French Braid into Messy Bun

French Braid into Messy Bun can be dressed up or dressed down whether you are heading to work, a night out, or to a more formal occasion like a school dance.

The braid at the front is a regular french braid pulled slightly looser on the top to create a bigger, more romantic style braid. The bun at the back can be done a variety of different ways. Whether you use a bunch of hair pins to pin down each piece {like I did},  a donut bun, or the easiest top knot technique you will have a beautiful new hairstyle that is a must-have in your beauty arsenal.

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Follow these steps to achieve the French Braid into Messy Bun:
  1. With a part on the right side, take a 2″ section of hair right at the hairline and divide it into three pieces.
  2. Begin a french braid by crossing the back piece over the middle then the front piece over the middle.
  3. Next, cross the back piece over the middle and bring in a larger section of hair to create the french braid style.
  4. Cross the front piece over the middle, bringing in another larger section of hair.
  5. Continue braiding until the french braid reaches the left ear then finish braiding the hair into a regular braid.
  6. Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.
  7. Next, gather the rest of the hair into a low ponytail, pulling the hair through a clear elastic band only once.
  8. When looping the hairband over the ponytail a second time, don’t pull the hair all the way to create a loop.
  9. Pull the loop up and pin it against the head.
  10. Wrap the hair sticking down around the bun and pin it around the elastic band.
  11. Pin down any loose pieces to create a messy bun.
  12. Pull a few strands loose around the face.
  13. Gently loosen the braid by pulling on the braided portion, not the pulled in strands.
  14. Finish with a few spritzes of hairspray and swipe on your favorite lipstick.

No nonsense Style Remix

This No nonsense Style Remix features two new outfit combinations with the same pair of No nonsense Cotton Skeggings! What are skeggings? They are leggings and a skirt all in one! This must-have piece is versatile and stylish and offers that extra bit of coverage that is perfect for legging lovers but without the need of a longer shirt for coverage in the back.

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I love wearing these leggings during the day, for nights out, and even on casual weekends. They are the perfect way to create an assortment of different looks for fall!

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I recently wore the No nonsense Cotton Skeggings dressed up for a more day time look. I paired them with a chic blazer to give the whole look a dressed up vibe but keeping the rest of the outfit neutral in black tones with black booties to create a seamless look. The little skirt attached to the leggings puts me at ease while I’m running around because I know I am covered up a little more than when wearing a regular pair of leggings.

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For a more casual look, I grabbed my favorite neon green sweater and comfortable pair of flats to wear with the skeggings. I rolled the bottoms to create an ankle-look and absolutely love how the neutral color of the skeggings pulls the blue and green together for a more modern feel.

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I love wearing the No nonsense brand and have been for years because they always provide high-quality and affordable pieces for everyday wear.

They offer a wide variety of options including tights and hosiery, which I wear on a regular basis for my office job, as well as leggings, socks and even shapewear!

No nonsense makes style easy by offering versatile items that are always on-trend and add an extra boost to ever outfit whether through fit, color, or design.

I personally love that No nonsense is sold at convenient locations such as my favorite food an drug stores, and at Nononsense.com.

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This fall, No nonsense has created a collection of pieces perfect during the colder months: items such as Denim and Ponte Knit leggings, Sweater Tights (so awesome!), and Fashion Tights in bold prints.

Be sure and visit the No nonsense website www.nononsense.com and check them out on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter 

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Mermaid Braid Tutorial

Mermaid Braid Tutorial 

You don’t have to be a mermaid to have a tail! The mermaid braid is the newest thing in hair. They’ve been all the rage this season! Just think of it as the upgraded French braid. This beautiful hairstyle can be dressed up for a night out or worn in a more casual way for an everyday hairstyle.

Today I am featuring the tutorial for this lovely ‘do on Latest-Hairstyles.com! So don’t hesitate to give this mermaid braid tutorial a try. Head over there to watch the tutorial for The Ultimate Mermaid Braid Tutorial for Beginners and Experts Alike!

I guarantee you will love it and find yourself wearing it more than you think!

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Side French Braid

Side French Braid is the newest tutorial for this hairstyle. I have an older version which you can see here but thought it was time to update it.

I recently wore this hairstyle and posted the pic on instagram so of course, I have been wanting to create a new tutorial ever since.

I hope you enjoy it and be sure and check out the dutch braid version!

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Follow these steps for the Side French Braid:

  1. Begin with a side part on the right side.
  2. Take a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three smaller pieces.
  3. Cross the back strand over the middle.
  4. Then cross the front strand over the middle.
  5. Cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair from behind to create the french braid portion.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the front strand.
  7. Continue braiding down the left side of the face keeping the braid close to the hairline.
  8. Pull in hair from the opposite side of the head once the braid reaches about ear level.
  9. Continue braiding the hair into a regular braid once all the hair has been pulled in.
  10. Stop braiding about halfway to towards the bottom and tie off the braid.
  11. Loosen the braid by gently pulling on the edges.
  12. Loosen the french braid portion as well by only pulling on the original braid portion and not the pulled in pieces.
  13. Pull out any pieces around the face or ears.
  14. Finish with hairspray.side french braid tutorial missy sue blog Side French Braid

Floral Kimono

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HAIR: Waterfall braid (new tutorial coming soon!) | LIPS: Milani Lipliner, Fuschia + Maybelline Lipstick, Coral Crush | SHIRT: Gap | KIMONO: Sugar Love Boutique c/o | WATCH: Fossil Stella | BRACELET: DaisyGemJEANS: Gap | BOOTIES: Old Navy

Floral Kimono features my new favorite piece from Sugar Love Boutique. It is called the Cici Kimono Cardi and I knew instantly it would pair perfectly with an all-white ensemble.

“No white after Labor Day” is a thing of the past and I love pairing white pieces together, probably obvious from these two posts, White Washed and Rule Breaker. Not to mention how nice it is to pair non-maternity pieces with maternity essentials like these jeans and tee!

Check out Sugar Love Boutique for other great steals and style ideas! I especially love the Jillian Dress and think the Dolly Sweater would be absolutely perfect for Fall!

Be sure to check out Sugar Love Boutique on Instagram, FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest!