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 ♥

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    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

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

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

  3. Nicole

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    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

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    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

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

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

  6. Kate

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    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. Erika @ Rouge & Whimsy

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    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. simply megan.

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I love the messy look!!

  9. Courtney

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    LOVEEEEE the hair!!! SO cute!

  10. It's A Love Story

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Really cute I like it alot!

  11. Rachel

    October 14th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Gorgeous! LOVE your hair. Always have.

    enter my giveaway!


  12. Along Abbey Road

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    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
    Enter to win my $25 LOFT gift card giveaway!

  13. Hanna

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    very cute, I think i'll try this!

  14. Amanda

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

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

  15. Emma

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:34 pm


  16. Erin

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    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!

  17. Anonymous

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    SO cute!! love it

  18. Heather

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    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

  19. Kelsey

    October 14th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    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!

  20. Mr. Taylor and his Lady

    October 14th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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

  21. Rissy

    October 15th, 2011 at 12:56 am

    ahhh totally trying this tomorrow!!!

  22. Toaster4JC

    October 15th, 2011 at 1:00 am

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

  23. Visible Voice

    October 15th, 2011 at 1:08 am

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

  24. Daryl

    October 15th, 2011 at 8:13 am

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

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

  25. Erica

    October 15th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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

  26. Kristen

    October 15th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    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

  27. Sarah-Anne

    October 15th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    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! 😉

  28. French Farmgirl

    October 15th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    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. 🙂

  29. French Farmgirl

    October 15th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    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.

  30. Heather :: AFD Jewelry ::

    October 16th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Love it!!

  31. Anonymous

    October 17th, 2011 at 5:41 am

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

  32. Junk in the Trunk Trio

    October 17th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

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

  33. Tiffany

    October 17th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    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!

  34. Charity Hyder

    October 17th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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

  35. Joyeful

    October 17th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    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.

  36. Anonymous

    October 17th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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

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