Style Scouting: In NYC This Week

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How was your week?

Lower-Manhattan-from-the-air

I have been traveling since last week and got home yesterday. I enjoy traveling and decided to tag along on a business trip with Ed to NYC.

View of Manhattan from the air

While he was attending to business all day, I enjoyed walking around a blustery and freezing NYC.

3 Sisters-in-NYC

On Monday my sisters drove up from suburban Philadelphia for the day. We had a fun day enjoying NYC together. We had lunch at Eataly, walked along the High Line, shopped and then ended the day with High Tea at Bergdorf Goodman.  I don’t get to see them as much since Ed and I moved to SC.   I didn’t take any photos except this selfie as it was toooo cold to take my gloves off to do so. :-)  We bought the matching purple scarves from a street vendor to be silly sisters….

…and yes, I stopped dying my hair. My grey has become resistant to the dye and fighting the grey strip along my part was just too time consuming and messy to deal with covering up on a daily basis. I needed to have my hair colored every 3 weeks, too time consuming and expensive,  plus I don’t want to use harsh chemicals on or around me anymore.   The growing out process is time-consuming, I will write a post about it once my own hair color is all that is left.

Navy-blue-accent-wall-in-bedroom

I told you I would tell you more about the fan I added in the guest room that I posted about two weeks ago. It is from Hunter. The model is: Apache in the Noble Bronze Finish. It has an LED light and comes with wall mountable controls. It really whips around and not only looks cool, but adds a cool masculine vibe to the room also.

Interesting and Inspiring Things I Read this Week:

  • Lamp shopping –  I need a new reading light by one of my new recliners in my living room. The previous pharmacy-style table lamp I had fell and broke. :-(  I am not too sad since it sat too low on the table to be a true reading lamp. In my search, this is the most affordable one I like so far.  I like this one also, but it is not as affordable, but I like the styling and it does look better made. Do you know of any stylish affordable brass/gold and or white floor lamps I should take a look at?
  • If you follow a lot of DIY blogs then you may have read this week about the Top 10 DIY Projects of the 2017.  I entered my Under the Staircase Closet with a Hidden Door and made it into the Top 10!  If you like to see affordable and creative DIY projects, head over to Not Just a Housewife to see and vote for your favorite project. I would love it if you voted for mine. :-)  Voting is at the end of the post. Mine is the first one in the voting list:  Under Stairs Storage
  • Remember when I posted about this Computer Desktop Organizer?  Well if you enjoyed using it the past two years then you may want a change. This week, I found this one over at Lark and Linen.
  • Facebook Update – Facebook changes are going to make it harder to keep up with everything that’s happening in your online community by showing you fewer posts of what you may have been enjoying in your News Feed in the past. You can still make sure you see the latest posts from the Facebook Pages you follow, your favorite blogs and websites by following these very easy steps:

If You Read Facebook on a Desktop or Laptop Computer:

I will show you how-to change a few settings using my Facebook page as an example.

Click here to go to my In My Own Style Facebook page and look at the upper right part of the page.

How to update changes Facebook made in news feed
  1. Make sure you “Like”  my – In My Own Style page. Then, next to the “Like” button, you’ll see the word “Following.”
  2. Roll your cursor over it and then choose “See First” and “On (Events, Suggested Live Videos).”

If you want to control how you’re notified when I post something new, click the small pencil icon next to the word “Notification” and make your choices.

Follow these steps for all the blogs, brands and websites you follow.

That’s it! You’re done.

How to do this on your phone or tablet

Do you stream through Facebook on your phone or tablet? On your phone, click the link to go to my Facebook page In My Own Style Facebook page . Right under the photo at the top, find the word “Follow” or “Following.”

Facebook update to news feed 2017. Update your Facebook notification settings
  • If you see the word “Follow,” click it and then click “See First.” That’s all there is to it!

Now you will be able to still see posts from me and if you do this for all the sites you follow they will still come up in your news feed.

