Fashion

No time to do your hair? Try a quick top knot/bun!

There are so many different ways to create a top knot or bun, but this one is my go-to because it literally takes seconds to create, and is a great look for day old, unwashed hair. I cannot tell you how many late mornings this bun has saved me from! All you’ll need is 1 hair tie, some bobby pins and hairspray.

(I took these pictures with clean hair, so my bun is not as tight as it normally would be, but you’ll get the point) πŸ˜‰

Enjoy this simple tutorial!

Step 1: Gather all of your hair at the top of your crown. Pull tightly!

Step 2: Using the hand you usually don’t tie your hair with- dig your first four fingers into the hair in front of the ponytail and create a fist without letting up your grip.

Step 3: Using your free hand, tie an elastic around the ponytail without pulling the hair all the way through…creating a bun.

Step 4: Be sure to keep it tight!

Step 5: You should now have a bun similar to this –>

Step 6: Gather stray hairs and tuck underneath bun with bobby pins. If the bun feels loose you can pin the hair on the bottom side of the bun to the top of your head.

Step 7: Here’s what the top on the bun should look like…

Step 8: Spray everything with hairspray and secure fly aways with a bobby pin.

And Ta-da! Smile, because you have a cute bun that took minutes to create! Sometimes I’ll add a flower or fun clip to accent.

Do you have a go-to top knot or bun that you regularly wear? I’d love to hear how you create yours. Share in the comments below! πŸ™‚

Spring Work OOTD

I’m starting to change up my work outfits now that Spring is here! Here is today’s OOTD in pictures…enjoy πŸ™‚

Chipper on the way to work this am πŸ™‚
Cotton Peach bell sleeved top.
Fitted black slacks
Off-white mini heels
Turquoise necklace that I bought in the Bahamas
One of my favorite Aquamarine cocktail rings
Light shimmer eye makeup- bronze/peach and light pink, liquid eyeliner & mascara
Loose ballerina bun πŸ™‚

How have you welcomed the Spring with your work clothes?

2012 ACM Best Dressed

Another awards show, another chance to oogle the amazing red carpet dresses! I’m a huge country music fan, I think that as a whole, country artists are the classiest, sweetest breed of musicians…and it refelcts in their attire.

I love that they all put in the effort to look fashionable, respectable, and professional at awards shows that are based around adkowledging them, and their music.Β It’s refreshing to see an awards show that has not turned into a mockery/Halloween party. (Cough, cough…the Grammys)

The Academy of Country Music Awards did not disappoint this year!

Here are my picks for best dressed…

(Photo credit OMG!Yahoo) Jake Owens beautiful girlfriend, Lacey Buchanan. She's not even an artist, but hey...you've got to give credit where credit is due! She looked amazing at the ACMs!
(Photo credit OMG!Yahoo) Taylor Swift is seriously stepping up her fashion game! She looked so chic and mature in this J. Mendel white column gown!
(Photo credit OMG!Yahoo) The amazing Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland wins my vote because she brought some Spring color to the carpet! She looks amazing in this pink chiffon and lace dress...and the sparkly yellow empire belt makes it that much more girly and fun πŸ™‚

One more for good measure…

(Photo credit OMG!Yahoo) I've said it before and I'll say it again...Carrie Underwood is human perfection! She can do no wrong when it comes to fashion... she always secures a top 3 best dressed position in my book. πŸ˜‰

Who did you think was the best dressed at the ACM’s this year?

Bringing My Wardrobe to Life!

I am completely guilty of having a pretty dull wardrobe- lots of grey and black! With this recent Spring/Summer weather we’ve been having I decided it was time to step it up! I told myself that from here on out, when shopping, Β I would ONLY buy colorful clothes. I put my maxxinista skills to work at Marshalls, TJ’s, some consignment spots, Forever 21, and H&M over the past few weeks.

Here are some of my recent, *colorful* purchases…

I've been on the hunt for colorful skinny jeans and I've finally found the best pairs of fuchsia and peach! Only yellow and green left πŸ™‚

New shoes! πŸ™‚

A pair of camel suede slingback Guess heels ($22 at Marshalls!), and a brand new pair of gold cork Charlotte Russe wedges (on sale for $10).

Lots of chunky new necklaces…

A new bag, belts and hair accessories…

Head band $2.80 Forever 21, Bag $15.50 Forever 21, Nude/Orange belt $3.50 H&M, Red belt $2.50 Forever 21

I wore this new beautiful fuchsia dress with a beaded gold necklace to a recent work event.

Forever 21 dress- I think it was only $15!

I’ve even started to break out my spring polishes!

New "Gelish" colors! Left: "Sugar N' Spice and Everything Nice" Right: "You're So Sweet You're Giving Me a Toothache"

I’m currently wearing this pastel blue color, I’m loving it!

Forever 21 Polish- No name :-/

How does your wardrobe and shopping habits change when the weather warms up?

My Latest Obsession…

Here’s a little Spring color to brighten up the dreary Winter day we are having on the East Coast. I had a dream the other night that I bought a pair of fuchsia skinny jeans, and I haven’t stopped thinking about them since!

I have red, pink, grey, and blue skinny jeans that I adore, but I’m ready to expand to my collection for the Spring/Summer months. I’m officially on a hunt for pairs of fuchsia, peach, yellow, and greens!

Gap, Express, J. Crew, and Pac Sun have all been recommended to me by some lovely twitter followers.

Where have you found the comfiest pair?

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