Lookbook: Big Bun

Okay, so this is not my favorite lookbook. The effect of the t-shirt over my jeans creating a lumpy stomach area really bugs me. BUT I’m still doing a lookbook because I like my hair. haha!

What I’m Wearing:
Blazer: Hinge
T-shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (close up here)
Necklace: Forever 21

I love this tuxedo style blazer, the back of it is cropped so it comes up a bit higher which I think looks adorable over dresses. I found it at Nordstrom Rack which surprises me because I NEVER find anything at the Rack that I like. I’m not big into digging for stuff which is what you gotta do at the Rack but they had this rounder marked with “Savvy/TBD” stuff so I perused it and voila, found this cutie blazer that I’ve already worn quite a few times in the past few weeks. I realize I wear a lot of black and gray, but really such an easy color combo to wear.


The big bun came out of frustration with not being able to style my hair that day so I just pulled it back and decided to get it all up. The trick to keeping a big bun on top of your head is 2nd day dirty hair and then curl it to get some texture. It really creates that extra hold without the need for a ton of styling products. I have a TON of hair, but I only had to use 3 bobby pins to keep my hair up.

My process for the big bun:

  • Curl hair. It doesn’t have to be nicely curled, just enough to add texture to your hair.
  • Pull your hair back to a high point of your head and secure with a rubber band
  • Tug at the base of the ponytail to create a “loose” look. Basically not so slicked back to your head
  • Start wrapping the hair around the base and secure with a bobby pin at one side
  • As you twist the bun, start pulling out pieces so that it looks a bit messy
  • Bobby pin the opposite side of your first bobby pin
  • Add bobby pin to the front (or wherever you need it) to keep it all secure
  • Pull out your front layers to frame your face
  • Easy peasy big bun is done!

Shop the Lookbook:

Juicy Couture – Crop Back Double Breasted Jacket

I’ve been loving boyfriend blazers but I think cropped blazers are my new favorite thing. Isn’t this gray one too cute? Or instead of a blazer, this sequin crop jacket is fab too!

J. Crew V-neck tee

You know I love my J. Crew tees. I have one drawer just dedicated to J. Crew tees. I just love how soft they are! Love this one too that is a bit less fitted. Adore this corsage tee too (and on sale!)

Citizens of Humanity ‘Elson’ High Rise Straight Leg Jean

You really can’t go wrong with dark straight legged jeans. I think they look good on any body type. Love the really dark jeans. And straight leg jeans are great too because you can cuff them like these and they give you a whole new look!

Christian Louboutin Feticha
I have to say that I love the Feticha as the shape is really nice but they really aren’t the most comfortable. (But not many Loubies are)

Check out these pumps with the bow on it. Adorable! I think these Marc by Marc Jacobs pumps are perfect every day shoes.

FULL TILT Multi Flower Necklace only $7.99!

Fun colorful options too!

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  • Christina
    April 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Haha it's not that bad. I have done worse. I love your hair!

  • Taylor
    April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    You look great! Such a cute weekend or casual date night/bar for drinks! May copy soon!

  • Sandy a la Mode
    April 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Those Louboutin's are FABULOUS!! And the necklaces are soo soo fun!

  • Diane
    April 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    so sophisticated with your updo!

  • DiamondsandTulle
    April 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Love the hairdo and the jacket! Happy Friday!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  • Deconstruction
    April 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I only own one pair of Loubs, but I actually find them really comfy (granted they are open toed) — I even wore them to my wedding and danced for hours!


  • emimonster
    April 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    love the necklace you have one! it totally finishes off the outfit. =)

  • Katie
    April 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Love that blazer, great shape to it. J. Crew tshirts are so amazing, I wear mine all the time!

  • WendyB
    April 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    *singing* "I like big BUNS and I cannot lie. You other brothers can't deny…"

  • Kristin
    April 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Oh so chic. And your makeup is poppin' too!

  • Nathalie
    April 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I really love your outfit. Grey and black always look gorgeous. And your hair is wonderful

  • Ashley J
    April 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I think the outfit is cute and loving that necklace!


  • Chloe
    April 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Aww, you look cute! And I love your hair. And can I just say that I'm happy to know I'm not the only one with that little stomach bump problem? There are times where I look at OOTD pics I take and it's like holy cow- my little buddha belly is just screaming out to the world. It's why I actually tend to really layer things up to detract away from it- especially if I don't feel like wearing Spanx. Meh.

  • emilypanda
    April 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    cute look! so simple, but it's classic. I love your hair too! I am too lazy to style mine.. always just leave it straight down.. One day I'll learn to style it!

  • Ms. Simone
    April 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I love this look on you. Even if we don't buy your exact pieces I'm sure we can find similar items/styles easily. That's why I love your blog so much you break it down and make it easy to bring clothing together that can be high end or affordable. Keep it coming 🙂

  • Mel
    April 24, 2010 at 12:57 am

    I hate the jeans belly bump thing, too. You know what I use on my jeans? 🙂 An invisabelt. http://www.invisibelt.com/

    I love it cause it holds down the little flappy deal where the jeans button. It's my biggest pet peeve. 😛

  • Robyn
    April 24, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Haha. I love this post, because I have done the same thing. I have posted outfits because either my hair or makeup turned out amazing. It must be a girl thing.

  • Bella
    April 24, 2010 at 4:06 am

    I'm rocking the 2nd day hair too but it doesn't look nearly as good as your bun!

    I've yet to buy a pair of Loubs but I keep hearing that they're uncomfortable! What is your favorite high-end brand that makes comfortable heels?

  • Jacqueline
    April 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Blazer is amazing!

  • sharonlei
    April 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Girl… you could never be "lumpy"! 🙂 You look chic as always.. and I love the hair! The necklace is sweet, but I have sworn off F21 necklaces for a while.. the last one I bought turned my neck green. 🙁 boo!! and it was a sweet anchor necklace too! Happy Friday & Happy Weekend. Yay!

    xx Love & Aloha

    ***Stop by to enter my Hana Professoinal Flat Iron Giveaway!!

  • closet365
    April 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    It is cute hair! I have an almost identical necklace, so I may have to try this sometime. I especially love the little jacket!

  • Lyss
    April 24, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    i love blazers! there's this french terry one that i have my eye on. it's perfectly casual!

  • gleenn
    April 25, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Yeah, I like your hair too. The tummy issue is not really noticeable.

  • LilliChantilly
    April 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Very cute outfit girl, you look fab <333

  • Really Petite
    April 28, 2010 at 2:24 am

    You are so adorable! Love the whole outfit!!! 🙂

  • Red Lipstick
    June 3, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks for the tips on how to do a big bun! I'm always looking for easy updo's! 😉