Guys, my set lasted another day! I didn't even do anything special, just slept on it. With a cat on my head all night, no less. I think this extra holding power was due to a couple factors: starting my set on dry, slightly dirty hair (one day unwashed), and really dousing it with LottaBody. Also, I left my curlers in longer than usual since I took yesterday off and didn't do myself up until about noon.
Yes, my hair is technically quite dirty today. But my hair is dry and coarse, so I don't get a lot of greasiness. If my bangs get oily, I just spray a little dry shampoo on them and it's all good. (Here's the brand I use; you can buy it at most Duane Reades here in New York.)
It wasn't as curly as yesterday, so I did a bit more styling. I did three victory rolls, and it's done. Nice!
Also, I've had some e-mail questions on how I get my blouse bows to look like they do. The secret is in this pattern (it's a project from Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing; read more about it here). It has a simple band collar, with about an inch left open in the middle. The bow is a simple strip, which is a separate piece that gets threaded through the open slot when you wear it. This results in a nice, crisp bow.
That's all for today! I'm going on a special birthday outing this afternoon. (I'm turning 31 tomorrow!) Shopping in the Garment District, followed by the Museum at FIT, and an Italian dinner out. Have a lovely day, friends!