I never thought I was vain. I really didn’t. But I am sad to report that I am among the worst offenders when it comes to being overly concerned about my appearance. It is weird. I have tried to find the perfect haircut over the years that lends itself to always looking right with a minimum amount of fuss.
Let’s do a quick tour of the Looks of Beth Ann.
During grade school aka The Very Awkward Years I sported several different styles ranging from long and stringy to pixie cut. Here are a couple samples of what I could find.
Then came high school and trying to figure out who the heck I was.
College came and I got another new look.
Marriage and babies followed and the decade of the perm was in . I hung onto that look just a little too long.
Then there was a brief stint at being a biker babe clad in leather–all to raise money for a church –it was not a good look—I was way too blonde and it was way too short.
At one point, when Chris and I moved to Iowa, we figured that this was a good look for us.
On a trip to the beach I thought I had finally hit upon the right look for me!
A couple of years ago I was whining to Chris that I hated all my pictures that I had on Facebook and especially on my blog. I really wanted a good one where I looked happy, had a nice smile and had a good hair day. He made the magic happen and I finally I had a picture that I loved.
This week my BFF Ann and I are going to go shopping for a dress for me to wear to Micah and Wendy’s wedding in August. I have put it off until now because …well…I wanted to lose some weight. This menopause thing is kicking my butt in the weight department. Unfortunately my lack of will power has not worked in my favor and I have to bite the bullet and realize that I am just going to have to buy a larger size than I really wanted to.
Aaron took a couple of shots of us this weekend while he was here for Mother’s Day. The lighting wasn’t all that great but we look pretty good. Or at least I think so.
Chris says that we have to look good for the wedding because these will be our “death pictures”. You know what he is talking about. Those pictures that they typically show before a Service of Remembrance on the screens in the church. So the pressure is on.
Find the perfect dress.
Get the haircut perfect.
Get the smile perfect.
Bottom line — be vain and go for the perfect image for those pictures.
Wish me luck!
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