top: Ebay - leggings, earrings, lacey bra: H&M - boots: Texto - necklace: Diamanti Per Tutti
So, what do you do on a lazy Sunday when you just want to relax (and not wash your hair even though it's getting kinda gross)? Leggings, oversized sweater, ankle boots and a pony tail! It's totally been the solution for down days ever since, like, the eighties or something, and it still works at least as well today. But when you are taking outfit pictures (and have an image to uphold - ha!) you want to jazz things up a bit, right? SO. I decided to try something new with my hair.
Instead of putting it up in a regular ponytail, I twisted sections of my hair into a soft sort of semi cornrow look before getting a band in there to tie it up. I absolutely love how this evokes girlbands of the late 90s - early 2000s like B*witched. Or, you know, J.Lo. Girlpower! So sassy. Especially with the hoop earrings and cat eye make up: I feel totally ready to go clubbing or wear really, really low rise denim.
Another plus of this hairdo is that it DOESN'T make my hair look all flat and my head ridiculously tiny. I'm really bad at messy buns and messy ponytails because I never seem to succeed at getting the right kind of volume on top of my head, but this totally worked out within two tries! I only had to re-do it because my twists weren't tight enough.
TWO tips if you want to try this yourself:
- Make sure you have one twist on the very top of your head rather than two on either side of your centre parting, because the last option looks really weird. Try it if you don't believe me.
- Pin your (as tight as possible) twists into place with bobby pins until you have twisted all of your hair, and then gather all of it to tie into a pony tail. I just twisted the hair up to my ears (not on the lower side of my head) because I was too lazy to go all the way around, and I don't think it was necessary anyway.
As for the twists themselves: they are pretty self explanatory. Just twist a strand and grab more hair as you go along to the back of your head while still twisting.
JUST KEEP TWISTING
SO. Do you like it or should this hair have been left back in the past along with Britney's pink-bikinibottoms-over-pants?