So I have two new ways to flex my muscles- feathers and flowers. For the hair. (ooooh. aaaaaaah.) I find that my collection of accessories grows while I'm pregnant because it's pretty pointless to spend my money on clothes. I have my few maternity things to last me but most of them are completely unexciting...tanks, cardigans, jeans, etc. It's now that I really start to bank on my accessory collection to be special and make me feel like some part of my outfit has pizazz. And since I watched my necklace collection blossom during my first pregnancy, it seems my hair jewelry is having its day in the sun. I blame this on another blog I like to read.
When Casey shows pictures of herself she always has her hair done up with the coolest headbands that seem to hold up a mess of hair that is so perfectly imperfect that it makes me jealous. So when she finally showed a side shot of her hair the other day, I saved it (stalker-like, aren't I?) and decided I would try for the same effect. Her hair seems to be slightly shorter than mine so I may have to to have to tweak it for myself a little bit, but I'm excited. It takes her typical tee-and-jeans outfit and makes them look much more unique. All because of a little headband! And Etsy.com is a haven for unique headbands that have more character than the Goody ones you can buy at Target. So to Esty.com I went. And I bought two beauties:
Feather clip: NoMoreTwistHandmade, Headband: designsbyabbylynn
I'm not done working the headband. I kept the shots close up because I wasn't very pleased with the turnout but I had 10 minutes to get ready before teaching piano lessons this morning and I had to figure it out while telling a 14-month old that no, he in fact was NOT allowed to climb up the bathroom cabinets. Interesting. So this was just to get me by, but I'm expecting much better results tomorrow when I can take a glorious half hour during nap time to put the bangs down and try again. The feather clip with vintage button in the middle will be for a day when the hair is down and curled. I'm thinking it won't happen tomorrow but this weekend looks promising. Stay tuned for that. But I feel like it has great promise and will be the simplest of simple to rock.
I ordered these two things because I didn't have anything like them...because I have never done anything like this with my hair. It's my way of pushing myself outside the box, requiring my creativity to step it up a notch. It's the same pleasure I find in identifying a piece of clothing that is "in" for the season, feeling unsure as to whether I know how to actually make it work, and buying it because I am determined to wear it and wear it well. Anything I haven't done or don't know how to pull off I automatically have to have and try. It makes me flex my creative muscles. It pushes me outside my comfort box. It develops my sense of style more.
What are you scared to try? Or what have you finally mastered that you were previously intimidated by? What's stopping you?