I know, the last time I posted was just over twenty days ago. In my defense, I contracted the world's most persistent sinus infection--but mostly I've just felt a little restless with my current wardrobe and can't be bothered (most days) to wear something that merits and actual post. But now it's just gotten awkward (and of course, I feel the need to call attention to it) and I figure I better post something before things get really even more so!
What I'm most frustrated by right now is my hair--after cutting it months ago, I decided to grow it out (I might be doing so partially so that I have at least some-what decent length locks for the premiere of The Hobbit. Maybe.) and I think there is at least one moment in every day when I grab fistfuls of the stuff and chant, "Grow hair grow!" hopefully into the air. This doesn't seem to be helping in the least. So most of the time my hair gets ponytail-ed, but thankfully I found a new favorite way to tie the silly stuff back without resorting to getting horsey.
I had seen the picture of the resulting hairstyle floating around tumblr and pinterest, and in one of the rare instances where things are linked properly on one of those sites, I discovered a really wonderful tutorial on Simply Stardust detailing how to style the simple Gibson tuck.
It's easy-as-pie and what I've been wearing for the past few weeks.
(and there is my little carrot pin, rescued from ebay!)
Mine generally ends up a bit messier, since I've been doing a bit of teasing at the crown just so it's not so flat on my head, and sadly I don't have those gorgeous red locks, but it's making me quite pleased with my hair for the moment. It's also very helpfully channeling a bit of Downton Abbey hair, which is helpful as it seems the entirety of the corner of the internet in which I live is totally obsessed with the show. I'm just glad the second season is on it's way, even if I am terribly worried about what's going to happen in it!
My bangs are still being really stubborn and refusing to grow. I'm at that point where I'm thinking it might just be easier to cut them again, but so far I've been good and kept the scissors to themselves.