Admission: I absolutely stole this hair style. I’ve seen it places before and, being someone who wanted a real mo-hawk for the longest time (and still kind of do, but I’m fairly certain VagabondHusband would never be seen in public with me), I was immediately attracted to it. Then, I saw it on The Freckled Fox, in her incredible collection of hair tutorials. If you want to give her tutorial a shot, I have a few tips – 1. Make sure you have your pompadour secure and the way you like it before you start curling and pinning. You can touch it up, but it’s fairly darn secure after you start making the ponytails, so at least make sure the shape is the way you want it. This part was the hardest for me. I need practice. 2. Double check for gaps when you’re separating out your ponytails. I, obviously, skipped that step. 3. Hair spray. Lots of it.
Next go-round, which I have a feeling will be soon (like, tomorrow?), I think I’m going to give it a shot without curling it. I have incredibly curly hair to begin with, but it was fairly straight when I started because I hadn’t washed it in a couple days and brushed it out first. We’ll see.
Now, about the outfit….it’s one of my new favorites. I made that cardigan out of a 50 cent sweater, thrifted the dress for $2 at a thrift store, got the tights on clearance at Target, and snagged the vintage moccasins (my favorite shoes in the world) on Etsy for $22. It’s ridiculously comfortable. I had a random guy in UPS tell me I was ‘too cute for words’ and I reminded him of an elf. I’d say it’s a winner!