From the daily archives: "Tuesday, November 17, 2015"

half up hair bow

Everyone who knows me can attest that I’m not into uber girly style, but sometimes even I like to go for a nice and lady-like bow. Especially when it’s crafted out of my own hair! That’s right, bows aren’t just for gifts and accents this season. Why not rock an impressive hair bow to your next holiday party or date? It looks difficult to create but it’s actually quite an easy process. All you need is a clear elastic, pins and some hairspray. Ready to be wear this girly look? Click through to style notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart

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workout hair

Not all of us can shower, shampoo and condition after the gym and still have time to head out for cocktails with friends. You may be thinking that there is no way you could head out somewhere while looking like the crypt keeper from your heavy workout, and I can totally understand, but sometimes you have no choice. So what can you do to have a presentable appearance in triple quick time? Click the notes for the 3 tips. ––  Kelly Rowe

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We talk about fashion trends like they’re universal, but in reality fashion is different up north than down south and on the east coast vs. west. When I moved to Georgia from New York for graduate school I couldn’t believe how much color everyone wore. When I go home to Chicago to visit my family I’m always surprised by the grungy influence. Having split my adult years between Chicago, New York, and rural Georgia, I think my style, like my accent, has become some weird hybrid of the aesthetic of these three areas. As I write this I’m wearing a charcoal gray miniskirt and combat boots (so midwestern) a subtly shimmery boxy top (New York) and a cherry red scarf (Georgia). My hair is some combination of the three styles as well, a blend of understated sombre brown, tousled beachy texture, and trendy Birkin bangs. Does your style reflect your hometown or your current residence? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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As the weather cools down things start to get thicker, heavier: dark colors, bulky sweaters, houses shut up tight to keep out the chill. Fluffy, cottony texture is the perfect counterpoint to all this severity. Whether your hair is short or long, curly or straight, you can easily add light and airy texture; learn how in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →