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Friday, July 6, 2012

Top Knot

I followed a tutorial on Refinery 29 to create this huge bun - which pretty much just consists of putting your hair into a high pony tail, back combing the heck out of it and bobby pinning it into a bun. You are also supposed to load it up with hair spray, but I omitted that step since I wanted to be able to get my hair back to normal if things didn't go well.

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The Rundown
Top Nordstrom Rack
Pencil Skirt Made by Me Marie
Sandals Frye
Striped Clutch Hilside Bags
Necklace Home D'Jor Consignment
Earrings Made by Me
Bracelet and Watch The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Orange Bracelet Kohls similar 
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry similar, similar
Nail Color Essie No Place Like Chrome

60 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

Beautiful! I love the blues!


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Despina T. said...

lovely look.great skirt and top.love your hair too.

Ki said...

That's the perfect bun! :-)

Lisa said...

You always look finished and sophisticated. Love the high bun.

Robyn said...

LOVE your hair in a high bun! Can't wait til mine is long enough to do that!
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Tashia said...

I love all the cobalt blue in this outfit. The fabric you picked for that skirt is fantastic.

Gray Skies said...

Your hair looks nice! I may have to try that tutorial.

And, as usual, I'm very impressed that you made that skirt! Sewing pleats into clothes has always been beyond my skill level.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

You made that skirt? Talent, girl!

Mrs. J said...

I love this bun on you! I really like this outfit especially the skirt. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Frannie Pantz said...

Pretty bun you got there little lady! I love your all blue (almost all blue) look today too! Have a great weekend!

Courtney Erin said...

I think it came out really great! And now I totally miss having longer hair...

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Amber said...

cute hairdo. I've tried to create this look with my own hair and failed miserably. I think its just too thin or I'm just terrible at doing my own hair.

TaraMixandMatch said...

You look adorable! I can never manage to knot my tops and make them look cute like you!

Jessica said...

Love your skirt - and even more knowing that you made it!

Glossy Lala said...

Your outfit is nice,lovely skirt.
I wonder if you would like to follow each other:).

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Mimi said...

i love top knots! :) and it's such a good idea to omit the hairspray when trying out a hairstyle for the first time. :D

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Tyra said...

Awesome job on that skirt :-)

rlutz said...

I love that skirt---the pattern and pleating are fabulous! Your hair looks great like this...perfect for the summer heat!

this free bird said...

You did a RAD job on the big bun. I love it on you!!

One Girl said...

You look great with your hair up! I tried the one where you tie it in a knot - kind of - but it didn't go so well. I'll have to try this one.
I love the color cobalt!

Lemiza said...

Great look! Love your skirts! Would you like to follow each other?

Love,
Lemiza

Sarah Dee said...

The bun looks super cute!

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Ali Hval said...

Awe, your hair bun is so pretty! I, too, fear spraying my hair when experimenting with hairstyles for that reason exactly. The "what if" factor, ohoho. That bun seems like an awesome way to keep hair out of the way though.

Gold, royal blue, and red. Oh yes, this is a fantastic combination indeed. I love how you added in the mint, too.

~Jeimy~ said...

beautiful clutch and the outfit is perfect casual!!!

Terri said...

the hair-do looks lovely and its a great way to beat the heat.

Ash said...

Your skirt and shoes are so nice!:) Good choices!

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A Stylized Hysteria said...

Very pretty! If I hadn't just cut my hair, I'd try it.

Mica said...

That bun is really nice! :) I like your pencil skirt and blue tee too :)

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Iqra said...

love the way the bun turned out! I usually use a bun maker sponge I bought from ebay for about a $1 and it gives the same effect. Love the stripe clutch with the printed skirt, it's very chic and trendy :)

xoxo,
Iqra

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compradora anonima said...

Frenar love the top

Laura Go said...

your bun looks adorable!!! It's the perfect 'do for super hot days, that's for sure! and I really LOVE your skirt!

♥ laura
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Shannon said...

What a super cute outfit. I love how you paired the green shoes and red clutch with the navy outfit. Such a cute color combination. And, I'm so jealous of your bun! I wish my hair was long enough to do this.

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sharee said...

hi dear,I just love ur blog and great outfits too! So i just followed u thru gfc, hope u too.. <3

XOXO

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Aizzing said...

this is the perfect shade of blue! looks so good on you. i can never create a high bun. yours came out perfect! :)

aizzing
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love Joice said...

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Your high bun turned out great!! I love how you find so many different ways to wear your striped clutch. I would be lost on how to wear it, but you make it look so easy. So chic!

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yiqin; said...

that skirt is amazing

silvergirl said...

I really love this outfit
it helps when you have tons of hair like you do!
no matter how much back combing I do I will never have a bun that great!
brett

Ester DurĂ£es said...

I love doing a knot on my tops so I think this is fabulous! love how you matched that top with that skirt, amazing!! :)

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love your skirt! So pretty! And your top knot looks fab.

Amy


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charlene chiong said...

hi! love your blog! and i love your outfit :-) I hope we can follow each others blog..let me know :-) I'd really be glad :-) articles0naddiction.blogspot.com

The Fashion Milkshake said...

Love your outfit so much!!

love the print of your skirt and clutch !

You look amazing and I love your style !

Just stopped by your blog!
Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

Love,

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Juju said...

it's pretty your matching and print skirt is so cute

Krystal said...

i love the top knot look :)

Pink Chai Raj said...

Loving this outfit from head to toe! The bun goes so well with the overall styling...and the shirt is nice on you:) Glad to have found your blog today.

Raj
Pink Chai Style

dreaming en francais said...

The bun looks great on you! Love this entire outfit but I'm especially in love with your clutch! xo

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HailesHeartsFashion said...

Really love this outfit and they way you have layered the top over the dress :) Also really like the nautical colours, the red and white stripped bag is amazing!

Great blog, I am now following you :)

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chrissy said...

Love the whole outfit, but especially the knot in your shirt! It gives it so much extra pizazz than just tucking it in! May just have to try that at some point... :)

Chrissy

Collections said...

Wonderful outfit that clutch is great!

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christine said...

Amazing outfit...love the colors...and especially the skirt!!

Eli said...

Well it looks like your top knot came out great!! It's so funny that when you have super long hair like we do, some of the hairdos for long hair just don't come out as great. I can't do the sock bun thing because it looks like I have a frisbee on my head!

That skirt is absolutely divine, love the print!

Annie said...

The bun looks awesome, and I'm a littttttle obsessed with your pattern mixing - so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Anthea Sanna said...

I love this look! especially the clutch :)
Kisses

Diana Mieczan said...

Your hair looks beautiful and I am smitten with your skirt. Muah and happy Monday. xoxo

The Fashionable ESQ said...

The adorable and colorful contrasts on this outfit are great.
xx
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MOSAMUSE said...

cute skirt!
xo
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Alex Elizabeth said...

This skirt looks very very classy with a similarly colored shirt and the gold jewelry! Sometimes I wish I had hair that was long enough for a big bun, but I think I look so Asian with my hair like that, so I probably wouldn't do it anyway... yeah I'm probably just being ridiculous. Have you ever tried the sock bun? That one's pretty popular, though I don't exactly know how it works.

Lorena said...

Very pretty - i had not seen you wear that skirt in ages!