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Scarf Up-Do

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During hot summer months, do you find yourself turning to the ponytail as a quick up-do to get your hair off your neck?

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Well, here is a super easy alternative.

All you need is a scarf (or long piece of fabric) and a hair clip. If you’re clever, you could probably get the same effect with a hairband or bobby pins.

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Start by tying the scarf around your head, leaving your hair hanging down your back. If your scarf isn’t that long, start tying in the back, so it’ll be able to tie at the top of your head.

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Tie in a knot or bow at the top of your head a little off to the side. Looks good just like this, right? I would agree if it was Fall, but my neck is screaming at me that it’s hot, so let’s continue…

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Twist the remainder of your hair into a slight bun and clip it at the top. If you feel so inclined, leave some hair hanging free in the front. The messier the better, in my opinion.

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Then tuck the clip into the scarf to hide it. And you’re done!

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How easy was that? And super stylish!

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Hope you’re enjoying your summer and spending as much time outdoors as possible!

Happy Fashion Friday!

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Which Came First, The Crazy Or The Hair?

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We had “Crazy Hair Day” at our Vacation Bible School today and we went all out.

I can’t even begin to tell you how proud this picture makes me of my son. Happy to raise a little person who is silly and spirited, all while learning about Christ’s love.

The Californians

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pink striped dress 1 pink striped dress 2(Necklace: Bridesmaid gift  Dress: GAP  Belt: Clothing Exchange  Shoes: Borrowed)

Have you seen the SNL skit “The Californians”? It’s a mock soap opera, in which “The Californians” talk in this completely over exaggerated “valley girl” accent about directions to places and where the traffic would be horrible, etc. I myself as a true California girl think it’s hilarious. Completely wrong, but still hilarious. And I can’t stop talking like them. I am going around the house calling my husband “Stewart” and asking people “What are you doing here?”. I’ve discovered that the funnest thing to say so far in this accent is “Cheesecake Factory”. Try it. You can’t help but smile.

Hope your Monday is fabulous!

Bridesmaid Hair

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I have been so tired this week. Like so exhausted there have been times I questioned why I was driving (don’t worry, I was fine and still making smart decisions). Tomorrow is the last day of school, so things this week at work have been streeeesssssffffuuuulllll. Needless to say, I don’t feel like I have a lot of fashion “advice” to give you today.

But bear with me…my best friend is getting married next week and I will be doing my own hair. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do, but here’s what I was thinking:

1. Milkmaid braid-Cute, easy to do and different. Also very country-ish and the wedding will be in the country, so it’d be fitting. But is it too childish?

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2. Top bun with a bow-I’ve never tried this before, so I don’t know if I could do it, but it’s so dang pretty!

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3. Messy Fishtail braid-very easy to do, but is it fancy enough for a wedding? Or too casual?

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4. Sideways braid to low ponytail-This is very easy and then I’d plan to put tight curls at the end of the side ponytail.

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That’s what’s on my mind lately. What do you think of these four hairstyles? Any votes as to which one I should do? I’d love your opinions.

And I’ll do my best to post pictures of my hair at the wedding. 🙂

Happy Fashion Friday!

(Here’s to getting more sleep next week. Ha! Who am I kidding?)

If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put A Bow On It

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(I must be in a Beyonce mood this week, since this is the second week I’ve brought up one of her songs. But they’re so darn catchy!)

I know bows are sometimes considered juvenile or too young for an adult to wear, but I strongly disagree.

Here is my argument FOR the bow and four ways it could be worn:

1. With a bun for a pop of color.

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2. Hold hair back slightly on side (this would work great with a set of swoopy bangs).

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3. At the end of a braid.

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4. At the top of a collar (instant bow tie!)

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So…did I sell you? Are you going to start wearing bows?

Happy Fashion Friday!

Hand Me A Machete

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(Shirt: Old Navy  Belt: Plato’s Closet (Betsey Johnson)  Skirt: Plato’s Closet  Watch: Target  Shoes: Birkenstocks)

I have recently become obsessed with the game Fruit Ninja. I know, I know, I’m super late to join the fad, but I’m sorta wishing I never did. It is crazy addicting and it got me thinking…what if we could do this in real life? Wouldn’t it be the best stress reliever to slice open mangoes, kiwis, and apples with a super sharp sword? Maybe not the safest hobby, but so fun. Let’s make this happen!! Maybe I could open a “Fruit Ninja” store. I could host little boy birthday parties and businesses could come for team building exercises. Wonder what the insurance would cost for a place like that? 😉

Adventures With Hair Chalk

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I’ve been pinning hair chalking pictures on Pinterest for about a year now. Finally this week I got around to actually doing it. My friend, Jen, my sister and I had a spontaneous hair chalking party.

Hair chalks are a great temporary option to add some color to your hair, especially if you have a professional job that won’t allow you to do “crazy” things with your hair. If so, try it for the weekend, then wash it out before you have to go back to work.

We bought our chalk online through a hair styling product company, but you could buy any set of soft pastel chalks from your local craft store (make sure it’s not the oil-based kind).

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Here are pictures of our before & during:

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First you get the part of your hair you want to dye damp and then rub the chalk over it until it is the shade you want. The more you rub it, the denser a color you will have. Make sure to only rub from top to bottom or you’ll give yourself dreads. 😉

It may rub off, so make sure to wear a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty and put a towel over your pillow if you’re going to sleep on it.

When you’re done covering your hair with chalk, let it air dry or lightly blow dry it until dry. Then, style with either a flat iron or curling iron to set the color. Be aware that if you brush it, the color will likely brush out.

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I love how it turned out, especially after being curled (I apologize for the yellowy bathroom-lit pictures, like I said it was a “spontaneous” party, so just go with it). I honestly think it shows up better in Jen’s hair since it’s darker, which I didn’t expect.

You could also just do the ends of your hair, like we did with my sister’s. I want to try this color next time.

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Happy Fashion Friday!