Friday, May 3, 2013

Sock in My Hair

 Black Blazer: Express Ruffled Top: Express (old) Pencil Skirt: The Limited (on sale for $35!) Cap Toe Pumps: Ginza Diana from Tokyo (similar options here) Sunglasses: Target (in pink) Necklace: Gift Watch: Michael Kors

Photos by Andrea

I normally hate putting my hair up although you will probably find me with my hair up at least 50% of the time. Oxymoron you might say? Well, yes, but when you are the snooze queen and do not leave yourself enough time to straighten, curl, or remotely tame the wild mess of hair you have, throwing it up into a ponytail or bun is usually the only option. Lucky for me, I finally learned a chic way to do it! After many failed attempts at trying the sock bun, I think I finally mastered it. Using Wendy's tutorial here, I rolled my thick ass hair into a trouser sock and somehow, made it stay. I did not use all the products shown in the tutorial... the only thing I did was patting some Frizz Ease Finishing Creme to tame the fly away hairs and showering the bun in hair spray. I highly recommend the bobby pins!! It helps keep the bun in place and one day I didn't have enough on hand so my bun kept falling to one side. You can also try Melanie's tutorial here, she does it a little differently but my hair is too long and thick for me to actually pull off. What do you guys think of my sock bun (see my other attempts here and here)? I am such a dork, I kept thinking to myself (and saying to others out loud) "I have a sock in my hair!"

Black blazers are probably the most versatile item for your work wardrobe and even doubles as a great piece for play and casual days too (don't believe me? Check out Kelley's guest post on So Work Week Chic!). I throw my black blazer over everything. It's the perfect piece for a colored skirt or dress or for balancing out an edgier look. For this look, I wanted the color red and the floral detailing of the skirt to really pop against a contrasting black backdrop which is why I went with black-on-black on top. The trick with wearing black-on-black is making sure the shade of blacks do not differ too much. For example, if the blazer was a lighter black, it could have looked faded and old compared to the shiny black top.

And just a PS... I kind of feel like a pin-up girl in these pictures for some reason. Anyone else see it??

Happy Friday to all!

Linking Up With:
Long Distance Loving - Friday's Fancies
Style Elixir - Style Sessions
Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins & Face It Catalog - Friday's Five Link Up


  1. dancingwithashleyMay 3, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    I also tend to throw my hair up in some way, and this is a great way to do it! Such a cute top...I'm a sucker for a top with ruffles!

  2. Aw thanks Ashley! The sock bun is an awesome way to look put together when you are short on time. With your hair length you'd probably have a mini bun... my hair is so thick and long that my "donut" is humungo :) thanks for visiting!

  3. your sock bun is gorgeous! lovely post <3

    XO Sahra

  4. Love your hair!!!



  5. Thanks Connie! Incredibly happy that I found a new hair style to play around with!!

  6. Thank you for the comment & for visiting, Sahra!