Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hair Raising Surprise

Dress:Old Navy | Sandals:Old Navy | Necklaces:F21, Thrifted, Accessory Auctions | Bracelet:Thrifted | Ring:F21

I always wash my hair in the morning, blow dry and then straighten it, but the other night I washed it and went to bed with semi-wet hair. To my surprise, I woke up with beach wave hair.  What?  Did the hair fairy come for a visit?  There is NO WAY that I, born with straight, fine hair, could have anything remotely close to waves!  Like I said, WHAT?!?

Well, it happened!  And, I think know that I accidentally found my new "go to" hair. I have always been told to have some patience...this just took a tad bit longer than I anticipated!

I woke up, looked in the mirror and was like, "Heeeeeeyyyyyyy, hair, where did you come from?"  All I did was use a little hair spray, threw on a headband and wala! Amazingly it stayed all day!

I think my flat iron is a little bit jealous. Due to this new "do", I haven't given it any attention in two days!  My hair is so grateful for the distance. I think it was beginning to feel a little claustrophobic.  I mean, we were pretty tight with the flat iron for awhile, but everyone needs a break once in awhile, right?

Has the hair fairy visited you recently?  Do you have a no maintenance style?  If so, please share...I am all about trying to beat the heat...for hair's sake!

Cheers to a hair raising surprise!



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50 comments:

Krystin Lee said...

Um LOVE the hair and the outfit - gorgeous girly :)
xo Krystin
suburbanfauxpas.blogspot.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love your hair!!! My hair is so high maintenance because it's so curly. I wish it could look like yours after sleeping with wet hair! I'm loving your maxi! I think I need to make a trip to old navy.

Xo,
Angela

Magan said...

Love that dress! It's so chic and the color is adorable!

claudiagarnett said...

Girl, my hair is so naturally frizzy/wavy when I sleep with it wet, which is hardly ever, I wake up to see a cave woman in the mirror! It could be used as a weapon to ward off evil terrorists! So, no wet night hair here, but my go to easy style is two simple French braids on both sides of my bangs with a super messy pony-bun. I get compliments like crazy and I spend like 3 minutes on it! (love the dress!)

Danavee said...

That dress! The pleats! LOVE!

As for hair, my stylist told me to hold off washing it every single day, and it has really worked!!! She said to let it rest a day between washings!

Always Maylee said...

I love that dress on you, so pretty! And I love your hair like that. Mine sort of does that too, but I have so much hair, and so thick, that I kind of look like a crazy person in the morning if I don't flat iron.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Marie Martell said...

This is such a pretty dress, you look great. Love the color! Have a great day!

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Annie said...

OK, that dress looks gorgeous on you Shanna! Love it...and love the hair :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

I love all the small touches you always have with your outfits like your pink headband is so cute and really adds to that gorgeous dress! :)

Morgan Stone said...

What a VERY pleasant surprise! And it looks great! I love the color of that dress and the layered necklaces. Beautiful, as usual :)

Shannon Olson said...

Your hair looks great and I agree it is nict to give the iron a break once in a while! Love the dress too, super cute =)

Landi Lausen said...

I'm absolutely IN LOVE with that DRESS! It's adorable and I can't believe it's from Old Navy! You look so cute :)

TheTinyHeart said...

You look so boho chic in that maxi, Shanna! I love all the gold accessories with it too. What a great hair surprise! My hair is naturally wavy but I have to spray product into it or else it looks like a frizzy mess.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Fanciful. said...

LOVE it!! That happened to me too...except I had little crimpies on the bottom half and mombo-jombo frizz..HA! Thank goodness for the sock bun!!Can't wait to see your pretty face tonight for happy hour!! xo, Jess

Jes said...

you look beautiful! i wish the hair fairy would visit more often. i shouldn't get too greedy though. i did get a visit from the adventure panties after all :)

Laura Burtis said...

LOVE that dress!! The color and fit are beautiful on you! And your hair is adorable!! I'm so jealous that you just woke up like that!! Love it!

Katie said...

i'm jealous of your beautiful beachy wavy hair! you look gorgeous!

Berty Morales said...

What a lovely dress and you look super cute!

Sami said...

Loving that dress! I am an avid Old Navy shopper, they always have cute stuff! I am jealous of your new hairstyle! If I went to bed with wet hair I would wake up with a frizzy mess :(

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Uhm you look so pretty ! And I am eying that dress, it's seriously so pretty!

And I get beach waves when I don't blow dry my hair, and I was born with pin straight hair. Amazing right ? I love the hair fairy!

Valerie Griffin said...

so pretty!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I think it looks great! I don't know if mine would look like that. Mine would be half flat, half curly. (My hair is so weird after having babies). The only thing I like to do is hot roll my hair and then go to sleep. I wake up and it is still curly so I don't have to really do anything to it.

Amy

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

My hair is like yours - stick straight and fine. I recently bought some beach wave spray so I'll have to try this tonight!

And I love this outfit! That dress is gorgeous :)

Sarah said...

Love, love, love this dress!!

I have recently discovered the same thing with my hair! Ive been using wool shake from Redken (purchased on Amazon) and it is working like a dream to create beachy waves!

Simply Sarah said...

I NEED this dress - you look so beautiful, so natural and carefree!!! the hair came out great too :-)

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TaraMixandMatch said...

Your hair looks so pretty...and the dress is gorgeous!

birdie to be said...

I love your dress! And all of the bargain finds you are wearing!

Emily said...

The dress is so pretty and I love the beach hair!!
Creamy

Lindsay said...

Love the outfit! You're so lucky that the hair fairy decided to visit you! Mine would not look that cute the next day. My sad hair would like a break from washing every day, but it also doesn't seem to mix well with dry shampoos.

Raquel said...

You always look SO pretty!! I love your outfit!

I'm so jealous that you woke up with your hair looking like that! My hair is naturally reeeeally wavy, but very frizzy! I can't just wake up and go. I will look like a lion if i even attempt that lol

Susanne said...

the same thing happened to me too! i put some curl boosting mousse in my hair before i went to bed and when i woke up, i was shocked! everyone commented on how pretty it was and my husband loved it!

Girl with passion for all girly things said...

that dress looks amazing on you:)

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Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Umm, just send me a personal email to your address so I come steal the whole outfit..mmmkay. thanks, your friend.

tara said...

that dress is so gorgeous!! and so are you, my friend!

Kristin said...

I wish, I could use the hair help! You look gorgeous :)

Kristin
www.dressedandfed.com

Jess said...

My hair is similar (straight and fine) and I use sea spray when my hair is damp to create a look like yours!

Jess
fancypants514.blogspot.com

My Cowlick said...

Love the hair! I love waking up surprised that I am having a great hair day as well.

Wow the dress is beautiful! Love the pink on you :)

xx
Amanda
MyCowlick.blogspot.com

My Cowlick said...

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xx
Amanda
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Just Another Shopaholic said...

I think I may need to visit old navy soon because I love that dress.

Elisabeth said...

looks great! and its so nice to have a style that require s now work :)

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Shanna, you make maxi's look so good... can I borrow this one for our trip to Florida in 2 weeks? :) lol I have not had any luck in the maxi dress/skirt department. I feel like they just look goofy and frumpy on me.

And as far as the hair goes, I'm lucky if I can get my hair in a friggin' pony-tail. I'm soo bad with hair. Mine is super naturally curly, so I just moouse, scruch, spray, and go. It's easy, but I wish I could have some variety. Oh well, such is life. Always want what we can't have.

Tracy Walpole said...

My hair is retarded. That's really all there is to say. I need a trip to Old Navy! That dress is fabulous!

The Sweet Life said...

Girllll, you are rocking this dress!! It's from Old Navy, right??? I love it!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Omg I love your dress! So adorable. It looks lovely on you! Such perfect colors for summer!

I'm having a cool giveaway on my blog, you should check it out if you haven't already!

Xx Kelly

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this dress on you!! And your hair looks amazing! I can only wish for the hair fairy to visit me! :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Elizabeth Westgate said...

Wow this colour is so amazing on you!! You look so beautiful, love the dress and the whole look.

Your blog is great, if you'd like, I would love to follow each other!

xx Elizabeth

http://champagne-escapades.blogspot.com

Erica said...

Love that dress!

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Debra said...

I love your dress! I can't believe it's from Old Navy!!! Girl, I want to go shopping with you. You always find the prettiest clothes. :)

Debra from Stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

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Seriously I am LOVING all of your blog and I am going to be your newest follower! Yeah, LOVE F21 and we get an H&M store here in Houston in a few weeks, can't wait!!!!!!!! pippa
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Lisa said...

What color nail/toe polish? Loves t!

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