2.25.12d[Blazer: Similar | Tank: Similar | Jeans: (Similar) | Shoes: Payless (similar) Clutch: Melie Bianco ]
Our date nights rarely consist of us actually going anywhere that warrants me dressing up or wearing heels. Does this stop me? Never. But the good news about running down the street for pizza is that a tank top is perfectly acceptable on a Saturday night. I tend to think that wearing heels trumps any casual piece you are wearing; it tends to balances out the casual. Unless it’s pajama jeans, of course, and then all bets are off. 
It’s hard to get over the fact that I’m wearing a sock on my head. Via the loving Pinterest, I learned how to put a sock on my head, wrap my hair around it and fool you into thinking my hair is full enough to make this pretty little bun. It’s been way too long since I’ve been able to do a blogger bun; it feels good to be back. Even if it involves foot gear and deception.

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  1. random question and I hope you have time to respond. What size and resolution do you make your pictures for you blog. My images are always looking blurry. I edit in Lightroom and Photoshop. When I load them on blogger they look really pixely. I know this is so random but your images always look so good.

    my email: katie.kubler at yahoo dot com

    or you can just comment back on my blog

    1. Hi Kate — I size my photos to 500×750 at 250 dpi. But the key is, my friend, to load them into flickr (or any other third party image keeper) then I copy them over to my post. I rarely use the image uploader on blogger because it downsizes your photos and yes, makes them look pixely. Hope this helps! — k

  2. Pretty! I love the blazer and the pretty necklace 🙂 Also, nice sock bun ya got there….it looks great!


  3. I’m quite the advocate for the sock bun. I like to switch between various sizes of socks. Smaller socks create a more casual bun whereas larger socks create a more glam bun. That’s the science of the sock bun. I love it too much 🙂

  4. You are such a doll. I realize that buns are all the rage. I find this look a bit severe.

  5. one of my fav outfits ever!!!  i love how the top bun ties the whole outfit together!

  6. Sock in your head? Well thanks to that sock you sure have an amazing bun made! Love how cheerful you look 🙂

  7. I actually tried the sock bun tonight (for curling purposes)… turns out it doesn’t work for girls with long, thick semi-curly hair with layers. Unless it was just me. I will have to try again another time!

  8. Looks great! I know, when my hair was shorter, I was super depressed that I couldn’t put it up in cute buns! Those days are over though, thanks to Pinterest 🙂 Love your blazer, btw. This is the perfect date night ensemble. Even if you’re only eating pizza!
    Elle- http://livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

  9. Ahhh I love this outfit so so much!!! (: I love the blazer and heels!! The whole entire outfit is super cute. ^__^ And that sock bun is pretty neat!! I never heard of doing that; really cool. The bun looks really nice~ 


  10. I love that blazer! Cute bun too, I’ve been meaning to try out the ‘sock bun’ – it works wonders!

  11. I love that blazer and the tank top looks lovely with it!
    Do you by any chance have the link to the sock bun? I searched all through your pinterest until I felt like a stalker and I couldn’t find it. I’d really appreciate it- thanks!

    Charlotte x

  12. Your bun looks great! Heels always seem appropriate in my mind, even to the grocery store. Might as well…

    1. I just started following your blog and I love it! The bun looks great and I almost bought a cardigan similar to your blazer! It's super cute!

  13. Wonderful outfit! I think we really don't need a special occasion to wear heels, if they are (rather) confortable, they are good for every day!

    xxx Anita

    and p.s. the bun looks great!

  14. Kind of dying over that jacket – it is SO cute!  I have yet to try the sock bun and feel like I am the only blogger left who hasn’t done a post wearing one 🙁

  15. I was a 15 year old queen of the sock bun lol. Its great! I like your hair up. It shows how beautiful your face is 🙂 Have a lovely day!

  16. Lol I agree with Keesha. I wore a lot of sock buns in HS too. I haven’t worn one in a while. I’ll have to find and old sock and try this style once more. For old time sake (^_^)

  17. Gorgeous date night outfit! I need some gray pants now : ) Also need to try the sock bun – I do think it’s an interesting theory, but it sure comes out great in practice!



