Braids and Buttons


Style Bee - Braids and Buttons

99% of the time I have absolutely no interest in dealing with my hair. I see all these great tutorials online and think, “I should definitely try that one.”. Then I’m in front of the mirror with a brush and some bobby pins thinking, “Or I could just not bother.” However, there is that 1% of the time where I know I have to muster the effort and do something, whether it’s a quick curl or in this case, the easiest “updo” ever. Half of my attempts are complete failures but on this lucky occasion I was quite pleased with the result. It’s just a ponytail, braided, wrapped around and pinned. Not rocket science, not even middle school science. Feeling accomplished I donned my specs and some red lips to complete this ultra simple look. Then I took my man out for a five course tasting dinner and it was grand.

So happy Friday friends, and if you’ve been waiting to try something new, make tonight the night you do! Rhyming and puns intended.


Shirt Madewell // Denim Rag & Bone (they’re amazing!) // Jacket Madewell // Bag old (Similar $$, Similar $) // Heels J.Crew // Glasses Oliver Peoples // Watch c/o Daniel Wellington 15% OFF any style with code ‘stylebee’ (until 09/30/14) // Bangles Madewell // Lips Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick

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  1. Anisa Sabet says:

    Love this style post! Your outfit is spot on and your hair even better! Glad I stumbled across your blog – we would love if you stopped by ours.

    Anisa – The Macadames. xx – All things food, style, travel, home decor, lifestyle & more through the lives of twenty something Aussie women.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Love you hair! Most of the time I won’t bother to do my hair either. Maybe I should just go for short hair…

    • Lee the Bee says:

      Thanks Yvonne! I’m trying to trick myself into doing my hair more. I have been considering short hair but I feel like it ends up being even more maintenance with styling and frequent trimming. Thanks for your comment xoxo

  3. I love everything about this look! I TOTALLY feel you on the hair thing – I can count how many times I’ve blow-dried my hair in the past year on one hand, but this style looks easy and doable with a big payoff (aka, perfect).

    from – The Lion’s Den

    • Lee the Bee says:

      Thanks so much Christine! Glad I’m not alone on the lazy hair front. This style is great for days when showering seems like too much effort too haha. Have a good weekend! xo