My new look for 2008

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life58 Comments

First off, thank you so much for all your comments yesterday. I appreciate reading how you handle this time of year, and to a few of you who have some trials right now, I'm sending positive energy your way.

We did get a tree last night. I wanted a little tiny sickly looking tree. Everyone else wanted a huge, robust tree. I was out-voted.

I really, really have the tendency to be blue in December (it has become more and more pervasive as I get older) so I'm going to try and combat it with the stupid stuff i normally fixate on, in the other 11 months. Like my hair. And my new look for 2008.

And I'm fairly certain this is going to be a really good fitβ€”emotionally, socially, and fashionially.


The only part i'm not doing is the blackish nail polish. That's just creepy. But the rest is going to be great, especially because i won't have to wax my chest to the extent that Criss does.

Cathy ZielskeMy new look for 2008

58 Comments on “My new look for 2008”

  1. #1

    ROFLMBO!!!! I definitely think you could totally pull off this look. Personally I think I have always been a Goth in my heart of hearts … just disguised as a very Southern country bumpkin!

  2. #5
    Priya Venkat

    Great idea. The hair would look good on you. Ditching the black nail polish sounds good too. But I would certainly recomend a shirt, maybe some of the layering you talked about before. Everything else is smashing. Priya

  3. #6
    Jen Ulrick

    If I was more of a photoshop genius, I’d put your face on his to get a better preview. And did you notice his belt and necklace have handcuffs on them? Very saucy indeed.

  4. #7

    Holiday peace, and peace with myself, even, comes from (I think) calling a halt to the images, ideas, impressions of what “should” be and acceptance of what “is.” No Christmas will ever live up to my rose-colored, faulty recollections of childhood, nor to the standards in every magazine I pick up (or even the unbelievable job so many bloggy friends manage to do). My family just wants me to be happy, and they don’t care if we actually light the Advent candles on Sundays or not. And I’ve given up striving for any particular personal style, though I’m eager to see how yours progresses!!

    It’s just about how what we have, what we do, who we are is A-OK. Better, even.

  5. #10

    I love sad little pathetic Christmas trees too, like Charlie Brown’s tree. My husband found one for me and ordered it this year. I have is sitting on the floor right next to my regular tree and I cannot tell you how happy it makes me. πŸ™‚

    Here is a link to the tree…,-product.startDate&navCount=1&navAction=poppush&color=


  6. #11

    *giggles* Cute! The haircut would definitely suit you! Maybe you could following the cuff-trend through, with small finger cuffs as rings? Very hot and trendy. πŸ˜‰

  7. #12
    Lauren Z

    *giggle* NICE! I especially love the handcuff look!

    Now when you tell people that you are a scrapbooker, you can say ” and what of it?” when they give you the “oh you are one of THOSE people” looks. πŸ™‚

    You could start calling yourself “Cath-ee” or “KZ” for short πŸ™‚

  8. #13

    Oh my gosh, isn’t Chris the hottest!! Just watched him on Oprah yesterday..yumm-o! I say go for it!! LOL


  9. #14

    love the new do. i just cut almost 10 inches off my own andhave a similar style. i want saucy punches of color – but am not that brave yet. rock on sister!

  10. #16
    Margaret C

    Thank you for making me laugh after a v sucky day. Love the new look – you GO, girl! – think it’d be acceptable as a primary school teacher look too? (mighta sorted out some of today’s little….problems…!)

  11. #17

    A new look will cheer anyone up–that’s a great idea. I personally would rethink the belt but as for the rest–Go for it.

  12. #18

    Wauw Cathy

    You really scare me now πŸ˜‰
    a couple of weeks ago you had a blog about flashing a bit of your boobs….. but girl now I have to say……this is not your style πŸ˜‰

    btw I didn’t now you have developed a six-pack, did you managed that with running on your own tred mill ????
    How about Dan, is he running to???? with his mustache????

    Again (as in the CZ Design blog) keep on dreaming baby

  13. #19

    Honey…If you had abs like that, I’d say go for it (with a skimpy tee, of course..need to keep the girls covered a bit.)

  14. #21

    Okay, please post the photoshopped version with your face. That will just make my day!
    As far as looks go, it’s not bad. I don’t know that it screams ‘witty blogger scrapper extrordinaire’ but it screams something.

  15. #25

    Dude! I think you’re on to something πŸ™‚ But, I think it needs something…maybe some layering T’s? LOL!

  16. #26

    You might need to stuff a sock in your jeans to… ummm… enhance that area. But otherwise, totally hot. Does this mean you’re getting the Beckham next time you get your hair cut?