  18. Oh my gosh! I seriously needed you to post this! I have seen that sock bun tutorial but always on girl’s with longer hair and I was a little skeptical if it would work with my length! My hair is probably close to the length of yours so I will definitely have to give this a try now! Thanks Kendi!

  19. This outfit is too adorable! I have a question: where is the triangle necklace from? I love it!

  20. Love your sock bun it really balances out the outfit giving it a clean cut look! 


  21. This is a cute outfit! Definitely a Go-To for any lady for date nights and weekend plans!

  22. The sock bun is amazing! I have super fine hair and the sock bun makes it seem like I’ve got this huge pile of gorgeous hair on my head. I always feel super chic when channeling my inner ballerina. 

  23. i love the sock bun. you can make big beautiful curls with it too!. this youtube video shows you how. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FV-YO46E8Y. she also does the sock bun secret so there is no extra hair that you have to wrap around. its my fav go to hairstyle and in the morning after you wear the bun to bed your curls look like you spent hours doing it.

  24. How clever!  Love the bun on you…and the pretty white lace overlay.

    <3 Cambria

  25. Ahh that blazer is amazing. Also, I had to show this post to my blogging-companion, Stripes, since your bun is most definitely the perfect height–not so tall that it screams blogger-didn’t-shower, but it’s tall enough to be flattering. Even if it does involve a sock 😉 Welcome to the addiction of Pinterest!

  26. No one would ever guess, which ix obviously a good thing! It looks fab. Isn't it amazing how a pair of heels instantly make you feel dressed up.

    X x

  27. I love your necklace! It makes such a statement without being gaudy.
    kayla @ seekaylago.blogspot.com

  28. I saw a coworker of mine wear a sock bun and it blew my mind.  I’m able to do a blogger bun, I just require LOTS of bobbypins since my hair is short (about your length).  I haven’t tried the sock bun myself since that requires clean socks.  If only I had clean socks…

  29. That blazer is gorgeous, really brings it all together.

    Now following your blog :)Chelsea Liberty xhttp://chelsealiberty.com

  30. I use the sock bun to curl my hair. You put it in slightly damp hair, sleep on it, and you have perfect curls the next day. But I’ve never worn the sock bun out in public. I’m always afraid people will see the sock!

  31. Sock buns have seriously saved my hair. Thin hair doesn’t work out well in buns. But secret socks make it hella awesome.

  32. There is also a hair doughnut that works the same way as a sock but its made for your hair!  I love the look of this bun, so easy.

  33. Someone asked me if I was wearing a sock bun the other day, and I was just so confused and caught off guard I said, “Yes!  I totally am!”.  And now I realize I was lying, because it wasn’t a sock bun.  Just a plain old, boring bun.

  34. GO SOCK BUNS! Who knew socks could add a dash of elegance? Love the BCBG blazer, xo.

    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:


  35. Omg that blazer is gorgeous, I’ve never come across anything like it before! I love how the nude/pick shades really compliment the whole outfit and tie it together.


  36. Hahaha! I too have been wearing a sock bun lately. It’s so great! You can see it here if you want: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64311258@N07/6904741351/

    I totally don’t want to admit it to people, but now you know 😉 We might as well spread the word!

    P.S. For my senior prom, my mom padded out my twist with socks to give me this unbelievable up-do (seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64311258@N07/5889507955/ ) that ended up winning “Best Hair.” I told my friends how my mom had done it, and they could not stop laughing at me all night. 

  37. I feel that way about the sock-on-the-head thing too… but this post also reminds me that I want to try that hairstyle again, so…!

  38. foot gear on your head and deception are acceptable especially when the result is a blogger bun! I’ve been seeing these lacey blazer/jacket things around and I liked the concept. Now that I see it executed I’m sold! 

    PS. Heels do trump all.

  39. I feel the exact same way about dressing up. I am a college athlete, so I live in sweats. It is so nice to dress up sometimes, just to feel special. I can also appreciate doing something new with your hair. I just recently donated 10 inches of my hair to lock of love, but before I was always experimenting with different hairstyles. Something fun to try might be the popular waterfall braid (found on Pinterest, as well!). Best of luck!

    Tulane University

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