The secret to a messy bun is...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Skirt: c/o Gypsy Threads
Button-Up: Gap [similar]
Booties: Forever 21 [similar]
Bag: LuLu*s [similar]
Watch: c/o Arvo
Necklace: Wet Seal [similar]

... yet to be found.
For me at least.

Has anyone ever purposely made a messy bun?

Every time I try to make a messy bun, it's either too polished or too messy (like in my pictures today, it's a little too polished--in my opinion at least).
And what's even more annoying?
I always end up with the perfect messy bun when I'm not even trying.

Like seriously,
at night when I'm washing my face and I throw up my hair in five seconds just to merely get it out of my face...
The perfect messy bun.

But guess what folks, it's 12:07 AM and nobody cares if I look cute.


So favor: Anyone know a good tutorial for a messy bun that doesn't involve teasing my hair like crazy and a ton of hairspray? A link to it in the comments below would be greatly appreciated.

Have a great MLKJ holiday today!
We are hoping to go skiing/snowboarding today, so we'll see how that goes!

Don't forget, The Bachelor is tonight.
Go Andi and Renee!


  1. Such a cute bun!
    xx Stephanie (

  2. I've seen so many tutorials, but they all involve teasing the crap out of your hair! Ughk no body wants to do that! I've done the messy bun ONCE without meaning to while not caring what was going on while i was baking like a mad woman one day.. I have yet to remember what I did. :(

  3. Try Cara Loren's blog! All she uses is one hair tie and it's the cutest.

    1. i totally agree, she has the messy bun perfected on her tutorial there!

      xx Laur

  4. You look absolutely darling!
    And sorry, I can't help you in the bun department.
    I have a pixie cut, aha.
    Plus, when I have long hair, it's really fine….
    So there's like nothing to play with *sigh*

    -XO Abbigayle Rashae

  5. Gorgeous Look! Beautiful skirt

    Oby Grace

  6. The only kind of messy buns I do involve yeast and flour. My hair is too sad and wimpy to do a bun. Thanks so much for sharing your fun look with Manic Monday!
    On the Daily Express

  7. love the skirt! fits you to a t!

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  8. I absolutely love how you wore that skirt. The leather look isn't something I typically think of as professional, but the blouse and the length of the skirt is so perfect!


  9. You look absolutely beautiful :) love the skirt:)
    Have a lovely week. Hugs Beatav

  10. Adorable! Love the whole look! love your style!

    Thrift and Shout

  11. haha so true, every time I do a bun it always turns out differently.

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  12. I like to flip my head upside gather my hair into something resembling a ponytail (but don't tie it). I then twist my hair, flip everything back up, and put it into a bun. Secure with an elastic or two.

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

  13. I always love the look of button up shirts with skirts. And of course, dots make everything better. :]

  14. You look super cute! I love this skirt and your bun!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  15. LOVE your shoes! Your whole outfit and bun are super cute!

  16. I love the way you wore your necklace...I have been struggling with a necklace and a collared/button up shirt. So thanks! Good luck on your quest for a messy bun. My favorite tutorial is the one my friend Merrick did over here ...

  17. Ugh really though, every freaking time I'm about to get in bed...perfect messy bun. Who knows how these things happen.

  18. Haha this is definitely the story of my messy buns! I just can never make them look good if I try! But yours really does look fantastic today!

    Aaaand I LOVE that skirt!

  19. such a cute outfit! you look perfect.


  20. Ugh! I have the same problem. I can only get perfect waves when I'm not trying. I love this entire outfit, by the way. And your bun is perfect!

  21. I think this bun is perfectly messy, not too polished at all! I wish I had some genius advice, but unfortunately *my* perfect bun consists of teasing like crazy and a bunch of hairspray! I like my buns to have their own shadow! haha :)
    But, let's talk about that skirt, because I almost didn't notice your bun because I couldn't peel my eyes away from that skirt! It looks so fab on you!!
    Thanks for sharing this with manic monday!!

  22. You have a perfect eyeliner flick! I am so envious :) I don't have any messy bun advice though, eep!

  23. Love this look! That skirt is gorgeous and I love your hair in a bun! So pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  24. I love your outfit! And I actually love your bum. I think it looks great!


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  25. Adorable outfit! lol I feel ya... my hair always comes out nicely when I'm not even trying especially an up do. I just throw it up and then I'm like "Crap how do I do this again?!"

    Thanks for linking up with MMG :)


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