2012-05-24

Buns Without Socks

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Dress? Joe Fresh Shoes? Cole Haan, consigned Sunglasses? Jessica Simpson

Just a few hours before these outfit photos were taken, I posted a picture on Instagram (myeditblog) of the face I saw in the rear view mirror as I drove home from work. 

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Lovely. That is a classic landscape face; though usually I have more of a dirt mustache as well...
This post is evidence of the wonders that a shower, a cute dress and a generous dollop of make-up can achieve. I didn't even have to wash my hair. I just back-combed it and hair sprayed it into place. Between the remnants of bug spray, sunscreen and sweat (so attractive, no?), my hair holds a pretty good tease after work. The secret to my big bun has nothing to do with a sock and everything to do with dirt. Consider yourself in the know...

37 comments :

Jessica Gitler said...

awesome, love this post, an what a great dress!!!
jess
JESS CAUSE BLOG

Natasha Fatah said...

Awesome dress, and loved that last picture!

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The striped dress is killer!

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

Cute dress, you look great as always! Now, what I want to know is how you keep your non-gloved fingers and nails looking so good. I remember an earlier post about sparkled nail polish pre/post work. I've been working in my gardens all week and my hands are trashed!

Ashley said...

My top knot has nothing to do with a sock, and a lot to do with not washing my hair for approximately 2 days. I think people overestimate the importance of showers. :)

Cute dress!
-Ashley
whatisatwist.blogspot.com

Jentine said...

Ashley- I don't know why but they seem to hold up pretty well maybe because they are used to the abuse. I also will throw up a sloppy coat of polish to cover the rough nails. Go from far but far from good?

Jessica Broyles said...

Love the striped dress!

www.highheelstosneakers.com

Bri said...

I love your outfit shots but that last one gave me quite the giggles as it reminded me of all my days working in horse barns and what I would end up looking like at the end of the day!

Bri said...

I love your outfit shots but that last one gave me quite the giggles as it reminded me of all my days working in horse barns and what I would end up looking like at the end of the day!

Anonymous said...

You look glowy under all that dirt! Any mascara/under eye concealer you recommend that will make it through a long day's work?

Terri said...

I love your dirty work face!

Anonymous said...

Too funny, Jen! Mrs. H

newpetite said...

even with the dirt you look awesome :-)

Kandi-STYLE said...

I love that striped dress!

Elizabeth said...

Love the dress! Especially combined with the red shoes. I'm definitely not quite comfortable with wearing such pops of color yet but I love the way they look when done right!
Elizabeth
styleexperimental.blogspot.com

Carla said...

I love your outfit, but honestly, it's your awesome dirt-bun that has me captivated. Your hair looks great! Forget the sock-bun!

- Carla xo www.stylebycarla.blogspot.ca

Katie Q. said...

I think you look competely adorable in your last photo, dirt or not, you are so pretty! (And that striped dress is pretty fantastic!)

Chilel said...

I want this dress. When is Joe fresh coming to Japan? You look great with or without dirt.

briannelee said...

You clean up nicely :) Love that dress!

chillairandperfume said...

That green stripe on the bottom of your dress is such a nice touch & a cute way to "jazz up" the traditional blue & white striped dress.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Blush said...

Awesome! Love your Joe Fresh dress. I am addicted to this brand.

xoxo
Paula
blush-paula.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

dirty work face = BAD ASS

Inez said...

I love that single green line close to the hem of the dress. Lovely dress.

Leah said...

ahha I love the landscape face. I remember coming home some days after working on the farm and you think you may have gotten a nice tan, but really, it was just a layer of dirt.

Amy said...

Love this dress and am super jealous that you still look cute dirty!

barefootandvintage said...

i love that no matter what...the gold eyeliner prevails. heart you.

CaraClaudia said...

LOVE that joe dress so much that I almost bought it a month ago. However they didn't have my size :(
still a favourite though!

www.caraclaudia.blogspot

Jennifer said...

Haha I love that you posted your dirty face picture!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Ash said...

Love it! Inspiring and beautiful!

Christine said...

Love the bun and the dirt!
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Natalya Steindler said...

You're still beautiful even with dirt on your face! I love the dress, especially the stripe at the bottom, and those shoes are so cute! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Catherine said...

Dirt to Dame in 3 easy steps! You are so my girl!

Life etc... said...

Awesome awesome dress! And you're probably on to something with that hair. Instead of sock buns everyone will be wearing dirt/sweat buns soon! ;)

Life Etc

thatdamngreendress said...

heh...I just taught my sisters the sock bun trick, to their great wonder. now if only I had known it while I had long too-fine hair!

You have great hair, and obviously no need to resort to such trickery!

Meredith said...

Your hair looks so cute in your bun! Love it...so the secret is dirt ay? I might just have to try it sometime :)

Jeannie said...

You are so cute...with our without the dirt! :)
www.colorfulcorporate.blogspot.com

Juanette said...

Lol thanks for posting that pic, you clean up well! I wish we had a Joe Fresh, I am lusting over some things on their site....