Finally home…I love traveling, I really do. And this past week, I was in my favorite place in the world: Nashville, Tennessee. But, it’s always good to get home and back into a routine. I’m a creature of habit and glad to be back in the saddle.
A couple of weeks ago, I wore this look, and ended up really loving it, although it evolved almost by accident from a simple black dress. I was speaking for work again, so like the look I showed you last Tuesday, I started with something basic so I could add some Rahab’s Rope accessories. All of the jewelry I’m wearing, plus the headband, are from my work (which, if you don’t know, is a nonprofit that works with women and children in India who are at risk or have been victims of human trafficking; you can order some pretty things here.)
I really love this for two reasons:
1) My red lipstick actually looks good. Almost every time I wear red lipstick, I think I look like a clown or a 5 year old who got into her mom’s makeup bag. But this time, it miraculously worked.
2) My hair. I could not get this headband to work for me and not make me look like a complete flower child. But, necessity (and pinterest) are the mother of invention, so in part inspired by some old pins I’d seen, in part just plain experimentation, I ended up with this awesome braided look. If you can tell from these pictures (don’t mind the note on my mirror; it’s just a love note one of my besties left me recently, and I like it, so it stays), I wrapped the front of my hair around the headband twice on each side (like I do when I’m curling it), and then I French braided it from there, and voila. It’s probably my new bad hair day go-to.