Ragdoll


I've been experimenting with rag curls recently. My hair is naturally straight, so it's very fun to have curls and movement to it without all the typical damage (and work!) from curling irons. I've been looking at a number of tutorial for guidance in this, like this one by Hannah (which Erin of Calivintage told me about!). The bits of rag make me look so comical at night, but I kinda enjoy how silly they are.

The curls also made me feel a bit 1960s and inspired some retro styling. My blue week continues with this sailor dress I've worn lots in the summer, but never layered before. I love how the navy dress looks with warm peachy and golden hues. It's also striking how retro this look is considering I'm not wearing any vintage...






Outfit details:
Dear Creatures Calivintage dress
Cheap Monday sunglasses

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38 comments:

  1. love that vintage dress and the heels!

    xx

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  2. @Gilbert/Ganda, thanks but I'm not wearing any vintage today! The dress is named the "Calivintage" dress, but it's by Dear Creatures.

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  3. That's just how my hair looks when it's super long and I let it air dry! I'll trade you...

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  4. Love your hair in curls. They always look cute, especially with red hair.

    Those shoes are beautiful.

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  5. I've always had really good luck getting bounce in my hair by using pin curls. But I love the wavy look too!

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  6. I love the way your hair looks curly, I'm definitely going to try rag curling mine now! Do your curls stay in easily? One of my friends rag curled my hair once for a ball and it looked lovely at first but the curls just fell out of my hair after a few hours =(

    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

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  7. My hair is naturally straight too, and until I found "soft spikes" I couldn't keep a curl if my life depended on it. Have you heard of them? I think that they're traditionally used for Irish dancers, but if you only put in 10-14 of them loosely, add a light layer of good hairspray and sleep in them, the curls last alllll day. I'm seriously in love!

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  8. love it!
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  9. Love your style so much!

    I'm a new follower of your blog and would love it if you'd take a look at mine. :)

    Style Explosion

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  10. Every time you wear that dress, my heart skips a beat. It's so lovely. And you look awesome in curls!

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  11. I love this dress -- the little collar is so pretty. And you're inspiring me to try rag curls (haven't done them since I was a child!)

    JoAnn

    Sidewalk Chalk

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  12. On my way home, I was think about washing my hair tonight and make them curly :)
    I love them!

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  13. you always look gorgeous! the curls look lovely, i will definitely try them out. the dress is one of my favourites, and paired with the peach blouse underneath- arghh so nice! xx

    thinkwishful.blogspot.com

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  14. love the dress...and the house where you are is amazing!

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  15. Oh! That dress looks lovely with the blouse under it!

    And your hair is beautiful. I love the way rag curls look, but I can never manage to have them turn out when I do them on myself, so I guess it's a good thing I have naturally curly hair! :D

    ~ Katie

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  16. Your curls look so pretty! Did you find the rags uncomfortable to sleep on though?

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  17. You look great! I haven't tried rag curls since elementary when I wore them all the time :) Hopefully my hair isn't too thick!

    I love love that dress, and love the new locations for photos.

    Also I loved your write up on The Red Shoes. That has been one of my favorite movies since I was little. It's breathtaking. Have you seen the trailer for the Black Swan? It seems like it's going to be kinda the same set up, with the ballet story intermixing with the ballerina's life.

    Anywho, love it!

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  18. Love the outfit and the hair. What do you use to dye it or is that your natural color?

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  19. Love the outfit, but also really loving your hair. Rag Curls? I have never tried it but I am intrigued

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  20. I LOVE the curls on you! So pretty! Great wedges too! XOXO, Natalya

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  21. I love the curly hair, and the outfit is beautiful, too! These photos are just brimming with warmth.

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  22. Such a great way to make a curl. I can't wait to try it!

    www.daintylibrarian.com

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  23. Your hair looks beautiful! And this backdrop is too perfect for your outfit.

    X

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  24. I have to show you this ring! :

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58587027/vintage-1960s-brass-flexible-fish-ring

    I was etsy shopping and it reminded me of you.

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  25. Great bag. Again the background is so pretty. We have nothing like it in MPLS.

    http://thewandererdiaries.blogspot.com/

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  26. Your hair looks great. I have been meaning to try out that tutorial by miss Hannah

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  27. have you tried hot curlers?! they're my saving grace!

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  28. loving this! so cute :)

    commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  29. The hair came out great. Love those shoes too!

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  30. your hair looks so cute curled like that!

    Love the ensemble. Brown leather and navy go so well together.

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  31. I love this outfit!! And that location is great

    www.kenziefaith.blogspot.com x

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  32. Aw I love the rag curls on you!

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  33. Awww, you just reminded me of how I used to make rag curls when I was younger! I wonder why I stopped.

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  34. gosh how I love the dress:X:X...following your blog was so worth it:X:X...hope you can visit mine sometime and maybe follow back:D

    xoxo sere(a.k.a one of your biggest fans)

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  35. Your hair looks raelly nice like that! I wish I had the patience to do that to my hair... I usually just end up having it in a messy bun on my head, and when i let it out it's slightly volume-y and curly. :)

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  36. Oh what a gorgeous setting! I love the vintage vibe! Your hair looks awesome. I am a bit biased towards curly hair (since mine is a bit uncontrollable at times) but it really is cool to see you do something different with it.

    Love Steph xox
    http://stephslittleblog.blogspot.com/

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  37. I love your hair like that! Did you use a tutorial or anything for it?

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  38. Rag curls for the win! Pin curls work really well too but are a little harsher to sleep on thanks to all the sharp pins hahaha. It looks lovely!

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