8.20.2012

Faux Flower





Dress (Dockers find, Marshalls); Shoes (Jessica Simpson find, Marshalls); 
Belt (Target); Faux Flower (H&M); Earrings (Limited)
Ryan Seidel Photography

Do you ever wake up in the morning with a strong urge to put a fake flower in your hair?  That is how this day started :)  I thought the flower was the perfect accent to my 50's silhouette school teacher inspired look.  This dress always makes me feel like I should be addressing a classroom of young kids...  I think everyone at some point thinks about becoming a school teacher. The selling points for me included summers off and getting to write on the chalkboard all the time.  But then I got older, and now I see kids running around like wild animals and think... God bless teachers - I could never do it!

On another note, a few of you have asked how I get my bun so full (the secret is a comb and hairspray).  Just put your hair in a ponytail... then tease the heck of out it, next smooth the top layer and wrap it into a bun securing it with bobby pins.  No sock necessary :)

54 comments:

Daniella said...

Your dress is gorgeous my dear! I love it's classic and chic shape and it's pretty print. Love your hair in that up do :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Porcelain complexion said...

That is such a ladylike dress, I love your wedges & your hair looks incredible like that :)

Dana said...

Very cute and ladylike... love the nude wedges and the praise worthy perfect bun! I love a sock bun but a "messy" updo works as well....

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XOXO Dana

Sabrina said...

Oh yes,God bless teachers,I really don´t know how they survive their jobs sometimes ;) Your hair looks really nice,so classy.But I use socks very often as my hair is thin.xx

still being [molly] said...

heather this is absolutely stunning. love that dress!!

Brooklyn Grace said...

Thats a great dress
thnks for your lovely comment
kisses

Chris Ed said...

I love your hair style! The whole look is beautiful! Lovely week:)
xx chris

Amy said...

Thanks for the bun tip!

Amy
Leopard and Lillies

TaraMixandMatch said...

The dress is adorable!

Rebecca said...

You look soooo FABULOUS in that classic but chic dress! And that top bun is so cute wish I could do that myself!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Inês de Castro said...

I'm actually studying to become a teacher. I know it'll be tough, but It'll also be totally worth it :) I love the hair!

BERTHA NATASHA said...

i love your hairdo! so pretty <3


Sincerely,
BERTHA NATASHA

the Queen City Style said...

So funny, I was playing dress up last night with a headband that I have that has a detachable flower, which I was pinning every which way to my hair, clothes, everything! Love this sophisticated 50's ish look on you, and love the bun and flower in your hair.

Always Maylee said...

You look beautiful in this dress! And I'm loving the hair, it seriously is the perfect bun! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Amy said...

Love buns, and this looks great on you!

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Kathleen Lisson said...

Very ladylike!

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Gorgeous! Your hair looks amazing, and I just love that dress silhouette on you. Happy Monday!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a perfectly polished look...love the subtle print of the dress. Oddly enough, I've never really cared for wedges but these are so delightful I'm having to reconsider; just push me out of my rut! =)

-Jacqueline

TheTinyHeart said...

What a cute dress! Even with teasing I don't think I could get my thin hair to look like that without the sock!

-Sharon
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Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

this dress looks so pretty on you - neutrals look really great on you! and indeed - i love wearing flowers in my hair!

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

nitika said...

you look gorgeous dear.. dt dress is a beauty :)
PS- I am following u now! I'll be glad if you return the favor and stop by my blog sometime!!

Love
Nitika
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Clara Turbay said...

love it all again! @paquetevistasbi

Juneli said...

Oh, Heather, you look so retro-chic! Fancy flower accents and as I've mentioned before also, this hair do looks amazing on you!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Cat Arenzana said...

That dress is so so so cute! You must have a really good Marshall's because I never find stuff like that at the one here. I had to grin when I read about being a teacher. I did want to be a teacher, but quickly changed my mind when I found out I wouldn't get to choose what grade I wanted to teach.

Jessi said...

Such a pretty, classic look. Love the bun too!

-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute hairdo! I feel like I would still fail without my bun though, lol. I am seriously the worst at doing my hair. Love this dress too! :) Fits you amazingly! So chic Heather :) Hope you have a great week!

Sparkle said...

so classy.
love the hairstyle!

xx

asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

This dress looks amazing on you Heater! :) I love the basic colours and the classic cut :) so retro! x

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Inez said...

I love the school teacher inspired look and your bun is very perfect.

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Thanks for adding the extra tip about creating a full bun. I was going to ask!

xo
Venessa
http://www.everything-pretty.com/

Elle Sees said...

I have to use the donut for my bun.nothibg else works

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Your bun is awesome!!! Pretty dress :D
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Maca said...

you look gorgeous! love the hair!

Lisa B said...

I feel like I am wearing a very school teacherish outfit today too! Must be the season!

Lisa B

lifeandstylebylisab.blogspot.com

Bravoe Runway said...

I can definitely feel a 1950s schoolteacher inspiration in this outfit post. Your hair looks awesome Heather.

So you work for Verizon? That's awesome, I work for Wrigley :) Between the two of us, we can take over the world....ulimited sugar and wireless connection! One of these days, we'll have to meet up!

newpetite said...

You mean all that is your hair and no filling!! Awesome!! You look lovely and very different (different good) when you put your hair up! I feel all you need now is a black robe and you can start your practice :-P

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Katie- Hems for Her said...

I love that dress! At my school there is only ONE teacher that still has a chalk board. Isn't that crazy!

Katie said...

I just had my first day back as a teacher! It is hard to go back after summer! Love this outfit -and love your hair!

Natalie said...

you look really nice and i love love love your hairstyle!!


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MOSAMUSE said...

such a GREAT dress! beautiful!
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.MOSAMUSE.com

Danavee said...

I want those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Such a great outfit! I love wearing pretty accessories in my hair, it's fun to make flowers out of fabric to coordinate with outfits! I've never incorporated a flower into a bun that way, it looks great, so I'll have to try it for myself!

Lily Marek said...

If I ever style my own hair that well, I'll die of shock. hehe, such a pretty, polished look!

Elana said...

So pretty! I love the 50's silhouette, how can you not feel amazing in that? And you really do put your hair in the best buns :)

Renae said...

ok -- question: I don't see the faux flower. Is it at the top of your bun? ok -- statement: I couldn't be a teacher either. I was a tutor last year and didn't go back. yay! It wasn't for me.
ok -- fact: you are so pretty!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Awwwww, I wish I had long enough hair to do a bun like that! I love that dress on you!

FashionCherry said...

Your bun is to die for!

Please post a how to guide!

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Elena said...

Your hair style is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! And the dress looks amazing on you!
So in love with your style!
Xo
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

fleurani said...

Heather, I just say the friday inspiration on Elenas blog. She did a great work of capturing your beauty.Great illustration!

Have a lovely weekend dear

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Jenny said...

Love how you have styled your hair, Heather! I think it goes so well with this dress, the print is really beautiful, and those nude pumps. If you were a teacher, you would definitely be a very chic one!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

Kristian said...

Saw this look via DC style and her lovely illustration of you. You and your hair look amazing!

Alexia said...

Pretty dress! You look very elegant. The hair-do really completes the look :)

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