I whipped up this soft updo while I was getting ready to go on my Christmas date with my husband! We went to a new (to us) restaurant downtown Raleigh and then stopped by the mall so I could pick out my Christmas gift--a beautiful pair of high quality sun glasses. I always buy the cheap Target brand, and then treat them as if they cost $20.00. So this pair that I got for Christmas is my first nice pair and I love them already.
Anyway, my husband likes my hair in ponytails. He loves it back, off my face. I love my hair down. So as a compromise, I wore it in a soft and low updo that is "back" but still shows some hair around my face.
This style is very soft and pretty. It's best on shoulder length hair that is not too thick. If you have thick hair, it may fall as soon as you begin pinning it up. If you want to try this concept, and you have long or thick hair, just try tying knots in the hair as you pin it into the teased section. And use more bobby pins!
Refer to this post to see what's in my hair.
**I'm wearing my new red lipstick!
Low and to the Side
I also took some tips that you all left me from this post and made my casual outfit into a dressier look!
(My husband is taller than me, can you tell?)
Sweater: J.Crew Outlet, Dress: Francesca's, Tights: H&M, Shoes: Target, Jewelry: Elisabeth Ashlie