What's that on your head?

Monday, March 21, 2011
How do you like mah hurr? I don't really talk like that. I was inspired by Rebecca's crown braid. I wish "inspired" meant "the same as" but it doesn't because I'm incompetent when it comes to my hair, which is why it's always boring straight or wavy. Anyway, she has a tutorial here. Check it out. Try not to make me feel too stupid because I can't get it.
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(Don't look too closely at my face. You'll see my bajillion pimples. I promise I'm 23....)
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I chopped up my blue Gap dress and turned it into a new shirt because last night I realized I didn't have any blue t-shirts. What's wrong with me?
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Now I'm off to gorge myself with all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with Chase and my bro. I forgot to starve myself today. I guess I'll consider that "practice".. Not like I need it. (That's why I'm wearing BF jeans and a loose t-shirt... That's me...always planning ahead.)
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I'm wearing a JCPenney trenchcoat (free with gift cards), Gap dress-now-shirt ($8), JCPenney orange necklace (free with gift cards - buy it!), Gap Factory boyfriend jeans ($26), and H&M black flats ($13) with a JCPenney black bag (free with gift cards).
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70 comments :

  1. Your hair is very nice, Elaine!
    You know I love everything you poast, bbygurl. 8) LOL.

    xo

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  2. TheCheapGirlHayleyMarch 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    LOVE that necklace. and boyfriend pants are my fav. I mean, you cant go pig out in toothpick jeans.

    cheapgirlchicworld.blogspot.com

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  3. your hair looks great! enjoy your bbq. :)

    monique
    www.yogaandpencilskirts.blogspot.com

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  4. These pictures are stunning!! Love the colour contrast between the necklace and the blue top. And yo hurr (I don't talk like that either) is super cute... well side buns are always cute :)

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  5. Ummm, Black people don't talk like that. You do realize that's offensive, right? You must not, since you wrote it.

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  6. Your hair is fantastic! Love the outfit too!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  7. I took it down. Sorry. Feel better?

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  8. Love the hair! You did a great job! Perhaps I'll try it! I already copyed you once:
    http://natashaatkerson.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-i-wear-cpoy-cat-blogger.html

    How do you get the background fuzzed out? Is it something the camera does automatically, something you set it on? I'd really appreciate if you could let me know! I realize your busy, so I don't expect you to answer me in ten seconds! : )
    Have an amazing week!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the hair!!:) You look cute! I wish I could do that to my hair!

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  10. I really like your hair. Rest in peace dress. But, it does make an awesome shirt.
    My Heart Blogged

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  11. Justine @ Just Better TogetherMarch 21, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    WHAT! You chopped off your dress?! You crazy girl.

    I can't follow hair tutorials for the life of me. One time I tried for so long to get the side braid, my eyes started hurting. Robert told me if I tried any longer, my eyes would stay like that...

    Just Better Together

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  12. for reals? you did it amazingly! i love it!

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  13. I think the crown braid is adorable Elaine! And kudos for even trying! I know my stick straight hair is allergic to braids and staying put. Korean BBQ - I've been craving that lately too!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  14. haha! I loved this!

    Your hair is very cute!

    I also like your new shirt. ;)

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  15. like*like*like*

    Mei @ http://www.eatplaydesign.com/

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  16. *like*like*like*

    Mei @ http://www.eatplaydesign.com/

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  17. Agree; I completely cringed when I read that. It’s your blog; say what you wish, but honestly it made my heart sink to think that is how you feel.

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  18. I love your outfit. I love how the shirt turned out.

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  19. Luuuuuurve the hair. No really. It's the perfect thing for a simple outfit. And I wore my boyfriend jeans rolled up as shorts today!

    Celia
    Bootnotes

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  20. I think your hair looks adorable. Seriously, I tried like 10 times to recreate what I had originally done, and one of them came out like this. I thought "That's not the same, but it still looks really good." So I'd say this is a win!

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  21. Thank you; I knew you were sweet. :)

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  22. I think your hair looks cute like that with the side bun and all! Really!

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  23. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalMarch 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    I think your hair would've been better down but with your bangs braided like that :) Love the casual outfit, which I think goes so well with braids!

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  24. Well I think you get brownie points just for trying. My solution to 'switch it up' is a beanie. Oh I know. Sooo creative hahah
    And that pendant is goorgeous by the way

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  25. I have attempted the crown braid many times with no success. So I'm heading over to the tutorial to attempt it again. I have also cut up my dresses to become shirts, it has surprised me that some of my dress's look better then shirts on me.

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  26. Right?? I am looking at dresses a whole new way now...

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  27. Hi Elaine! I've been looking for a trench coat, and have noticed that you wear yours quite a bit. Do you have any recommendations for someone who is buying one? I'm debating about what color to get. I've found some that are khaki, black, tan which I love, but then I found one that is a really pretty shade of green. Is it better to stick with the neutral colors? Or is the pop of color a good option?

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  28. I've had a red one before but it didn't wear it as often as I thought I would. I say spend the bigger bucks on the neutral one first and then if you find different colors you like for a much cheaper price you can try it out!

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  29. I wish you talked like that. Kinda. I DO like your hair! Oh, and you are so beautiful with a smile!

