The has been one of my favorite "go to" casual outfits. I bought the jeans (which have awesome zippers on the sides) at Forever 21 for around $20 and the shirt around the same.
The boots I borrowed from my sister Maddy along with the kaki green military jacket.
I have been a proud supporter of the top knot lately. I have been cheating and using a rolled sock with the toe cut off to make my bun fuller. I tucked my hair over the sock and under my ponytail and wa-lah!
I was feeling "green" for work today. But seriously, I love green...and I love cardigans. I got this extra long one a couple years ago.
Today I paired it with my black vest, zebra halter and grey slacks.
I used gold tones for my eye shadow and similar bronzer on my cheeks.
For my hair I formed a low messy bum on the right side of my head. Whenever I have an updo I try to take advantage and wear dangly earrings! Today I wore my gold chain ones.
I love the way this bun is so messy and unkept but still out of your way. Perfect.
Heres how to do it.
1. Make a low ponytail.
2. Grab a small, finger sized piece of hair from the top of your pony.
Loop it up, over and under your hair tie.
3. Continue to take small pieces and tucking them similarly back into your hair tie.
Do this until you have all/almost all of your hair back into a "bun."
You can make this look as messy or as neat as you want.
When my hair is longer I can make it look really neat for a more formal style.
If you want a easy updo use a silk scarf! I'm in love.
You can pretty much tie it any way you want. I found several tutorials online.
I chose to wing it!
I started by finding the middle of my scarf and laying it on the top of my head.
I then took the two ends, that were hanging down on each side of my head, and crossed them under my hair line by the nape of my neck. I went back and forth crossing at the top of my head and my neck line until I ran out of scarf.
You can see in the pictures [above] that I just tied it off on the side of my head, leaving some cute loose ends.
If you have bangs you can also tuck them in to keep them out of your face and it still looks great!