Thursday, April 16, 2009

Casually Pulled Together

     I was short on time this morning but threw together a pale yellow button-up, high-waist wide legs and my floral-print cardigan. Though I adore shirts with necks that tie, they leave me a little stumped in terms of accessories. I always wear necklaces, so maybe I should just think of the bow as a necklace. A pair of gold hoops provided my much-needed big jewelry fix.
      On an unrelated note, I feel like I've got a pretty good handle on clothes but am completely hopeless when it comes to hair and make-up. I don't like to wash my hair every day, but because it's fine, it looks nasty if I wear it down on a non-shower day. Though I've tried to emulate those "sleek ponytail" features from magazines, mine never turns out. Today I tried a little chignon thing, which sort of worked. Any updo advice for someone who sucks at doing hair?

Shirt: Reruns, $6
Jeans: Urban Outfitters, $10
Cardigan: Old Navy, $10
Shoes, earrings: Payless


Light Stealer said...

I love the outfit today: the colours, the bow...

I have the same thing with my hair and am absolutely fixed with having perfectly clean hair, so...I end up washing it everyday.

Sometimes though, when I'm very lazy and don't have any specific meeting or night out or else, I also go for a "chignon".

I put a little bit of one of those creams that add a bit of volume to thickening hair a bit (just on the mid-ends) before starting to style it, so the thing will stay up better and look "flufflier"/'60s.

Then I wash&dry only my fringe, so that it is actually fresh (dunno you, but I touch it a lot during the day!) and give the whole look a "just washed hair" touch.

Not complicated as it sounds! ;P

Sara said...

Love the outfit! Can't help you with the hair dilemma-- I just settle for a high ponytail on "dirty" days.

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks! I always wash my bangs on dirty hair days! It helps a lot. I never use any product, so maybe I'll try that. It might help to tame the ponytail a bit.

Dinosaur said...

I sometimes powder my thin hair on the non-shower days, but this does change your hair color a little. I also like Paul Mitchell Thicken Up Styling Liquid. It feels like nothing at all is in your hair, and you can put it in wet or dry hair. It is *not* hair gel. It makes hair look like it was blow-dried without wasting $7 of electricity and making polar bears cry. I buy it twice a year at Great Clips for about $11.

speef said...

One way to avoid that problem is to chop all your hair off....

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks for the tips everyone! I've tried Bumble&Bumble hair powder, and it helped a little but not enough. I'll have to try the Paul Mitchell product. It sounds great.

I've been tempted to chop it off many times. Then I remind myself how long it took to grow my hair out. One of these days, I'll take the plunge.

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem as you. But I have thick (and I mean, thick, I mean, a big thick winter comforter) hair. so, unless I wash it every other day and straighten it, it looks like hell.

On the days I don't shower, but I should, I appreciate the oilyness of my hair, only because it's the only time my hair is limp enough to do what I ask it to. It just looks like hell.

I've just had to come to terms with it. Sometimes, in the summer, it curls wonderfully, and then I use John Freida's curling spray. Otherwise I rarely use any product. Sometimes, on really frizzy days, I'll use FX Special Effects Straight & Shiny Extra Strength Anti Frizz Hair Serum. ...My hair is so thick, it hardly works, but eh, I do what I can.

I guess my answer is, I don't have an answer! Hair is difficult!

Lydia said...

i love this outfit!!! It's absolutely works on you and looks adorable! :) Great color choice and combination! :)