with someone who can laugh at themselves. My forehead's ok, it's all the other parts of me that Im self conscious. Especially my feet.

  7. I never thought you had a large forehead either...but everyone sees themselves differently!

    Growing up, I hated my stomach, and this mole I have on my left arm...which now seems small and silly, but I used to refuse to wear short sleeves, I hated it so much.

  8. since I am new and have not seen a picture sans hat, I will hold my opinion on the fivehead, though I doubt it looks like you think it does, things never do. ;)
    I love those boots!

  9. Lol you're hilarious!! But seriously - you're gorgeous!

    Is that shirt from Old Navy new?? I LOVE it! Lately I've really been into horizontal stripes.

    Hope you're having a great day!

  10. That headband is adorable. Thanks for linking up!

  11. I feel your pain! I have a fivehead too. Plus a ginormous head on top of that. In college there were a couple of my sorority sisters I would not stand next to in pictures because I looked like an alien with my giant bubble head and massive forehead. lol The headband is adorable!

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!! :)

    I totally used to have the same problem with my forehead. I had bangs until second semester of my freshman year of college (almost 19). Then I ended up growing them out. This was more because I didn't have money than that I was ready to get over it. But as they were growing out, I realized I looked better without them! Ahhh....the joys of growing up. :)

  13. You make me laugh. I think that my forehead was the one thing I didn't obsess about as a teen.

  14. I love those cute headbands. I don't wear them, because my head is weird. Headbands just pop off, no matter what I do. I'm a conehead.


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