Friday, June 1, 2012

Okay, so have you seen all these sexy pictures of women with those perfect wavy locks? Well, let me tell you, I have tried every stinkin' Pinterest tutorial in order to get that "beachy" look, and #failure every time! I don't know if it's operator error, or that my hair just sucks....

I have not given up though on this "my hair looks messy on purpose" look. I found a method that works for me and I have been hair-tool-free for over a week! How you ask? Well, my hair does have a little natural curl to it, so I just scrunch it with some mousse while wet and let it hair dry. I continue to scrunch it infrequently as it dries in order to avoid that wet hair "chola" look from the 90's. If I fuss with it too much, my hair becomes a frizzy mess. I have been thoroughly enjoying not having to blow dry and straighten my hair every day. I think I will continue this trend until my boss informs me that I need to look more "presentable."

Moving on.... this hair talk has little to do with today's outfit. It's more of a disclaimer of why my hair will look messy in my up coming photos :D Today's look is a recent favorite of mine. These white Gap shorts are so comfortable and a great length! Also, I just adore the dip-dyed, creamsicley, silk blouse! This summer look cost $26.48... not too darn bad!!

brand: Gap
purchase price: $5.49
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $39.95

brand: Red Haute
purchase price: $4.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $78.00

brand: I.N.C.
purchase price: $10.00
purchased from: Plato's Closet
suggested retail: $89.00

brand: friendship bracelets are homemade & spikes are Charlotte Russe
purchase price: Spikes ($6/both) Friendship Bracelets (pennies on the dollar)
purchased from: Charlotte Russe & Jo-Ann fabrics
suggested retail: unknown

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Tori said...

Such a lovely ombre top!<3

Megan said...

How do you find such AMAZING clothes from the Goodwill?? I hardly ever find anything good while thrifting! Your blog is so lovely. I definitely love how you're able to create full outfits so inexpensively! :)

Glass to the Rim said...

i can't get my hair to wave either!! the only thing that has ever worked is salt water from the beach! lol

Anonymous said...

Loving the crap out of those shoes! Also, despite the fact that I am repeatedly told how lucky I am to have naturally wavy hair it sure as hell doesn't feel that way when most of the time my tresses are kinked in odd ways that refuse to be tamed.

KT said...

Oh, I love this outfit! Definitely reminds me of a creamsicle. So refreshing and summery- and those shoes are awesome. I've had a lot of luck with rag curls- a beautiful mess tutorial I found on pinterest, and making sure my hair is at least 80% dry before I do anything otherwise it's too damp! I'me going to be insanely lazy with my hair this summer too. I always ceremoniously shove all my styling tools intot he closet on the last day of school!

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