peachy pleats and topsy tails

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1992 called, and it wants its pony back! This was my mom’s go-to hairstyle for me in elementary school, followed closely by the french braid. Of the two, this is the only one I can recreate on my own as a grown-up. Somehow my french braid always comes out crooked and weirdly… inside-out?

Check out Gal Meets Glam’s twisted ponytail post for simple instructions to recreate the throw-back yourself; no informercial “fashion hair tools” required.

LC Lauren Conrad polka dot pleated dress (Kohl’s sale, several seasons ago); Elle denim jacket (Kohl’s), Romeo & Juliet Couture handbag (Hautelook); Target sandals 

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33 Comments

  1. hermes リボン

    Posted 9.9.13 Reply
  2. That’s so adorable! And I think everyone else here agrees(:

    Posted 5.28.13 Reply
  3. Linda wrote:

    The topsy tail! My friends and I used to wear our hair like that for soccer games and tennis meets. Isn’t it funny how the hairstyles from our childhood are slowly coming back? I see kids at school with side ponytails and scrunchies though I’m not embracing those styles myself. Hehe.

    Posted 5.26.13 Reply
    • Haha, scrunchies are one trend I am not revisiting!! They conjure memories of noxema and neon leggings.

      Posted 5.28.13 Reply
  4. Larabaer wrote:

    Aww! Just beautiful :)
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    Posted 5.24.13 Reply
  5. Melissa wrote:

    Your outfit is very pretty!

    Posted 5.24.13 Reply
  6. LOVE your dress! Very cute:)

    Posted 5.23.13 Reply
  7. You are so cute, as usual! Stop by to see how I wore my college graduation dress 5 years later :)
    Xo,
    Z
    http://beingzhenya.com

    Posted 5.22.13 Reply
  8. You are adorable! I love the throw back to the topsy tail ;)

    Posted 5.22.13 Reply
  9. Rachel wrote:

    An absolutely GORGEOUS pony! Love it, you look so chic!

    Posted 5.22.13 Reply
  10. Megan wrote:

    I remember doing my hair like that! It may be an older style, but I think it looks gorgeous with your long locks :) Very classic. And I want your dress!

    Posted 5.22.13 Reply
  11. Cute hair style. You pull of the pony tail in a way I could never do OTL
    Absolute adore.

    Posted 5.22.13 Reply
  12. I like the simple yet fresh look! ^__^

    Posted 5.22.13 Reply
  13. Ahhhh topsy tails!!! How I miss the days!

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  14. Brynn wrote:

    Hahah, I totally did that all the time when I was little! I loved that it looked fancy but was really simple. I would do my American Girl Doll’s hair like that, too! :)

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  15. Pam wrote:

    I love you topsy tail !!! Bring back 1992 !!

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  16. No worries. :) I still wear my hair in that same pony too (when it’s grown out).

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  17. Love it! So simple but so cute! I used to love the topsy tail when I was younger! Memories :)

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
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  19. Amber wrote:

    An inside-out french braid is a cornrow! Love the peach dress and throw-back hair :)

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  20. kelsey wrote:

    gorgeous outfit!
    kw ladies in navy

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  21. Love this dress very pretty. I love this hair style I often have my hair like this it’s simple to do and look really cute.

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  22. UnicornKim wrote:

    I love your dress! I heart Kohl’s and make as many cross-border trips (from Canada) as possible each year. I’m wearing a very similar outfit to yours today, but with leggings under my dress since the length is questionable for work. Mine is a combo of Target, Old Navy, and Loft with a Kate Spade bag:)

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  23. cjgal wrote:

    I remember I had a generic one called pony flip that came with an instructional video. I was obsessed!

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
    • There just aren’t enough products that come with instructional videos these days, ya know? ;-)

      Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  24. I used to rock that hair style, it used to be my “princess hair” and I’d only take it to parties or holidays! You totally brought me back to 96. That dress is lovely!

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
    • Ha, yes! Princess hair. I’m pretty sure it was Belle’s go-to coif in Beauty and the Beast. I love that you saved it for special occasions :)

      Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  25. OMG!! I totally remember the topsy tail tool…haha! Love it!
    ~Lauren
    http://lalovesblog.com

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  26. Super cute! I used to do my hair like that all the time :)

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  27. that’s the cutest pony ever awh!:)x

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply
  28. simply fabulous!
    I follow you
    http://easo20.wordpress.com/

    Posted 5.21.13 Reply