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In Which I Learn How to Fix My Own Hair

My name is Kristen. I am a grown woman. And I don't really know how to do my own hair. Last week, I visited Salon Acote, where my stylist for the evening, Melissa, helped my fine flat hair achieve bouncy waves. I decided to try her method yesterday morning, telling myself I would take no longer than five minutes (anything hair-related taking over five minutes is not realistic for me). So I set to work with a curling iron and some hairspray. 

Oh. My. God. Big news, ya'll! Apparently, you can fix your hair with a curling iron and hairspray! It's easy (ish). And, since I Aqua Net-ed the heck out of my hair, it looked amazing all day! Usually, whatever style I luck my way into is dead flat by the time outfit photos come around. I'm afraid it is beginner's luck...we shall see if I can re-create this lock look in the days to come...

And let's talk about the outfit for a bit, shall we? This is one of my classic favorites of mixing stripes and "They" say that horizontal stripes do not help one's figure, but I love this striped skirt, purchased on sale last year from Mint Julep

Speaking of Mint Julep, lest you forget, their BIG SALE starts today! Come and see some of the goodies I picked up on my Facebook page, and be sure to check out Mint Julep's amazing deals on gorgeous, unique clothes.

Top: Liberty of London for Target
Skirt: Corey Lynn Halter purchased at Mint Julep (similar)
Shoes: Modcloth
Earrings: Jasmine Sola (now defunct) (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Forever 21

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  1. Your hair looks great and I love the mix of the prints!

  2. @Lissy Thanks, Lissy! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. great hair! i get into hair slumps too where i don't feel like messing with it but youd be surprised what 20 minutes and a curling iron can do! i love your skirt also :)


  4. Keeping it old school with the Aqua-Net! Haha.. Loving those sunglasses!

    All the best, Angel

  5. This top is awesome! Your hair looks great. I saw your pic of your pixie cut. You've done a great job growing it out, whereas most get frustrated and keep cutting. Kudos lady!

  6. There you go with pattern mixing again! The outfit looks great, as does your hair. I can only do the left side of my hair with a curling iron... somehow I'm not coordinated enough to figure out the right side, so my general M.O. is to beat my hair into submission with a flat iron.

  7. @Angel Garcia Right? THE NET. How could I even doubt that my hair would be immobile after such a spray!!

  8. @brittany leigh, The Blonde Your hair always looks great, so maybe I should start taking cues from you. Have a great weekend!

  9. @Shanna-Marie Beattie Growing it out was NOT EASY. And that damn Emma Watson and Michele Williams were like sirens calling out to me to get my hair cut again...they still are. Some people give up smoking but always crave cigarettes...I will always crave the pixie!

  10. OMG, I love your outfit!! You totally pull off mixing prints!

  11. God I wish I had someone to do my hair! I always use a straightening iron to wave my hair :)

  12. You did a great job with your hair, it looks lovely! Your outfit is great too, the top is beautiful!

  13. I struggle with my hair just never works the way other people are able to style it! So annoying. Cute look!

    Shasie of Live Life in Style
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  14. Love your sunglasses. Have a lovely day!

  15. I'm a big fan of mixing prints and stripes! cute!

    --Megan//The Martian Tide

  16. Fabulous skirt!! You know, I don't know how to fix my hair either. I just kind of let it dry and do whatever it does. Sometimes I'm ashamed, and then I remember I like to sleep in as much as possible :o)

  17. La la LOVE this look!! SO inspiring! Great blog btw!


  18. Your hair looks gorgeous lady and loving the mix of prints!! Great outfit as always.

    <3 Marina

  19. i have the same problem with my hair! did yours stay curled all day?

    awkwardly chic