Rope Braid Tutorial

With the North Carolina heat and humidity, I’m all about braiding my hair in the summer! Also being a Mom to an 8 month old I don’t have a lot of time to do my hair in the morning, so having a quick hair style is a must for me right now. Today I wanted to share how you can do this rope braid on your hair with a step by step tutorial, and I’ve also posted a video on my Instagram Stories if you want to see it that way here (I’ll make sure to save it to my highlights as well)! It’s such an easy braid to do, and it’s essentially just french braiding with two pieces of hair instead of three. You can wear it with your hair down like I did in these photos or in a pony tail like I did here.

 

Step one: Grab two pieces of hair. Cross the piece closest to your face over the top

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Step two: With the piece of hair closes to your face grab a little more hair, and then cross it over the top

Rope Braid Tutorial-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Step three: Repeat step 2 until you’re right above your ear

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Rope Braid Tutorial-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Rope Braid Tutorial-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Rope Braid Tutorial-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Step four: Now instead of grabbing more hair like you’ve done in the previous steps, you’re just going to twist the two pieces of hair until you reach the end

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Rope Braid Tutorial-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Rope Braid Tutorial-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Step five: Secure with two crossed bobby pins in the back. You can leave your hair down like I did here, or put it in a pony tail.

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Rope Braid Tutorial-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

The Shirt Dress You Need in Your Closet

This shirt dress from J.Jill is definitely an item that you need in your closet! This dress is very comfortable and versatile, but I would definitely size up if you have a larger chest. I love that this dress is perfect for the office with a pair of heels, and by throwing on an extra layer like this fun sweater or a denim jacket it’s perfect for meeting up for a drink at Happy + Hale with my blog BFF Meghan too. I also really like it paired with these super fun Sugarfix by BaubleBar earrings which are definitely a steal at $13, and they are light weight which I really like.

On a side note, this weekend I’m heading to Topsail Island with Meghan and Glory, so make sure to follow along on my Instagram stories to see what we are up to!

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c/o J.Jill shirt dress | c/o J.Jill sweater (similar) | c/o Sugarfix by BaubleBar earrings | Dolce Vita sandals | Target straw bag

The Shirt Dress You Need in Your Closet-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
The Shirt Dress You Need in Your Closet-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
The Shirt Dress You Need in Your Closet-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
The Shirt Dress You Need in Your Closet-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
The Shirt Dress You Need in Your Closet-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
The Shirt Dress You Need in Your Closet-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Tuesday’s Cravings: End of Summer Must Haves

Here are the items that I’m currently craving this week! This week features all transitional items that are end of summer must haves. My favorite piece is definitely the Loft mule flats which are so adorable with the bow detailing which I think need to be mine. However I also really love the Lucky Brand camo dress which would be perfect paired with sandals now, and a denim jacket and ankle boots later. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?
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Gap sweatshirt | NY & Co overalls | Forever 21 paper bag shorts | Lucky Brand dress | A New Day tee | Loft mule flats

3 Ways to Wear Denim Shorts

This summer has been a brutal one, and I’ve been reaching for denim shorts more than ever now! I have a few different pairs, but this pair is definitely the one I’ve been reaching for the most lately. I wear them on the weekends and also the days that I work from home, and it’s definitely perfect when the weather is hot and humid. I love wearing them in a variety of different ways, but here are the 3 ways that I love to wear denim shorts the most:

 

1. Worn with a button down top and straw bag

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2. Paired with a bell sleeve top and statement earrings

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3. Worn with a panama hat and sandals

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How do you like to wear denim shorts?

Photos by GloryRoze Photography