My lovely sister bought me this dress. I'm surprised it has taken me so long to show up here on the blog since I've worn it a few times already. The Bay Area is having its summer time right now, so that means sleeveless items, dresses as much as possible, and hair up.
strapless peacock feather dress: gift, Forever 21
black lace tank with ruffle: Target
polka dot fabric sandals: UO
black chevron earrings: F21
When you're dealing with a super warm day, simplicity is ideal. I love a good pair of earrings when I pull my hair back, but that was it for today's outfit. And the Fringe Advice of the day is:
Sometimes it's just better to put your hair up.
Most hair dressers wouldn't tell you to wear your hair in a ponytail every day. We cut, color and style your hair to look its best when worn down. But the ability to style your hair in multiple ways is a great bonus of longer hair, so why not put it up? Whether it's a day where your fringe is driving you crazy, or the wind/heat/humidity/rain is making your hair impossible, or you just need a change, a simple up do is pretty key. Hone your styling skills [or ask your stylist the next time you're in their chair] and this should only take you two minutes. Here's what I did:
- Start with dry hair, brush out any tangles
- Bend over at the waist to help encourage all the underneath hair to reach into a high ponytail, hold with hands, then stand up
- Use a fine-tooth comb [not a brush] to smooth every bit of hair moving from the hairline up to the ponytail, working in a circle around the head from one side to the other
- Once everything is super smooth, secure with an elastic
- Twist the pony on itself, then wrap around the base of the ponytail
- Secure the bun with a few bobby pins
- If needed run the comb over the pulled back parts of the hair to smooth out bubbles
Don't forget, if you've got a Fringe Advice question, comment here and I'd love to feature it in an upcoming post!