Monday, September 12, 2011

OOTD: Manic Monday and Big Buns

Hello readers,

So I am a sucker for really fun hairstyles, and I have been in a hair rut these past few days. I love my hair length and cut, but I am a recovering dye-a-holic. I have been red, brown, dark brown, bleach blonde, lo-lights, hi-lights and everything in between. For the last few months though, I have been trying to be good and go natural. I have been dying my hair so long and so often, that I have no idea what the color is now. Turns out, I am an ashy blonde. I am sticking to it though, and my hair has been feeling really healthy.

Anyways, I was inspired by another lovely blogger, and her lovely bun. I was also inspired by Carrie Bradshaw. I have always wanted to wear a bun like she wore, and I finally found out how to achieve it.

This is what I wanted:

Since I had alot of clip on hair extensions laying around, I made a little ring out of them (kind of like a scrunchie) and sewed them together and secured it around a high ponytail. Then I wrapped my hair around the fake hair.

This is how mine turned out:

Not too shabby I must admit. 
And here is what I wore today:

Dress:Thrifted, Blazer:Torrid (2), Belt:Torrid (2), Shoes:Target (10), Earrings:I have no idea.

So should I stay this ash blonde color, maybe grow it all out? 

Thanks for reading!!


  1. You look AMAZING! The outfit and hair are just gorgeous!

  2. It looks super great! And now I've connected your blog with your disqus handle and I know who you are :)

  3. Thanks ladies!

    @Rebecca - I am still getting used to how to leave comments for different bloggers. I like when it just let's me comment with my google account. I am still a blogging novice. :)

  4. oh my goodness you look fabulous! I love this whole outfit and the bun is spot in. So agree about poor Aiden, why did she end up with Big?!?! Aiden was perfect siiiggghhhhhhh

    And I like the ash blonde, what is your normal colour?

  5. You look really great!! I love your style!! I really appreciate you stopping by my page and leaving that comment!! {hug}..
    Thanks suz!

  6. Thanks ladies!

    @waituntilthesunset: I know, right? I loved Aiden, but he was too boring for her.
    And my natural hair color is this ash blonde that is growing in.

    @Suz: Thanks for the follow! I love your style too.

  7. Gorgeous bun! Looks super soft. I wish my GF would wear her hair up EVEN ONCE for me. But, she's 100% tomboy. I asked her years ago and got shot down. Thanks for posting.

  8. Thanks Anonymous! Maybe get her to do some sort of ponytail first and maybe she will upgrade to an up-do. My best advice would be to just let her know how pretty she is every time she gets ready. My husband tells me all of the time and it gives me the confidence to experiment with different styles.

  9. I need to do this! I threw out my old extensions, I am rushing to get some tomorrow. Totally Carrie Bradshaw.