Hair Do: The Braided Bun

Perfect for mornings when your mane is looking (and acting) less than desirable, take a stab at the beauty world’s current must do: the braided bun. Easy enough to create on your own, this messy-chic style showcases the coveted “trying, but not trying too hard” appeal. Lacking the need to look perfect, and with an end-of-the-day bonus – hello, sexy tousled waves – Emily Schuman, creator of  the fabulous blog, Cupcakes & Cashmere, demonstrates the ins-and-outs of this polished-meets-relaxed look, here.

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Step 1 – Part hair in the middle and start French braiding just the front section.

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Step 2 – Continue braiding until just passed ear and secure with a small hair elastic.

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Step 3 – Repeat on the other side.

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 Step 4 – Gather all hair and begin twisting.

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Step 5 – Make a bun and secure with an elastic.

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Step 6 – Use bobby pins to tuck away any loose hairs.

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End result!

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Style Spotlight: LEATHER

leather maternity clothes

One of the hottest trends of the season, leather details are everywhere!  From delicate jacket trims to the collars of cool, breezy bloues, leather is making a grand appearance this fall. Sleek, sophisticated and sexy, leather can amp up the style factor of even the most basic of outfits.

Pair a simple, white tunic with ultra-cool leather leggings. Dress up your skinnies with a printed blouse lined in luxurious leather. Any way you wear it or pair it, leather is a a definite do.

Shop our sleek and stylish selection of leather maternity clothes at A Pea in the Pod.

Designer Spotlight: Velvet by Graham & Spencer

designer maternity clothes

High quality basics punctuated by uncompromising style, Velvet by Graham & Spencer is a go-to brand for this type of covetable dressing. We adore their ultra-soft fabrics and flattering cuts, especially for the mom-to-be. Without losing her sense of style, Velvet gives those expecting more-than-just-basics to live in. From amazing faux leather maternity leggings and a flowing yet structured maternity cardigan, to a fabulous animal print maternity dress and drape front maternity jacket, it’s pieces like these that keep the brand high on our fashion radar, and in the spotlight.

Shop all of Velvet by Graham & Spencer’s luxe maternity pieces at A Pea in the Pod.

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