February 8, 2010

Week in Feminine Hair Day 2

Today's Outfit
Shirt: One of my all time favorite sweaters, a dip-dyed bright pink sweater from Christopher and Banks.  I love it and wear it alot.
Skirt: One of my favorite thrift-store finds, a straight denim skirt.  It's nice and long, perfect for cold weather and I can dress it up and down.
Socks: Okay, so I'll mention my fluffly purple socks, because I forgot I was wearing them.   I love them, they keep my feet warm and stay on better than slippers.
Jewelry: My Saint Francis and Clare medal a friend bought for me in Assisi, and heart earrings!

Now for me hair...
Today I am wearing what I have christened "The Emma", after my lovely and elegant friend whom I first saw it on.  It works great for shoulder length hair!

So, how to do it...

First, one does two french braids, or, if they know not how to do french braids, claims the assistance of one's friend/sister/mother.
(Did I mention this is also figure out how to take a picture of yourself month? ;) )
Once one has that down, one next takes the tail of hair, fold it under the braid so it won't show, and then pin the braid up.

After one repeats with the other side and throws in a few mini-octopus clips for added support, viola!  You can add a crocheted flower, as I did, or a real flower, barrette, ribbon, bow, etc. etc. etc!


  1. Absolutely lovely! I wish I could do that with my hair. It's far too long to fold under like that.

  2. So cute! That sweater looks really nice and comfy, and I love how the flower in your hair matches!

  3. Josie D'AubigneFebruary 8, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Oooo...I love this one! I'm going to have to try it some time. Except I have a super hard time french braiding my own hair (never yet tried braids myself on myself), and I don't have a sister/mother or nearby friend who does. Hmm...will have to figure something out.

    But this looks simply lovely on you, my dear! And I love the sweater! So pretty! Simply gorgeous. ;)

  4. Oh! I used to do my hair like that a lot, I should try it again! My hair's at the perfect length for it.

    And I LOVE the shirt! :D

  5. Charming! You have gotten quite skillful at french braiding your own hair, and the crochet flower looks just right in this one! I'm impressed at the mirror photos, too. ;)

    Fairy Godmother


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