Victory Rolls are a classic 1940s hairstyle. This season we are loving this pretty style! Katie is here to teach you how to get this timeless look...
1. Separate hair down the middle forming two sections (as if you were doing pigtails). Starting on one side of your head, take a section at the top and back-comb it from behind and then use a brush to smooth out the front. 2. Wrap the end of the section around two fingers and begin rolling in toward the scalp. 3. Roll all the way to the scalp and pin in place with bobby pins. 4-6. Repeat on the other side. You can leave the back of your hair down (like the photos above) or pull it up. 7. Take a remaining section of hair on one side, and starting at the end again wrap around one finger and begin rolling in toward the scalp. You want to roll this section tighter because there is more hair. 8. Pin in place until completely secure. Repeat on the other side.
Tips: Wetting the ends of your hair a bit will help keep the control of it while rolling. You can add a scarf to complete this look whether you wear it up or down.
We hope you have fun trying this pretty styling! Experiment with proportions for different looks. Thanks so much, Katie! XO. elsie
On Valentine's Day our dad stopped by our shop and left two matching blue boxes! We thought it was the sweetest thing ever. He picked out necklaces for us. Mine has a sewing machine charm and Emma's has a cupcake. We're wearing them all the time now... so this Sister Style if for our dad!
Elsie's Wearing: Top/Gap, Skirt/Anthropologie (a very sweet gift from my husband!), Gold Necklace c/o Shlomit Ofir, Mimi Camera Bag c/o Kelly Moore, Clogs c/o Lotta from Stockholm, Belt/ASOS, Glasses/gift from Rachel.
Thanks for being so sweet, dad! We love you. XO. e+e
Emma's Wearing: Top c/o Ruche, Hour Glass Necklace c/o Barberry And Lace, Jeans/Jessica Simpson Collection, Boots/Vintage.
Here's an easy and delicious idea to make, what I like to call, fancy butters! Fancy butters, or compound butters (as they are more commonly called) are butters that have been infused with other flavors. My great aunt always used to make honey butter for Thanksgiving and it was one of my all time favorite holiday treats! I love how you can package these butters and then gift them to dinner party guests.
Fancy butters are super easy to make! All you need is softened (but not melted) butter and your mix-in ingredients. To soften butter either leave it out on the kitchen counter for a few hours or you can soften it in the microwave on low heat for 20 seconds or so. Once the butter is softened add your ingredients and stir-that's it! You can package these in small jars or in wax paper in a square container in the refrigerator overnight.
Honey Nut Butter: Mix together two sticks of butter, 2-3 tablespoons of chopped nuts (I used pecans) and 3-4 tablespoons honey. This butter is great on an English muffin for breakfast or Thanksgiving dinner rolls!
Citrus Butter: Mix together two sticks of butter and the zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime. This butter is great on fish or sauteed veggies (like Brussels sprouts-my favorite!).
Raspberry Butter: Mix together two sticks of butter and 4-5 tablespoons of raspberry jam. This butter is excellent on an afternoon toast with tea!
We love a good novelty print! Anything from animals to food or pretty things... We adore silly prints! They can be a fun little detail to an otherwise causual outfit (like Emma's dino top). Or a novelty print can become the focal point of your ensemble (like Elsie's handmade pony dress!).
I love my new pony dress. I have been trying to develop a method to make a Dolly Parton dress for someone cute too... I'll be sure to share it, if it turns out cool. I think that printing fabrics is my new craft obsession. XO. elsie + emma