October 15, 2012

Casual Half Up Hair Tutorial (+ polka dots!)

This tutorial is a little twist on the Flipped Half Up hair tutorial! It's a little bit looser, softer and more casual. The bobby pins I'm using are from H&M and were under $3.00! If you don't live near an H&M, check Target for some similar pins.















*this scarf was a gift from my husband during our trip to New York City earlier this year. If you hold it out, it's a map of NYC! 

Bobby Pins: H&M
Polka Dot Sweater: Old Navy, similar
Chambray Button Up Shirt: J.Crew Factory
Ankle Zip Pants: Gap
Wedges: Alfani via TJ Maxx
Scarf: Kate Spade 


49 comments:

  1. I love this! Love the outfit as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love this style!! How can I do the bump and get it to stay with a lot of thick heavy hair? Thanks!!

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  3. I LOVE your blog. I have tried MANY of your hairstyle tips and LOVE them. They are so easy to do and I have received many compliments! Keep them coming!!! :)

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  4. I love my some topsy tail action! ;) Love this, Kate. #meow

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  5. Just watched the tutorial with my daughter in my lap (love it!)and my daughter says "Wow she's (Kate) is pretty!" So you have a 4 yr old follower now!!!

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  6. Super cute & easy style! Will definitely be using this one soon. What color nail polish are you wearing in this video, I really like it!

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  7. I got that sweater in brown with black dots this weekend. I didn't even think of putting a shirt underneath, so cute! I'm a sucker for anything polka dots! Looks great!

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  8. Your outfit is absolutely adorable! I've been following your blog and look forward to reading your new posts so much! And, just like Jamie who commented above, I have a 4 yr old who believes you are a combination of a hairstylist and princess. She could not contain her excitement when I told her your name is Kate. Her name is Lily Kate and she thinks it is supercool that ya'll share a name. We just wish you lived closer so you could do our hair!

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  9. Love the nail polish! What color is it?

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  10. You always have perfect hair/outfits/makeup! I appreciate the tutorials. I have noticed lately that most of your tutorials start with curly hair. Can you please show a few that have straight hair as the basis as I enjoy wearing my hair straight as well.

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    1. I mention this in the video, but this style (and a lot of my others) can be done on straight hair!

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  11. that necklace is adorable!

    Katie

    http://www.wanderlustinwonderland1.blogspot.com

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  12. This look is so pretty. Thanks for sharing all these great hair tips with us :)

    Xo

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  13. The necklace is still available :)
    http://factory.jcrew.com/womens-clothing/jewelry/necklaces/PRDOVR~98853/98853.jsp
    I bought it last week!

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  14. I love this, just pinned it. Although since I rarely do anything to my hair, this definitely wouldn't be a "casual" look for me!

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  15. Ok, so I've gotten pretty good at curling my hair with your method. I'm having major issues with my ends looking fried... even though they aren't. Even fresh from a cut, they look dry & brittle after curling. Is there something I can do/use to keep this from happening?!? Help me, Kate! (Btw, I love your blog & read it daily. Sometimes multiple times daily, just to check in case you do more than one post...) : D

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  16. Hi Kate, I love the way you handle your hair. I have learned so much watching your tutorials. I had let my hair grow out very long with no bangs. I felt the times when I pulled my hair back in a pony tail, I looked harsh. You got me to thinking about cutting bangs. I was visiting my daughter in Atlanta (I live in Greenville, SC) and she was getting her hair cut. I asked if there was someone who might be able to cut my hair. Fortunately, a young girl had some time and we decided to cut a little bangs and bring the length up. I have really thick hair that has a little wave in it. I love my hair and am trying to use your tutorials to fix it. I have bought all the hair supplies you use and they really help!! I love your blog. Thanks for your help!! Nancy

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  17. I would also love to see some of these examples actually done with straight hair...I know you always mention that they can be done on straight hair, but I love variety and mostly wear my hair straight so as to prevent a lot of damage, and would like to see how they look done with straight. I also have a lot of hair, so how do you get those bumps to hold with so much hair?

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    1. Yes Kate please show some tutorials on straight hair!

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  18. I LOVE that you paired your sweater with the little giraffe necklace! I actually did the SAME thing this weekend when I wore my old navy polka dot sweater! Great minds think alike! Love your blog and your style!

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  19. Thank you so much for all the cute hair tips. I have tried many of them and get compliments all the time.

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  20. Love the polka dots! Cute sweater! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  21. I do the flipped half up style way too many times every week, so this perfect for me!! What color lipstick are you wearing?

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  22. i have the same sweater (different color) and the same button down from j. crew. my question is...when i wear a sweater over the button down, you can see the pockets of the button down through the sweater. how did you get yours to appear smooth?

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  23. All your hairstyles are so pretty but they are all (except for the top bun) very similar. I'd love if you could show us something different or more elaborate!

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    1. I like to show really wearable styles, but will add more intricate updos and such this winter.

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  24. I have this Kate Spade scarf and love it, but can never figure out what to wear with it, other than straight black, gray, or red. Thanks for showing it in a creative way! I guess I need to be less literal!

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  25. I'm definitely rocking this hairstyle on Saturday, for some football & tailgating! PS: I LOVE your nails. they look grreat!

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  26. Hi Kate! Where do you get your bobby pins? I feel like the Goody ones don't hold my hair all that well. Thanks!

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    1. She has professional ones and mentioned that you can find them at Sally Beauty Supply. If you don't have one in your town you can order online

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  27. Great Look! Love your style and blog! You have a new follower:)

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  28. I love this sweater and I wish Old Navy would get them in again! Also, thanks to you and your sister having outfit posts (I love them, keep them coming!) I fell in love with the giraffe necklace from J. Crew and I bought it! I have gotten so many compliments on it! The best $ I spent on a necklace lately ( I have bought many these past couple weeks! :) )

    Thanks for your amazing blog!

    fromthesehazeleyes.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the gold bobby pins! And the twists. :)

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  30. Hey Kate :)

    I'm brand new to your blog and my name is Laura of laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com and currently having my hair done as I'm typing this. Well, sitting under a light anyways. I'm in the lake Norman NC area and love your style and tutorials! You are so pretty and I love getting tips, being a fellow blonde!

    Thanks!
    Laura

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  31. Love this hairstyle -- tried it today! :)

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  32. So cute will have to try it myself.

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  33. Kate
    I keep trying to layer a collared shirt under a sweater like you did here (I have a similar polka dot v-neck from GAP), and every time I try it, I feel like I look bulky. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  34. Such a cute but simple hairstyle!

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