Katey McFarlan’s Romantic Fishtail Braid

I am so excited and honored to announce a giveaway with my friend, Katey McFarlan Hellman! I’m sure most of you know, I have done her blonde hair for quite some time now. If you do not know her, you should! I promise you will fall in love with her blog, Chronicles Of Frivolity. She has the best style and GREAT tips for mommies, wives, and is the most organized girl I know. She also has the sweetest and most genuine heart.

The other day we got to play and shoot this fun braid for a tutorial. I think this look would be cute for a bridesmaid, dinner date, wedding guest, a day out with your girls, or even family pictures. It is so versatile! You could go from romantic to fun and sassy with this braid. Below I have posted the steps for this braid and after the tutorial I have provided a way to enter the giveaway for these 2 piece hair extentions by Amber Fillerup!


STEP 1 First we put some clip in extensions in to create body and length, which allows a super pulled apart, messy, romantic braid. We used these extensions.


STEP 3 Snack time.

STEP 4 Take a small section from one side and begin to twist, adding hair as you go, sweeping the hair over to one side. Once you have it where you want the braid to start you can then secure with criss crossing bobby pins to start the foundation for the braid.

STEP 5 Separate into two big pieces, letting some of the shorter hairs at the top fall loose.

STEP 6 Grab a tiny piece from one of the two pieces and cross it over the top to merge with the other side.

STEP 7 Grab another tiny piece from the side you just merged with, cross it over the top, then merge with the other side, continue this until about 2-3 inches away from the bottom of the length.

TIP: Grabbing smaller pieces makes for a more intricate braid and when you grab the small pieces to cross over grab from the outside of each section.

STEP 8 Grab the end of the braid with one hand while you loosen the braid with the other. Do this by pulling some of the hair loose in the braid. This creates a, sometimes, messier (depending on how much you pull) and thicker braid.

STEP 9 Secure with a clear pony and then wrap a tiny little hair around it and tuck it in.

STEP 10 Pull down pieces around your face and loosen anything else that you want messier and bigger.

 STEP 11 We curled the top pieces with this GHD 1 inch barrel leaving the last 2 inches out. If you have hair like Katey (will hold anything, even the Shirly-ist curls all week long) pull the curl down after you curl it to relax it a little. If you have hair like me (that could fall soon) recoil the curl and hold it in your hand until it will cool off so your curls will last!

STEP 12 Spray with this hair spray and you are good to go all day and all night!

I hope ya’ll liked this braid as much as we did and are able to achieve this look! Send me pics of your braids or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see!

Below you have a chance to win Barefoot Blonde 2 piece extensions so don’t forget to enter! Winner will be announced Friday.

Photography by Madison Katlin.

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Preggo Leggings

Leggings: Here 

Photography by: Beatbox Portraits
Today I am 27 weeks pregnant and it is definitely starting to show. A couple strangers have came up to me now and asked how far along I was. I am trying to dress so my belly shows more now since you can actually tell I am pregnant. I found this company called Preggo Leggings and I love love love how comfy and versatile their leggings can be. As you can see in one of the pictures I unbuttoned my shirt (hehe) so you could see they go up over your belly, which I love. It makes it feel like I am wearing some kind of pregnant spanx haha! Just a little more comforting then letting it all hang out. But these leggings are so soft and stretchy you would never feel constricted.
They come in all sorts of colors and this pair is only $35, not bad at all! I am wearing a small/medium in Oh Baby Blues. Preggo Leggings also has some cute maternity tops. I am sure I will be wearing these leggings even after I am pregnant. Maybe that’ll help my post baby belly that I am so terrified of!
I have put together some look alike items for this look down below. I put a variety of pricing but every item is something I would love to own, already own, and have personally picked out for you!
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