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The Friday Five for 14 May 2021

Picture from Pixabay. Answers to today’s questions at The Friday Five @ DW.

1) Have you ever done something awful to your hair? What happened?

When I was in my 20s I used to home dye my hair for many years, usually some shade of red/reddish brown. But one time I decided to dye it black. I’m very pale, and have very light natural blond hair and I looked just awful with black hair, so then I bleached my hair and dyed it red. Which came out okay, which I’m stunned about now years later! But yeah, I wouldn’t home dye my dark colors myself anymore, I think a trained stylist can better tell what shade and color temperature will work best for me if I want to dye my hard dark. But also, these days I prefer that it looks more like natural color than bright red, as an example 🙂

2) Conversely, at what time in your life have you looked your best?

Bodywise – before my boobs grew in when I was around 10 years old. Hairwise – well, now actually. I’m very happy with my short hair at this time 😀 Actually, when I’ve looked at old photos of myself, I’ve always looked ok although I’ve never felt it about myself as I look in the mirror. Normal, clean, neat, put together, dressed appropriately for the occasion. I’ve never been pretty or thin so I’ve been trained to think by society that I don’t look good when I look in the mirror, I only see the negatives. It’s only years later when looking at photos, I think I actually looked fine!

3) Do you have a favorite article of clothing? Tell us what and why.

I love the knee length beach dresses I bought last year – the material is soft, and it helps me keep cooler when it’s too warm or a heat wave. I’m wearing one now because we’re having the first summer days this week! Not a heat wave hot yet, but about as hot as I can handle confortably (so around 18-20 Celcius). I also love a bunch of shirts I bought last year, same model but different colors/patterns. I hate clothes and shoes shopping and don’t care about modern fashion (I love women’s pre-20th century fashions, always have and would love to be able to try on some of them!), so pretty much everything I wear is my favorites because I only have a few of any given thing and I’m rather picky about colors/patterns/how it sits on me.

4) Confess the worst fashion trend you ever succumbed to.

I never know what’s trending in fashion so I’ve no idea! Except maybe that 1980s perm hair that was always sort of frizzy no matter what I tried to do to it?? Those look horrible in photos now, both on me and everyone else.

5) Are there any clothing/fashion trends today that you simply don’t understand?

I’ve no idea what they are all called but I see a lot of styles on people around town that *I* think looks ugly on them… like too tight shirts that looks like it’s 5 sizes too small but I guess is fashionable because so many people dress like that. One thing I don’t understand and hate is wearing sports clothing when you’re not doing sports…. but that’s because I loath sports and don’t want to be reminded of it. I think all sports clothes look ugly, no matter who’s wearing them and how. That’s clearly a me problem, though!

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