May 22, 2015

Dear Frannie Friday--5 Stupid Easy Hairstyles

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that this week my resolution was to try different things to do to my hair.  I had planned to do this because my hair has three styles--straightened and down, curly and down, and in a bun.  I am always envious of girls that can do all kinds of really cool stuff to their hair.

Of course, other than not knowing what I'm doing and not being good at hair there is also a time factor.  When I am getting ready in the morning, I am also getting four other people ready in the morning.  It's really a wonder how I even get dressed in the morning sometimes.  So here are five hairstyles that I tried this week (and visit my Instagarm to see my spins on these styles from this week):


 Knotted Ponytail

Instructions here


The Faux Hawk



Bow Bun


  I used this tutorial, but I actually ended up doing the full bow bun.


 Accessorize

 When in doubt, throw in some kind of accessory: a flower, a scarf, a hat.  All of these things work wonders.  Image via


 Twisty Ponytail for Curly Hair

Instructions here

Cropped Sweater-thrifted
Denim Skirt-thrifted
Fringed Purse-Marshall's
Platform Loafers-ANA, thrifted
Earrings-Kohl's

May 21, 2015

Thursday Mixer--Vintage Leather Dress/Vest

This.  Leather.  Dress.  Er, vest.  Er, here as a skirt.  Er, whatever.  Whatever it is, it almost didn't happen to end up in my closet.  I found it with this striped dress  as a vest.  I loved the dress.  I wanted it bad.  But it came as a set.  And it was $48.  I didn't necessarily love the leather vest, but I loved the dress and so I decided to just get it.  "I'm sure I'll find a way to wear this vest somehow . . ." I hoped.

Well here we are four or so years later and I have hardly worn that dress, but I have worn this dress/vest 8 documented times.  Admittedly, I could wear it more but because it is soooo vintage, I always get freaked out about it getting ruined.  As you can see, I have worn it as a vest, a dress and a skirt.  So it is super versatile and I just love this . . . thing . . . to pieces.  Current price per wear: $6.  And remember, I got two pieces of clothes for the $48.  So it could be argued that the price per wear is actually $3.  Either way, not bad at all.

Top Left to Right- 1, 2, Now, 4
Bottom Left to Right- 1, 2, 3, 4 

Today is my kids' last day of school.  I always have very mixed emotions about this because in the summer time, my ex and I's parenting time gets switched.  So where I got the kids every weekday and he got them most weekends, now I get them most weekends and he gets them during the week.

Obviously, I miss my kids when they are not with me.  I miss seeing them everyday.  I miss having dinner with them.  I miss hearing about their days.  I miss watching them play.  And that part of summer vacation really sucks for me.

BUT.  Freedom.  No more waiting in that God awful pick up and drop off line at the school.  No more packing lunches.  No more help with homework.  No more Tuesday folders.  No more last minute field trip money.  No more nagging them about chores.

Not to mention, when I have my kids during the summer time, we get to have FUN time.  I get them on the weekends.  It's all parties and parks and bike rides and watermelons and swimming and BBQs.  So I get less time with them.  But I get more quality time with them.  And that sounds amazing.

Leather Dress (worn as a skirt)-vintage
Dark Wash Chambray Button Down Shirt-unknown
Quilted Leather Flats-Target 
Necklace-Charming Charlie's
Watch-vintage from Grandma
Earrings-gifted

May 20, 2015

Wordy Wednesday--Patience

Those of you who follow along on Instagram know that my current weekly resolution is to try a different hairstyle everyday as an attempt to shy from my usual--straightened and down, curly and down or in a bun.  And let me tell you, that takes patience.  Not as much patience as other things, but patience nonetheless.  So here are some quotes on patience for you on this dreary, rainy, excessively cold unspringy day (another thing I am trying to have patience with . . . ):

















Windowpane Pixie Pants-Old Navy
Pale Pink Cropped Sweater-H&M, thrifted
Mint Button Down-Style & Co., thrifted
Salmon Colored Kitten Heels-Nine West, thrifted
Mint Bag-Nine West, thrifted
Earrings-gifted
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