Read anything interesting or inspiring online this week?  If you did, share it in the comments. I would love to find out what you are have enjoyed online.

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35 Comments

  1. I really enjoy your blog!

    I’ve let my hair go to it’s natural mostly gray state as well. I started with the blonde highlights and finally just went really short (pixie) and it is all natural now. I do sometimes get the itch to color it, but I have refrained so far because I like not looking like pepe le pew after 2 weeks!

    1. Hi Patricia – I used to live 20 mins from an IKEA. Now the closest one to be is 2 hours away. I will check to see what they have online. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Y’all are so cute in your matching scarves. I used to love to buy things from the street vendors in NYC. What are scarves going for these days?

  3. I remember how much younger my mother looked after she let the gray grow. The dye she had used made her look harsh. So, I have never colored mine. I worked hard to earn these gray hairs. I even quit having perms. I hated my short straight hair and bAngs when I was kid. But guess what! I now have short hair and bangs and I like it. I guess it reminds me of when I was kid.

    P.S. I love your scarves!!

    1. Hi Katy – You were smart to keep your hair natural as I agree with you that sometimes dye can look harsh and aging, especially dark colors. Now that my hair is almost back to my natural salt and pepper, over the weekend I noticed that two salespeople I encountered at different places called me, Miss. The past years, I have gotten Ma’am. :-)

  4. So glad you had a wonderful time in NYC … Double blessing spending time with your sisters… You each are beautiful

      1. Forgot to add I move this over to my puzzle table when we get out a jigsaw puzzle. I like how it comes out over the table and provides such a nice light.

  5. I stopped coloring my hair about 6 years ago. Like you, I was coloring every 3 weeks and it was taking up SO MUCH of my time and I realized that I was trying to schedule everything in my life (even vacations!) around coloring my hair. I realized that it had gone from fun (as a 20 something) to autopilot (during the baby years) to absolute bondage (in my 40s). So I stopped and I am SO GLAD that I did. I actually like my hair better now (when I was coloring it the texture was so coarse and all due to the grays the color was all wonky most of the time) and it’s so much easier to manage. Good for you for going gray!

  6. You three could be triplets!.

    I just started coloring my blonde hair darker & liked the look, but gosh the new growth looks hideous!!! Use a spoonful of baking soda with a cheap shampoo or regular a couple times or three, it takes the color out a good bit. Just use a conditioner after. I would rather have my natural blonde and gray also. I had a woman in the Home Depot parking lot tell me I should color my natural hair, platinum white. Just not my style!

    I also like the style of the less expensive floor lamp, but hey it’s what you li!e that matters!

    And I like the the Casablanca style ceiling fans, but again, your home, your style, your money. Everyone has a right to their “likes”. Don’t you think?

    Oh, I voted for you again today, but gosh, there’s a couple of rather stiff competitor’s this time.

    Have a really wonderful day!

  7. I last coloured my hair Sept 2016 but it just looks like highlights. I like it but my daughter doesn’t, she says I should wait another 10 years but I was really tired of the colouring and the expense. I’m still on the fence about it. The silver highlights are pretty in my eyes and even though its a slow transition, I’m not in any rush, and might as well let mother nature take it course. I’m 52. When I think of all the money I wasted in my 40’s worrying about the odd gray hair! Also, be sure to follow @grombre on Instagram for some wonderful silver inspiration. She features women from all over growing out their colour.

  8. I too am growing out my gray. Funny, for almost exactly the same reasons you listed. I’m seven months into the process. Hasn’t been as rough as I expected. Recently had my hair cut into a shag style and my stylist gave me a gray shampoo. It is supposed to help wash out my blond and reveal the natural color.
    I also have that Target lamp. I don’t use it a lot. But, it has held up well and looks nice. I would caution it is not as adjustable as it appears. So, would check it out in the store to make sure it will do what you want it to.

