Hollywood to Housewife: Orange Pants and a New Do!

Welcome to week ten of Hollywood to Housewife, where I find a picture of a celebrity in an outfit I love (the “Hollywood”), and make it my own using pieces in my closet (the “Housewife”), and without making any new purchases.

So lets first talk about the elephant in the room- yes, I darkened my hair just a tad (ok a lot). You guys, its dark. Like super dark. Its going to fade a little, like hair does most of the time, but for now its pretty dark. Its more brown looking in person than in the pics. It looks almost black in the pictures! I still don’t recognize myself. I forget its darker and then all of a sudden I will catch a glimpse of my hair then do an “oh right I forget I am a brunette now!” 

I just wanted a change…I have been debating for months now as to whether or not I should go back to my natural (or close to it). My hair stylist (who is amazing by the way) convinced me to do it since I have been on the fence for so long about it! I am glad I did it- its nice to have a change! I am still not used to it yet, and I am pretty sure that just as I am getting used to it I will start the process to go back to blonde (that’s what usually happens when I do this). I am sort of looking forward to the fact that it will be less maintenance at the salon too…kind of refreshing! In the meantime though…I am still adjusting to having such dark hair! I am getting a spray tan today to sort of tone down the fierceness of the hair color! Maybe once I get the spray tan, combined with the dark hair I will look like some exotic beauty or something? No? A girl can dream!

Anyway….onto this week’s look. I found this pic of Naomi Watts in one of my old magazines (as I was going through them to toss). I swear in the mag her shorts were orange and her blazer navy blue. Awesome- I have all those pieces (except I don’t do shorts)! I can’t stand shorts. I think its mainly because I don’t really care for my legs too much (or at all, really). I will wear shorter dresses but just won’t do shorts! So anyway, I get all the outfit pieces together, get the pics, then try and find the pic online. Well crap! The shorts look red, and the blazer black! So, lets just pretend that her shorts and blazer are indeed orange and navy. Blame it on the lighting, folks! 


Outfit Details: 

Pants: Target /// Shirt: Old Navy /// Blazer: Gap (similar) /// Shoes: Target /// Bag: H & M (old) /// Bracelets: Stella and Dot /// Photos: Tabitha of Lifesong Mama 

So there you have it. I guess this will be another effort in my research as to whether or not blondes really do have more fun. We shall see!

See you back here tomorrow!




  1. Carly
    June 20, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    OMG, I LOVE your hair! It looks amazing!Carlywww.lipglossandcrayons.com

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      June 20, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks, Carly! I am still on the fence a little but I am getting there!! 🙂

  2. Lindsay Patrick
    June 20, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Loving the darker locks! It always takes me a few weeks to get used to my hair when I go dark, but i love the easy maintenance of it ;)LindsayLindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      June 20, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks, gal 🙂 Its such an adjustment, isn't it?? I don't recognize myself!!

  3. Ainslee Hanger
    June 20, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    My comments are all weird so I'm sorry if this is a duplicate. Love this outfit though! So nautical and chic, looking fab girl :)xo, Ainsleeabeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      June 20, 2013 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you!! Yeah there is something about orange and navy together that I love!!

  4. Marisa
    June 20, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    We are SO on the same page Becky! It's been over a week for me now and I'm really coming around to it. Less maintenance is what pushed me over. Enough time in the salon already! Love it on you! xo

  5. Jeans and a Teacup
    June 20, 2013 / 7:54 pm

    Welcome back to the dark side…mwahaha. 🙂 I like brunettes better so I'm always glad to see people go back to their natural color! ~JessicaJeans and a Teacup

  6. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    June 20, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    I truthfully cannot believe you're a natural brunette only because you certainly looked like you were a natural blonde! Either way, You are radiant! 😉

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