Summer Hair

top: stolen from Brit (altered) 
belt: cozy
necklace: gift from my sister
jeans: abercrombie (altered to skinnies)
sandals: target
Now that we’re officially heading into summer, I’ve decided it’s time to tackle my hair. For the last few years, I have done my hair a total of three ways — curly, straight, or in a bun. And since the summer heat makes my curled hair straight, and my straightened hair stringy, I thought it was time to get creative. Yesterday I tackled a little side french braid with a low side bun (inspired by Sydney), and was really happy with how it turned out. 
Especially when we went to the park for playgroup and it was a million degrees and sunny. My would-be stringy, sweaty hair was majorly thanking me. 
Now let’s see if I can make this more than a one time gig…place your bets.


  1. andrea says:

    I love how you wrapped the braid all the way down to the back of your hair line. It looks so pretty!

  2. Annie says:

    Ohh I LOVE your hair Merrick – so pretty! And that yellow tee is so fun 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Your hair looks so cute and the lil baby bump is adorable!


  4. Sarah says:

    Love the hair! A side braid makes every hair style look a bit better 😉 Just need to grow mine long enough to do it!!


  5. TheTinyHeart says:

    Your hair looks so cute with the braid, Merrick!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. Love the yellow and aqua combo and the hair looks great!

  7. Michelle says:

    funny – I just vowed to learn to braid my hair well! too cute 🙂

  8. Maggie B. says:

    How cute does that look!?!? I try and I try to braid my hair, but alas, no such luck yet. Sometimes, if my hair is in a good mood I can sort of twist the bangs into something that sort of looks like a braid.

    But mostly, my hair hates me and it always looks like crap.

    I have hair envy. =)

  9. Sara Flynn says:

    This looks so nice on you! I am so glad I started to follow your blog, its adorable. I love your style.


  10. newpetite says:

    Love your hair-do! So perfectly chic for summer.

  11. kaitlyn says:

    I need to be patient with myself and teach myself to french braid because it looks so cute!!

  12. Kayla says:

    so cute! when I try to do that to mine, my little hairs and bangs poke out all weird by the time I get to my ear… oh well, I can live vicariously through you! 🙂

  13. Kayla says:

    oh and one more thing..pregnancy looks GOOD on you! {I am slightly jealous..but glad we aren't pregnant at the same time so you won't make me look bad! :)}

  14. kaila sue says:

    I stink at doing that braid, I am so jealous of yours!

  15. Kelly says:

    This is such a cute hair-style! Perfect for summer. It's so hard to style hair when it's hot out.

  16. Bri Marie says:

    I'm obsessed with this look!! Loving the yellow and white combo on top and loving the hair even more! I have extremely thick hair and having good updos in the summer is a lifesaver! Thanks for showing another version of Sydney's hair!

  17. You make me want to grow my hair out. Stop looking so dang cute.

  18. For Elyse says:

    I love this hairstyle! Its so simple and feminine and I see it on the red carpet all the time! I love how the braid continues french braid style down your face! Very lovely! I am now following and you should checkout the fashion blog I write for La Bella Vita!

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