A Headband Emergency

Ever since I started watching Gossip Girl, I’ve had an obsession with headbands.  Seriously Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) has influenced a new trend and movement just from a TV show. Do you watch the show? I do, because I love some drama. Seriously though, the fashion on the show is awesome.  I love their stylists, and what they put together for the actor’s wardrobes. It’s amazing!

I’ve never really been a hair accessory person. I have thick and fluffy hair. I do, I swear.  My hair is always too thick for cute clips and other things. I did rock the scrunchie in the 90’s though. I’ve always had long hair until the past few years. My hair was such a hot mess though when it was long.  I pretty kept it in a ponytail 24/7.  This is one of the main reasons that I decided to cut my hair so short, was the everlasting ponytail. I decided that I needed a style, and that would be easier for me to maintain shorter hair.

I’m trying to accessorize my hair a little more.  I don’t want to look or be called a boy.  I loathe the term “boy short hair”.  Please call it “pixie” or something else, that will imply cute and stylish. I’ve used hair clips, barrettes, flowers, and now the headband.  I am obsessed with headbands. I rock the headband. I’ve also found someone else who has an obsession worse than mine. Do you follow, or read Tip Junkie? You should, because Laurie and her site are fabulous. We bonded at Blissdom over our headband obsessions.

dancing4_thumbPhoto by Angie Arthur. She’s also the Co-Founder of i heart faces.

Hanging out with Laurie fueled my obession with headbands. I have quite a collection already.  They range from simple to quite fancy.  I started out with basic black headbands, but I’m moving onto to more colorful and fancy ones.

On Friday night, I was on Twitter.  I tweeted to Brooke that there was a headband on her site, that I needed.  I was not joking. I saw this headband and instantly decided it would be mine.  I actually met Brooke a few months ago at The Handmade Brigade. I got her business card and bookmarked her site. Brooke responded back that I should get the headband.  I don’t think she understood me. I had a headband emergency. I needed instant gratification. Brooke lives locally to me, which is a good thing.

I finally got a hold of Brooke on Saturday.  I spoke with her on the phone.  I told her that I had an event on Sunday.  I bought the perfect dress.  I neeeeeeeeeeed this headband to match the dress. She laughed a little, I’m sure. I said, seriously, where can I meet you? She knew I was not joking.  So we agreed that she would make me the fabulous headband.  I would meet her the next morning.

Brooke came through. She’s fabulous!!!! We chatted a little, ok maybe I blabbed my mouth off. But, she made me that most fabulous headband ever! We met in the Target parking lot at 9am Sunday morning. Cause I’m fabulous like that! I was hiding in my Tahoe with my unwashed wild hair barely awake. I felt like I was doing a drug deal or something. I was in my car handing over cash for a box.  It’s pretty funny when I tell the story in person.  But seriously, I can’t say enough good things about Brooke and her talents.  Here’s a close-up photo of the headband.  Isn’t it pretty? You can buy it HERE.

Not Quite Vintage Headband

As for my entire outfit with the awesome headband. Well, I think it came out well.  Don’t you think it looked great with my awesome dress, from Tar-jay? And the ocean view isn’t too bad either!

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39 comments
Bethany
Bethany

It looks great on you, and WOW the view is gorgeous! Where is that??

courtney
courtney

That dress is from Target? DARLING!!! Look how hot you look, lady. Love it. And have you been enjoying your Ruelala credits...courtesy of me?! Kisses.

SITSGirls
SITSGirls

Just bought a headband from Brooke- she owes you.

The (Un)Experienced Mom
The (Un)Experienced Mom

Love the headbands! I loved wearing mine to Blissdom. And I too did the scrunchy thing. And the high, stiff, hairsprayed bangs. And the french cuffs on the jeans. Ok, I'll stop now...embarrassing myself. What if I let it slip out I did the Roger Rabbit and Running Man at school dances!? Tamara www.theunexperiencedmom.com

Victoria
Victoria

Love the headband! It was SO Worth it... Where did you take the picture? The name of that beach is like on the top of my brain but I can't remember it..ARGH!

KanesMom
KanesMom

I have totally been coveting all the headbands and clips with the feathers on the side. I have no idea where I would wear them. Maybe to the grocery store to buy milk and diet coke? Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters have some really awesome hair accessories right now. Seriously how hot would I look sporting this through the checkout line? http://tinyurl.com/y8s7t48 ? BTW - I have that dress. Love it!!

Jess
Jess

You pretty much need to get here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadeparade right this second. You'll be in love. And broke. But oh so cute! I am a bit bias because A) she's my friend B) she had her 3rd child on my birthday and C) she gifted me an amazing necklace for Nugget's birthday party. Tell her I sent you. She'll love me forever. (Not like she doesn't already)

Heather
Heather

Can I just tell you how much I enjoyed reading this. First of all, fabulous headband - fantastic dress - gorgeous you! That is soo great that Brooke is local and you could get your headband fix asap! I can't tell you how many times I find something online (esp. thru etsy) and I hate waiting for it to come in the mail. I am like a kid in a candystore - but at the mailbox!!

Muffy
Muffy

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! SIMPLY DIVINE!

marybeth @ www.babygoodbuys.com
marybeth @ www.babygoodbuys.com

That headband really DOES look fantastic on you! I still haven't quite figured out the *right* headband for me, but I'll have to shop around Brook's store to see what I can find.

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

You are rocking that headband & dress girl!

kwr221 (Kristin)
kwr221 (Kristin)

Love the headband and the dress looks better on you than on Target's website! The belt is key!

Kristen
Kristen

Absolutely gorgeous outfit! I looooooooove that headband, OMG. I may need to go to Tarjay and find that dress.

Kim
Kim

Ohhhhh Sunshine, you look so...sunshiney!! Beautiful dahling! Please wear that headband to work on Wednesday night...we need a little slice of pretty there! Seriously, you look great.

Allyson
Allyson

What a beautiful picture. You are gorgeous!!

Laurie
Laurie

Holy Cow! That is fabulous. I'm off to check out her site. I just LOVE that picture of you in front of the ocean. You're beautiful!

Angie from The Arthur Clan
Angie from The Arthur Clan

1) I {heart} both you and Laurie so much. 2) You completely rock the headband! 3) That last photo is to-die-for. Do you know what I look at through my window all day? Snow, snow and more snow. Can I move in with you? Loved this post! :)

Tricia
Tricia

The outfit is killer! You look stunning and the headband...amazing! It completes the outfit and it is oh-so-fabulous. I think I have to buy one. I recently chopped off my hair too, because of the whole constant ponytail debacle. SO I obviously need it too.... :)

Tina@Send Chocolate Now
Tina@Send Chocolate Now

I love that back story! Now it makes the headband even cuter. And yes, it looked really good with the dress, you Fashion Maven, you!

Maria @ Oh Lovely Coupons
Maria @ Oh Lovely Coupons

i saw the picture that you tweet! you girls look smokin!! I have a sick obsession with headbands and it drives everyone around me crazy! oh well!