    Did I tell you my nephew told me I was skinny at Thanksgiving? I was pretty much enamored of the child then and there if I wasn’t already. I told him, “I love you forever for saying that.” His reply: “But didn’t you already love me forever?”

    The skinny comment made my month. Too bad I’m not as skinny as he thinks I am.

  17. #27

    You might not have to wax, but OH! the sit-ups you are going to have to do!

    And bare feet in the MN winter…I hope you like frostbite!

    Tee hee!

  18. #28

    OK I think that you could pull off the hairstyle. But picturing your face on Criss Angels body just strikes me as wrong, but really funny in a strange and twisted way.
    But as I always say whatever gets ya through. This is coming from the girl who has been known to do her hair up like Nikki Sixx on occasion and it really does give me a strange sense of power. At least here in my warped little world.

  19. #33
    Jane Simmons

    These comments come a little late but hope they’ll still be worth something. I remember so well when my kids were your kids’ ages and sometimes but I marvel how we ever made it through the holidays. Here a few notes, tho —

    1–In 10 years it will all be easier.
    2–Don’t spend your creative energy on anything that doesn’t bring you creative joy. Not decorating or food or wrapping presents or cards or gifts.
    3–You can say “no”. You don’t have to go to every party you’re invited to or “help” with every school, church, neighborhood event you’re asked to help with
    4–At the ages Aidan and Cole are, the family holiday traditions are firmly fixed in their memories already. So you don’t have to do everything every year. Skip a “tradition” if you just aren’t feeling it and bring it back next year.

    And remember, in 10 years, it won’t be so hard. Can ya make it ’til then? Yup, you know you can.

  20. #36

    love the look! thinking it’s a pretty good fit for u! i’m all about the skinny trees. we got our tree discounted ‘cuz it was in the back corner in the “imperfect” section. the great part is we paid less for something we think is perfect! cool! mj

  21. #37

    So we all get to see your boobies? I would save it for the summer. I can totally see you in the hair and outfit. But with shoes, or at least socks. 2008 is going to ROCK at your house! πŸ™‚

  22. #38

    First can I just say he disturbs me? I thought he disturbed Oprah too. And second. We just watched Charlie Brown last night and I was so inspired. And third. I get bluer(??) the older I get, too, only it happens in January.

  23. #43
    Petra from Germany

    Well Cath, I personally like the “Look” and I totally agree wich you… ditch the black nail polisch… especially on the toes.. thats Yucky! The rest can certainly be adapted into somting really cool and stylish and very Cathy!
    This Christmas isnt quite mine iether… but like you Im just hangin in there and doing my best. My mood gets even worse when New Years Eve gets closer and closer… I always ask myself the question “What have I achieved in my life?” and I always have to answer honestly with… “Nothing” πŸ˜‰ Oh well I guess each new year is a chance to change that isnt it?
    Hang in there and definatly go for the new look. Luv it!

  24. #45
    melissa legaree

    I think you should reconsider the blackish polish. I mean come on Chris Angle is way out there, but even Hillary Duff is doing it πŸ™‚

  25. #47

    Incidentally as I didn’t post this yesterday. My solution for the ‘Christmas it’s too much’ syndrome, is to go to Austria to ski over Christmas. No hype, lovely snow and atmosphere, no shopping for food, minimal present buying as we agree that we will only buy little gifts.

  26. #50

    That hair style would look SO awesome on you!! I can just picture it….can’t wait to see the real deal.

  27. #51

    I hope you’re going to wear something under that vest! I thought the flashing boobie days were long gone! πŸ™‚

  28. #52

    Hilarious! I especially like the handcuff accessories. Instead of “Mindfreak”, maybe you could be “designfreak”? Just a suggestion. Thank you for the laughs!

  29. #53
    stephanie Thiel

    Cathy! Go LOOK at this!! Is it Green Day??? Too many obvious hints NOT to be!! FYI: Foxboro is close to where Billy lives up in the East Bay.
    OMG…It reminds me of the craziness around the Beatles’ (back in ‘the day’)

  30. #55

    Ahh Criss Angel, definitely the hottest goth on TV right now. Love this choice – that would be super hot hair on anyone! ;D

  31. #56

    I haven’t read the other comments, but I guess the REAL question is this: since you are not going for the nail polish but you are going for the look, are you going to let your boobs hang out? (Sorry, I just had to ask!) Oh, and if you are, congratulations on your fitness efforts. You have FABulous abs, madam!

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