the messy bun.


A blog I love to look to for inspiration is A Beautiful Mess! I wanted to try her messy bun (from here) combined with a sock bun tutorial I saw on pinterest (here).
My hair is super thin so I wanted it to look more full by adding in the sock! My hair also naturally has the “messy look” so I am not going to lie… you could kind of see the sock between the two! So I chose a fun argyle one to make it look like a hair accessory and a combo of these two tutorials actually made me look like I had full, thick hair!


October 14, 2011


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  1. Jess ♥ says:

    I have LOTS of thick hair so the messy but is never an issue.
    I must say, this is awesome! I love Stephanie from A BEAUtiful Mess, & I love this post.

    Thanks for the tutorial!
    Happy Weekend!

    jess @ Stilettos & a fishing pole

  2. Hanna says:

    love it Casey!!! Never heard of the sock bun. Looks like a must try!!

  3. Nicole says:

    LOOOVe this! I have actually been thinking a lot about embracing the messy hair look. did you see the one comment a girl left on your guest post this week?! she was oogling over your hair. 🙂

    love ya

  4. Paige says:

    Casey you're just so beautiful! I hope you are really soaking up the lovely time in California! I lived in SO. Cal. For awhile and really missed the stars. You know, the ones in the sky (heehee) . Nothing like the big skies of Texas to show you how BIG our God really is. (yes I've lived almost everywhere).

  5. Megs says:

    so…. you are just gorgeous!! the end 🙂

  6. Kate says:

    I have to try this! I'm so bad with doing my hair and this actually looks do-able!

    BTW, I love your top! The beading! Ah! Gorgeous!

  7. cuuuuuute! I love it casey. 🙂

    i need to try to do this. (in fact i'm rocking a messy top-knot bun right now…but sans sock.) 😉

  8. I love the messy look!!

  9. Courtney says:

    LOVEEEEE the hair!!! SO cute!

  10. Really cute I like it alot!

  11. Rachel says:

    Gorgeous! LOVE your hair. Always have.

    enter my giveaway!


  12. Well isn't that just about the coolest thing around? I've never heard of the sock messy bun.

    Loves it! Messy buns rule my world. If I had to wear my hair down everyday, I'd go crazy!

    You look beautiful, my dear!

    Along Abbey Road
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  13. Hanna says:

    very cute, I think i'll try this!

  14. Amanda says:

    You ROCK that SOCK girl!
    Bahahahaha! Seriously, so lovely! Thanks for the "how to"

  15. Erin says:

    Hands down….you rock the messy bun better thank ANYONE else! I have really thin hair too and my bun always looks so teeny tiny! I will try this!! Thanks pretty girl!

  16. Anonymous says:

    SO cute!! love it

  17. Heather says:

    I love you. Love A Beautiful Mess. Love the sock trick!!

    You are stunning. And a beautiful person on the inside, which of course is what transpires to make your outer beauty that much more amazing!

    So blessed to know you. xo

  18. Kelsey says:

    Adorable!! I recently tried the "top knot" bun from your hair pinterest board. I adore that bun!! Looks like something Audrey Hepburn would've done with her hair!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  19. oh my gosh, i would NEVER think to add a sock. brilliant!!
    xo TJ

  20. Rissy says:

    ahhh totally trying this tomorrow!!!

  21. Toaster4JC says:

    You are so adorable. I don't think I could pull off the messy hair look, but you do so very well.

  22. Have you done the sock bun curls? Just wear your sock bun to bed…makes the prettiest curls! I love the messy look.

  23. Daryl says:

    A sock bun is such a fun idea! Gotta love it.

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

  24. Erica says:

    I love your messy look hair. So, so, great! Thanks for sharing this. I will try it.

  25. Kristen says:

    i love this idea – trying it out

    found your blog this morning and am hooked. thanks for sharing your adorable life. xx kristen

    mikie and kristen

  26. Sarah-Anne says:

    i found this tutorial came too late because i chopped all my hair off…therefore no bun. BUT! it looks amazing on you and the cute patterned sock Casey-fied it! 😉

  27. Thanks Casey! I'm sportin' a Messy Bun today. I've had Messy Buns before, with my curly/frizzy hair, but I've never pinned it like this before, never knew. 🙂

  28. Oh, I used to play with my grandmothers hair rat. That is what used to be used where you are using the sock, to roll the hair over.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Love the messy bun. Your sock as an accessory is adorable!

  30. I am a big fan of the messy look! Thank for sharing!

  31. Tiffany says:

    I've got thin hair too…this is great! I'm gonna have to try it. I need help in the hair department. :o) Thanks for sharing!

  32. Ahhh! I'm dying for my hair to be long enough to do this look! 🙂 Love it! So gorgeous!

  33. Joyeful says:

    You look fabulous! I love the messy hair look, I'm lazy with my hair and it works 🙂 I just posted some pics of my hair in a "messy" bun too, lol.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I cant wait for my hair to be long enough to do this! Looks great 🙂

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