Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Making it Work

In the words of Tim Gunn on Project Runway: "Make it Work".

I think Tim would be proud because I am applying his favorite phrase to several parts of my life these days, including my appearance. For the first two months of Eli's life I had mere minutes to deal with how I looked. I was either feeding him, changing him, or plastered to the couch while my angel took a comfortable nap in my lap. Taking a shower was about all I could muster those first two months (and even those were more few and far between than I'd like to admit). All I had time for was a messy bun thrown on the top of my head and bobby pins stuck in to hold the crazy flyaways out of my face. This look actually worked really well with my "fancy" yoga pants and which ever hoodie was most clean.

During this last month Eli has learned to make himself busy for a short while, which has given me a slightly longer amount of time to focus on my appearance. I don't want to fall into a routine of wearing my sweats everyday and convincing myself I can "work 'em" like I did in college. Let's face it- I'm not 21 anymore. So I've tried to make it a point to get dressed each day and take a few minutes to take care of me. Unfortunately, I do not have time to make it to a salon for a haircut or color, so I'm still having to work some magic on my hair. But I've decided to try to make it work.

I've been loving the vintage scarf trend this season and I thought this might be the perfect way to cover up the yikes that is my hair currently. So until I can make it to a salon for some hair TLC this is how I'm making it work. Hope you like it Tim. :)

How are you making it work?


  1. So cute! How did you do the bow on the middle one? I wear scarves all the time, but I need to change it up a little, and I'm going to steal these!

    1. Sarah! Actually it was a happy accident. I tied the scarf from the bottom to the top and then made a little bow. The bow stuck up in a weird way so I just used bobby pins and molded it to look like a little flower knot. I just played with it for a while!

  2. Yeah, I was wondering about the bow too! Love these! You look gorgeous and more than make it work- you rock these looks! I'm making it work with bobby pins ands wavy hair these days. The ol' hair dryer died. Probably from running it forEVER. All.the.time when E was a newborn ;). Tim would be very pleased with your hair!

  3. So cute!! Wait, so are we not supposed to wear yogas in public anymore? haha DANG