Keep Your Cool

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In classic British style, I’m going to discuss the weather. Here we go:

Saturday was a scorcher, wasn’t it? Crikey!

Bumbling Britishisms aside, it really was rather warm on Saturday. After sitting on the park barbecuing various meats and drinking fruity ciders, I was in no fit state to head out to a party (which was my diary entry for Saturday evening). I treated myself to a cold shower and washed the smoke out of my hair, but was then faced with a new, long-hair-don’t-care dilemma – blow drying.

Long-time mermaids will know that blow drying, straightening and curling heavy hair in hot weather is absolutely awful. But I’m new to this game, and I haven’t quite mastered the natural wave. So rather than battle with a round brush and a bottle of Frizz-Ease, I decided to try a fishtail braid, inspired by this article on Super Savvy Me, who I collaborated with for this post.

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Silk shorts, French Connection | T-shirt, H&M | Sandals, Reiss | Clutch, c/o Radley | Watch, c/o Daniel Wellington | Necklace, Topshop | Ring, H&M | Sunglasses, Orla Kiely for Boots Opticians

I used this awesomely cute video tutorial to teach myself how to do a fishtail braid – it’s quick, simple and looks great for summer. With my hair off my face and taken care of, I slipped on some silk shorts, a cotton tee and (almost) flats for a no-nonsense outfit. Finished off with my beautiful Radley bag – which is actually an iPad case but looks great as a clutch – I was good to go.

What’s your favourite summer hairstyle? Any tips for styling long hair in hot heat?



After reading this post, I’ve realized that I’m only growing out my hair so that I can fishtail braid it. Thank you for the further inspiration!

Tori Bobs

Jen you look bloody gorgeous! I love the fishtail (I never managed to do it when I had long hair and now it’s too short!) and that outfit is divine. Love the rich navy 🙂 xx

allison b-t

your fishtail looks great! i can braid my hair in the standard three-part fashion no problem but i’ve tried the fishtail over and over and never get it right. it looks so easy too, i don’t know what my problem is! 🙁

Lily Lipstick

I am terrible at braiding my own hair. I can do other people’s no problem but it all goes horribly wrong when I attempt it on myself. Off to watch that video! x


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