Pretty Ponytail

Fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera wears an ALC pleated maxi dress and a ponytail styled by Fran RizzuttoClose-up of Winnipeg fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera wearing a ponytail styled by Fran Rizzutto and Ace & Tate sunglassesWinnipeg fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera wears an ALC gown and a ponytail styled by Fran Rizzutto, while carrying a Chanel extra mini handbagOutfit details on fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera, including an ALC pleated black dress and Keltie Leanne Designs mirror ringClose-up of a night out ponytail on fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera, styled by Fran RizzuttoWinnipeg fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera walks in the Exchange District wearing a black ALC gown and carrying a Chanel extra mini handbagALC dress (similar)
Sam Edelman heels
Chanel handbag
Ace & Tate sunglasses (similar)
Keltie Leanne Designs rings (c/o)
Strut Jewelry ring (c/o)
Keltie Leanne Designs earrings (c/o)
Hair by Fran Rizzutto

It’s hair week here on Coco & Vera. It’s not a secret that I wear the same hairstyle all the time. So, for a fun change of pace, I’ve teamed up with local stylist Fran Rizzutto to share three fabulous – and simple – night out hair styles with you this week. Bonus: if you visit Fran at Vq Salon in Winnipeg and mention Coco & Vera, you’ll receive a free conditioning treatment! If you missed the first installment of this series, you can read it here.

I love the idea of a ponytail. But I’ve never been able to master the ponytail. I realise how silly that sounds since technically, all a ponytail requires is the hair on your head and an elastic. But not all ponytails are created equal and mine, historically, have mostly been lopsided, not to mention a bit boring. Until recently, I always favoured a low bun, and would never have dreamed of wearing a ponytail for anything more exciting than a grocery store run. But this style changed everything.

It’s hard enough to figure out what to wear to a wedding without considering your hairstyle. For me, hair is usually the last thing I think about no matter what the occasion – my plans start with my outfit, followed by shoes and accessories, make-up and, finally hair. When attending weddings, I often find myself overdressed. I just have so many lovely dresses and a wedding is a perfect occasion to get them out. When my brother- and sister-in-law got married this summer, I made a last minute split decision and completely changed my outfit just before leaving home. Truth be told: I would have been overdressed in my original outfit. And it was mostly because of how I styled my hair. When you get dressed up, the secret is to dress your hair down – and a ponytail is a perfect way to do it.

This is no ordinary ponytail, mind you. It certainly doesn’t look like any ponytail I’ve ever done myself. But the more I think about it, the more I realise that I’ve been underestimating ponytails all along. Just because all the really require is a hair elastic and two seconds of effort doesn’t mean they can’t be so much more than that. Starting with beach waves and wrapping a strand of hair around the elastic took this ponytail to a whole new level – without making the style look too fancy, which means it’s perfect to pair with your favourite dress, no matter how fancy, for a night out at a wedding.

Where do you stand on ponytails? Personally, I think I’m going to be wearing them a lot more often!

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  1. This ponytail is SO perfect!! Absolutely love it Cee! Plus is that the dress you wore to bisou bridal, or am I delusional? Adore it on you and those pleats couldn’t be more perfect too!! And when it comes to unfussy hairstyles? Yup, couldn’t agree more! Love a laid-back and chic vibe! Can’t wait to see you rock this style again – it’s beautiful on you! Happy Thursday, love!! xo

  2. Yes, sometimes even the simplest, most unassuming pony tail can become the centerpiece of a look. Of course you’ve got all those delightful shorter pieces to frame your face and add effortless glamour. I just love the whole look though.
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