Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Borrowing the Gibson Tuck.

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. 

27 comments:

  1. it look me 2 years to grow out my hair - stead fast my lady friend! take some fish oil and prenatal vitamins - they seem to help speed the process along.

    i'm also in the same state re: bangs. mine are too long to keep in my face and too short to pull back and style in any remotely cute way. #hairwoes

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  2. Can't maintain my fringe, so going to the parlour tomorrow to lop it all off. :)) You are totally a Gibson Girl!

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  3. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I'm going to try it today. I've been trying to grow my bangs out for nearly two years and they're only down to my chin. It's an exercise in frustration! :)

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  4. love it! looks so good, and your bangs look great here too. keep em' growin' baby! I know it is hard in the in between, but if I did it, so can you!

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  5. Cute way to do your hair! Wish I'd known about this when my hair was shorter. 3+ feet of hair is a lot to deal with hah.

    And don't cut your bangs! They are SUCH a pain to grow up but really, once they are grown out, you will be happy. Mine are finally long enough that they stay in braids and pony tails and obey my demands now.

    That little carrot pin is so cute.

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  6. my hair literally takes forever to grow! but how you have put your hair up is beautiful
    Daisy
    http://invisableone.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  7. I really love this style. . .I also am having growing pains with my hair, the inbetweeny phase is just no fun, but I am going to try this so thanks!

    Jess x

    Ps. Downton started 2 weeks ago over here (UK) ad its V.GOOD!!! I also was a bit scared but after seeing the first one I was sucked back in!!

    http://pinkindielondon.blogspot.com/

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  8. I tried this style out for the first time last weekend and I adore it. Its so simply and looks too cute. :)

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  9. This is such a pretty style, love it.

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  10. eee that carrot pin is so so cute!

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  12. Thanks for linking back to me, I really appreciate it. Would you believe it if I told you I too am growing out my hair for the premiere of The Hobbit? (Well, okay, not PRIMARILY, but it's a good incentive.)

    I've been swallowing everything about the movie prep that I can- I'm so excited!

    And I'll have to check out Downton Abbey, it sounds positively lovely. =)

    ACK, I didn't mean to delete my comment- so sorry about that! Anyway, thanks again.

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  13. you have the most beautiful complexion! golly.

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  14. I found when growing your hair out that the old saying of "brush your hair 100 times before bed" actually works and stimulates hair growth from the roots.
    Yourskin is superpeachy and gorgeous!
    Much Love
    Meggie

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  15. I have tried doing this, but it doesn't work for me at all. Maybe my hair's too thick? I wish I could, because it looks awesome and would solve a lot of summer hair problems...

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  16. Oh my word, thank you for sharing this tutorial. My life will be so much easier now.
    I had tried this with a weird hair sponge roll thingy but it didn't work very well.
    I am trying to grow my hair out and got it to several inches below my collarbone, but I must admit I did recently lob a few inches off so its back to collarbone length, because I also have one really annoying top layer that I am trying to grow out too, and it just needed to all be a similar length.

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  17. ooh! this looks super awesome! my hair is growing out awkwardly - i cut it into a bit of a bowlcut last week, which was a huge mistake! i wish i could do something like this, but i just don't have the patience. or the skill. plus my hair doesn't seem to hold any style. the slightest breeze or movement and it's gone.

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  18. this hair style is so cute. i think you're just darling with an up-do.
    i've been growing my hair out for years. but thanks to stylists who didn't listen, and cutting more than i wanted (EVERY TIME. don't they know 2" is four months of work!) and just general it not growing very fastness, i'm finally feeling like it's long. and it's still not. :(

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  19. Bangs are the worst that way. They stubbornly cling to life as bangs and refuse to go back to being like -the rest- (>_>) of your hair. Stupid, ornery bangs. I've been growing mine out for nearly two years. I can finally do a hair mustache with them. So worth it! Hang in there! /odd rant

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  20. It looks lovely! Alas, I have the opposite problem right now: my hair is too long. Like 2/3 the way down my back long (it's getting chopped next week--joy!!!!). Wish I had some tips on how to magically grow hair. ;) hehe! Hang in there though--it was lots of fun to be able to have "mermaid" hair this summer for a bit! :D

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  21. So gorgeous. Also, you have the most lovely complexion...and I adore your little carrot pin!

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  22. Thank you for sharing the link to the tutorial. I'm waiting impatiently for my hair to grow out as well...sigh. This hairstyle definitely helps with the waiting though. :)

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  23. Your hair is just so gorgeous in this post! Looks amazing. And don't fret, your readers are here waiting for you.

    And I am excited for the new season too!

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  24. BEAUTIFUL (apologies for the caps but it's true). x hivenn

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  25. It looks simply beautiful and I will be borrowing the inspiration from you!

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  26. Thank you for sharing this so much! My hair is about the same length because I am trying to grow it after ehat used to be short hair with an undercut. The undercut turns out to be really really irritating because it's shorter than the rest of the hair, but I tend to do plaits along the side and then twisting my hair into a bun at the back. it takes a lot of bobby pins, but looks pretty

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