Friday, June 4, 2010

Ramblings of a fashion blogger with fishtail braids

You know what I love most about freelance writing? Meeting new people and being inspired by them!  There is just something especially cool about working alongside other bloggers and writers and not only reading their work from afar. Joining a blog team allows you to move from "commenter" to "team member," and all kinds of learning opportunities least, that has been my experience!

Most recently, I have been inspired by Katy Jones, a fellow N.E.E.T. blogger and the author behind Dirty Hems. Katy has a knack for organizing and presenting relevant and fun D.I.Y. tutorials. She posted a tutorial (with video) about fishtail braids a few weeks ago, and, as you can see from the snapshots above, I tried it out!

Watching Katy's adorable tutorial sent me back to elementary days when french and fishtail braids were all the rage amongst my friends. Most of my braiding know-how actually came from playing hair at slumber parties or reading Braids & Bows.

Let me just say that this instructional book (published in 1992!) came with a slew of hair accessories, including metallic hair ties, funky ribbon, and a SCRUNCHY! That was a big deal to a little girl in those days. I would curl up in a comfy chair and pour over the book for hours and then rush on to practice braiding on my American Girl doll. Yes, those were the days!



  1. Scrunchies. They seem to have disappeared from the planet! Cute braids, by the way! I've never tried that variety.

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog :) I see you follow ET! I adore Christa. I met her just last month at a fashion show around my city.

    Keep it cool,

  2. I had that book AND practiced on my Molly doll!! Cute <3

  3. the braids and the fringe bangs look great on you!!