I've succumbed to the sock bun trend.
(In case you are unfamiliar with the sock bun, check out this video tutorial by Wendy's Lookbook.)
Now, I know tons of "fashion bloggers" can pull off this look for an everyday hairstyle. While I wish I were bold enough to rock a casual sock bun on a regular day, it's just not very Carly. My friend Courtney wears sock buns all the time and they always look perfect!!! The first time I met her she had this fantastic bun and I remember telling Mackenzie how jealous I was that she could pull it off. It definitely got the wheels spinning in my head about how I eventually wanted to wear one... it just had to be the perfect time and place!
Even Stephanie hopped on the trend and while we were shopping in Georgetown a few months ago. Sock buns get their name because you create a donut using and old cut up sock... but we found these hair donuts that work much better. You can get them in different colors based on your personal hair color (so you don't see it in your hair at all. We each bought one and Steph put hers in right on M St. (Quite a funny sight for anyone who happened to be around us!)
This was the first time I tried putting one in... and I liked the result! A lot... but I was still a bit apprehensive about actually wearing one outside. I really would never consider myself "trendy" or even super fashionable so I felt like I would look like I was trying to hard.
So the poor little hair donut sat in my drawer for a long time.
The night before graduation at Georgetown, the school throws a ball for the senior class and their families. I hunted high and low for the perfect dress. (Remember this post?) I went back and forth on length (short vs. long) and color... and ended up purchasing a dress online and having it overnighted. I seriously picked it up from the RHO the day before the ball... talk about cutting it short.
(Side note: Could Sporty Sister and I be anymore different???)
My dress: J. Crew
Sister's Dress: Vince Camuto
I thought that with my tea-length dress, a slick and clean (versus a casual messy) sock bun would look more like an up-do chic hairstyle! I was super happy with how it turned out... no one could believe how quick it took to do. Sporty Sister and I got ready together and I had the bun complete in the time it took her to put makeup on one eye!
I was so excited to finally have be able to show Courtney that I was wearing a sock bun hahaha... She was the one who told me all the good tricks for making it look good!
Some more pictures from the ball:
All of the sophomore sisters! California Funk and Georgetown Boy both have sisters that are the same age as Sporty Sister... four years later and they were all finally in the same room!!!!!!! (I think I was more excited about this than anyone else.)
Has anyone else worn a sock bun before? Do you use a hair donut or a sock?