Yesterday, I was reading the Chronically Vintage post about Ladies' Home Journal. It featured an amazing picture from 1943 that I just had to share, too:
My second though after "Wow, what a great image" was "Wow, what a great hairstyle!"
When I got home, I had to try it out.
I cut a couple of lengths of ribbon from my stash. (Yes, those are left-handed scissors. And yes, I wrote my name on them.)
I parted my hair down the middle and made two pigtails, then braided those and fixed the ends with a hair tie. I tucked the ends up to the base of each pigtail and then bobby pinned them into place, topping it off with a length of ribbon tied in a bow.
Don't mind the fact that I'm wearing the same shirt as I was in my rant about business casual. I was just home from work and it's one of the blouses I determined I could wear to work, so that's just what I had done. I was so excited to try the hairstyle I had only gotten as far as changing my pants. :)
The lamp you can partially see is one of our dream matched lamps that we picked up recently. Unfortunately they didn't have shades but the lamps were amazing and in great condition, so we bought them. We're probably going to get a set of repro two-tier shades from Moon Shine, as lightening isn't likely to strike twice. And I don't really feel like sitting around waiting forever for the perfect shades, when meanwhile we have lamp shades all willy nilly throughout the home to make up for it. For example, that's actually one of our bedside lamp shades. I nicknamed the lamps "fantelopes", because they look like fantasy-inspired antelopes. Don't you think?
Back to the hair...
And a closer close-up...
Voila! My own version of the hairstyle from the 1943 Ladies' Home Journal. I will totally do this again, even if a certain someone joked that I looked like Rhoda from the 1956 movie The Bad Seed. (Though it was said as compliment. No, really, it was.) I might figure out a way to fix the loops a bit differently, as they seemed secure enough but I'm not sure how they'd last throughout the day. But a hairstyle I definitely plan to revisit in the Spring. Not a bad excuse to shop for more wide ribbon, either...
We're off with friends to Wisconsin for the weekend. Have a great one!