Pairing a cozy cardigan with a fun dress has always been one of my favorite outfit pairings. You can see see other posts here, here and here. I love this cardigan¬†because not only does it have pockets but cute bell sleeves too. I think this is the fourth or fifth dress¬†in this style that I’ve purchased because they are so flattering and transitional throughout the seasons. The weather here in Arizona has been so mild that I find I don’t need a coat until later in to the evening. You really can’t beat that for January!

Sweater / Dress / Boots / MK Bag (similar)


I’ve been seeing this stacked fishtail and mini braid combo everywhere! Since it’s always in the back of my mind I thought it’d be fun to share how I would style it. Headband braids are such a great way to add a little something extra to your favorite curls or waves. For this look I decided to flat iron mine and really love how easily it dressed up my straight locks. This type of braid would also transition easily into a handful of other hairstyles. If there’s another version that you’d love to see in a tutorial then be sure to let me know in the comments section below!

Stacked Fishtail and Mini Braid Supplies:

Stacked Fishtail and Mini Braid Instructions:

For this hairstyle I started by brushing through clean hair before running a straightener over the hair to smooth down any natural waves.

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair on the right side. Then divide off a small section on the heavy side of the part, about 1″ back from the hairline, and braid this section into a three strand braid.
  • Step 2 / Criss-cross two bobby pins over the end of the braid and clip it out of the way.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a 2″ section of hair directly under the previous and create a dutch fishtail braid. Continue bringing in hair until it reaches the temple. Then continue the braid down to the ends.
  • Step 4 / Go back through the braid and pull on the edges to make it wider and more full.
  • Step 5 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head. Divide off a small section of hair underneath the top hair of the crown. Tie the braid to this small section with an elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Let down the original three strand braid and lay it right over the center of the fishtail braid.
  • Step 7 / Pin the mini braid where the fishtail braid ends. Lay the hair from the crown over the ends to hide it.
  • Step 8 / Spray the style with hairspray to set it. Smooth down the sides of the braid to lay down any flyaways.