Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fishtail


I just got back from an overnighter to Manchester (more on that in a future post!) to hear that blogger went completely apeshit yesterday and peoples' comments got deleted all over the place.  I can't say I've noticed anything amiss here as yet, but if you have commented and I haven't replied because I didn't get it, I'm very sorry!

I love love love receiving comments on this blog and I know people always say "they make my day" and it sounds trite, but I can tell you they really do.  It feels so great to read comments and write them in return because it really feels like you're communicating with people from EVERYWHERE who share the same love (and possible slight sense of embarassment) as you.

Anyroad.  Remember when we were little and every small, cool thing became a schoolwide fad from five stones to Kipling bags to David Beckham's fin hairstyle?  (I remember seeing one boy who came to school with it the very next day and thinking it was a bit silly that he didn't wait a bit so it would be a less obvious copy.)

The big fad this month is the fishtail braid!  Shriya and I have been trying to learn it from youtube for hours and hours over days and days and I finally twigged.  Here are some pictures of my earliest (messy) attempt, worn with a dinner outfit to meet some friends.  I know it's completely inconsequential, but it feels like I've achieved something learning it - Shriya and I keep meeting each other only to find that we're wearing all kinds of variations on the braid and complimenting each other as if we've won the Nobel Peace Prize.  The truth is stranger than fiction (my fiction in particular).

Cardigan - Present from mother.  Skirt - Primark.  Tanktop - Cotton On.
Tights - M and S.  Clogs - Swedish Hasbeens for H and M.  Bag - Vintage.  
Necklace - Urban outfitters.  Earrings - Toa Payoh Central.

And in completely unrelated (but thrilling) news, which girl has two thumbs and a ticket to see Iron Maiden in July?

24 comments:

Sarah said...

I do not get along with any kind of hairstyle... I can never make it happen on my head so I give up and let my hair do what it pleases! Haha.

I love comments, too. I have an iPhone, so I check between my classes and it always makes me smile to have a new comment or @ mention on twitter. I totally can relate and it doesn't sound trite to me!

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Megan Mae said...

Those are some fabulous earrings! And I love the embroidery on that skirt.

I know what you mean about comments. They help create a sense of community on what would otherwise be a lonely blog. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

fashioneggpplant said...

cute outfit. love the fishtail but my hair is too short :(

Kimberly said...

this is such a cute outfit love your hair!

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Francesca R said...

You look soooo lovely with that fishtail!!!
xx
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Angie said...

great shoes..amazing tights..:)

xxx

Angie

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Julie said...

Cute skirt! And that color schemes of your outfit are lovely. And I'm loving that pop of red from your clogs!

The fishtail braid looks gorgeous. I have yet to learn how to do that!

Mint & Mellow

yiqin; said...

your shoes pop up so well in the outfit.

Helen said...

I love the second paragraph, that's just how I feel! And thanks so much for visiting/commenting on my blog :) I love your hair, not sure if mine is long enough to do this, I'm terrible at hair styles anyway

Kari. said...

I love your earrings! Very pretty. And great job on the braid! Isn't it great when you finally figure out how to do something?! Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I too love the comments almost the best! If you are still interested in following me (I hope so), I added the Followers button. At least I think I did. I also have the Google Friend Connect -- I thought that was all you really needed?! I feel strange putting all my followers on my front page, it's like posting how many friends I have or something ... I guess I need to get over that :-)

Be said...

I've been trying to do the fishbraid for ages but I can't seem to do it right, and it annoys me further more because basically every is doing it. It's like not owning a video game which everyone talking about (inside joke, I never own any video games which everyone is talking about. Because I'm cheap).

I adore your shoes, I wouldn'th think that red would go with this sort of outfit but it actually looks great, it's strange because your last post which I read (I realise that I may or may not have missed a couple of posts, I did warn you!) taught me that pinka dn brown go swellingly together.

Nice tights and stockings too, by the way ;)

Be said...

P.S. Another warning, I tend to write really, really long comments. I just have a lot to say!!

Be said...

P.S.S. Thanks for re-following!

Nur Dianah said...

You look hot, Bou! ;)

Lea said...

I am so envious of everyone who has those Swedish Hasbeens. I'm not sure if I was too late or if my H&M never got them or what, but I could not find them :(

I love the comments that communicate the person leaving them actually took the time to read your post look semi-closely at your photos. Not to say I don't appreciate the "cute outfit" ones, but they're so much nicer. Definitely doesn't sound trite to me.

Bargainista Fashionista said...

Love how you've teamed your Swedish Hasbeens for H&M with tights. Looks great!

Bargainista Fashionista x x x

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

WOOOOOW. Gorgeous. Especially those shoes. Those shoes are the cheery on TOP (or UNDER, hahah. Get it. Cuz they're shoes. Yup.)

Anwyays.

You look great. And I just don't get how the fishtail braid works. I love it though.

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jamie-lee said...

Love the red shoes over the grey tights, gret idea. And omg.. that reminds me of that song, I got two tickets to iron maiden baby... come with me friday don't say maybe... haha

Margaret said...

I want to try the fishtail braid so badly but my hair is so thick that it doesn't even braid itself! Or maybe I'm not doing it right...that style really flatters you!

Erica said...

I love this outfit! From the detail on the skirt to the pop of color from the shoes, it's perfect!

North Meets South

shrug said...

Why can't my fishtail look like that :(

Ruby Girl said...

awww... such a cute outfit! i LOVE that skirt! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Lita said...

Love your skirt and your sandals! Gorgeous pics!

Shoe said...

@ Dianah - Thanks Dianah!!! Hahaha that's so sweet!!!

@ Shrug - Yours looks nice too! It's just the layers I tell you... Damn layers!

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