Urban Outfitters, I’ve had bangs for a very, very long time. With the exception of a few experiments in high school and college, I’ve been rocking this ‘do since I was just a toddler with wispy blonde ringlets. Having bangs feels so me, so crucial to my appearance and even my identity.

So why on earth would I grow them out?

I realized that I’ve been using my bangs to hide my face.  Whenever I’ve thought about growing them out, I look back at pictures of me when I didn’t have bangs, and I honestly think I’m ugly.

Not so with bangs!  They’ve always made me feel cute.  They soften my hard Irish bone structure and hide my poorly-maintained eyebrows.  And besides, at my height, I’ll never be sexy, so I may as well be as cute as possible, right?

WRONG!  Having this blog for over a year has made me so much more accepting of my body image than I’ve ever been.  There are parts of my body that I’ve always struggled with liking, but looking at pictures of myself day in and day out has really helped me appreciate myself!

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Now I’m going to take on the challenge of feeling beautiful with a hairstyle I’ve always thought made me hideous.

To that end, I got my hated eyebrows tinted and waxed and totally Cara Delevingne-ized.  They’re bold and amazing!  I’ve also begun the long, slow process of growing out my bangs, so expect to see some tutorials and tips in the near future if you’re going through the same thing as me.

Also See : Outfit: Village Life

I want to turn it over to you guys.  Have you changed your hairstyle recently?  If you have, how are you feeling about it?

Sweater: ModCloth

Top: old, ModCloth

Skirt: ModCloth

Tights: old, Urban Outfitters

Shoes: old, Restricted

Bag: old, Disaster Designs