Pony Dress

Back in the Fall I attended the opening of a new boutique with a bunch of other bloggers. It was fun meeting new people and connecting with other ladies involved in this community. I received this pony dress as a gift for attending but haven’t been able to wear it until now. I was a few months pregnant at the time and even though I knew I couldn’t fit it over my bump I took it home anxious to wear it as soon as I could.

Printed Shift Dress
SUNGLASSES: zeroUV || LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ || NECKLACE: Taffy Apple c/o || DRESS: Olive & Sage c/o – similar || BOOTS: Franco Sarto – similar || COAT: J.Crew || BAG: Ralph LaurenPattern Top with Long Necklace Black and White Outfit J.Crew Double Breast Coat Black Boots and Printed Dress French Braid Ponytail

Faux Fishtail Braid

Faux Fishtail Braid looks like a fishtail braid but is actually a thousand times easier. There isn’t any braiding involved so nearly anyone can do it!

This hairstyle features four “topsy tails” and I don’t think I have ever done a hairstyle with a topsy tail. Where that name came from I’ll never know but I remember wearing them in elementary as a single ponytail version. I am so glad it has evolved into cuter styles since then!

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Faux Fishtail Braid

  • Step 1 / With a part on the right side, pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and wrap it with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 2 / Create a topsy tail by making a gap above the elastic and flip the tail up and through the gap, then pull it down tight.
  • Step 3 / Gently loosen the hair of the topsy tail so it will hide the elastic.
  • Step 4 / Pick up a new section of hair below the first topsy tail and tie this off with another elastic.
  • Step 5 / Create a second topsy tail by flipping the hair through a gap and pulling it tight again.
  • Step 6 / Bring hair around from the right side of the head and create two more topsy tails with the rest of the hair.
  • Step 7 / Take a section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the last elastic.
  • Step 8 / Wrap a new elastic over the tail and pull it tight. The hair that was wrapped around the band will hide both of these elastics.
  • Step 9 / Finish by spraying the style with hairspray to set it.

Faux Fishtail Side Braid