Milkbraid vol. 2

With my hair getting longer and longer, I've been feeling inspired to try out some new hairstyles. Lord knows I'm a huge fan of the milkmaid braided hairstyles, but my hair was a bit too short to do it properly when braiding down. HOWEVER, it suddenly dawned on me that I might as well braid them UPWARDS! That way, your hair is always longer, unless you have a mullet. Hey, I'm not judging, whatever floats your boat. Anyway, I basically made two messy french braids in my hair while holding my head upside down (yes, I was actually braiding my hair with my head between my legs), and crossed them on top of my head, pinning them under the other braid to create my OSSUM hairstyle.




Looks cool, right? I'm so glad my hair is long right now. Is my explanation even SORTA clear? I should really do a video tutorial but I have no idea how to film myself braiding my hair with my head between my legs!! :-D This is a great step by step explanation of french braiding, that's what I did on both sides of my head, but with my head upside down, starting at the nape of my neck. Doesn't matter if you're doing it messily, if it looks a bit crappy you can just use bobby pins to straighten it out, that's what I did! :-D And it looks a lot harder than it is, I am by no means a hair or braiding expert and I put this together in two minutes or something. ANYWAY I have my first exam tomorrow and even though I know I prepared sufficiently, I'm starting to stress out a tiny little bit, so I'm leaving y'all now to go over the last bit of my notes! Wish me luck :-)

skirt: T2 vintage
top: DIY H&M
glasses: Claire's
clogs: Lotta From Stockholm e-shop
ring: Alex Monroe
nails: Hema


PS: my birthday is Thursday and my boyfriend is stressing out about finding me a present, so sweet! :-D

64 comments

  1. Nice! Zo'n cropped top staat je goed. leuke combinatie ook van prints. En die vlechten zien er moeilijk uit :s wel heel mooi!

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  2. Pretty one! Die vlechten staan je goed, vooral leuk door de verschillende kleuren in je haar :) xo

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  3. schitterend!

    Liefs
    Manon

    Ga de vlechtjes ook eens proberen!

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  4. I adore how you maid the skirt younger by adding a striped crop top! awesome. And your hair looks absolutely wonderful :D

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  5. Your hair looks so cute today! I wish I put cute braids in my hair, but I was spoiled with a hairdresser mother as a child and hardly learned how to do anything to my own hair. I can braid others', but not my own! So sad. I really love your striped crop top with the pretty floral skirt too. You look so nice and summery!

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  6. Oftewel heb ik deze rok al eens op je blog gezien, oftewel heb ik ze zelf gepast in T2 :). Je haar is inderdaad heel leuk! Veel succes morgen! Ik had mijn eerste vandaag, het viel wel mee maar toch moeilijker dan verwacht.

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  7. Very cute shirt, your hair looks great!

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  8. wat een geweldige rok heb je weer aan meid! en vind je haar ook erg leuk.

    ben echt jaloers op jouw rokjes ;)!

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  9. This is the cutest outfit ever!! Also, I'm obsessed with milkmaid braids, I can't wait until my hair gets long enough to try them.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  10. Your style is always so amazing! Lovely skirt and great sunglasses!

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  11. Good luck, Annebeth! I'm sure you'll do great! Also, how can you do milkmaids if I can't, my hair is longer! I'll have to look at this tutorial.

    I love how you're rocking the crop top... once again, good luck!

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  12. I love that skirt!! And your hair came out so great! I need to start braiding my hair again but I'm too lazy to do it before work...haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  13. Ah your braids are great, original and I like the way the darker hair meets the lighter one. My hair is big enough to milkmaidbraiding but it's too heavy and I can't keep it up :|
    Another lovely sailor and floral look of yours! Great. Oh and I don't know if you've seen it but I fetured 2 looks of yours on my May's favourites! I couldn't pick just one ;)

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  14. Oh and good luck for your exam!

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  15. Annebeth you look smokin with this braid.

    Ask the Duplex

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  16. That skirt is gorgeous!! Jealous!

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  17. Good good good luck! You'll do wonderfully on your exam -- those nerves are the sign of a good student who knows just how silly exams are. :)

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  18. woohoo birthday!! love the hair, you're a talented thing. gorgeous skirt too but you already know that.

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  19. Lovely skirt and nail polish! You have such pretty, chic style!

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  20. Adorable outfit!! I need to try this with my hair too. Definitely trying that out on Saturday!

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  21. I love this! the skirt, the hair the heels! so cute!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  22. Wow, these braids look really great on you, I wish I could pull something like this off. I hate my ears so I tend to keep them hidden haha.
    Love the floral skirt and striped top combination, the cropped top looks great with the longer skirt.
    xJennaD

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  23. Awesome indeed! I love your hair in these pictures! Good luck with your upcoming exams! =)

    star-crossed smile

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  24. I'm so lazy about styling my hair, it's good to see other stylish bloggers who come up with something interesting! My hair is long (probably too long) right now so I'll see if I can figure out the braids. If it looks halfway decent I'll post a pic soon.

