Totally high fashion.
Hope you find that as funny as my kids.
Dang, those kids are rubbing off on me.
Back story: I posted this photo on Instagram lamenting the effect of rain on my freshly and arduously curled hair. Jessica from Save Your Fork There's Pie alerted me to the life-changing video by Chelsey Andrews of The Paper Mama. I had seen this pin floating around Pinterest but you know how it is; until someone IRL can give their word, it seems all Internet-y (fake). Once I had Jessica's endorsement, I knew I had to try it and share my experience. So:
- Watch Chelsey's video now.
- Prepare to be amazed.
I did mention it was midnight.
The only thing amazing about these photos is that I am willing to post them.
I have A LOT of hair, and VERY LITTLE hair skill, and still this process took only a couple minutes. I had showered earlier in the evening so my hair was clean and damp but not soaking. I didn't use any product because I wanted to see how the process would go with everything au natural.
Drum roll please...!
Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's a 12 cent hair band.
I used some smoothing lotion and added a few curls with my curling iron here and there, but otherwise left it as is. This bouncing and behaving hair called for a girly outfit, so I reached for my Nine West polka dot skirt, which has been waiting patiently to go out. First thing I think of to pair with polka dots is red (thanks to Minnie Mouse), and I wanted to do some pattern mixing with floral; alas, an outfit was born.
Nine West skirt $4.90, H&M sheer top $4.20
All from VV Boutique
My photographer was not very enthusiastic/still.
Maybe the background props were uninspiring.
I had been struggling with how to style this top
Surprise! It's a peplum. Ish.
Bracelets by She Does Create.
Tucking it into the skirt and adding the belt polished up the ensemble.
Love me some red and blue.
Earrings by Stella & Dot.
I love my curly hair,
both because of how it looks and because it took about 7 minutes total.
As I mentioned above, I may have popped into VV Boutique tonight, so I did a quick change into more comfortable shopping clothes...
Simons sweatshirt gifted by my fave Megan.
Flats $4 VV Boutique
Notice the hair, people. It's still curly. Chelsey, I don't know how you came up with this ingenious technique but I am forever grateful! This will be my go-to hot-mom zero-effort summer style!