Category Archives: Style

5 Cute Fall Hairstyles for Your Little Girl

Long gone are the lazy summer days of “pool” hair and ponytails that frizz in 95 degree weather. With a massive mop of curly hair on my own daughter’s heads, I can tell you that we stick with very limited hair fashion during the hotter months.

Now that Fall is here, I’m ready to branch out and try some new hairstyles on my girls. Hair just behaves better in the Fall, don’t you agree?

Here are 5 super cute (and totally simple) hairstyles for your little Fashionistas to try this Fall season. (Click the links for full tutorials on each style)

These adorable doubled braided braids by Hairstyles by Mommy are a great twist on the traditional braid and easy enough that your little one might actually sit still long enough for you to finish them!

double braids

 

Keeping with the braided style, you could also try this Ballet Bun by Pretty Hair is Fun. It’s especially great for those days when their hair might be a tad unruly… or if your darling daughter just wants to be a ballerina for the day!

ballet bun

 

Looking for something quick? This Twist Back style, also by Pretty Hair is Fun can be done in minutes and is a great solution for pulling bangs off of the face. Face it, we’ve all taken a leap, cut some bangs and then were clueless on what to do with them. Here is one solution that might help.

short do twist

 

Want something that looks elegant in no time flat? Or perhaps even something that Dad could pull off? Try the Subtle BowLatest-Hairstyles.com shows you how mom or dad can do this easy and very classy looking style. It just screams sweater-weather!

bow style

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m all about getting the hair out of my kiddos faces. It drives me nuts. It drives them nuts. So here’s one solution that will get the hair out of their eyes, but also lets them keep the rest down, which as you know, is SUPER important to being a princess. Check out this Side Pull-Back by Babes in Hairland.

side pull back

 

Do you have a favorite go-to hairstyle that you can recommend as well? Let me know!

Advertisements

No-Sew Tutu for Kid’s Super Easy Mermaid Costume

Halloween is literally around the corner. Unbelievable!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been procrastinating with the kids costumes all month. And like all good procrastinators know, it usually hits you like a ton of bricks that you have less than 48 hours to come up with, or buy, something. I’ve been guilty of running around the night before and spending a small fortune on costumes and accessories. This year, with 3 kids who are requesting more and more technology-type gifts from Santa, I think I’ll be saving my money for Christmas.

Luckily, my girls are still young and very much into the princess stage which means I can get away with simpler style costumes. I’ve learned that as long as it’s puffy, shiny and has some sort of pink or purple color, it’s deemed “princess”.

This year both of my princesses have requested mermaid costumes after their idol, Ariel the Little Mermaid. As adorable an idea as that is, I just couldn’t picture them scooting from house to house in stretchy, leg-restricting fins. I can hear “CARRY ME” and “I CAN’T WALK ANYMORE” coming out of their sweet little mouths already.

So I went on the hunt and stumbled upon these beautiful, and more importantly no-sew, super easy tutus by Go Photography that could be used for all sorts of costume ideas. If you can do a simple knot, you can absolutely make these in no time flat. I will be whipping up some purple, white and green ones for my girls (with some sparkly ribbon thrown in for good measure) to be the “fins” of our mermaid costumes.

easy tutu

I also purchased some inexpensive training bras from Walmart and will be hot gluing shells from the Dollar Store to them for that “Under the Sea” affect. You could also add some small fabric flowers if you are feeling extra crafty!

Like this:

shell bra

Since it is usually chilly while trick-or-treating on Halloween night, throw a lighter colored long sleeved cotton shirt underneath and put a pair of thick tights or leggings on and Voila! You now have a bonafide (and still thankfully warm) mermaid!

This super easy tutu mermaid costume will not only turn heads, but you can revel in the fact that you can say with all honesty that you made it yourself! And if your kids are like mine, they will wear it for weeks afterward too!

Happy costuming!

Fashion Faux Pas – Toddler Style

I’ll be the first to admit that my daughters are beyond beautiful. SHOCKER.

I am not, however, in denial that they have commited a few fashion faux pas’ during their time on this Earth.

First, let’s start with their kryptonite. I give you the ever elusive, always slathered on my table tops and floors with complete abandon… drum roll, please…

Make-up!

Which usually ends with…

a black eye and half-a-stache?…

…although I’m pretty sure she was going for this

And then, there is the mixed media. Let’s just say that they are not afraid to think outside of the box, that’s for sure! Natalie decided that warm and sunny yellow was her color this year.

Olivia chose a cooler shade of green. Look at how surprised she was at the affect this lovely pea green had on her skin tone. She is AH-MAZED.

The girls decided it was time to take their fashion skills on the road. After an exciting trip to the fashion capitol – Paris

(even if only made possible by the Rugrats)…

these lovely little ladies were introduced to an entire new world of fashion faux pas. They turned every day items like these folder labels into alternative Botox treatments, as seen here:

And here:

And of course, let us not forget their never-ending interest in clothing and accessories. In the words of Coco Chanel “I don’t DO fashion, I AM fashion”. Words my precious girls live by. They can be thanked for the return of the “Candy Cane-Canes” fashion craze…

And their latest discovery, daring to wear a sports bra on the outside of your clothing and then topping it with a straw hat.

Unfortunately some fashion crazes just didn’t take off like the girls had hoped. They quickly discovered that permanent marker necklaces weren’t quite worth the wrath of an angry mother and so they put that idea away for another time:

And despite the sisters love of all things sparkly and beautiful, when their 7 year old brother was asked for his take on the exciting lives of his little fashionista siblings, he simply stated “Death to Fashion”. He then decided to display his emotions on the subject through his artistic vision… He’s such a little weirdo.

Redesigned By M

DIY-er who loves to redesign, repurpose, and reorganize just about everything.

Nikki C's Fit Life

just a millennial with a passion for fitness figuring out life

My Favourite Pastime

Food, Travel and Eating Out

Love. Bump. Life.

Making a Mommy out of Me

The Adventures of Fanny P.

...because life is just one big adventure...

First Time Mommy

Journey of a first time mother

The Knitting Neurotic

A great WordPress.com site

Game4Learning

Fun Learning Resouces for Kids

Megan Has OCD

About Mental Health, Daily Struggles, and Whatever Else Pops in My Head

Miss Marzipan

healthy • heartfelt • homemade

Mommy by day Crafter by night

Plain & Simple Parenting with an Extra Scoop of Sarcasm

Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen

Plain & Simple Parenting with an Extra Scoop of Sarcasm

Mom Always Finds Out

Notes by a MOM who doesn't know it all, but ALWAYS FINDS OUT about Family Life, Going Green, Organic & Natural Foods and Living, Coupons, Cloth Diapers, Books, Products, Giveaways, Recipes and More!

Moms & Munchkins

Plain & Simple Parenting with an Extra Scoop of Sarcasm

Mommy's Obsessions

Plain & Simple Parenting with an Extra Scoop of Sarcasm

Mom and Pop Culture

The trials and errors of the realistic parent

Scary Mommy

Plain & Simple Parenting with an Extra Scoop of Sarcasm

Finding Joy

Plain & Simple Parenting with an Extra Scoop of Sarcasm

MOM Plain & Simple

Plain & Simple Parenting with an Extra Scoop of Sarcasm

%d bloggers like this: