By Nora Zelevansky / January 12th, 2010


New Years resolutions are all about self-control, motivation and determination.  That's why I prefer to let someone else do the heavy lifting: namely my frequent colorist, Sheri Roman (who "maintains" me).

So, last week, I motivated myself over to her chair, determined to read some trashy magazines and zone out, while she made me 2010 pretty.  And, of course, I showed self control too (for instance, I DIDN'T stop around the corner at Oscar de la Renta and buy a strapless ballgown and I only ate six sugar cookies at the salon).  Okay, I ate seven.

Yup, I know.  My self-discipline is outstanding.

Anyway, I wound up back to blond(ish) and am now enjoying life as Betty.  Veronica was so last year.  After years of red and copper and all those types of shades, I decided it was time to lighten things up (blond is Sheri's specialty, after all).  And I think she did a really nice, subtle job.

PLUS, it may be 3 degrees in Chicago, but it's 85 degrees here in LA.  Might as well pretend it's summer.

So.  What are you all doing for July 4th?  Beach bonfire?  BBQ?

xo – N.

P.S. Photos by Rachel Leonard.

P.P.S. Not that you can really see it above, but note my favorite navy blue Philip Lim sweater.  Not for any real reason.  Just note it because I love it and it goes with everything (at least I pretend that it does).

This one goes out to you, Sweater.  You know who you are.

P.P.P.S. BTW–Have I posted a pic of me since I chopped my hair off too?  Great cut from new B.H. salon Angus Mitchell (yup, related to Paul).

P.P.P.P.S.  Does it kind of look like I'm surreptitiously giving someone the finger?