Mermaid Moment

6.28.2012


Hi-lo dress from Ananda in Venice, CA (last seen here), 
Earl Jean denim jacket (which we cut into a vest here), 
Simply Vera Wang platform sandals
Mudd feather earrings (similar here), 
Alexander McQueen quilted tote.

Micol is always trying to persuade me to try out new hairdos. What she hasn't realized yet is that I am clueless when it comes to blow-drying, curling, or even styling my coif differently. Most of the time I brush my hair when I get out of the shower, let it air dry, and I'm good to go. Maybe I'll switch up my part once in awhile. Maybe.

So when she sent me this tutorial a few weeks ago on a mermaid tail braid, I immediately filed it away with the rest of the 'Things I'd Like To Do But Have No Patience/Skill To Actually Do.' (It's a pretty long list at this point.)

Fast forward to a few days ago when it was blazing hot in NYC and the last thing I wanted was to wear my hair down. I pulled up this tutorial and decided to give it a go. What's the worst that could happen after all? It's funny I chose to pair the finished product with a hi-low dress that's kind of reminiscent of a mermaid tail in its own weird way... 
xL

57 comments :

  1. beautiful braid! can't wait for my hair to get longer!
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  2. gorgeous braid and love the dress with the shoes.
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  3. There's nothing I don't adore here,honey!Love how your styled denim vest on top;)
    xx
    B.
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  4. You look lovely and have beautiful hair! (I used to be the same when I had long hair)

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  5. I like the cute denim jacket you are wearing.
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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the braid. It looks so great. I'm happy that my hair is getting longer and I can sort of do braids with it. Love the high low dress too.

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  7. the braid is super rad! love the dress

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  8. I just discovered your blog via an IFB shout out yesterday and am hooked. I love your style. And that braid is just all out awesome.

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  9. Loving your hair! Going to have to try out that braid! Obsessed with your vest! I need to get my hands on one soon!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  10. Love that braid!!
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  11. love this dress

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  12. Thank you for including the link to this tutorial - will definitely be trying very soon...looks so amazing on you!

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  13. I don't have any patience for styling my hair either... My curling iron rarely gets to see the light of day. But this braid looks very pretty! I'll definitely check out the tutorial. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  14. I sometimes wish I know more than just blow dry my hair. Trying to learn how to do a sock bun but damn, it is hard! Cant seems to get it right :(

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  15. that vest looks great on you. And I really love your hair - it looks amazing!
    -Doris

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  16. Amazing outfit and pictures!! Love your hair!

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  17. Love that plait! And yes the alternating hem adds to the mermaid theme!

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  18. I love your hair like this! It's definitely inspired me to try something new! It's way too hot here at the minute to have my hair down all the time! xx

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  19. I love it! i tried doing that twice now and the two braids won't stick together so it looks weird, but it looks amazing on you!

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  20. so gorgeous, lovely lovely blog.
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  21. braids are perfect for summer...gets all my hair off my neck! this is really pretty with the dress. cute shoes, too!

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  22. Fun braid, love the denim vest.

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  23. looove the mermaid tail braid, it's definitely something I've been wanting to try, and i love looove the asymmetric dress - Fab!
    x
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  24. hahaha I have a list just like that too! it's good that you did end up trying out the braid though...it looks great on you! :)

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  25. oh i'm loving those shoesssssssssss
    gorgeousness

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  26. Im really loving denim vests right now. Since Im not having much luck finding one I just may have to do the same and cutt one off. Great idea!

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  27. wow awesome braid

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    xx

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  28. Such a stylish look and love love your hair :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  29. Hot dress! Love these photos, you look amazing.

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  30. Love this look! Your braid looks awesome because of your hair color:)

    xo
    Alison

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  31. Totally jealous of your hairdo. I love these styles! Too bad I lack the skill to do it myself.

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  32. I love how you styled the floral dress with a denim vest! Great ♥

    xx ♥
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  33. I LOVE this whole outfit-and your hair looks stunning:) XX

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  34. Love the highlights in your hair and the denim jacket:)

    xo

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  35. this outfit is definitely amazing!! :D


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  36. Thank you for your lovely comments :) Love the look, those heels are fab! Im the same with my hair too I have no idea what to do with it lol xx

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  37. Wow I love this look for you! The side braid suits you so well, I want to try it now :) Adore the dress too, what a cute pattern!

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  38. AWW thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:) I love your blog and Im following..I hope you follow me also:)

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    Have a great weekend.

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  39. Loooove it :)
    xx
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  40. Just came across your blog. Great style! Following now :)

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  41. I know what you mean - I don't usually do much with my hair either, but the summer heat motivated me to find a new style that kept it off my neck and out of my way. I located a tutorial on YouTube for a messy top knot, and my hair has been up almost every day since!

    I LOVE this braid though... I'm pretty unskilled when it comes to braiding, but I really want to try it out - any tips?

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    1. You should def try it out! Just go slow, one braid at a time, and use one of those Xlarge bobby pins to secure the braid together. Good luck! Let us know how it goes
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  42. Great look! Love your braided hair Lauren, great photos Micol

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  43. You are gorgeous! Love the whole look! Amazing sandals! Your blog is great!
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    Kisses.

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  44. a perfect look for sizzling summer days!

    love the Wang platforms!

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  45. Love the hair and the outfit dear!

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  46. Lovely outfit, the hair looks great

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  47. I am the same when it comes to hair. So lazy/clueless/impatient! Well, it came out great! I am loving the dress, too!

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  48. That's suit just looks so cool and the blue shirt can be the best part from those!

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