HI! This is such an easy one – literally takes less than two minutes – but so messy and perfect! I think the key is to pull apart the braid like crazy so it looks way thick (it will be the end of the world the day I say not to do this.. but it is extra important on this style because it looks cooler when the braid fills up the entire side of your head!)
So watch the video above or read the instructions below to do it yourself!
1. Part your hair on the side. Set aside the front face framing piece of hair, and then take about a three inch wide section and start doing a dutch braid – splitting it into three sections and crossing the left piece under the middle, then the right piece under the middle.
2. Start incorporating hair from about a three inch section down the side of your head into the pieces when you cross them under, making it a dutch french braid style. When you get to around your ear stop adding hair and continue doing the braid down the rest of your hair. Secure it with an elastic.
3. Pull the braid apart like crazy to make it as thick as possible. If it is slipping out you could try using some dry shampoo before you braid it or hairspray afterwards :)
4. Secure the rest of your hair into a messy bun and then wrap the braid around the elastic and incorporate it into the bun with another elastic! Pull out any face framing pieces and you are donezo!
It’s Thursday which means it’s the day before Friday which means yay! How was everyone’s Easter weekends? Charlie and I started a “tradition” a few years ago with my family where we always surprise each other with a visit – like my sister showed up on my birthday and knocked on our apartment door and of course I was flustered because who would be knocking at like 10pm but I got over that fast when I saw her cute little face through the peep hole! So we decided to surprise my family for Easter – I even dressed up in my pink bunny onesie with accompanying bunny ears and hopped into the house.. Pretty sure that was a sight for sore eyes…..
These jeans from Revice are for real like my second skin at the moment. They are the comfiest denim I have ever worn – think the perfect amount of stretch and a super smooth feeling. And I love how each of their pieces (including the shirt) have such a lived in vintage vibe. Good vibes only, am I right? ;)
Hey loves! Here are a few photos from my instagram – Charlie was away last week and I went to visit my family in New Hampshire so we haven’t had time to take tons of blog photos lately :/ Soooo I figured since I post so many photos on my insta I would share some of the outfits here too!
DRESS | SIMILAR SKINNY SCARF ^ LOVING chokers lately.. Until I expand my choker collection I have been tying ribbons and skinny scarves around my neck and turning the knot to the back. Works like a charm ;)
HAT | CHOKER: LITERALLY A WHITE RIBBON I TIED ON MY NECK | SHIRT/DRESS (this is my boyfriend’s shirt that I decided to wear as a dress… he is size large but h&m also have a ton of “long” tshirts that would work too!) | JACKET
I have been obsessed with thigh high boots all winter. ONE – because they make you look so stinking tall (could be the four inch heel.. jury is still out….) and TWO – you can justify wearing mini dresses and skirts in the winter because there will only be a sliver of your leg showing so the frostbite will only attack that part!
The other day I was wearing Charlie’s shirt because that is what I do (currently wearing his sweatpants – not sure why his clothes are for real ten times more comfy than my own..) and I decided it would be totally a cute dress (albeit short.. and on another note how do you even pronounce albeit. Shouldn’t it just be all be it?).
Okay, enough stream of consciousness rambling for today..
I read a quote on pinterest the other day (which makes up like 70% of my pinterest, the other 30% is bikinis, pretty girls, flowers, and Santorini…. so basic) that said that in a long term relationship netflix and chill literally means netflix and chill. And it cracked me up because it is sooo true. Charlie and I are so tired on the week days that we end up just hanging out and relaxing at home, but I think it is always fun to do something a little more special on the weekends and go out!
When I am getting ready for a night out I want to look cute, but most of the time I end up grabbing something that is comfy.. Which is why leggings are a girl’s best friend (and they make your booty look good.. shhhh!) These ones from Carbon38 make me feel like I am actually wearing something fancy though with their shiny faux leather texture. And I am a big advocate of leggings as pants but usually wear something oversized, like a shag jacket, on top! And truth be told, I wear sports bras on the reg, but the back on this one has me wanting to skip the jacket all together! I kind of felt like a rockstar wearing this, so I might be guilty of being an outfit repeater for this one.. (although I might have to add a shirt once it starts snowing!..)