Wednesday, December 17, 2014

March | Update From Madeline

"The spiritual life is not a life before, after, or beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now."
Henri Nouwen

It's been a while. The past couple of months have been pretty busy for both Abby and I, but we hope to be posting more often now. Last semester, Kiernan and I did a random shoot not far from campus. Here are some of the shots from that day!

Like I mentioned before, life has been really busy lately. Nonetheless, life has been very full lately. I've found myself in a very defining time- in my relationship with Jesus and in my growth as a person. My Heavenly Father has been pulling me to a place of trust and closeness that I haven't experienced before. And along with that, I have felt more at peace and confident in myself than I ever have. I don't think that the correlation between the two is just coincidence. 

In the fullness, though, I find myself running in circles at times. I feel like I do a lot of things but never actually get anywhere. With a busy schedule and a mind full of dreams that just wants to be "out there", I struggle with letting myself settle. I am so excited and HOPEFUL for what the future holds. Yet, I long for rest but don't always allow myself to sit in stillness and catch my breath for long enough to find it. Still, Jesus has been faithful to me even in my haste with gentle reminders of His love for me and for what He is doing in the everyday.

Just look around you, daughter.  

I'm trying to more intentionally stop and see all the bits + pieces of beauty in my everyday life (like pretty bridges and abandoned houses). I hope to be present in where I am right now and in the conversations with those around me. I want to stop and smell the flowers. So here's to the (hopefully) coming springtime and a new beginnings. Stay tuned! 


"We're conditioned to mourn our empty glass
Long before it ever poured out our past.
Though our patience is always in short supply
We'll leave our far-sighted worries behind.
Here in the meantime-
In the gospel of nearsight-
We'll learn to live a nourished life."

In the Meantime, Sleeping at Last

Friday, November 14, 2014

Border Stripe Poncho | Styled

I recently bought this poncho, scarf, indian thing from Urban Outfitters and I've been wearing it non-stop lately. Here's to feeling like an indian princess and loving it! 

Look 1: The Everday

 Top | House of Harlow for Pac Sun Jeans | Goodwill Boots | Sam Edelman 

Look 2: Bohemian

Dress | Gap Belt | American Eagle Boots | Aldo

Much Love,
All Photos by Kiernan McKay

P.S. We climbed into a tree for this shoot...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Braided Crown | Madelyn Chelsea

This is our precious friend Madelyn! She has one of the prettiest manes ever so we thought we'd use her to help display our version of a braided crown. This beautiful lark has thick, long, wavy hair but this braid crown can work on any style or thickness. Here's a step by step:

STEP 1: Take a section of hair from under the ear and make a small braid. When finished secure with a small hair tie. Do the same to the other side and secure tightly. 
{Make sure that the length of your small braids can stretch across your head}

 STEP 2: Take one braid, pull it to the other side, and secure it tightly behind the ear. The braid begins to act as a headband for the rest of the hair. Do the same to the other side, resting this braid either in front or behind the first.

STEP 3: VOILA! You're done! Adjust however you'd like. Secure with bobby pins as needed and feel free to pull braids and adjust their sizes as well. 

Top | Forever 21 Sweater | J. Crew Leggings | Urban Outfitters Boots | Forever 21

Huge thanks to this beauty for letting us use her hair on a Friday before class! Madelyn is a singer-songwriter based out of Lexington, Kentucky. She's the kindest soul, sweetest friend, and one of the most talented singers we know. Check out her SoundCloud and find her on Instagram !

Until next time...
 Abigail & Madeline

All photos by the ever so talented Kiernan McKay

Monday, October 27, 2014

Meet Me: Madeline

I'm Madeline! My loves are music and writing. I'm a student falling in love with the beautiful land of Kentucky and finding joy from the little things in life. This is my first attempt at blogging, something Abby and I have been wanting to do together for a long time. I'm so excited to finally be giving it a go!

>>------------------------------------> Seven Facts About Me <------------------------------------<<

  1. I love puns. I will never not appreciate a good pun.
  2. I grew up in Denver, Colorado. I miss it a lot.
  3. My spirit animal is a deer. Also my favorite animal.
  4. I work at Anthropologie.
  5. I was baptized in a hotel bathtub in Missouri when I was 14. Random yet beautiful point in my life.
  6. Breakfast food is the best food.
  7. I am an aspiring floral arranger. Owning my own flower shop is my life dream.
  8. (oops) I am a firm believer that Abby looks like Kristen Stewart.

Meet Me: Abby


I'm Abby, a college student from the bluegrass state. I love music, adventuring, weddings (duh.), and cinematography. I've tried starting a blog multiple times in my life and this time, I'm doing it with one of my best friends! So excited for what's to come!

>>------------------------------------> Seven Facts About Me <------------------------------------<<

  1. I live for American History (why else should I live). Reading books about George Washington is my favorite pastime, sometimes.
  2. I really like Oatmeal cookies
  3. I can lick my nose 
  4. I wanted to be a country music singer when I was little (That dream will never die)
  5. Wool is my favorite material
  6. When I visited Paris, a waiter at a cafe gave me his number on the receipt. I still have that receipt. 
  7. Some would I say I look like Kristen Stewart. I'd like to think otherwise.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Hey y'all. Welcome to our lifestyle blog, Flowers in Her Hair. We're two long-time friends who share a passion for style, culture, and inspiration! We hope you enjoy this means by which we express ourselves. We're super excited for what's to come and for collaborations with amazing people in our community.
We want to share with you everything we're passionate about. Including, Style, Projects, Music, Festivities, and what God is doing in our lives. We cannot wait to start this journey and we hope you enjoy!

Special Thanks to Kiernan McKay for all the upcoming photos.


Abigail & Madeline