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Shit. Do I look "Witchy"?
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ChoporNot · 04/12/2021 19:37

Saw an ex-colleague in town today. Not seen her for c7/8 years. Bit of chit chat, small talk. And then "So you have embraced the grey. I thought of doing it in lockdown but was scared of having that witchy vibe... You're kind of rocking it though...." A bit of a pause, a change of subject and soon after we went our separate ways.

DIdn't think much of it then. But now it is digging at me. Do I look witchy? Midlength grey curls. A bit of frizz - then my curls nearly always have a bit of frizz.

Photos attached. Would normally be wash- day today - but playing sport tomorrow morning so eeking it out an extra day - so not an "insta-best-photo-possible.

Should I listen to the "Witchy" or the "Rocking it"? I know I look my age and don't really care. But I am just wondering if I need to rethink the length/style? I am nearly 50 (like days from being 50) so wondering if am over-thinking it cos of that...just having a bit of a crisis.

Honest opinions please?

Shit.  Do I look "Witchy"? Shit.  Do I look "Witchy"?
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LillyWithTwoLs · 04/12/2021 19:45

I’m days away from 40 and wish I looked as stunning as you! Gorge, don’t change a thing x

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TopCatsTopHat · 04/12/2021 19:45

Host of things.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 19:45

What a bitch!

You look great.

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mewkins · 04/12/2021 19:46

She's bonkers. Or jealous. You have great hair.

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ChoporNot · 04/12/2021 19:46

@TheSpottedZebra

Witchy is such a misogynistic, ageist word.

Do you look 19? No. Do you look amazing? YES!!
Your hair is beautiful.
Your ex colleague was snide.

I know. I hate the expression too. And was going to put in my OP exactly what you said about it but it was War & Peace length already

And yes. Snide. That is it.

God she was always like that working with her too. Just the perfectly timed pause or look or tone of voice.
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Jumpingintochristmas · 04/12/2021 19:46

Your former colleague was being rude. Ignore her.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 04/12/2021 19:46

You'd look amazing in a deeper coloured top and red lipstick imo.

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Paperyfish · 04/12/2021 19:47

Not witchy! I wish I had curls like that!

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LoveGrooveDanceParty · 04/12/2021 19:48

God she was always like that working with her too. Just the perfectly timed pause or look or tone of voice.

Time to phase her out…

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Cakepop9 · 04/12/2021 19:49

You look really nice. Your colleague probably made an awkward flub. Ignore it, your hair is beautiful

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Namehunting001 · 04/12/2021 19:49

You look beautiful x

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picklemewalnuts · 04/12/2021 19:49

Is her hair longer? I'd think she was worrying about her own appearance not yours.

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Avarua · 04/12/2021 19:49

I think you should go shorter. You have a classically beautiful face and can pull off a short style. Short looks better with grey imo.

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RightOnTheEdge · 04/12/2021 19:50

Your curls are gorgeous and you look lovely Smile

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MrsSkylerWhite · 04/12/2021 19:50

How old are you?

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TopCatsTopHat · 04/12/2021 19:50

If she has form for being snidey I would give her opinion no head space at all.

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Jumpalicious · 04/12/2021 19:50

Dear god, what a rude cow! You look great. Not remotely witchy (which to me means goth, which isn’t necessarily a slur either - though clearly, since you don’t look remotely gothic, she DID mean it in a snide way).

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BigGreen · 04/12/2021 19:52

Tell us how you get your hair to look so lovely!

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MarshaBradyo · 04/12/2021 19:53

No you look great

But are you sure she didn’t just mean her having that vibe not you

Anyway don’t worry about it. Looking fab

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BabycakesMatlala · 04/12/2021 19:53

Beeeeeeautiful! Seriously, OP - you look stunning Flowers

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ChoporNot · 04/12/2021 19:53

Thank you everyone. I have been growing the curls (and fuck me curls take a loooonnnggg time to grow - the front is actually nipple length if I pull it straight) and had been enjoying them until this morning.

My head is now reset - appreciate the feedback to my needy post. Blush

Ex-colleague always one I had little time for so I shall put her comment from mind.

Making the upcoming birthday seem fine again.

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CovidCorvid · 04/12/2021 19:53

You look bloody awesome, not witchy at all and not nearly 50. Love the hair colour.

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Shehasadiamondinthesky · 04/12/2021 19:53

Witchy? Lol no. I would kill for your hair and sweet elfin face.

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RedLemon · 04/12/2021 19:54

You look awesome.

In Irish the word witch is the same as the one for crone/wise woman (The PATRIARCHY no doubt trying to devalue older women the big bastards). Nothing wrong with grey. And you are rocking the silver curls lady. Own it. Fuck the begrudgers!

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quirkychick · 04/12/2021 19:54

I have very similar hair (1 Yr older) except mine is long. I must be very "witchy" then Hmm. How rude. I think you look a lot like Pauline Porizkova, but with curls. You look fabulous.

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