A new haircut and getting lost in the mall…sort of

I’ve been wanting a haircut for a long time. During our old movie spree, it seems like every one starring Audrey Hepburn also contained a haircut of some sort. Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and Funny Face all did, at least. Gretchen tried to convince me to get a cute, short haircut like hers. But I wasn’t quite daring enough to do that. However, I did want to layer my hair. When I told our hairdresser that, she looked a bit perplexed. Because I have really, really thick hair. After two hours of pulling my hair this way and that, with some cutting in between, my hair was finally layered.

Afterwards, Mom and I went to the mall. Don’t you just love going somewhere and showing off your new haircut? Probably no one noticed, but I pretended they did. We went to Ross’ Dress for Less (my favorite store) and did our usual routine of trying on all shirts on the racks small to medium, and all the skirts between sizes 6 and 8. I searched in vain for my illusive denim skirt, but did get red and blue shirts, and a red skirt.

As Mom was still searching through the racks, I decided to run to PayLess Shoes to look for a pair of the cute sandals that are so popular this summer. I did find some, and tried them on. They were adorable, but alas, terribly uncomfortable. I have resigned myself to good old flip-flops.

Returning to Ross, I looked all over the store for Mother. I even grabbed a shirt I didn’t like to try on in the dressing room to see if she was there. Unsuccessful, I decided upon Sears as my next destination, since I had told Mom I would look for shoes there. I walked through the entire store, including the tools section, where a guy employee greeted me. After that I walked to Christopher and Banks, one of Mom’s favorite stores. I returned to Sears, and the employee told me, “Hello, again!” I tried to look like I knew what I was doing. Retracing my steps back to Ross, I finally indentified Mom’s hair over the racks of dresses. How I had overlooked her earlier, I have no idea. Together we went to Sears so we could try on a few more shirts. As I was waiting outside the dressing room, the same employee saw me and said, “Why don’t you just get a job and start working here?” I wished I could hide behind the clothes’ racks.

To quote Thomas Paine, “These are the times which try men’s souls.” Well, maybe wishing for a cellphone when you can’t find your mom in the mall wasn’t quite what he meant.

Oops. This was my first mirror picture-taking attempt.

Ahhh, that’s better. I love my skirt!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gretchen
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 18:39:05

    I don't like your hair cut. It makes you look much too old. Just kidding. Sort of. ;)Looking forward to seeing you soon! HUGS-your big sister


  2. Theresa Wright
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 02:53:55

    You. Look. Darling. I love you Jess!


  3. The Glasers
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 20:54:07

    Jessica, your hair is ADORABLE! And I think it's the perfect length. I love your skirt too! I should ask you to go shopping with me sometime. 🙂


  4. Samantha R.
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 21:56:23

    Oh, it's cute! The hair cut and the skirt! =)And yes, it does make you look older!I'm glad you found your Mom finally. Ah, cell phones do come in handy every once in a while…


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