By catherinekast
Updated July 07, 2015 04:33 PM

Hear ye! Hear ye! The goddess of golden manes, the queen of flaxen French braids, our favorite fair-haired star Blake Lively is no longer a blonde. Let us say that again: Blake Lively. Isn’t. A. Blonde. Anymore.

Blake Lively bronde hair

Ida Mae Astute/ABC/Getty; Courtesy Blake Lively

In a photo of herself sporting casual wear and Tevas on a beautiful hanging bridge, the actress wrote on Instagram, “…Brondes have more fun #NoTypos-IKnowIThinkItsCrazyToo.” For those of you who don’t know, this “bronde” she speaks of is a flattering blended shade of “brunette” and “blonde.”

But we’re big girls here at PEOPLE! It’s only been two hours since Blake’s post and we’ve already made it to the final stage of grief in mourning the loss of her blonde hair: Acceptance. It happened. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t still feel a little sad.

She teased us with potential new hues back in 2011, when she stepped out as a redhead at the Time 100 Gala. (She’s said it was for a movie called Hick, which might be a great addition to our Blake Lively film hair retrospective this weekend.)

At the time, she was promoting Green Lantern with her then-costar, now-hubby Ryan Reynolds, and though she was a brunette in the film, she toned it down a little bit for the red carpets. “Ryan named my hair color ‘Sierra sunset,’ which I like,” she said on the red carpet. No word on what he’s named this new look, so we’ll accept suggestions in the comments.

Tell us: Do you miss Blake’s bodacious blonde? Do you think she’ll stick with her darker shade?

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–Catherine Kast