Love j+j x
With lots of you whizzing of to the some of the last of the summer festivals this weekend, we thought we best share our top 5 favourite festival hair styles so you can be certain your the chic’est styled girl in the fields. All of which accompany your jones+jones festival dress just perfectly. They’re girly, edgy and stand out.
TIPS FOR ACHIEVING YOUR TEXTURED PLAIT:
- Spray a volumizer like on towel-dried hair.
- Twist sections of hair while drying it with a blow-dryer.
- When hair is dry, part your hair to the side, then pull it loosely into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. For a smooth look, secure the ponytail with elastic — the same shade as your hair.
- Pull out a few pieces of hair at the top of the crown to create height. Don’t worry about making it perfect — it should look a little messy.
HOW TO ACHIEVE THE PLAITED CROWN:
Step 1. Wash and rough blow dry your hair
Step 2. Apply a little hair spary throughout your hair and flicker through with your hands.
Step 3. Split your hair in to a parting down the centre into two equal sections.
Step 4. Plait the left. Then plait the right.
Step 5. Pull one plait up and over the front, top of your head and secure round the other side with grips. Repeat with the opposite side, tucking both plaits under one another at their ends. Fasten down with more grips. Apply hairspray for a firm hold.
HOW TO ACHIEVE THE RELAXED SIDE PLAIT:
Step 1. Start with day old hair, wash and roughdry the night before
Step 2. Apply texture spray to random sections, blasting with a hairdryer to give that textured bed head look
Step 3. Apply a small pump of some styling gel to the palm of your hand and work into the mid-lengths and ends of the hair
Step 4. Creating a low side parting, brining the hair over, dividing the hair into three random sections and plait down. Continue the plait and secure in place with a hairband
Step 5. Apply a small amount of moulding paste, warming in the hands, giving it that matt texture. Work hands gently through the hair pulling out sections to create that messy look. This is the completed side plait hairstyle.
HOT TO ACHIEVE THE MESSY TOP KNOT :
Step 1. Flip your head over and put your hair in a messy high ponytail at the top of your head and secure with a hair tie. (Use a hair tie color closest to your hair color.) Note: No need to brush out hair before hand with this look. The messier the better.
Step 2. Pull the ponytail in an upward then downward position, just a tad, to loosen.
Step 3. Loosely wrap ponytail hair around hair tie and secure pieces with bobby pins.
Step 4. Loosen random pieces in front, at sides, back and on top to create the messy look if not created already. Viola! You now have a chic, messy high bun!
Step 1: Finger comb your hair pulling it back into a low ponytail.
Step 2: Spray any fly aways with a light weight hairspray and add a little to your ponytail to provide some extra texture.
Step 4: Wrap the ponytail around itself and when you have about three inches of hair left separate the sections and twist in opposite directions.
Step 5: Secure the pieces on top of the bun with a few bobby pins.
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#PerfectPlans is your guide to the weekend!
As we explore the hottest cities around the UK weekly we’ll be bringing you places to go and things to do to fill up your weekend and to show off your j+j wardrobe!
This week were getting excited about going out in MANCHESTER! Heres some ideas for all you northerners to help plan your weekend! Weekends are for living and not sitting in doors bored after all!
As one of our girls is a true Northern lass she has given us her top tips on where to go this weekend!
So here it is…..
Its Friday, Friday…..
If you’re wanting to ditch the faffin and get straight to it then get yourself home, forget cooking, slip into your fabulous j+j number, glam up head out to your first destination point that has to be the Almost Famous burger restaurant! By this point you’ll be STARVIN’ and there menu is to die for. There known for their beer and burgers so make sure to cover yourself in napkins when you’re eating! No one likes stains on their jones+jones dress!! After you’ve finished eating you have to head to The Liars Club where you’ll descend the stairs and are transported to a tropical hideaway packed with rum, fun, cocktails and Tiki craziness a million miles from the streets of Manchester up above. Someone order me a Zombie…….
After a hard night of partying there’s nothing better than enjoying some retail therapy and in Manchester there’s no better place to go than the Trafford Centre! Hundreds of shops are all under one roof with a huge selection of different restaurants to satisfy you too! Looking to treat your taste buds?! Oh good, because we’ve got just the place. We highly recommend you visit Pesto which offers a range of fresh Italian tapas; great to share with friends and it guarantees you can taste one of everything, if you’re fussy like us!! If you’re feeling ready for another big night on the town we suggest heading to Manchester’s number one celebrity and VIP nightclub! Who wouldn’t want to liaise with celebrities on a night out! This Saturday night Helen Flanagan is hosting a night called Taboo, which ensures tropical cocktails and great dance music!
For a chilled out Sunday before the next week begins, we highly recommended a nice lie in and then a trip to Rain Bar situated in central Manchester looking onto a beautiful river! You can sit out in the sun and relax as you eat some delicious food! The atmosphere and the view is great and offers such a warm welcome that you’ll not want to leave! BUT if you do want to leave the pub then why not head down to the new attraction, which is the Sea Life center. Situated right next door to the Trafford Centre it’s in a prime location and has only been open a few months! It’s a great experience and there’s no reason why you can’t get dressed up in your jones+jones dress to see some fishes!! Throw on a pair of comfy shoes and work the day dress!
