things i’m digging…

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 in Lifestyle

1. Homemade circle skirts.

They take about 20 minutes to sew, are totally versatile, comfy and super fun to twirl in. I’m addicted to making them and will probably live in nothing but circle skirts and tank tops this summer.

2. The headband method for curling hair.

I’ve tried a lot of different techniques for curling my hair without heat and this is, by far, the easiest with the best results. I can use a thick headband and get big, beachy waves or a thinner headband and get spiral curls. I now wear my hair everyday this way.

3. My organized closet.

This weekend, I did a major closet clean out and donated a ton of clothes to the Goodwill, including my very last pair of size 24 jeans. I was hanging onto them because I thought it’d be good to remember but I think the truth was, I was just keeping them because I wasn’t ready to let go of the girl I was when I wore that size. I am now, very ready, to let go of her. My closet is now only full of clothes that fit me and make me feel great about myself (like my circle skirts!).

4. Polyvore.

I know Polyvore has been popular forever and I’m way late to the party, but I started playing with it last week to help figure out what new outfits I could make out of the stuff I already own (much easier than trying them on) and now I’m totally obsessed. It’s a fun way to figure out what’s missing from my wardrobe and what items I can use in new and different ways. Right now, I’m planning out my clothes for our beach trip in March and it’s amazing how just buying a few staple items can make my summer wardrobe stretch a lot farther. No need for a whole shopping spree for vacation clothes.

5. Felicity.

It wouldn’t be a Things I’m Digging without a TV show, would it? We’re all caught up on all the Netflixed epsiodes of Army Wives, The Vampire Diaries and How I Met Your Mother (the last two, we still need to get caught up on the current seasons) so it was time to start a new show and Felicity won out. Considering I had a major, huge love of the WB CW in its heyday, I figured it was worth a shot. Once I got over the fact that it feels so dated and I’m supposed to take the pink Power Ranger seriously, I got into it. It’s good, but it’s no TVD, yo.

What are you digging?

23 Comments

  1. what pattern are you using for the skirt? i have tons of leftover fabric.

  2. Man, I wish I could sew. I adore skirts like that! I also bookmarked the curl thing too. I love wearing my hair curly, but I hate using heat on it. You look gorgeous in that picture.

    • Thanks, lady! :) The circle skirt thing is SO EASY. If you buy fabric that doesn’t need to be hemmed, you only need to log about 5 minutes on the sewing machine.

  3. Looks like I’m going to be making some circle skirts soon :)

    The no heat curl is intriguing! I wonder if I could rock it with my short hair. Eh, doesn’t hurt to try!

    (Also. Seeing the pretty colors in your hair makes me WISH I could put funky colors in my hair again. Wonder if my stuffy insurance company job would notice if I dyed the back of my hair pink?)

    • Circle skirts are so fun! Although, from personal experience, don’t wear them on windy days. I think I flashed at least 10 people this morning. :)

      • I just need to wear more skirts in general. I think I own ONE! I totally need more, especially for the summer!

      • Ditto wearing more skirts in general…

  4. I can’t get over how badass you look in the curl picture. Rock on chica! :)

    • Hahah! I thought I looked a little duckface ridiculous, but it was the best picture of my hair. :P Thanks!

  5. Looooove circle skirts! Love the hair. Love polyvore. We should be friends lol. :)

  6. absolutely loooove the pic of you with the curly hair! Gorg.

    Thanks for posting that tutorial… I just watched it, but feel like I’d be too “special” to do that to my hair. LOL. I can’t even braid my hair. I swear, I didn’t get that “girlie” “I can do anything to my hair” gene. :(

    • Hahah! You should try it. It’s WAY easier than braiding. It’s really not girlie at all. Just pulling your hair through a headband. :)

  7. You should make a video on the headband curls..I would love to know how this is done :)

    • There is an informative (yet really long) video on the site I liked to that shows you how. You can pretty much skip the first part of it and just go to where she actually starting putting her hair up. :)

  8. Holy fishsticks, you are you are glowing in that picture! Looking healthy :D How do you get such beautiful skin?

    • Aww, thanks Julie. :) It’s a combo of good lighting and drinking as much water as possible everyday. When I’m dehydrated, my skin starts to look patchy and breaks out. :(

  9. I currently have my hair up in a headband curl thanks to your link! Ive tried the sick bun curl but my hair is either too short or the layers make it difficult to get the bun curling started. I’ve done the sock curls, but they were super uncomfortable to sleep in. I’m currently laying in bed and my head feels great! I can’t wait to see the results in the morning! Thanks for posting!!

    • I’ve tried both as well and was never happy with the results. I love the headband curls though! Just make sure to test out different sizes and types of headbands. You get totally different results depending on what you use.

  10. I am HUGE lover of the “beachy waves” look, but my thin, straight hair never lets me achieve that look without a lot of time with a spiral curling iron. Even then, it can still look fairly “poodle-ish”. This headband curl is going to be my lifesaver. Definitely trying it tonight!

    • Let me know how it turns out! I think the girl in the original video had thin, straight hair and her end result was awesome!

  11. I can’t wait to try the headband curl. My hair is super thick so I will probably need two headbands. Thanks!

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