Plaid Coat

Plaid is the pattern for this time of year and  a plaid coat is the best way to stay warm and on trend through the winter months. Adding a pop of pattern to your ensemble is always a good idea and my new motto when getting dressed in the mornings. By pairing your favorite neutrals with a chic patterned coat, hat, sweater, whatever it may be, your outfit instantly has a bit of interest and draws in the eye. Don’t believe me? Try it out the next time you’re heading out on the town and see what you think!

plaid coat red hat Plaid Coat

HAT: HollisterCo – also at GAP | SUNGLASSES: ASOS | LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ -literally the perfect red | SWEATER: H&Msimilar | COAT: H&M – (similar at GAP, Madewell, ModCloth) | BAG: F21 – similar | JEANS: Old Navy – (non-maternity) | BOOTS: Steve Madden – similar

plaid coat red hat red lips Plaid Coat pregnancy style plaid coat Plaid Coat plaid coat style the bump Plaid Coat plaid coat1 Plaid Coat

Inverted Fishtail Side Braid

My latest obsession is the inverted fishtail braid and this inverted fishtail side braid is latest in my list of favorites . I recently featured a tutorial for a headband version and a more complicated style, the Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid but I think this one would be absolutely perfect for a holiday party or get-together. Braids are so fun to wear and it’s great when someone exclaims “whoa how’d you do that!?” I think if you try this one out you definitely won’t regret it! Be sure to dress it up with a gorgeous clip and you are set to go!

inverted fishtail side braid missy sue Inverted Fishtail Side Braid embellished inverted fishtail braid Inverted Fishtail Side Braid inverted fishtail french braid Inverted Fishtail Side Braid side fishtail braid Inverted Fishtail Side Braid

Inverted Fishtail Side Braid:

  • Step 1 / Begin with a side part, sweeping all the hair over the opposite shoulder.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a section of hair behind the right ear and divide it into two sections.
  • Step 3 / Separate out a small section of hair from the top half, cross it under the section and add it into the bottom section of hair.
  • Step 4 / Then separate off a small section of hair from the bottom half, crossing it underneath and adding it into the top half.
  • Step 5 / Cross another section from the top half underneath to the bottom half but also pick up a section of hair and incorporate it into the strand as well.
  • Step 6 / Repeat step 5 with the bottom section, crossing under a small section from the strand and bringing in a section of hair crossing it under also.
  • Step 7 / Continue braiding, repeating steps 5 and 6 creating an inverted fishtail french braid until it reaches the opposite side of the head.
  • Step 8 / Once all the hair is brought in, finish braiding down in a regular fishtail style braid.
  • Step 9 / Tie off the end with an elastic band.
  • Step 10 / Go back and pull on the sides of the braid to make it fuller.
  • Step 11 / Then place two clips over the top of the braid for the finished look.

Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bows

Getting dressed up for all the holiday parties is always so much fun. This season step away from your usual hairstyle and try something new like a pretty holiday red ribbon or gold bow. Whether you choose to toss all your hair up into a messy bun or down with soft curls, it can be easy to add this quick accessory into nearly any hairstyle. I promise you will instantly feel more dressed up and ready to take on the night .

red hair bow Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bowsgal meets glam high ponytail bow Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bowshair bow holiday hair Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bowsombre hair bow Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bowshair bow holiday hairs Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bows red hair flower crown bow Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bowsbraid hair bow Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bows

For more Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bows inspiration, check out these posts from Missy Sue:

holiday hair ribbons bows missy sue Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bows

// Holiday Hair Ribbons and Bow images found here //

Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid

Inverted fishtail braids have been cropping up everywhere lately! They are so gorgeous and an easy way to change up your typical fishtail braid. I love the headband version {tutorial here} and thought it was high time to take it to the next level. Using the Waterfall and Fishtail French Braids tutorial as a reference, I traded out the normal fishtail portion with an inverted version and voila! This hairstyle is now the newest version of  the look. I hope you love it and try it out!
You can see the last time I wore it here so thank you to those who commented on instagram asking for the tutorial!
inverted fishtail braid waterfall braid Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid waterfall fishtail inverted braid Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid inverted fishtail braid Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid waterfall inverted side fishtail braid Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid

Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid:

  • Step 1 / With a part on the right side, separate out a portion of hair from the part down to the left ear.
  • Step 2 / Clip off the back portion.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three pieces.
  • Step 4 / Cross the back strand over the middle then the front strand over the middle.
  • Step 5 / Begin a waterfall braid by dropping down the back strand, clipping it out of the way, pick up a replacement section of hair and add it in its place.
  • Step 6 / Cross the front strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.
  • Step 7 / Repeat steps 5 and  until all the hair is brought into the braid then braid the rest of the hair in a regular braid.
  • Step 8 / Tie off the end of the hair with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Remove the clip holding the waterfall strands.
  • Step 10 / Pick up another section of hair directly behind the first braid and divide it into two pieces.
  • Step 11 / Take a small section of hair from the back half, cross it underneath and add it into the front half.
  • Step 12 / Cross a small section of hair from the front half underneath and add it into the back half.
  • Step 13 / Repeat step 11, crossing hair underneath but also pick up a section of hair and incorporate it into the strand.
  • Step 14 / Now repeat step 12, crossing a section underneath but pick up the first waterfall strand, crossing it underneath and adding it into the back half as well.
  • Step 15 / Continue braiding, repeating steps 13 and 14 until all the hair is braided in.
  • Step 16 / One all the hair is brought in, braid the hair down in a regular style fishtail braid.
  • Step 17 / Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 18 / Gently go back and loosen the edges of the braid to make it fuller and more voluminous.

waterfall and inverted fishtail braid missy sue Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid