I guess I can call my hair long now. Maybe to be more accurate I should say mid-length. It has been fun, actually. I've been experimenting again with an updo that is appropriate for work. The top one is my favorite because it's easy, comfortable and I like the contrast of the small barette. The second one is a little more on the classic side. I use spin pins, but if you aren't careful, they can be like drilling holes in your head.
Several people have complimented me on the updo. It gives the illusion of short hair, which is a fun way to mix it up. I'm starting to wear it this way more often than not. I tell you what I would really like to try is a scrunchie. I know, I know. Stylish Young Co-worker made me promise I would never do it. But I think the right one wore low on the neck can be pretty. I bought this little braided twisty at Ulta -- it's not quite a scrunchie, but it's kind of heavy for my hair, and I haven't worn it in public yet. I like the overall effect. Who would wear scrunchies if it weren't such a fashion faux pas?
I just can't imagine why so many people find long gray hair unattractive. I've become quite vain about mine. I love looking at it and playing with it. I especially love the variations in color that you see when I wear it up. I went to an event this week and noticed all the women who dyed their hair, and they seemed rather blah to me. Who wants a wall of fake color when you get this naturally?