This post is a bit materialistic, I am warning you. Also, it has the potential of being a bit disturbing. 

Today I was straightening my hair and a large chunk fell out. I knew my straightener wasn't the best, but I didn't think it would do that to my hair. I researched the manufacturer and now, after four months of being in Spain, I learned that you should not straighten your hair every day with this specific straightener. In the U.S. I straighten my hair once or twice a week, but here being blonde and having curly hair really makes me stand out so I usually opt for using a flat iron. So today, I guess I look forward to not having to straighten my hair and letting it be au naturel. 

I am going to miss getting all dressed up each day though. In the U.S. we dress much sloppier than Europeans and each day I struggle to not give in an put on my Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes, and have yet to give in. I think I am going to try and keep up my nice appearance once I get home. That means no sweatpants or yoga pants unless I am going to the gym. Let's see if that happens. I give it a week.



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