Let us know how you enjoy Manchester and what jones+jones dress you will be wearing each day!!
Love j+j x
We’ve decided to do a weekly #WeekendPlaylist as this will be a great way to get all you girls excited for the weekend and ready to put your glad rags on. This week we’ve focused on chilled out summer tunes to contrast from the manic weather we’ve had!!
Will Smith - Summertime
Noah and the Whale - There Will Come A Time
Lauren Aquilina - Sinners
Lana Del Ray - Summertime Sadness
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Ben Howard - Only Love
Avicii - Wake Me Up
The xx - Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)
Enjoy j+j x
ITS TIME! K-Mids been rushed into hospital in the early hours to have her first new born! We are soooo excited for the arrival of the new Royal and we want to start celebrating!
Ever since Kate fell pregnant, all eyes have been on her and how she was going to dress her bump! Here at Jones+Jones HQ we loved watching Kate looking effortlessly flawless right the way through and we’d like to honor the baby bump before it disappears from our eyes!
Heres looking back at how the duchess has dressed her mummy tummy over the last few months. .
kate has looked nothing but glamorous since she’s been dressing for two.
HOW DOES SHE DO IT!!!
Her wardrobe ranging from designer to high street items and her high heels have stayed on.
So our royal mum to be has made her final solo appearance before being admitted in to hospital in the early hours and all thats on our minds is who’s gonna win all the baby name bets we’ve got going and where are we going to wet the babes head??!!
Well, we’ll be doing it in style thats for sure. Following in Kates classy footsteps we’ll be getting our jones+jones wardrobes at the ready! We need to welcome the new arrival in full regal style and what better way than to introduce our Christina dress to the party?!
Meet Vicky. She’s sweet and simply irresistible!
FROM THE CATWALK TO YOUR WARDROBE !!!
GUESS WHOS BACK BACK BACK , BACK AGAIN’ AIN ‘AIN …
Layer up with a cute tee or let it stand alone. Style with some jellys and pretty frilly socks of a different colour or shade! If your going sock less and opted for a clear jelly shoe, remember to paint those toes! Use pastel lipsticks or alternatively use eyeshadows to help tie in with your outfit and don’t forget that proud smile because those heads are turning for all the right reasons!
Enjoy the sunshine!
With love j+j x
Meet blogger Julie W styling it up in our Nicky Cream dress. Looking beautiful in the sun we feel this look is perfect for a summer evening date and just when you want to impress at any occasion. The wedge heel, coral lip and Chanel bag create a sensual sophistication with a slick edge that will get all heads turning.
Check out Julie’s Blog here or her other looks on LookBook…
with love jones + jones x
Sometimes its good to see things in black and white and its clear to see the monochrome trend for SS13 is a winning combination. The celebs are out in full force sporting the hot white blazer with blocks of black and colour so get involved! If you like to keep things simple then this is the perfect style solution for you. We are too in love with our Chloe dress and from the response it seems you are too. Therefore it only seems right to dedicate a few moments into looking at how we can get the most four of this beautiful dress.
The black and white trend has been seen dominating the runways for SS13 but non more so than at the Marc Jacobs shows. His own label showed a stripy interpretation of the mono trend. These some of the fantastic and striking accessories he has to offer us Monochrome enthusiasts!
The best thing about wearing black and white is its versatility. Whether it be in the form of spots stripes or block colour, its crisp, bold and fun to play
The colour combination of black and white is as timeless as it is flattering.
Chloe dress, smart blazer, black high heeled clogs, errr yes please! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMIMIE !
Heading away on holiday? Be sure to pack yourself one of the super sexy sheer Caroline blouses. Delicate lace adorning the shoulders, this is perfect for those special summer evenings. White is great with bold prints, it helps tone them down whilst not taking the attention away from their brilliance. Whether the print is on the dress or paired with white, bold florals are here to stay for now and in our eyes they make an outfit an all round success.
Patterns are always an attention grabber and the Georgie dress is really cute too! Perfect for dancing in but also chilling out with a picnic listening to some blissful beats.
You might think the Cream Audrey is a strange choice but whites and nudes have been a strong trend for the summer and is also the coolest colour when it comes to the heat (as we all know we complain once it’s here!).
However this is where practicality comes in, how do you keep it stain free in a very messy world? Basically watch where you sit (be that loser who carries a plastic bag to sit on not the one with a dodgy looking brown stain), watch where your food and drink is going (in your mouth not down your dress) and lastly hope it doesn’t rain so your tan stays firmly in place. So if all goes to plan you will look lovely and fresh bouncing to beats!
Denim has also been a massive story this summer and our Monica dress fits perfectly into a music scene. Cute enough with it’s full skirt and white detailing but with a denim edge to ensure you can go see the most obscure band and still be the belle of the ball.
Check out our sounds of the Summer to get you in the mood whether going to a festival or to see a local band, happy listening!
with love jones + jones x