It was so windy while we were taking these pictures, half of them were me struggling to keep my hat on my head. It obviously was a terrible day to decide to wear this hat but I really felt like it completed this outfit. It was so hot today in Arizona. It already feels like Summer. AJ and I both agreed it’s basically Summer for 8 months out of the year and then there’s 2-3 months of Fall and 1 month of Spring. I can’t get over it. I feel like I should still be wearing light sweaters and long sleeve blouses but I tried to wear one the other day and was so hot I had to change. It’s seriously the craziest thing ever.
Prom is coming up soon and a few of you have already started asking for tutorials. I usually always post updo hairstyles so this year I thought it’d be fun to change things up and do a half up style! This is definitely an easier hairstyle but prom hairstyles can be super intimidating so I wanted to feature something that you could do on your own at home. Of course, I think this would also be great as an everyday hairstyle which is how I wore it since I’m not going to prom any time soon. I’d love to hear what you think and whether you’d wear this style to prom or as an everyday hairstyle instead. xo, M
Half Up Braid Wrapped Bun Supplies:
9-10 bobby pins
1 1/4″ curling iron
HU Braid Wrapped Mini Bun Instructions:
Prep: For this hairstyle I curled all of my hair with a 1 1/4″ curling iron. I curled each section away from my face and added in 3 wefts of Luxy Hair extensions for added volume and length.
Step 1 / Start by creating a center part and then divide out any hair to frame the face.
Step 2 / Next pick up a small slice of hair on the left side of the part. Split this into three sections for the braid and then cross the right strand over the middle and then the left strand.
Step 3 / Then do one more crossover on each side and bring in new sections of hair.
Step 4 / Now continue the braid only adding in hair from along the hairline until it reaches the temple.
Step 5 / Then braid the section to the bottom and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 6 / Now I’m going to repeat the exact same steps creating a second braid on the right side of my head, only adding in hair from along the hairline until it reaches my temple. Then I’m going to braid the section a little further down and criss-cross two bobby pins over the ends.
Step 7 / Next divide off a small section of hair at the crown and twist the section together.
Step 8 / Wrap the section clock-wise, creating a small gap and then pulling the ends through the gap to create a knot.
Step 9 / Then continue wrapping the ends around the edge of the bun and pin the edges with bobby pins.I slide them in towards the center until it feels snug against my head.
Step 10 / Now take the braid on the left side and wrap it over the bun. Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braid and continue wrapping the braid clock-wise around the bun.
Step 11 / Then pin it in place with bobby pins.
Step 12 / Next take the braid on the right side, bring it back to the bun and pin it against the head.
Step 13 / Then remove the bobby pins from the end of the braid and wrap it underneath the bun.
Step 14 / Continue wrapping the braid clock-wise over the top and pin the end so it doesn’t come loose.
Boyfriend jeans have always been one of my favorite things to wear. It’s so easy to feel frumpy though in an oversized pair of jeans. To dress them up, I love to pair mine with a feminine top and heels to feel more put together. I love the casual vibes of this style and think boyfriend jeans can be styled so many different ways!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you know I am obsessed with lacy, frilly tops. I didn’t always love them though. In fact, growing up I preferred to dress exactly like my brothers in boy tees and cargo pants. Nowadays, I can’t seem to fill my closet with enough girly blouses! Also, these heels go with literally everything; a great shoe for Spring and Summer!
There’s nothing worse than waking up late to discover there isn’t enough time to wash your hair before work or school. When a messy bun or ponytail simply won’t cut it, this hairstyle will be your new favorite for saving the day. With a dash of dry shampoo and the right styling products, you can have your hair perfectly styled for whatever the day holds and without anyone knowing you’re overdue for a hair wash.
Twisted Buns Updo Supplies:
L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo
TRESeme Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Spray
Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist
9-10 Bobby pins
Step 1 / Begin by spraying the roots with the L’Oreal dry shampoo. This helps refresh the hair and soak up any extra oil when your hair is due to be washed. Even if the hair is clean it’s perfect for adding a bit of texture and grip to the hair.
Step 2 / Next, pick up sections of hair at the crown and backcomb the hair, brushing the hair near the root downwards, to add a bit of extra volume and volume. Then spray the roots underneath with a volume spray to set the backcombing so it doesn’t fall flat throughout the day.
Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair at the crown and twist it together at the back of the head. Then twist the hair together and wrap it clock-wise into a bun pinning the twist as you go.
Step 4 / Continue wrapping and pinning the section until the hair forms a bun. Then pick up a new section on the right side and combine it with the ends from the bun.
Step 5 / Wrap this second section into another bun under the first, slightly towards the left, and pin it against the head. Then combine the remaining hair together and twist it all together.
Step 6 / Wrap the twist into a third bun, under the previous two and pin it with several more bobby pins. Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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Happy Monday! The weather here in Arizona has been absolutely perfect lately. This sheer sweater has been such a great transitional piece with the warmer weather. Not to mention I am completely obsessed with the color. I have been filling my closet with soft pastel shades for the upcoming Spring season. It’s easily one of my favorite seasons to dress for. Sadly, this sweater is already sold out but I found a similar one and there are so many other cute sweaters to choose from too. Pair any cute top with white denim and it’s one of the easiest ways to make your outfit more suitable to Spring!