Wednesday, 9 January 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Birthday Dinner Out

This past week has been in a word: INSANE. Blondie Boy's birthday party was last Friday, followed the next day by his actual birthday and followed the following day by NBH's Mum's 60th Birthday/his sister's 30th. It was a birthday bonanza weekend!

I have no acceptable or even vaguely okay looking photos of myself from Blondie Boy's party or from his birthday lunch out. To be honest I didn't really wear anything exciting since it was a kid's party anyway. I did put an effort in to my outfit when we went out for Persian food for my SIL's birthday dinner on Sunday and in an even bigger twist of fate Blondie Boy and I BOTH looked cute at the same time (If you're a Mom you'll know this rarely happens--it's usually you or the kid--not both).

I'm not 100% on my skinny jeans with my ankle boots but I gave it a try to recreate the outfit I would have worn on New Year's Eve if we went out:

Blondie
Sequin Top- Loft
Skinny Jeans-Old Navy
Ankle Boots- New Look
Jacket-Zara
Blondie Boy
Skull Sweatshirt-Target
Plain Trousers-US Polo Association
Gym Shoes-Adidas
Fox Hat-ASDA


Blondie Boy has had these plaid pants forever but they've always been to big on him. They finally fit and I loved how they looked with his skull sweatshirt. A little preppy, a little punk and of course he through in his favourite fox hat for good measure.


I also tried out this thingy called a "donut quiff comb" I got at Claire's. I have no idea what it supposed to be used for but I used it like a "bump-it." My hair is really fine and obviously blonde and bump-its just don't stay put in my hair and you can see them through my hair so I thought maybe this quiff comb would work for a bit of volume when I pull my hair back.  Luckily for me it totally worked. You can't see it really in this photo but to me that is a good thing because I didn't want to look like Snooki!

Do you have any crazy gadgets or random techniques you use to make your hair cute?


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66 comments:

Melaina25 said...

I love the little guy's plaid pants!!!!!!!!! He IS a little rock and roll AND preppy!!! CUTE!

Melaina25 said...

oh well look at you two. Firstly happy birthday wishes to blondie boy, he gets cuter by the day! you must be such a proud mama! and you look tres chic too, i really like the ankle boots and jeans combo, it looks great on you. Those jeans look like a great cut and fit. I do the no heat curl thing on my hair with a hair band to curl it, my hubs always says i look like a right wierdo with my hair band on to go to bed lol! xx

Melaina25 said...

BB looks SO cool!!!!! (Mommy looks pretty funky too!) ;)

Melaina25 said...

Glad you were late getting it up because I was late linking up! :)

Melaina25 said...

You too both look adorable! Love his little skull sweater.

Melaina25 said...

That is indeed a birthday bonanza! Oh I love both your outfits! So gorgeous sequined top which I am looking forward to getting myself too teeheeee! and your handsome son is really rocking that skully shirt.. :) Belated Happy Birthday little one! xo

Melaina25 said...

That's a lot of birthdays! I love your outfit!

Melaina25 said...

My comment didn't go through?? Anyway, let me say it again...I love both of your outfits. I can't wait to get myself a sequined top too because I really really like it. Your handsome little boy is really rocking that skully shirt too! Belated Happy Birthday little one! xo

Melaina25 said...

I've tried a bump it before with no luck! I may need to check this little gadget out!

Melaina25 said...

love both of your guys' tops

Melaina25 said...

Loving BB's look especially that fox hat. Hope he had a great birthday :)

Melaina25 said...

Love the sequins! And your little one is too cute:)

Melaina25 said...

Sounds like such a fun week!! And your donut quiff comb is quite intriguing....


xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

Melaina25 said...

Well isn't that a pretty little picture? Rachel with her hair all rolled up in a headband at bedtime. I quite like it! :)

Melaina25 said...

Love the hat on BB

Melaina25 said...

How many birthdays?! Aww you both look great. Loving BB's hat so cute and I think you totally rock the ankle boots with skinnies :-)

Melaina25 said...

The donut quiff sounds interesting. I never did get into the whole "bump-it" thing but maybe this could be just the thing!

Melaina25 said...

