Monday, May 24, 2010

Leftovers

Leftovers

Works Cited
black pants: gap
chambray top: secondhand
wedges: clarks (via zappos gift certificate)

Leftovers

I'm luxuriating in vacation for one more day, so while this post is going up, I'll be eating pumpkin pancakes with friends. This outfit was pretty simple--I had a day of running errands and wanted to look put together but relaxed. By the time we took pictures, this top had accumulated quite a few wrinkles. I have to confess one of my bad blogging habits--I badly photoshop wrinkles out of clothes!

Leftovers

These pictures were taken shortly after I got my hair cut. I love getting my hair done--I sadly seem to lack the female gene that makes one skilled with a curling iron. Does anyone know a good tutorial or place for curling one's hair? And how on earth do you get the back of your head curly, too?

32 comments:

Emily Kennedy said...

Oooh, your hair is looking all pretty! I suck with a curling iron as well. Shoot, I can't even be bothered to blow dry 99% of the time.

Sal said...

Wrinkles are the bane of my existence. I spritz with wrinkle releaser before I do my outfit shots!

You look comfy, casual, and chic in this ensemble, doll.

chai am woman said...

oo i love the haircut! with the curling iron it just depends on what kind of look you want... are you going for springy/bouncy curls or more wave-like curls (very celebrity, i guess)... Berlin Hair Baby has a LOT of hair tutorials that are great for doing your own hair. she uses a lot of hot rollers but has a few tuts on beachy waves, as well.

Melanie said...

You look great! I always have ridiculous wrinkles on my clothing, too, haha. Your hair is FABULOUS. Youtube and mirrors are the secret to curling iron success.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Ashley Nicole said...

Cute outfit! I love your top.

As to curling your hair, check out Youtube for some great videos. =)

Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

You and your hair look great!

Now if someone could make a tutorial on how NOT to be too lazy to blow and style my hair every morning, that would be appreciated. :o)

Tanvi said...

You are back :o) ... Oh your curls look gorgeous! I am just too lazy to do anything about mine unfortunately!!!

Becky said...

I love your hairstyle here! So feminine and romantic :)

A-Dubs said...

I've seen some (non-curling-iron-related) how-to's on The Freelancer's Fashionblog and Work With What You've Got, so maybe they've done others, too? Sometimes, to curl the back of my hair, I flip my head upside down so my arms don't get tired reaching all the way back there. 'Wish I could be more helpful, but, really, I've got nothin'.

Also, these pictures are gorgeous - I love this faded denim tunic with the basic black capri.

And finally: can you surrepticiuosly (sp?) teach me how to photoshop wrinkles away? That is an EXCELLENT skill.

Jessica said...

hair & outfit look fantastic!

Larysse Tavares said...

No way you do that! Photoshoping wrinkles, hahaha. I can't do this, actually I don't have time :P I wish we could realphotoshop our clothes when in a hurry! And hey, you are stunning. Your hair is gorgeous :) 100% approved! About the curly hing, you oculd check youtube entering 'how to curl long hair'. There are tons of tutorial videos there :)

have fun darling, we miss you already!

Branka said...

when i had long hair i used to curl it all the time, all it takes is a good curling iron and some practice. I remember this girl on youtube (Pursebuzz or something), she had awesome hair tutorials, see if she is still alive:)
love the outfit
xoxo

Jill said...

Your hair is really cute curly! I have a curling iron phobia...wish I could be of help.

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Eli said...

I just use those hot curlers...they work so well, better than a curling iron! I really like your skirt tutorial below, it came out so good

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Clare said...

I love this outfit on you, and your hair looks great! I totally lack the female hairstyling gene, too; hence the hacked-off pixie cut. Enjoy your time off!

Think Twice Style said...

Try using a flat iron to curl-- I have found that it is faster and produces less Shirley Temple curls and more Gisele waves. I use Dove Curling Mousse before I blow dry as well to give it some curl beforehand.

Lesa said...

Chambray is so pretty and cool for summer, and aren't Clarks the most comfortable shoes ever?

Sit Under the Apple Tree said...

Heated rollers! They're so quick and easy...just plug in, wait 10 minutes or so (the ones I have are my grandma's from the 80s so they're probably much faster now) in which you can get dressed or put on some lipstick or something, and then pop them in, clip up and take out 10 minutes later, a spritz of hairspray and you're done! They're amazing!
As is your hair, love it! Love the shoes too (did you buy them from Clarks when you came to London by any chance?) and the chambray...and the bicycle! Hope you had a great holiday :)

caffeinerd said...

You look awesome. I don't have that gene either...I actually just fail at hair in general. Love yours wavy or straight!

myedit said...

If the wrinkle is really annoying and ruins a perfectly good pic, I do a little touch-up too. And while I'm at it, I whiten my teeth. Haha, I kid about the teeth part, though if I knew how...

Dottie said...

Ha, I gotta learn that photoshop trick.

Those Clarks looks really nice. Are they super comfortable or only so-so?

piglet said...

Love your hair with the curls! Sorry no tips because I'm naturally curly and actually struggle with getting my hair to stay straight!
Oh, and love the shoes!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I'm loving your curly hair! You look lovely, and those shoes are fantastic.

Thanks for the sweet comment -- I think I'm finally finding my personal writing voice. :)

Future Lint said...

I love the longer length of the chambray top! I'm the worst person ever at doing hair (especially since mine is already curly)

portlandize.com said...

I second the recommendation for the Freelancer's Fashionblog hair tips (though I've never tried them myself) :D

teenfashionista said...

Love the tunic + wedges together!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I have no idea how to curl my hair, but you look lovely!

www.majormusthaves.com said...

Conair works really well. Watch one of those u-tube videos...lol

Sarah said...

SOOO cute! =]

daring2bdifferent said...

When I want to make my waves behave, I break out the straightening iron. *cue scary theme music* ;) Starting at the roots of your hair, gently wrap a piece of hair (it's best to do it in sections- if you're like me and have thicker hair it helps to get the rest out of the way with a clip/rubber band) around the straightener (yes, you actually put it through the prong and wrap it once around the outside). Gently pull downward and outward slightly,twisting the iron (and consequently the hair) as you go. You'll have to fool around a bit to get the idea of what kind of curls you want and how they hold with your hair type, but I've found this better than an actual curling iron. Based on how tight you wrap the hair, as well as how hard you pull as you curl, you can get soft, loose "beachy" waves or *tight* ringlets. I hope this helps!!! :)

Shaye said...

If you're the type of person who can shower the night before instead of in the morning, I highly recommend rag-rolling your hair for that kind of look. Easy to sleep on and fast as lightning in the morning. :)

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