Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Almighty Fishtail











Top: American Eagle (old); Skirt: Asos (similar); Heels: Michael Kors

The fishtail has long been a messy, beautiful hairstyle that I have wanted to recreate, but found my hands to be incapable of achieving... until I spent some quality YouTube tutorial time (and perusing the Barefoot Blonde to get some perfect-hair motivation) and decided it had to happen to my hair. Cue my messy, awful, always-falling out, but woohoo-finally! fishtail above. I've been regularly fishtail braiding my hair on days when my boyfriend jeans need extra oomph or I want to wear a red lip but not look angry or harsh (it happens). I am left without much to say but to quote Tobias Funke's amazing "huzzah!"

I think that the key to this fishtail braid working in my layered and always clean hair (it actually works best in day old or two day old hair that's a bit less shiny and slippery) has been getting a texturizing "beach hair" spray and succumbing to the messiness. I finally just came to terms with my hair falling all over the place and looking generally unkempt when in a fishtail braid. It actually looks even more awesome by mid-morning when I look like I meant for it to be so bobby-pinned into place. Whoever invented the current trend of not looking put together in every way (boyfriend jeans, loose styles, natural fabrics, messy hair) has my vote!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend full of awesome outfits, pretty weather like we did, and good food!

22 comments

  1. Looking beautiful and feminine :)

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  2. Love your top!

    www.loveandclothing.com

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  3. I think you nailed it! Looking gorge as usual

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  4. Love your hair.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  5. Your fishtail turned out great!

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  6. Love your hair like this, and the skirt is so pretty!

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  7. Love the fishtail braid!
    Emilie
    http://www.mylittlefashiondiary.net

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  8. I just can't get over how gorgeous that midi skirt is!

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  9. Love the blue hues.
    You look stunning! <3

    xx
    Dania
    http://cocoaandchanel.com/

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  10. This skirt is gorgeous and I love the cut detail on your tank top!

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  11. Beautiful - love the midi skirt and the pumps!

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  12. Your full skirt is awesome! I love your hairstyle too *_*
    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it/

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  13. I always feel self-conscious wearing messy, relaxed hair styles, but maybe I've never gotten it right. Yours is perfection, and you look especially gorgeous today.

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  14. love the title - I'm a huge fan of the fishtail!

    Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

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  15. Your hair looks amazing!!! And I love this skirt!

    xo Amy
    www.urbanfrill.com

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  16. Those hazy pictures are so gorgeous! I need to learn how to do that!
    Your hair looks beautiful. I love that it's a little bit messy, it just adds to the appeal. I've tried to replicate quite a few hair tutorial before and have never been successful. Even when my hair was long it still wouldn't stay in place no matter what hair style I tried. I kind of gave up on experimenting with it.

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  17. Such a beautiful natural look. Exactly what I think of/dream of when I think of spring style.

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  18. I'm always a fan of the fishtail braid! You are gorgeous girl! :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  19. so modest and feminine!! :D you look divine!

    Animated Confessions

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  20. Haha I had to watch so many tutorials for the fishtail to finally make sense! I love it now, and it looks great on you!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  21. Hello! Super cute blog, super cute look, and your photos are so, so lovely. Keep up the good work!

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