February 14th, 2017 at 2:10am

This year one of my New Year’s resolutions was to practice better self care. Self care is absolutely fundamental in these stressful times. You should do something once a day that is for your complete enjoyment and no one else’s. So having been inspired by the new wave of the feminist movement and our narrowing approach to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (or as I like to call it: Roaring ’20s: The Squeakuel™), I decided to chop off all my hair and get an undercut. The world didn’t end, people didn’t see me and recoil in disgust, and no one mistook me for a man. Having short hair doesn’t make you any less feminine. In fact, it’s really liberating. If you’ve been thinking about cutting your hair for a while like I had, or if you’ve been looking for a way to switch things up a bit, I would absolutely recommend it. It’s quick and easy to style, and I’ve had so much fun trying out new looks with my wardrobe as well as my makeup.

The outfit I’m wearing is versatile, fashionable, and it keeps me warm in 45-degree weather. I’ve been working on incorporating colors into my wardrobe this season to add some pizazz to the copious amount of black and gray I own. Something like a blue velvet choker or a dusty pink cardigan can make all the difference. The choker brings attention to the neck and the face, and adds a little edge. The cardigan is warm and is perfect for layering.

In the winter I never leave home without my knit infinity scarf. It goes with nearly everything and it’ll last a lifetime. With with my fabulous new haircut I find that my head gets cold! So I just pull the scarf over my head and that does the trick. This piece is critical for cold girls ballin’ on a budget.

I chose to complete this outfit with high-waisted jeans and black booties. Trying to dress down? Wear sneakers and leggings, and ditch the choker.