Wednesday, April 25, 2012

beauty trend to try -- spring braids.


www.jcrew.com; $178
 Living in a city with weather that's outrageously unpredictable has taught me a lot about dressing appropriately.  And the biggest lesson I've learned?  After a particularly embarrassing experience with a day that turned suddenly from 80 and sunny into a thunderstorming mess, I discovered that light layers are key -- lightweight, waterproof coats are the best.  I'm obsessed with this bright J. Crew trench.  The color is killer, the classic shape is flattering, and I love that it has a hood.  Perfect for getting me through the worst of rainstorms.

As the humidity index rises slowly, I've started noticing some less-than-attractive changes in my hair -- it doesn't hold straightening as well, and the frizz is slowly seeping in.  In my recent attempt to shake up my hairstyles, my favorite solution right now is pretty braids.  From loose fishtails to Lauren Conrad-style bang-braids, these keep my locks under control and look totally effortless -- perfect for warm, breezy days.


39 comments:

Erika said...

I love the idea of a braid hidden within a braid - so ethereal.

I'm dying to try eyeliner in a bright color - like blue or pink! :P

TheChambrayCountess said...

My hair is ALMOST long enough to do a fishtail braid again and I can't wait! I love all the florals I am seeing for spring and want to get in on a new item or two of that trend. And I know what you mean about light layers and that JCrew jacket fits the bill perfectly! They always have the best colors!

C said...

I m loving the last bun!
I was thinking of cutting my hair but I think I'll wait until the baby weight is gone, otherwise I'll look like a mushroom LOL! The braid is gonna be a fabulous idea for this summer!
Have a lovely week , sweetie!

Cate said...

I'm always on board with braids - so nice to get the hair off the face, but still looks you put some effort into it:)
cate @ wildruffle.com

beckspick.com said...

i love fish tail braid and wish i could do that with my hair!

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Your Plucky Picaroon said...

I am a braid fiend! So glad the classic side braid now makes me feel feisty thanks to Katniss! Love the braid inside a braid. Definitely going to try. :)

Fashion art and other fancies said...

Just had my hair cut - currently way too short for spring/summer braids;-)

Betina said...

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Bestie said...

i am so with you on the weather change situations - layers are good and essential! i have the best cynthia steffe coat that i got at a sample sale 12 years ago and it is the best thing in my closet! it has three quarter sleeves so it works for a warmer day over a tee OR a colder day over a sweater. xo

Linds said...

I forever wish I was capable of french braiding my own hair as I adore that bun! I'll have to settle for that cute orange trench instead I suppose :-)

this free bird said...

That Lauren Conrad braid is a beauty. I need her stylist to come over and do mine too...

I could write a book 'carrie and cats', but somehow it doesn't sound as catchy as her little bestsellers. dang.

Beautygirl24 said...

Gorgeous! Why do my braids look so terrible? I need some tutorials. I told you I'm hair hopeless ;)

meg said...

I'd love to have the fishtail braid...except I have pixie style hair. I guess that's what I do for summer.

What a beautiful jacket!

snls. ♥ said...

I see my braid. Then I see these braids. Hahahaha. It would be better if I were bald.

Corina Nika said...

Great collection!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Daria said...

I like the trench, the clour is the best thing of it!
Sadly my hair is too short for braids, but I hope it won´t be next year ;)

Daria
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Clara Turbay said...

I like so much how you look!

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erica marie said...

I love braids, doesn't Lauren Conrad's hair always look amazing?

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briannelee said...

That trench is fabulous. Love the color! I want it too now ;)

Jessica said...

all the hairstyles are so cute!!

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Alessandra Mazzini said...

I love braids!

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Annie said...

Love that orange trench - and what pretty braids! I'm terrible at braiding my own hair :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

kirstyb said...

those braids look AMAZING x

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Taj Acosta said...

Very pretty! I love braids! xx

Sophie said...

Such a great post - I adore the braids!

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Honey said...

when i see these pics, you have no idea how badly i want straight hair. i wish it was long flowy and straight so I can play with it and do crazy things. but alas, i have wild frizzy curly hair that needs to be tamed. :(

Joanne said...

Thank you for posting the braid secrets! Awesome, can't wait to try them! :)

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Caitlin C. said...

I lovee the last picture! That braid into the bun is gorgeous!!

STYLE'N said...

Love it all...I have doing braids on Ariyana and I think I need to do more on my hair esp since the humidity here in D.C. is going to be 10x worse than it ever was in Boston. I need all the help I can get.

Elle Sees said...

alwaysss a fan of braids

Estilo Hedónico said...

I love it!!!

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Sunitha said...

Even I have figured out that light layers are best when it comes to unpredictable weather. I need to get some discount designer dresses online for the upcoming monsoon in our area.

Nnenna said...

A braid with a hidden braid? That is just so cool! :)

GlamorousGirl said...

lovely :)

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danielle p. said...

i love a good braid.. trying so hard to prefect the fishtail! also, that orange trench is all kinds of amazing!

Punctuation Mark said...

i'm loving them all and will definitely have to try some of them... hope you had a great weekend!

Kim-an said...

I would love to braid my hair like that but for the moment they're too short!

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