How To Get A Short Bob Without Touching The Scissors

Sweater- Club Monaco, Skirt- J.Crew, Shoes- Sam Edelman, Ring- Nordstrom for similar

Just in case you are wondering why in the world I am sitting on a piece of furniture for this picture, let me explain. I wanted to show you guys my birthday dinner outfit and how I styled my new sweater from Wednesday’s post, but everywhere we (Traci and I) tried to take a picture ended up looking so… I don’t know… boring and staged. That’s how I ended up sitting on a piece of furniture. Ha!

Anyway, I decided to get cute for my birthday dinner, and by cute, I mean dressed up. And by dressed up, I mean wearing something other than pants/jeans. I tucked my new sweater into a leather skirt I already had. I knew I wanted to show off the collar of my new sweater, but I didn’t want to wear my usual bun. When I was trying this shirt on, my hair got tucked into the shirt (you can see it in Wednesday’s post), and I thought it looked so cute! I wanted to replicate the look but not permanently (as in no scissors were involved)…been there, done that. Well, I loved the way it turned out, and it was so easy!

Here’s my “short bob” that showed off my collar but involved no scissors!

First, I gathered my hair into a loose bun at the nape of my neck. I ended up re-doing this  to secure the hair on the left in the bun.

Tuck the bun under, and…

…pin it. I used two different types of pins. I stuck a few jumbo pins up the bun vertically to get the bun to stay tucked under. Then I used a few u-shaped pins and pinned them horizontally for extra security and to tuck in any strays.

If the bob is too short, just start pulling the sides down so it comes out of the bun. Viola! A short bob that showed off my collar without cutting one piece of hair. This would be a really good hack if you get a wild idea to chop your hair off.  Start with this hack and see how it goes! I decided to keep my hair long, but it was fun to change it up a bit!

Funny tidbit: My husband thought I had tucked my hair into my shirt all night and thought nothing of it. Funny thing is, I contemplated just tucking my hair into my shirt. I guess he knows me well. Ha!

Pictures by Traci Ling

Fun Friday

Dress- J.Crew, Shirt- J.Crew, Necklace- BaubleBar for similar, Shoes- Sam Edelman, Earrings- Nordstrom for similar

Happy Friday! I’m excited for this weekend. My aunt and cousin are coming in town, and it’s my birthday on Monday! Wahoo! I haven’t done a “Fun Friday” post in awhile, so I thought I’d do one because it’s my birthday and I think they are fun!

First up, this is just a reminder to not forget about this great trick! I absolutely love to change up an outfit by simply adding a collared shirt. I often put them under dresses to change up the look or under another shirt for extra warmth! When I wore this outfit recently, I was asked a lot about how I keep my collared shirt in place under my dress. I have two tricks. First, I will tuck the collared shirt into my underwear. I’ll even wear granny panties so I can tuck it all in. (TMI? Oh well.) If that doesn’t work, I’ll wear a tube slip to flatten out the extra fabric. See here, here and here for other examples.

Butter dish- Arte Italica, Soap- Marseilles liquid soap

My sister recently came over, saw this, and told me I had to share. I don’t know about you, but the soap that gets all over my counter kinda drives me crazy and can ruin counters, so I took my pretty butter dish and use it as my soap holder! Why not use it?! It beats it being stuck in my cabinet -ha! Free the butter dish!

Probiotic- Nature’s Way

My boys have had tummy issues since I can remember. I used to put Miralax in their orange juice every morning, but then I was educated on the benefit of probiotics. I started taking them and have really noticed a difference, so I bought them for my boys. They hated them. They wouldn’t take them because they tasted funny. I was determined to find some they’d take, so I cornered the guy at Whole Foods and asked him which probiotic that they run out of or that the moms come in and buy the most. I use this trick with clothes, too. He said, “That’s easy, this one.” Sure enough, my boys love taking these “orange pills.” They think it’s candy. I don’t correct them. Why would I? Ha!

Pillow- Furbish for similar

My friend, Ashley Goforth, continues to help me with my house. I’m loving it! We just added these amazing colorful pillows that make my family room even more bright and happy. I, of course, had to add my favorite “ain’t nobody got time for that” pillow to the mix!

Celfie Vase- Amzon or here for more sizes

My girlfriend gave me this lady with the spiky hair for Christmas. I love her. She makes me smile every time I do the dishes. OK, maybe not every time. Ha! If you are looking for a cute little gift, look no further. This reminds me, I should buy a few to keep around for hostess gifts!

Product pictures by Traci Ling.

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