A Holiday Style & Hair Tutorial

November 19, 2014·

Colby Pintuck Top: Lilly Pulitzer | White Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy | Blazer: Ann Taylor (similar) | Boots: DSW | Bag: Stitch Fix | Earrings: Nickel and Suede c/o

I’m so excited for today’s post, you guys! I’m collaborating with the UBER fabulous Natalia from Ma Nouvelle Mode to bring y’all some holiday style and beauty inspiration. We’re each sharing an outfit you could wear to a holiday party or maybe a date night and then Natalia has put together a GORGEOUS hair tutorial for y’all here on my blog… and then I put together a simple, but romantic holiday makeup tutorial and I’m sharing it over on her blog.

Fun, right?! Right!

Now, for my holiday outfit, I wanted to do something you could wear to a casual holiday party. Maybe just a dinner with friends, a casual night out… something simple and comfortable! I don’t honestly have a ton of fancy dresses… okay, I don’t really have any… so the casual route is more my thing.

Also, because I’m a rule breaker (scandalous!) I’m totally wearing white after Labor Day. SUE ME. 🙂

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I decided to wear my favorite cream and gold pintuck top with my white boyfriend jeans and then pull it all together with a blazer. Then, add some gold accessories like earrings and a bag… and you’re good to go! I love wearing gold during the holidays – such a fun and festive color, but outside of the typical “red and green” norm. 🙂Casual Holiday Party Outfit Inspiration (3) Casual Holiday Party Outfit Inspiration (4) Casual Holiday Party Outfit Inspiration (5) Casual Holiday Party Outfit Inspiration (6)

Now, this is a little teaser of the makeup tutorial that I put together for y’all… so you can head over to Natalia’s blog to check it out! But, in the meantime, keep reading to check out Natalia’s hair tutorial!

Holiday Party Makeup Look (11)

Holiday Hair Tutorial by Natalia from Ma Nouvelle Mode


Hey everyone! I am SO excited to be here today! My name is Natalia and I blog over at Ma Nouvelle Mode where I write about beauty, fashion, and a little of my life living in France. I met Molly on our recent Stitch Fix vacation and it was like we were kindred spirits! I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, but she’s so much fun, always making people laugh, and is so caring and loving to everyone. I was starting to get sick towards the end of our trip and she made me a essential oil concoction-tea to make my throat feel better. And it worked! Needless to say, she’s a gem!

So I’m so excited to collaborate with Molly on some holiday beauty and fashion. While Molly is sharing a beautiful makeup tutorial, I’ve got a quick and easy hair tutorial for you! It is very easy, I promise, and perfect for any type of hair.

triple knotted half up

This is the finished look. What do you think? Go ahead and read on to se the steps of how I did it.

1tease your hair

First start by teasing your hair from the crown down to your nap until you have the volume you want. I like volume and it is better to start with more because it will always go down once you start your style. Big hair don’t care, right?!

2separate the hair

Once you’ve got your hair all big, start by separating the sections out. You’re going to have one in the back and one on each side. You can keep the front side sections held out with a duckbill clip or a bobby pin and you’re going to start with the back section.

3middle knot

This is where it looks a little complicated, but it’s not so bad, trust me! Take the hair and basically tie a knot with your two fingers. Start with your two fingers on top o the hair, twist them around and pull the extra hair part of the way through. Lay it flat against your head and secure with bobby pins. If this doesn’t make sense at all, then you can do a simple wrap around bun and it will be the same effect!

4smooth out

Then move over to one of the side, it doesn’t matter which one. You want to make sure you smooth out the hair first because after teasing it can be pretty frizzy. Smooth out the top section and pull it back towards the bun in the back.

5right side knot

Twist the hair back until it’s met closely to the middle bun. Do the same knot tying with wrapping your hair around your two fingers, twisting it around and securing with pins. Secure it right next to the other bun so that they’re somewhat attached.

6left knot

Repeat on the other side. You can then adjust the tease and make sure it’s all even. You can also curl the bottom half of your hair as well. It’s nice because you don’t have to bother with curling the top half of your hair & it’s still really pretty!

finished look

half up triple knots

I hope you guys liked it and get to give it a try!! I’d love it if you stopped by my blog to say what’s up – I love meeting new people & I’d love to have you!! And thank you Molly for letting me hang out here today!