    Love the stripes & floral together. I'm also envious whenever you wear those awesome shoes.

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  25. i love love love braids, because it gives your hair volume and texture, it always looks a little bit bohemian messy and i love that. so good idea. it looks so fresh girl. i am not a huge fan of short blouses (and that is simple because of my age, beyond a certain age, no bare belly). but as usual you have showed me an other way, it looks amazing on you. perfect with the amazing skirt, love the movement and that gorgeous print, the colors of the print are simple superb

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  26. mmmkay, I'm back! I loove love love the crop top with the skirt. You do so good pairing prints, it's kinda amazing. and the braids look gorge on ya!

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  27. Love the hair! :) Wat studeer je eigenlijk?
    Succes!
    - http://twitter.com/#!/RonseDaphne

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  28. Ik was eigenlijk nooit echt overtuigd van die bloesjes, tot nu!
    Love it!
    Die staat je echt goed!

    x Krizia

    www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

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  29. All the best with your exams - I'm sure you've got nothing to worry about. I love love love this hairstyle, can't wait for my hair to be long enough to try it out! In, oh... a few months time :P. x

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  30. I love your rings, skirt, and the milkmaid braids look so cute on you!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  31. Good luck with your exams! and enjoy your bday tomorrow! loving the french braids, will be doing the same on my hair today as it's SUPER HOT and sticky over here xxxx

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  32. Your hair looks AWESOME. I am so jealous! It makes me want my long hair back! D:

    good luck with your exams! I'm sure you will do awesome! & I'm sure your bf will find you a wonderful gift! :)

    <3 L
    http://aspiredlevant.blogspot.com/

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  33. Milkmaid braids are one of my favorite styles too. Your's turned out excellent. I really like your skirt.

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  34. love your top and your skirt <3
    adore your style :D
    i love it <3
    and you look gorgeous :D
    now i'm your follower :)


    riestyaap

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  35. Gorgeous skirt!! Love it with the stripes, the braid the nail polish the red shoes! Just fabulous!!

    Love your style! Follow each other?

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  36. Lovely my dear! The cropped top works so very well with that AMAZING vintage skirt. Stripes and florals are some of my favorite combinations :-) xx

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  37. You look so pretty! I love that skirt and the hairstyle:)

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  38. Je haar! Mooimooimooi! en je rokje is ook heel fijn! Knap :) xx

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  39. OMG, Annebeth you sexy thing! =D Your hair is so pretty!!! x. christin

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  40. I love the milkmaid braids on you. It's probably my favourite way to style my hair in hot weather, too bad it takes ages to braid my super long hair XD

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  41. love the mix of prints, and colors!

    xx M

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  42. I love that hairstyle!How do you do it?

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  43. I love your outfit! The sunglasses and shoes add such a fun pop of red in contrast to the blues in the rest of the outfit. I saw your feature on Kristin Marie...congrats!

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  44. I saw your photo on IFB and had to pop in and tell you what an awesome color/pattern combo!

    I love skirts and this on is amazing!

    I too have very long hair, and I am using it as my new summer accessory!

    xXx
    Reva

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  45. Wonderful shots. I would never have thought of putting flowers and stripes together but it really works. Xxxx

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  46. I saw your photo on IFB and had to pop in and tell you what an awesome color/pattern combo!

    I love skirts and this on is amazing!

    I too have very long hair, and I am using it as my new summer accessory!

    xXx
    Reva

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  47. Adorable outfit!! I need to try this with my hair too. Definitely trying that out on Saturday!

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  48. Lovely skirt and nail polish! You have such pretty, chic style!

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  49. Oh and good luck for your exam!

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  50. I love that skirt!! And your hair came out so great! I need to start braiding my hair again but I'm too lazy to do it before work...haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  51. Good luck, Annebeth! I'm sure you'll do great! Also, how can you do milkmaids if I can't, my hair is longer! I'll have to look at this tutorial.

    I love how you're rocking the crop top... once again, good luck!

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  52. This is the cutest outfit ever!! Also, I'm obsessed with milkmaid braids, I can't wait until my hair gets long enough to try them.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  53. Very cute shirt, your hair looks great!

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  54. Oftewel heb ik deze rok al eens op je blog gezien, oftewel heb ik ze zelf gepast in T2 :). Je haar is inderdaad heel leuk! Veel succes morgen! Ik had mijn eerste vandaag, het viel wel mee maar toch moeilijker dan verwacht.

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  55. I adore how you maid the skirt younger by adding a striped crop top! awesome. And your hair looks absolutely wonderful :D

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  56. Pretty one! Die vlechten staan je goed, vooral leuk door de verschillende kleuren in je haar :) xo

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