|all photos taken and edited by Victoria Carlson Photography. She's the best :)|
White Top: J. Crew
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Turquoise Bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot
Peachy Pink Link Bracelet: c/o The Way We Are etsy shop
You've all seen these mint jeans before...they just can't seem to stay off the blog- such attention hogs! ;)
Ever since I was little I've loved braids. On one occasion around age 8, I came out of my room with pigtail french braids, to which my mom asked "WHO did those for you?!"
"I did, mama. I just taught myself on my Barbies then practiced on my own hair!"
My mom was very thankful I learned how to do my hair eventually, because I was extremely defiant and wouldn't let anyone touch, brush, or braid my hair. The day my baby brother was born, I arrived at the hospital with 3 pony tails. Clearly my mother was thrilled :)
Anyways, this particular braid is called the Waterfall Braid and if you know how to french braid, you can do it!
Step 1: Start a regular side braid on the side of your head.
Step 2: Only add in hair to the braid from the crown of your head (This is different from a french braid because you're only adding hair to one side of the braid, instead of both)
Step 3: When you "cross over" the third/bottom strand, leave half of the hair from the strand out of the braid. This is what creates the "waterfall" look.
Step 4: Continue this all the way around the crown of your head until you have no more hair to grab. I always try to make it go diagonally down the back and tie the braid to the right side of my head, as seen in the photos.
Step 5: Hair spray and viola!
One more thing! Leah from The Way We Are, who designs beautiful, fun, stylish and bright jewelry, is offering a 10% off code to my readers. I love the bright peachy pink bracelet she sent me last week. I've worn it every day and received many compliments :) Head over and get yourself one!
Discount Code: READERS
Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!
PS. The winner of the Jose Eber Giveaway is comment #124: Jacqueline of Rain Drops on Roses. Congrats!! SO happy for you. Will email you soon :) xoxo