What I Wore: Red, White, & Gingham


It's been terribly gloomy and rainy throughout most of this week. We haven't been able to get out as much as we usually do. Oh how torturous it is to see those of you with sunny photos of warmer places! I've been spending most of my days inside, trying to pass the time till the rain lets up... and snow. Seriously Colorado? Its May... At night I've been dabbling with things like sponge curlers and different ways to get volume without sleeping on fully damp hair. My hair has the tendency to produce very tight curls when I sleep on wet pin curls or rollers. It makes styling impossible! Although that could be because I'm completely unskilled at the art of styling hair.

On this particular shoot I had mostly successfully (not sure that's correct grammar but it's staying) curled my hair with sponge curlers and was extremely excited to get out and snap a few photos before it rained. I admire ladies who have the skills to pin curl or style their hair in general. I always feel so lost when it comes to hair. I've sported the same style for more years than I care to admit. But I'm working on that. Thus is the reason why I was so excited for this shoot! These heatless curls need work but I think they have promise.

As luck would have it most of these photos were a wash. My eyes were closed or I have didn't smile enough and looked like I was sporting a bitch face (even though I was perfectly happy). Humm, I wonder if this is what my hubby sees when I'm cross. Haha! I will have to remember that in the future.

Is there a particular method you like to use to curl your hair? I have been cursed with thinning frizzy hair that no longer curls as it once did when I was younger. Motherhood probably had something to do with that. I go to great lengths to make my hair fuller. I honestly dread washing it. It involves blow drying out the kinks and lazy curls. Then only lightly straightening my ends and top part of my hair to maintain it's fullness. Lastly curling it with either a styling wand or sponge curlers. Sometimes I'm too lazy to curl it though. It takes up sooo much of my day.

How delightful is this dress!? I'm completely in love with gingham and newly with sweetheart cut dresses. I've recently realized that I wear a TON of red and blue. It's become my go to colors. Not sure when that happened but I seriously have to remind myself that I don't need a dozed red shoes. Unless they're on sale! LOL! Sorry I didn't have a ton to say today. I hope you're having a wonderful week!
Outfit Details:
Dress: ModCloth (Similar)
Cardigan: ModCloth (Or this one)
Shoes: Forever21 (or Similar)
Take Care & Enjoy,
♥Heather Gwinn


  1. That's a pity about your gloomy weather, but you certainly look bright and cheerful enough to make up for it. I love the blue gingham dress, and the red accessories give it a very "going on a picnic" vibe that really makes me smile. I think your hair looks great, for what it's worth.
    I'm not much of a stylist myself, but lately I've been curling my hair with a large barrel curling iron and then putting it up in pin curls with a scarf over it until I get where I'm going. I started doing it mostly to preserve my style, but it actually turns out the best waves I've ever managed. I don't know if it would be as helpful for you since your hair is much longer than mine, but it might be worth a try.
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

  2. You + your hair + your dress + the straps on your dress are so pretty!!! I'm out of my wheelhouse a bit with hair styling too, but I'm trying to learn. I've recently been curling my hair more often with a curling iron, but given that my hair is way longer than the last time I've done that it takes like 45 minutes ugh! How do you like sleeping on curlers? I don't know how well I'd do with that! XO
    -Lauren Blair

    1. Thanks Lauren!! Yeah 45 mins is just too long! It's the problem I always run into. Sleeping on curlers will produce some beautiful LONG lasting curls that will hold strong (even on long hair), with a bit of practice. I'm still working on the perfect technique but my hair will hold curls even days later. It takes some getting use to sleeping on but with a nice fluffy pillow it can be done! I'd love to hear how it works for you if you give it a try.


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