Wednesday, September 20, 2006

channelling s.j.p.

I think women by nature are multitaskers. Don't you? The more we do, the more we can do, the more we have to do, the more we want to do. Yes? It's a continuing circle of productivity, reminders, tasks big and small, lists, appointments, and schedule masterminding. This is true for me, anyway. Probably for you, too. Some days the role stinks, but most of the time I love it.

I was thinking about this today as I got us going. Breakfast for the kids, one child off to school, short lawn meeting with the painter, quick call to parents, emails for work, emails for fun, shower, dressed, lunch for the kids, conference call for work, kids in the car to appointment, kids back and one in bed for a nap, one going to another appointment. Probably very similar to a lot of you out there. Busy busy but it's good good.

So, why am I writing about this? I have no idea. Other than that while I was going around today with my hair up, I couldn't help but think about this elusive bun hairstyle that I saw on SJP during "Sex and the City". I have more than enough hair to make a big, fun, bun like this, but mine is small and wimpy. I wish someone could teach me how to do this bun. I'd carve out the necessary time it would take to learn it out of my busy day. So that even while I am doing all that I am doing, I am looking just how I want, too.


StuccoHouse said...

Lol...I'm sitting here chuckling over your thought process. Kids, work, fun, house, kids....bun. I thought I was the only one whose wandering mind worked like this :-)

P.S. Sorry, no help on the bun. I'm lucky if I can get a good ponytail.

Preppy Rider said...

Too True!

Your hair is ADORABLE and so is SJP's, but I believe this little bun trick includes some faux hair to get it this full. She has worn a few hair pieces in a couple of different shows/time periods and I have a hunch this may be another one. Remember how fabulous her hair was when she called off the engagement with Aiden (she was wearing that fabulous white dress by the fountain). It was all pulled back in a tight chignon - hair piece my friend!

Ask Lee.

j said...

I'm not sure how long your hair is, but it can be done! Make a bun and then pull out pieces of hair so that the very end of your hair is still stuck in the bun. Some pieces of hair will fall out and you can either secure them at the base of the bun with a bobby pin or tuck them back in under the elastic. You end up with a bun that isn't as dense as a normal bun but is much bigger.

I hope that made sense!

Meg said...

Thank you for all the suggestions....and thanks for smiling along with me. J, I am going to give it a go. Thanks!