Red, Pink & Leather with Easy Updo

Sweater from AE, Watch from Charming Charlie, Tee from Papaya Clothing, Leather shorts/tights/booties from Marshalls

 In preparation for Valentine's Day, I've been donning the color combination of red and pink a lot lately. When I first experienced it last spring, I wasn't so sure I was a fan. But ever since seeing starts like Emma Stone and SJP wearing the infamous color combo, I was sold.

I've had this sweater forever, but honestly have never worn it. It may be because of the neon green stitching, who knows. Oh well, I figured if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and so I tried to play along with the neon green to make it work. This green distressed tee is another piece I've had forever, and it felt great to wear it again. Feels like pajamas!

One thing I always like doing when I wear brights, is to offset them with some sort of anchoring color like black, white, or another neutral. In this case, I mixed black and white. What do you guys think of red and pink together? Would you wear it?

Anyways, I'm attempting to teach myself how to do some hairstyles. Since I am incredibly inept in the hair department, this is going to take some practice. Thank God for Pinterest! Ladies, I know you hear me on that one! I have gathered hundreds of hair inspiration photos there and have been trying to re-create a few and put my own spin on a few each week.

So, in an effort to try to become more hairstyle-savvy, you're going to start to see some different dos in my upcoming posts! I've always wanted to be better at this, so I guess this is me working on a New Year's resolution! :) Let me know what you think of the tutorial below!

I created this double top knot hairstyle a few days ago when I was attempting to re-create this. Halfway through, I realized that with my layers and length of hair, my inspiration photo is not what this is going to end up looking like, so I took a different route. It's actually really do-able! Here's how I did it:

  • Gather front section of hair and backcomb.
  • Pin into a small pouf and secure with bobby pins, spray with lighthold hairspray to make sure it stays put.
  • Take the ends that are left from the hair you've just pinned and pull into a little ponytail; tie with hairband.
  • From the hair that's left, divide into 3 sections: one section from the right, one from the left, and one from the bottom.
  • Pull each into a tight ponytail, making sure the hair is combed flat with no bumps.
  • Secure each of the small ponytails next to each other (all together they should be in the shape of a "v"), but underneath the ponytail you've already tied (the original one). The smaller ponytails should be tied to be hidden underneath the main ponytail you've already tied.
  • Take the ponytails from the right and left and cross them in an "x".
  • Pin the "x" underneath the main ponytail. (Leave the bottom ponytail lay as is (it should be joining in with the hair from the original ponytail).
  • Take one side of the hair from the "x" and wrap it around the main ponytail. Secure ends underneath with pins.
  • Do the same with the hair from the other "x", making sure to cover any hair ties that may be showing.
  • Pin all remaining loose ends underneath.
  • Finish with lighthold hairspray.

Below is what it should look like! Let me know if you have any questions or would like to see it done in a video :) I would be happy to help!

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  1. Love that sweater and the hairstyle! So cute!!!

  2. Your hair is so cute! Ahhh snow! I'm jealous!

  3. i like hairstyles i want to say that these are the fantastic thing thats ever i like i like hairstyles them i can spend my whole life to this field.i like hairstyles i like some eboulous type of hairstyles because these are one of those hairstyles short hair styles which can make the personality of the man i like them very much.i want to say that hairstyles is the thing which can make the man or woman more beautiful.


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