Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Patterns, Parts, and a Textured Tuesday

In a way this outfit is kind of school uniformish, but I love the textures and the patterns mixed up. Here are the details...
IDRA button-up - Anthropologie
Go International crop vest - Target
Black flower brooch - Anthroplogie
Red 2 pleated skirt - H&M (Nice)
Argyle tights - Payless
Black patent heels - Target
Strand of pearls - gifted

















On our way to dinner tonight, I was messing with Will's hair by changing the way he parts it. He told me I should be careful because he saw a show on the History Channel that explained how a simple part on your hair may determine how people perceive you... Of course I had to look this up and low and behold, there is a theory about it. According to this site.. The Hair Part Theory states,
"The way a person parts [his or her] hair is related to many subconscious associations when assessed by others. Each hair part type initiates cycles of behavior toward, and response from, the individual. Over time, these cycles affect personality development." Basically, left parters are left brainers...logical, aggressive, and vocal. Right parters are right brainers...artsy, musical, listeners, and more sensitive. Pres. Jimmy Carter was advised to change his part while campaigning for presidency because people thought he was too soft. Hillary Clinton parts on the left. Martha Stewert parts hers on the right. Even in the movies... Clark Kent parts his hair on the right, while Superman parts his on the left...
So I started looking at me and my girlfriends and oddly enough, the theory was pretty accurate. The analyst, lawyer, and engineer are all left parters. The graphic designer, physical therapist, and non-profiter are all right sided hair parters. As for me, mine parts naturally on the left. Even though I love being crafty, I do work in the financial industry and have always loved dealing with numbers. Even in my clothes... I tend to be drawn towards solids, stripes, geometrical patterns, and dark colors, oppose to floral patterns and soft colors. I tried to part my hair on the right a few times, but it never really took. I guess I'm destined to be logical. It's all kind of crazy, but also kind of interesting at the same time. So which way do you part your hair???

12 comments:

Adnan Siddiqui said...

I no longer have any more hair to part but when I did, I used to part it from left to right. As far as my profession, I play an engineer's role at corporate office dramas.

Hillary said...

AD, you're up so late! I may need to look up the no hair theory for men to see what your future holds.

V said...

Ahhh...I'm the analyst, right? Yes, left parts only! I sometimes will switch it up, but I feel like I look weird. And I'm total type-A, and def. not crafty or anything. I can't even decorate my apartment!

Kimberly said...

H, you look fantastic! I really like this outfit. The little vest is so great. As for the hair - I have read about the "part" theory before and have to agree. I do legal/analyst work and I have a left part. I tried switching it the right once because of another article I read and which of your eyes is small than the other, but I didn't like it at all.

Katie said...

Wow! I never thought about the hair theory thing before... but now I am suddenly aware of everyone's hair parts! LOL!


Great post! GREAT outfit!!

Katie

Jamie said...

Mamma! You look awesome! I love the details to this outfit. And God Bless Anthropologie! Love that store! Oh and I am totally a right parter, if I part the other direction I feel off balence. Weird huh!?!

Hillary said...

Thanks ladies! I'm now totally aware of how people part their hair. I have to admit though, there are a few who stump me.

Candice said...

I love the argyle tights and now I have to go get some. As far as the part goes i'm a lefty but I do go down the middle sometimes.

KT said...

I part to the left, and after reading this it makes sense. I've tried to part to the right but it makes me feel off-balance.
P.S. AWESOME OUTFIT!

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

You look fabulous, love the pop of red!

I'm probably one of those who would stump you if you knew me well...I part on the right and I am creative, musical, etc...but I'm also logical & extremely analytical, not that I totally buy the whole astrology thing, but I'm a typical Virgo. In fact, I always confuse people w/stuff like this...I just tell them my moon is in Gemini (the twins) and so I am very dual-sided :)

Trace said...

OMG I part mine on the left and I totally fit the description - plus I work in finance. How weird!! I'd never heard of that before. You look great as always, love the vest and really love those tights!

Ally said...

Loooove those tights !!

I've parted my hair on both sides and in the middle through my life and it's settled on the left side...which is funny b/c with my current position, I have to be more analytical. When I was in college, it was on the right...weird!!