    1. Hi Amy – Thanks for the tip about the lamp not being as adjustable. I think it may be too short too for where I want to place it, too. My hair color grow out has been 3 months so far. I had it lightened to see if I would like the look. It looked nice for a while then it turned too brassy and looked orange. I just got it all cut off – it is really short, but almost all the brown and blonde is gone. Another few weeks and I will be back to my natural color. :-)

  9. Oh fun! I can’t wait to read about growing your hair out. I know I’ve told you that I’m struggling with my grey hair. It keeps getting worse. I love how it looks on you

    1. Hi Julia – I just had my hair cut yesterday to get rid of all the hair color and blonde highlights that were literally, orange. My hair is really short right now, but I feel like myself again. :-) I have had grey hair since I was in my late 30’s. When I started blogging I didn’t dye it, but decided to on a whim. That was 7 years ago and now I am done with doing it. It feels liberating :-) My twin sister has short hair and since she kept getting the color cut out every few weeks is 98% back to natural. I will post about the process in a few weeks.

  10. Check out Overstock.com for floor lamps – I usually find something I really like and shipping is almost free! Glad you had fun in my old hometown – I haven’t been back in 20 years! Vegas Girl, formerly NYC Girl

    1. Hi Pat – I will head over to Overstock later today. I always forget to look there. I got my living room rug there about 6 years ago. It was a great deal. I have never been to Las Vegas. On my list of places I want to go. Much warmer there than NYC :-)

  11. Glad to hear you’re letting you hair grow out. I’m doing the same, (except my hair is long and very thick) so I’ll be interested in your progress.

    1. Hi Mary – I tried to make the growing out process fun by adding blond highlights to lessen the harsh line between the grey and the brown hair color. It looked very nice for about 2 months and then turned way too brassy and dried my hair out. I just got it all cut off. :-) Still have some blond highlights that I will have to wait another 4 – 6 weeks to get cut off. Then I think I will be through it. I hope your growing out journey goes fast.

  12. Must look into those Movie Passes! Also, I just finished my year of going gray and am so glad I did! Good luck with your transition!

    1. Hi Debby – We are enjoying the Movie Passes so far. If you like to go to the movies a lot, it is worth it. We haven’t had any trouble getting tickets and have been to movies in SC, VA and most recently saw a movie while we were in NYC. I have had grey hair since my late 30’s and was quite happy with how it looked. On a whim I dyed it about 7 years ago. It was fine, until about a year ago when the hair color wouldn’t take and I had to use a color spray, powder and or pencil to darken the areas around my ears and part. It looked fake!!! Time to go back to natural. :-) You were patient, I couldn’t stand it any more since I had added blond highlights that recently turned brassy orange. I had it all cut out yesterday, my hair is really short now, but I feel so much better and am so happy to be back to my natural color.

  13. So glad you enjoyed NYC and got to spend the day with your sisters – how fun. Oh I hope you got to enjoy the high line, i love walking the high line especially in the late spring when all the flowers are out. Books : The Ice House by Laura lee Smith Welcome back.

    1. Forgot to tell you we signed up for movie passes as well, hopefully they come in the mail tomorrow.

      1. Hi Gail – You will enjoy the Movie Passes. We have used them so far at the Harbison theaters and when we were up in Charlottesville and just this past week in NYC. It is so easy to use. I am liking the new seats at most of the theaters too. Quite comfy.

    2. Hi Gail – It was a sunny day when we walked along the High Line, my sisters had never been on it. But it was COLD, bitter cold. We only walked 14 blocks then got off at the Javitt’s Center. I will add the Ice House to my reading list.I may get it now for my Kindle as I need something to read since we are heading to Joe’s to help him celebrate his b-day. Looking forward to seeing you at the end of the month. :-) Enjoy your weekend.

  14. I like the lamp from target.looks good, Will take up less space, and you will like that you can adjust it up and down. Plus, good price.

    1. Hi Paula – I do like the styling of the Target lamp, but am not sure it will be tall enough. I think I will order it since it is the only way to find out for sure. Happy weekend.