For someone who loves clothes as much as I do, you would think I would have learned to accessorize by my early 30's. And for someone who loves a new haircut as much as I do, you would think I would have somewhere learned along the way how to actually style my own hair. You would be wrong on both counts. Bonus! I also don't really know how to do makeup- although that one bothers me less since I like a more natural look (for myself) anyway. I do love to see how others do their makeup when it is interesting or vintage though! I'm looking at you Tatianna and Tiffani. :)
However, accessorizing is a a skill I would really like to learn. Part of the problem is that my clothes tend to be so loud, and most often with a pattern on the fabric, that it is hard for me to know where to go from there. I like a statement piece as much as the next fashion fiend, but for the most part I am too lazy to bother to actually find the right moments to use mine.
But all hope is not lost! I have purchased or have been gifted some pretty amazing statement pieces lately that are just begging to be worn. Starting with a beautiful flower headband from LOVELYMUGGLE . It is so me, and yet, I have never been bold enough to wear anything like it. Sure, I had no problem sticking a huge bow on my head when my hair was short, but styling long hair frightens me. It feels like such a commitment to do anything other than wearing it down long!
For the last year at least I have been focused on growing my hair out in the most boring way possible. This was completely by design since I knew I was going to try to get pregnant and I didn't want the fuss of trying to look stylish in a hospital gown or worrying about my hair with a new baby in the house. Sure, there were some minor trims and some color changes along the way, but ultimately I kept growing it out and went back to my natural brown. No fuss, but also no fun.
Until recently when I decided I couldn't take it any more and cut my bangs, not once, but four times, four different ways, until I finally got it right and ended up with these cute super short retro bangs that I actually love! But a new haircut requires a new hairstyle once in a while too- and this headband is the perfect way to step out of my comfort zone. Isn't it cute? I have another like it to model soon too!!!
I styled my new headband with this cute little dress I made some time ago. On it's own, I like this dress, but it can read a little 90's or even matronly so I haven't been overly excited to wear it. I think this headband gives it a little bit different vibe that makes it a bit more earth mother and less 90's teen. Also, this dress works well with the baby bump, so added bonus!