• {Planning Tips} Should You Wear Your Hair Up or Down?

    To wear your hair up or down is a big wedding day question for brides-to-be.  I know I struggled with that question a lot myself.  Your mom wants you to wear it up, you know your fiance’ would like it better down, it might be windy or hot, you don’t want a prom ‘do, you don’t want an everyday ‘do, etc. etc. etc…

    How you wear your hair should ultimately be the bride’s decision based on what makes her most feel pretty and like a bride.  It also depends on if you have a good stylist.  I always thought I couldn’t wear my hair down because it is fine and I didn’t think it would hold up.  But my amazing stylist (shout out to Rachael at Flawless Faces, holla!) showed me during my second hair trial that not only could it hold up, but it would look amazing.  I ultimately decided on wearing it down, but collected some great up-do photos, including my plan B up-do style.  Here is my inspiration and my stylist’s interpretation of that inspiration:

    I mean, if I could have Amanda Seyfried’s hair every day I would trade her in a second, but for an up-do, I especially loved this look.
    And here it is on me, a person with way less hair and a much finer texture.  But I still loved it…. I just loved it down more, and knew my husband would too.
    Did anyone else find this to be a tough decision?
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       We have this hat, passed down to Charlie from my friend's little boy, then passed down to Calvin. It's just a simple grey hat but it is so so cute and is the thing that my boys wear the most in the toddler years. It holds so much sentimental value for me. Well yesterday I took the babies on a walk and somewhere along the way Calvin chucked it. He also tossed his shoes but I saw those right away. It wasn't until we stopped for lunch that I realized the hat was gone. I was so sad about it that I retraced our steps to see if I could find it. No luck. I'm pretty sure he tossed it in Goodwill while I was digging for stuff for our Halloween costumes. Which means it is gone, because when you lose something in Goodwill it is seriously like looking for a needle in a haystack. I've been sick about it ever since, which I know is silly. It's just a hat, after all. But it's one of those things that I was planning to pass to Quincy and then save forever and when I was old and grey I would dig it out of the attic and take a walk down memory lane. You moms know what I'm talking about. But it's gone and all I have are photos and the memories. Luckily Calvin had started putting it on Quincy's head and last week I snapped this picture. Charlie and Calvin both kept saying "cuuuuuuute" ❤️ I hope it makes its way onto another little boy's head someday #thefredrickboys #calvinandquincy #brudders #thebrotherhoodofthegreytoddlerhat  You've got a few hours left to enter to win your choice of sling from @mywildbird - head to my blog to enter now! And tag your friends that you think could use one (hint: if you have a baby or toddler, until you could use one! ) enter at link in profile. Also, I can't believe all of these boys are mine  #thefredrickboys #fredrickfamfallfun #giveaway #babywearing #wearthem
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