Fishtail Braids: My 80's Dreams Have Finally Come True

I've wanted to learn how to fishtail braid since, like, forever.  I remember being my small, ratlike self and wishing that my wildly huge hair could be tamed into a sleak fishtail braid.  And while I could REGULAR braid, the fishtail eluded me.  I mean, look at her.  Can you SEE her trying to mold that mop into anything?

Until recently...

I finally learned how to fishtail braid, dammit (it's stupid easy.  Easier than braiding, in fact), and I love that it looks just a bit different and slightly rocker.  Well, as rocker as I can be in my cashmere sweater (a friggin' steal at Filene's Basement nigh on ten years ago.  Really.) and scarf...

I also like the messy look of it.  Put together, non-put-togetherness.  Yeah.

Here's a great fishtail braid tutorial if you--like me--pined after your 5th grade classmates' locks.