Any time I visit the beach, I instantly feel the need to wear tassels, beads and bold prints. It’s no surprise that I packed this off the shoulder dress (worn as a cover up) and these blue tassel earrings for our trip to Seaside, FL last week. The blue and white seemed to be a great fit for the beach and the tassel bracelets are always a must.
One of my favorite places in the Seaside Square is the little outside market. There are so many pretty shops, full of flowy dresses and linen tops. Austin and I spend one morning down here to grab some iced coffee before heading down to the beach. The weather was beautiful and it made for a great way to start the day!
BRAIDED MESSY BUN
When I posted this instagram, many of you asked about the products I used in my hair and requested a tutorial. I plan to work on one, but in the meantime, I used this shampoo & conditioner (the best cheap stuff ever!) this smoothing serum (also has thermal protection and UV protection…a major plus for us with colored hair or who use curling irons) and this hairspray (a little goes a long way). As far as the braids go, they are actually pretty basic! And to be frank, the messier the better. You don’t want this to look “too perfect”.
I took about 1-2 inches of hair and did a standard braid first, then took a smaller section and did another basic braid. It’s important to section off the hair first, because you want to make sure they lay right next to each other. I used clear hair band to tie each one, then took off the rubber band once my hair was pulled back. Next, I gently teased the crown and pulled my hair into a low pony tail. After your hair is in the low pony tail, gently pull hair at the top to give it a little more volume. Last, I wrapped the hair around to make a messy bun. Finish with this hairspray. Also, I pulled at the braids to make them look “fuller” but after looking at these pictures, it seems like they didn’t really get the effect I was hoping for! Oh well, it’s a fun and carefree look for any occasion. Tag me in your pictures if you do this style, I would love to see it on you!
Outfit Details: Shein Off The Shoulder Dress (worn as a cover up // Fit Guide: runs small, wearing a medium) c/o | Swimsuit top & bottoms (tts) | Baublebar Tassel Earrings c/o | Monogrammed Necklace (size medium) | Brown Leather Sandals (go a 1/2 size up) | Wildfox Sunglasses | Gold & Grey Tassel Bracelets c/o | Lips NARS “Claudia” with YSL GLOSS #202