I've been wearing my hair up a lot lately. This is because it's 1) hot as hell outside and 2) I'm not washing my hair as frequently (trying to grow it out healthy for the wedding). And would ya look at this one? I love it! It's so romantic (and still messy!). I thought I'd share, except it didn't come with a tutorial. So bear with me as I try to document my steps. I haven't done this before (famous last words) . . .
What I suspect you'll need:
+plenty of bobby pins
And that's it! That's the thing about messy dos.
You should use your hands instead of a comb.
1: Attempt this hairstyle when you wake up in the a.m. and you have mophead. Like this:
2: Part down the middle and don't worry about being exact. It's almost better if you aren't.
3: Give your hair a good shake. Better if it's all tangled at this stage. (I have really thin hair, so thick-mess is hard to achieve. This is why I use dry shampoo to get some volume going.
Then grab enough hair from the front on either sides and twist against your scalp (in an upward motion! so it's folding away from your ear). Do this to both sides and secure with bobbypins in the back.
4: Take the rest of your hair and roll it toward your head. (it might be easier to use your hand to wrap like a curling iron). And then secure where ever you can with lots and lots of bobby pins.
5: Pull little pieces out, twist them around your finger and let them hang for ultimate messiness.
The great thing about this hairstyle is that you can't really go wrong.
The more mess, the better! The original is obviously much better, but not too shabby for a first-timer, eh?
Seriously. I think, actually I know, that I could be happy traveling the world with only a suitcase (you know, one sort of easy to carry and filled with all the greatest clothes). Does that make me weird? Or do you feel the same way?
Is it just my age (25 and 3/4), since I don't really have anything tying me down here (except my job and Otis. I didn't count Paul because he would come with me)?
I don't get people who don't feel the need to leave the country, and the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, FL doesn't count. (I swear this place exists and I'm not including a photo because it ain't pretty).
If money didn't matter (amongst other things), I would go to these five places right now (not in any particular order) :
As you know (because you read the title of my blog), I'm into interior decorating but I need to keep things cheap, relatively. I really should of called this post: "How to make your place homey when you're broke as a joke." Also, I'm not above stealing ideas from other people, which is why I figured I'd show you my place. Sharing is caring.
Perhaps we have the same taste. Plus, I just cleaned, so this is super convenient. It won't take long (remember I live in NYC, there's only so much space I have to work with).
<------- View from above the stove. I framed postcards from New Orleans. They were like $1 each and it reminds Paul of home.
I also use these jars from Anthropology in place of the original containers spices comes in (unless, of course, they are pretty). The jars I have aren't available online anymore, but here's some other cute ones ($4).