This is by far my favorite look. When I want to wear my hair up, which is usually everyday, this is my go-to. I’ve done a similar style with a dutch braid but I wanted to see if I could pull it off with a lace braid.
How’s your Wednesday going?
AJ started a new schedule this week so it’s been quite a change having him at home the past two nights. Usually he works nights and I only see him on the weekend so he’s like an invader now disrupting my usually quiet nights. I get home from work and don’t know what to do with myself because it’s like a Saturday night every night now. It’s strange having this much time together because in the entire time we’ve known each other we’ve never had more than the weekend.
It’s supposed to be in the 70’s this weekend. I’m jumping up and down squealing like a little school girl in my head. I can’t wait to stop wearing nylons!
Lauren Conrads many braids.
It’s amazing how many different looks she’s done over the past years with braids at the forefront. I am slacking on my tutorials because I need to color my hair and I can’t decide if I want to. Okay okay I don’t want to. Maybe that’s the problem. I don’t normally go this long without getting my roots done. I’m just tired of the same old so I’ve been on a hair hiatus lately. Just letting it be; wearing the same pony tail day after day. Maybe I can get a little inspiration from LC and it’ll boost me into action.
How was it?
What’d you do for St. Patrick’s Day?
[Talking on the phone to AJ]
Me: “Why is it so windy?”
AJ: “I’m walking. I walk so fast I make wind.”
I keep seeing tutorials done this way and I’ve been wanting to try it. It was a whole lot easier than filming because I can do or redo anything that doesn’t work out and then just snap a quick picture of each step. Of course it leaves out how each bun is pinned and how I loosened each knot to achieve a more disheveled look.
The first time I did this hairstyle I got four twists in, no problem. Then the next time I did it with three twists and by the time I filmed it I could only get two twists to work properly. They can just be slippery to pin down and I started getting frustrated so I just left it at two. My picture shows three twists but the finished video shows two. I’m sure if you wanted to do six you easily could. How many twists do you like best?
How’s your week going? Mine’s been a rough one. I’m just a little stressed about moving and situations with friends. My family is coming to visit this summer and I couldn’t be more excited. They live across the Pond so I only get to see them about once a year if I’m lucky. It’s how its always been so I’m used to it by now. It makes seeing them that much more exciting every time.
I’m getting so anxious for summer. I keep dreaming every night about laying by the pool and reading a good book. I just don’t think there’s anything quite as relaxing as that. Speaking of books, the Hunger Games movie is finally almost here. I remember back in December thinking how far away March seemed and now we’re already almost half-way throughalmost.
I’m excited to not have to wear tights and nylons to work anymore as soon as it’s warm enough. Have you heard the song “We are Young” by Fun? It’s amazing. The best drinking song if I ever heard one, if I was a big drinker. My brain switches thoughts in an instant. So I better just go or else I’ll be here all day.
Several times while I’m driving I have reached up to change the radio station only to realize that it’s not even on. Goes to show that even my own thoughts annoy me and I attempt to change the station.
The thing I love about this hairstyle is that it’s a simpe messy top knot with a hint of kick. I believe the top knot to be one of the most convenient methods of getting my hair out of my face. The first time I saw this look was on my own sister last summer we were traveling around Europe. We wore top knots almost every single day because it was cold and we didn’t have electrical outlet converters to plug in our straighteners. Adding a little braid on the back of the head takes the top-knot up a notch to fancy-free :)