Love it or Hate it: The Ballerina Bun

I noticed today that J. Mo was getting a LOT of flack about her ballerina bun. Everyone from stylist to the fug girls have something negative to say. And it’s not just about her. They are attacking the very bun itself! For shame! Do people really hate the ballerina bun? It’s one of my favorite looks ever….have I been shamelessly touting a faux pas? I almost refuse to believe that everyone hates it so much. How about you?
Even on Jennifer, I think the bun is darling. Her makeup may be a tad overdone for the big hair but that’s a very minor critique.

I don’t think I’ll ever stop flying my flag for the big ole bun. Hope that’s ok with you…

What I Wore: Lazy

(what i wore: oxford – polo, black skinny jeans – lee, sneakers – forever21, easiest hair ever from here)
Friends, I’m in a rut. The coldish/rainy weather is not getting my creative juices flowing in the form of outfits! I’ll try to pull something fun out of my hat soon.

What I Wore: Bun + Shift

 (what i wore: shift – asos, heels – bcbg, – cuff/ring/earrings – unknown, ha)

I loved the outfit I wore yesterday. I really felt feminine and ladylike.  This is the kind of look I prefer: a shift, a huge bun, strappy shoes. I was extremely proud of my bun. Would you believe I didn’t know how to tease it this time last year? I have to share that I sent a pic of my hair to Erika Bearman (OscarPRGirl) and she tweeted back “it’s major” totally made my day…

My Outfit + Go-To Hair

Dress: Vintage, Sweater: BCBG, Pumps: Jessica Simpson, Sunglasses: Forever 21, Earrings: White’s Jewelry

Lately I have been totally into the high bun. It has always intimidated me a bit because I don’t like to rat my hair. But once I figured out how to do it, I can’t stop! It’s so easy and it can prolong a hair wash for 2-3 days! It also turns any outfit from humdrum to posh. The best tutorial I’ve found is from Beth Jones (here). Do you like these outfit posts or are they annoying?

Photos by mom, Carolyn Long :)

Top Knot Tutorial

Lately I have been really into topknots, buns, chignons (a la @OscarPRGirl below) and have been looking around for relevant instructions. The easiest way I’ve found is to either use a hair piece or place a clip around your pony tail and wrap the hair around that to make it fatter. I still haven’t grasped the whole teasing concept.

I’ve found two helpful instructions for you (and me). From Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere here and below from NWA’s own Anna of TulipLouise and StyleBy.Me.

I’m hoping to add my own eventually!