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  30. I like the side bun, I like the braid - I just don't like them together. Of course I am super hair untalented, so I don't know what's what.

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  31. i like this look, i think you did it great! it's always nice to play around with your hair once in awhile...which is something that i never did when i had long hair and now i'm kicking myself for it! i was just going to mention too that in your last post your hair looks really long! are you planning on growing it out?


    Fashion Bag 411

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  32. you look so beautiful with your hair like that! Love the casual outfit, too. great trench!

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  33. What are you talking about??? The bun looks lovely! :)
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  34. LOVE the hair! Thanks for directing us to the tutorial, I'm definitely going to try this. And I totally understand the planning ahead for dinner with the outfit, I always work leggings into my outfit when I know there's a big dinner coming for a special occasion! They get expand with your belly!

    Oh and I like that you cut your dress. I cut up this shirt/sweater thing the other day so it was just a black sweater because I realized I didn't have a black sweater! Which is pretty bizarre. And I can use it much more now.

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  35. You look amazing!
    Are these pictures taken with a 50mm? The bokeh effects and the colors are beautiful <3

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  36. I love this trench so much, it's so universal piece!

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  37. love the look! proof that you don't need tons of cash to look awesome!

    http://paigetheblogger.com/2011/03/17/its-my-birthday-and-to-celebrate-a-photo-shoot-a-shamrock-shake/

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  38. love the look! proof that you don't need tons of cash to look awesome!

    http://paigetheblogger.com/2011/03/17/its-my-birthday-and-to-celebrate-a-photo-shoot-a-shamrock-shake/

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  39. I am dreadful at doing my hair too - I usually end up pulling it out like 3 times, and then just thowing it in a pony out of pure frustration!!
    I lurve your new necklace! And your 'new' tee is really great too :)

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  40. I love this look on you - I think your hair looks so cute :)

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  41. I like the braids on you! :)

    cougarvintage.blogspot.com

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  42. I love your hair! I like that you still have a part in your hair with the crown braid. I will have to venture and give it a try! Hope it works for me :)

    Hilary

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  43. That reminds me I need to buy more statement necklaces...it's amazing how the necklace really pulls your outfit together!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  44. Maybe it isn't exactly the same but its darn cute. Love the whole outfit.

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  45. Cute!!!! May I ask where you and your hubby go for Korean BBQ? I also live in the LA area and we like Tahoe Galbi....do you have any recommendations? :-) Thanks!

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  46. Beautiful outfit-- and I love the braid :)

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  47. My stick-straight hair won't stay in ANYTHING for more than 15 mins tops so I've learned to accept it. Once every couple of years I do indulge in a digi-perm. :)

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  48. i love this trench coat. what a classic yet affordable piece!

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  49. beautiful! i think everyone looks better without bangs. when you can see your forehead it totally opens up your face :)

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  50. The one we like is off of Berendo and 8th. They have great service and are nice!! The other one we went to the past two times was dirty, not so great service, and they always had a mean expression on their faces.

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  51. Digi-perm?!? What is that?!?!? I am intrigued.. I have similar hair. Stuff like this only work with old hair... and that's also gross because it gets so oily with straight hair!

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  52. What?? And you call yourself a Korean? I kid, I kid. ;P

    Digital perm, check it out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_perm

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  53. I seriously can't believe I've never heard of this!!!!! I hated perms because it always made my hair look wet. I think you just decided my hair's next fate... Thanks for the info!!!!!!!!

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  54. i love your necklace! and even though your outfit is very simple, it's so classic, i love it!

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  55. Way to go on the new lens! Woot woot! Your pictures look fab and I bet Chase is loving all the practice with it. I hope all is going well for you guys, especially at this winding down of the semester for him. Hopefully not to many lights-on-all-night-nights! P.S. You're beautiful and I love the side do. Miss you!

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  56. For your friend, Elaine (if you don't mind):

    The blur in the background is called bokeh and I love the way it works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh You can achieve this effect with any camera (even a point and shoot) that has the ability to be set manually. The wider your aperature, the more bokeh you have in the background. Careful, though, as sometimes shooting at an aperture wider than f2 can cause blur on your subject's face as well.

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  57. Nicely put, my photographer friend!

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  58. your hair is lookin awesome! I need to try it! I'm wearing my boyfriend jeans today too. Too much good food lately has made them a necessity :)

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  59. I love your hair like that. Super cute! I just started my own life and style blog (I'm LDS so the styles will be modest like yours :). I'd love for you to check it out.

    amy day to day

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  60. Your hair came out gorgeous. That style really suits you. And also really loving the rolled up bf jeans. It is a cool look.

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  61. just discovered your blog , and i love your modest / inexpensive / yet oh - so - chic look .

    visit me over at :
    alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  62. cute
    beautiful necklace

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  63. If Chase learned to braid, you could pull the braid back away from your face. Sometimes a second pair of hands helps. The BBQ sounds wonderful!

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  64. You're also at a serious advantage being in LA since it's basically a mini-Seoul. You'll have your choice of digi-perm experts!

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  65. The hair is perfect - just the right amount of bun messiness. Great style for a casually chic ensemble.

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  66. you look soooo different... Love the necklace!!!

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