Fashion Friday #38: Ikat Sundress & Waterfall Braid Tutorial

Summer rocks for a lot of reasons, but mostly because it means lots of cute prints, dresses and sun!
Remember Natasha's guest post last week where she shared her favorite design trend of 2011?  Yep, it was the ikat trend.  And can I just say how glad I am that it's carried over into fashion, too? Or how glad I am that I found this cool-colored ikat dress at TARGET?!  Shut the front door, I know.
So for our first 85 degree-Northern-California-summer-day, I sported it:

She makes me laugh.
Dress: Target
Shoes: Nordstrom
Flower: Whippy Cake

I'm excited to share with you the tutorial on how to do your very own waterfall braid like I showed you last week:

Here's how you do it! It's a tad bit dark, but I hope you can get the general idea:

Happy weekend, friends! Let me know if you try it.

Don't forget to RSVP to the San Francisco Design Blogger meet up on July 21st if you'll be in the Bay Area (: We'd love to have you if you blog about design, interiors, or home decor!


PS. I'm partying with Michelle from
ten june
and linking up to her Summer Fun Link Party! You should join, too (:


  1. trying that loving your blog!!


  2. Pretty Ikat dress! i love it and your toe color is great too!

  3. I have to check out the tutorial for the hair!

  4. I love Target, they always have get clothing items! Cute dress, Michaela! Thankfully you're down in Cali where you can wear dresses and no longer in the NW where summer doesn't truly begin until July :( Today, however, the sun decided to come out!

  5. you ar GORG! i love this dress

    im good at braids on other people but not so much on myself haha I'll have to try this vid

    i think you should have done it on your brother tho!


  6. Oh you know I LOVE this cute and it's awesome that it's from Target! Thanks for the shout-out lady! Hope you have a great weekend!! :)

  7. Hi love! We have matching dresses! Happy weekend dear friend.

  8. Wow! I like that sundress, and your shoes are great too! Seriously! Dressy flip flops is what is laking in so many wardrobes!

  9. you are the cutest thing ever!!! love the tutorial, this is perfect for my thick head of hair :)

  10. super cute dress and love that braid! i would never be able to do it haha

  11. Man, I can't wait till we get Target in Canada - you look adorable in that dress!

  12. I love that dress, it is so cute on you! Don't you just love a Target find like that! I will be thinking about you Monday and saying a big prayer:)

  13. Cannot view the tutorial... Help please

  14. You look GORGEOUS!! Love that dress on you!
    I am loving the waterfall braids!! I haven't tried it on myself yet, soon though! It's so pretty!

  15. these pictures are super cute! love your sandals!!!!

  16. LOVE that dress!! and of course I'm super glad you gave the tutorial on the waterfall braid!
    I might need my sisters assistance in this! I'm so bad working on the back of my hair! Love it on you!
    Have a great weekend, Michaela! ;)

  17. Stop being so flippin cute all the time please, Michaela!! Jesh :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend love! Let me know when you are free next so we can set up a SKype date please and thank you. Love you! xo

  18. I love love love ikat print! I've got to find me something ikat for this summer. I love that waterfall braid, but I've always been terrible at french braids... this one might be worth trying though. (:

  19. 1. You are ADORABLE 2. I have a new crush on Ikat thanks to you guys and will be getting that dress soon 3. Your room is the perfect shade of blue, perfect 4. Thank you for putting the tutorial up - I'll try it soon!!! Have a great weekend ;D

  20. I can't believe you can braid your own hair like that- so adorable!!

  21. You are SO stinking cute! I need that right now. And I was just at Target and didn't see it. BOO!

  22. Michaela, I am new to your blog and I love it. Love the Tarjay ikat! I am facing wisdom teeth surgery and I have alot of the same emotions as you. Getting my toes done sounds like a much better option! xo molly R

  23. You're like a hair genius, my friend. I am loving the braid! I've never tried this type of twist before--I am sorta braid-obsessed, though!--so I will have to try it out!

    Miss ya, girl! Hope you're well. :)|


    Love the dress too! FROM TARGET!!

  24. LOVE that dress and that braid!! Perfect summer combo!

    Good luck with your wisdom teeth!

  25. Love the dress!! And I will def be trying out that braid!

  26. great blog :)
    if you want we can follow each other ?

    XOX Sabrina

  27. I'm all about braids this summer. Seriously with this heat, they're just so convenient and easy to do :)

    You look like a goddess in them!


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