Holiday Hair

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It’s always fun to try something a little festive and different with your hair for holiday parties.

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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.

Pretty Young Thing

She is quite lovely to look at, no? Elle Fanning is about to take Hollywood by storm at the tender age of 13. There are few girls blessed with this sort of beauty in junior high school, but I believe she is one. I love her look, both in these editorials and on the red carpet. I think both she and her sister, Dakota, have long careers ahead of them.

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Elle Fanning in Marie Claire July 2011 via Young Celebs and Interview Magazine December/January 2010/2011 via 

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!

Buns, Chignons & Topnots – Oh my!

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When one has long hair, one is blessed with many hair options. While I tend to gravitate towards ponytails, I am enchanted by buns and chignons, intricate or tossed together and I am going to try to utilize them more in my hairstyle routine. Enjoy the inspiration.

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Images via Weheartit and {this is glamorous}