Sunday, November 23, 2014

French Braided Messy Bun / / Hair Tutorial

 Hey y'all!  I know it is another hair post after having a bunch in a row, but this is the way I had my hair up the other day so I decided to just go ahead and post it.  This is definitely one of my most favorite go-to hairstyles mostly because it just gets all my hair up and out of the way (and is very comfortable), but is still a kinda cute messy bun ;).

 First start with all hair brushed and flipped the way you like it.
 French braid it half way back til right behind your ears

 then grab it all up and twist it around itself.

 Tie it all off with an elastic band and that's it;
a cute, fast, elegant twist on a regular messy bun.

 Tip: If your hair is awfully thick like mine, you may want to add
a few jaw clips, bobby pins, or twisty screws to keep the weight of the bun
up, so it's higher up on your head.

It was a rainy day, but another great benefit of this style is that later that evening when I took it all down, I was left with pretty waves in my hair since it had gotten wet earlier.  I hope this was explanatory and y'all liked it.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'd love to hear from y'all.  What are some of your "go-to" hairstyles?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gibson Tuck / / Historic Hairstyle Tutorial

 Hey y'all!  I love historic hairstyles and this one is soooooo simple.  It doesn't require anything, but an elastic ponytail holder and the decorative flower or such is optional.   Also, it is a less than 5 minute quick, comfortable, updo which is also a great plus for a quick go to style.

 Start with a loose high ponytail

 and then split and seperate it on the top.

 Take the entire ponytail and stuff in inside the pocket
that you just made (can be a little trickier with super long hair,
but still possible).

 (I apologize for the bad quality of some of the pictures)

 And that's it; an elegant, draping updo for
any occasion.

Thanks for visiting!  Maybe this made sense.
Are there any other more historic style hairdo's
or particular era themed styles that y'all would like to know how
to do?  Just leave me a comment below :) .
Happy fall and I hope y'all have a great day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Braided Half Crown / / Hair Tutorial

Hey y'all!  It's time for another hair tutorial and this time I did a braided half crown on Gina and it turned out really well.  First, you braid a piece from one side of your head as pictured below.

 Then do the same to the other.

 Next pin the second braid up under the first

 And do the same to the other side.

 I did this one rather quickly, but you can if you try and hide the bobby pins better than I did it'll look a lot better.  And there you go, a pretty half-up half-down braided half crown! :)
This is the way I did her hair for the Looney House Fall Festival click here to see a post about the event on our farm blog The Wright Family Farm.

Thanks for stopping by and if there are any hairstyles in particular
that y'all would like for me to post about, please leave me a comment
below.  I love to hear from y'all!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Outfit Post / / Fall Colors

 Hey y'all!  Fall is without a doubt my favorite season ever!  With this season comes some of my favorite things like apple cider, hayrides, pumpkins (especially pumpkin pie!), Thanksgiving, cozy campfires, warm jackets, flannel shirts, comfy blankets, boots, bluegrass and old-fashioned craft festivals, caramel apples, cinnamon spice candles, rustic fall decorating, crisp and chilly autumn air, and best of all is the beautiful colors of the leaves (and of course raking 'em up and playing in 'em) everywhere you look!  They are sooooooo pretty with all the brilliant colors.  This outfit just came together so fast and easy and used the inspiration of the gorgeous fall colors.

Matching colors is very important, but this one basically just
follows a common color mainly being brown (with the boots and skirt),
than adding the neutral white with the popping, bright
orange, coming from underneath, gives it an over all matching look.

 Our family plays as a bluegrass gospel band and this is what I wore to play a gig the other night. The evening ended up being chilly, so the long sleeves were helpful.  Also, I always wear leggings under my skirts in the colder weather for warmth and shorts in the warmer months for modesty.  It was a very comfortable all day outfit and, though the pictures don't show it well, the white shirt has a nice decorative, pretty, ruffly, slightly gathered, neckline with a few small buttons down the front.

// outfit details //
Shirt: Walmart
Tank: Walmart
Skirt: A Gift
Leggings: Walmart
Boots: Walmart

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sock Bun (no heat) Curls // Hair Tutorial

 Here is an AWESOME way to get gorgeous curls without damaging your hair with heat!

 This is a very easy, cheap, and effective way to get these beautiful curls!

First just cut the toe out of a sock

and roll it up.

 While hair is still damp, put it up into a high ponytail.
Then send all hair through the suck bun and roll it all down onto
your head evenly.

 Sleep in it overnight (it is surprisingly comfortable).

 You can even wear it just like that in a bun too. :)

 Take it down in the morning and that's it!

Beautiful curls!!!

(tip: if your hair is super thick and doesn't really
hold a curl, you can half your hair and put it up in two sock buns!)

Outfit Post / / Nursing Friendly Maxi Dress

 Hey y'all!  Finding dresses that are nursing friendly (and in my budget) has proven to be very difficult.  So, here is an idea that I came up with that worked great!  The colors and pattern are a little wilder than I would normally chose, but I decided to try it out anyway, Jesse approved (getting your husband's opinion (if married) is very important), and I surprisingly really liked it.
 It can be dressed up or down quite easily by changing jewelry (I used another necklace from a returns' pallet for our online business Wright Resale), hairstyles, and shoes.

This is a two piece outfit (which is how it works for nursing).  I found this top and a thrift store years ago and just decided to keep it around, but never had a way to wear it until I had the idea to pair it with my new maxi dress.
// outfit details //
Maxi Dress: Walmart
Top: Thrift Store
Shoes: Walmart
Necklace: Returns' Pallet

How have y'all made dresses nursing friendly or do any of you know where to find them at good prices?  I'd love to hear from y'all!  I hope this post was helpful for any of you nursing mothers that need ideas on full length dresses.
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