To create the braided bun I simply wrapped the two braids into a bun, careful not to twist them too much to avoid flyaways and pinned them rather loosely with the most magical hair solution I have come across; spin pins. And voila, it was complete! If you can make two braids that are about shoulder length you can probably make this hairdo.
I first spotted spin pins in Boots many moons ago and imagined they created a tangled, damaged mess. Ever the curious shopper and keen Boots points collector I gave them a shot anyway. My first impression couldn’t be further from the truth! A spin pin is a large, and sturdy, twisted bobby pin that you literally spin into you hair. You make a bun and spin the pin in, which means that on each spin you pick up hair from your scalp, and hair from the bun. It fool-proofs the bun from slipping out. They will sit all day, and even survive running on a treadmill, but I would recommend using two for ultimate hold.
I wore this to a girl’s night in with a couple friends. I love the abstract pattern on this top. It reminds me of paint on wet paper, and feels just dressy enough for both day and evening use. I kept my make up quite simple, just a cat eye and pink lilac toned lipstick. Ever the colour coordinator I paired the top with a purple Amethyst nugget necklace.