How Long Is Too Long?

Growing up I was always under the assumption that "older" women had to have their hair a certain length. Of course, at the time, "older" to me was anything over the age of 30, and now that I am firmly in my thirties (okay, I'm 31) I find myself lusting after some seriously long locks.  As in L.U.S.T.I.N.G. I have been growing my hair out for about two years now, and I am at the point where I either need to go for it, or accept that maybe I am just too old mature for the hair of my dreams. I'm not quite sure where I got the idea that women of a certain age had to have their hair a certain length, but I think it must have come from my father (then again I easily could have just made this idea up in my head) but I began to think differently about this whole hair thing when I became friends with two of the yummiest mummies that I've ever seen, who even in their mid-thirties have amazingly, beautiful long hair that still looks completely age appropriate. Basically, this is just a long way of me saying that I think I'm going to go for it. I mean, why not. If 50 is the new 40, and 40 is the new 30, than isn't 31 the new 21? (I'll take the hair, and leave the long nights at the bars, thank you very much.)

How long am I thinking you ask? Well that very question was answered for me by the newest J.Crew* catalog (you've just got to love their incredible styling.)

What do we think? Can a woman in her 30's pull this off?

I guess I'm about to find out.

*Speaking of J.Crew I just picked up this, and this, which happen to combine my two favorite things, stripes and sequins. Yes, you had me at hello.