Let your hair down...then put it up

Image via Sweet Nothings

This summer I was inspired by braids (probably because my hair felt so hot on my neck!) so I did a whole round-up of different kinds of braids (here). Last March I fell for a fishtail braid that made its wearer look like a mermaid (here). Fickle hair admirer? Perhaps.

Maybe the formality of the holidays is still upon me, or the romance of the upcoming Valentine's Day has enticed me, but right now I'm loving an updo. Whether it's a bit undone (bordering on sloppy) or a perfectly chic chignon, all of the below updos look just so elegant to me.
Image via {this is glamorous}

Image via {wit + delight}, as spotted on ink and post

Image via hanneli

Image via it's mary ruffle

Now someone hand me some red wine (so I can channel my Parisian spirit), some hairpins and a teasing comb, STAT!


Cheers to New Year's!

Oops, guess I'm a little late on another holiday. Ah well, you can't win 'em all. (In 2011, I'll shoot to not be 0/2, eh?)

Anyway, let's cheers to the arrival of 2011. A toast:

Looking forward to hangin' wicha, 2011. Hope you're a good egg.

Images via: 1- SHELTER, 2- Sparkles and Pretending, 3- Martha Stewart Weddings, 4- everything LEB, 5- Black*Eiffel, 6- hand lettering by Alan Ariail, via {this is glamorous}

Belated holidays

Uhhh, I may be a touch late here, but I wanted to wish you all a happy holidays! (Let's just pretend that we're not in a totally different year by now, okay?). I hope you all had a wonderful Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the like.

B and I traveled to Phila (sadly, no cheesesteaks this time around); hauled gifts; exchanged said gifts; and did a lot of relaxing with family. 'Twas lurvely.

How was yours?

And before I forget, I have one special holiday shout-out in the form of the coolest pic ever. Val, this one's for you:

Blazow. (Yup, that's a word.) You can thank me later. ;)

Images via: 1- Walking Around Where the Sidewalk Begins, 2 and 3- Habitually Chic, 4- The Lil Bee