Happy birthday Blondie Boy! You both look lovely. I'm thinking that I need to add ankle boots to my wardrobe this year.. xx

Melaina25 said...

I love the skull and plaid! That's adorable!

Melaina25 said...

Such a gorgeous picture of you both. I like the look of that hair thing, I always used to use the bun ones for work. And I love blondie boy's fox hat - I was eyeing up a similar one for myself in Dotty P's the other day!

Melaina25 said...

as ever you both look gorge! love some parties, me!

Melaina25 said...

OMG...I am in love with little plaid pants!!!

Melaina25 said...

You look great! Blondie Boy's preppy/punk look is super cute too :)

Melaina25 said...

I love that sequin top, but I'll be honest, I think I might love BB's hat even more...haha.
Tara
Penniless
Socialite

Melaina25 said...

You look wonderful, but I have to say Blondie Boy is just too adorable! I love the little skull sweatshirt with those plaid pants and his hat...precious!

Melaina25 said...

Y'all look adorable!

Melaina25 said...

I haven't used the quiff combs or hair donuts yet, but I also have fine hair. Maybe I should try it out! :)

Melaina25 said...

your little one is so cute!! P.S. thank you for hosting this link up every week!

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Melaina25 said...

You both look great. I love my hair donut and use it all the time x

Melaina25 said...

I'm loving his skull shirt! So cute!

Melaina25 said...

Before I lopped all my hair off I used one of those donuts to make a bun. It was the best thing ever.


Super cute look and loving your little one's skull top!

Melaina25 said...

I have the same problem with my hair (super fine), and a sock bun seems to do the trick.


You and the little guy look cute & happy. :)

Melaina25 said...

I had to get a special blonde bun thingy because you could see the sock through my hair lol!

Melaina25 said...

I got a wee blonde donut thingy for buns, too :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! We got it at Target when we were home in November.

Melaina25 said...

Mine only works when I've got dirty hair!

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks Tori!

Melaina25 said...

Go for it!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Sara x

Melaina25 said...

It is super cute and even better it was a freebie I got in an event goodie bag!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Chrissi!

Melaina25 said...

I'm so glad they finally fit him :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you x

Melaina25 said...

Do it!!!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Rebecca x

Melaina25 said...

I'm really wearing them a lot!

Melaina25 said...

I think it's a more subtle bump-it if that makes sense :)

Melaina25 said...

I know right? We are swimming in birthdays over December/January! Thanks xx

Melaina25 said...

It's so fun :)

Melaina25 said...

I know I'm still not sure it's actual intended use!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Emily !

Melaina25 said...

ASDA all the way on that one :) Thanks Laura x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Marissa!

Melaina25 said...

Try it! I don't think that is what it is meant for but it worked :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Kaye! Sometimes Disqus marks comments for me to moderate so that might have been it :)

Melaina25 said...

We have birthday overload this time of year!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Alison :)

Melaina25 said...

I totally had it in draft as well it as just an utterly insane day!

Melaina25 said...

Ta lovely; I like to think he's a cool dude without being a pretentious hipster---however a 3 year old does that ;)

Melaina25 said...

I've actually blogged about the no heat curl thing! It either only sorta works for me or I end up with CRAZY curls lol.

Melaina25 said...

I feel like Rach would look way cuter than me when I do it :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Danavee!

Melaina25 said...

It's tough for me to tell from the photo, but I think you may have guessed correctly about it's intended use. I came across this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWxgxVAqg3A&list=FLXQwJQkgAeEqVffJJbY01fQ&index=19 and the girl uses a thingie that looks very similar to poof her hair up (at 0:12). Maybe the same thing? If so, I kinda want one! :)

Melaina25 said...

OMG I couldn't watch that whole video (I'm so impatient!) but I think you are right. There is another video where the girl does a sorta poofy faux hawk with one, too!

Melaina25 said...

I love the little plaid pants and skull short. What a cute little preppy/punk rocker kid! And great news: you don't look like Snooki! I wish I had a hair secret. I usually throw on a newsboy type hat when I'm having a bad hair day and people tend to think it's part of the outfit. More stylish that a baseball cap and serves the same purpose.