2012-01-26

Something Different

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If I had a store (because let's face it, the thought has niggled in my brain for years), I suspect I would spend an unreasonable amount of time merchandising it to look just right. But if I am shopping at a flea market or an antique store myself, I prefer to see dust, disorganization and piles and piles of stuff ready to tip over and maim me. It's because I love the hunt (which would explain the excessive thrifting in my life as well) and the feeling that at any moment the next treasure will be uncovered.
A friend took me to a little antique store in Utrecht and it was 2 floors packed full of crazy stuff. And out of all the amazing things that covered every inch of both floors, I bought this antique headband. It's not really my style, at all. Headbands are usually reserved for mommy bloggers and music festival goers (not a dig, just a truth) but it caught my eye immediately and came home with me. I love that the leaves are made of gold thread and that each flower is a slightly varied shade... I would renew my vows just to wear this headband... or just go to a music festival...

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28 comments :

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Oooh, love the floral headband, and you look SO gorgeous in these photos!! xo

Sydney said...

love this! trying new things is important! if you took the plunge and owned a store i would be there opening day!

Shruti Carol said...

You look like an Angel. Wait, or a fairy may be :)

Shruti Carol
Mysugarlesstyle.blogspot.com

modernmom said...

I am a mommy, and I don't wear headbands. But that made me laugh.

barefootandvintage said...

so so pretty.
ps. i don't own any floral headbands...
not all mommy bloggers are hippies. ;)

SIENA.STYLE said...

you look so beautiful!
kisses from prague
have a beautiful day!
http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

newpetite said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Piper Alexander said...

Well, it looks amazing w/your hair. You look like a hippie-faerie out of a dream...

Eleanor said...

You look like a Woodland Nymph and I mean that with the straightest face possible since that is such an unJentine like thing to say. Perhaps the better word would be "ethereal" which just came to me and I'm too lazy to delete Woodland Nymph.
Love it on you!

briannelee said...

Aw, you look gorgeous. I love it!

Laura Whitman said...

Okay, don't hate me, because you look gorgeous and I like the headband a lot, but my first thought when I saw the first picture was Taylor Swift.

Carrie Teal said...

You look very beautiful, but it does remind me of a wedding head piece .

Christen said...

It is a stunning piece. Totally worthy of its own post. And event - I vote for the renewal of vows :)

Shey said...

you're right so not you but you look breathlessly beautiful =)

Terri said...

I would cross a border to shop in your shop! Does your husband know of this desire to renew your vows?

girl in the poodle shoes said...

It's beautiful! I'm not a mommy blogger or a music hippie but I am a headband addict…. can't help it.

Best,
Casey
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

Raquelita said...

I would definitely wear that headband anywhere. What a fantastic find!

Estherina said...

Adorable headband. You look gorgeous!

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Shannon said...

That headband is gorgeous. So feminine and beautiful. Looks so lovely on you.

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lyndsay senerchia said...

Beaaautifull!
-Lyndsay
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Linaya said...

As a mom, I've steered clear of the headbands. It made me laugh because a lot of moms of little girls tend to be into the headband. I don't know if they put them on their daughters and then want to join the party or what.

Erin said...

I am music festival goer, and you're right. I love that headband! It's stunning and so fairy-like!

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

You look so ethereal and pretty like a mermaid or something. I enjoy the vintage headband on you and I'm glad you're showing the world they're more for just the music festival goers and mommy bloggers. I wish I was more like you in enjoying the thrill of the hunt and seeing the beauty in something that has dust and has been piled underneath things. I have such a lack of creativity that I see something dusty and old, well that's what it is and I leave it alone. Show me your ways when you come to Chicago. Your ass will be passing through Michigan where I now reside and we should make it a priority to meet! Well I'll see you in March at least in Texas. I'm just now realizing I'm writing you a novel in the form of a comment. Apologies.

Susanna said...

(Okay, I wrote a long comment and then it erased so I will try again!:)

I found out about your blog today through Michelle VanVeen and WOW...you go girl! I am so impressed and love your sense of fashion and you are a GREAT writer too! Remember those stories we used to write all those years ago?;) I think we've improved just a little!:)

Well, wear that wreath and get your vows renewed...I would with that!:)

I may be stalking you now!;)lol

~Susanna

stephanie / those tricks said...

How very Renn. Fair of you!
Just need a turkey leg and slow motion run in a full, layered skirt.
The husband can hold the lyre.

DelbaMé said...

I adore this 'crown' super whimsical and i love it.

Delaney

Free Coupon said...

Oh love the enchanting combination of floral headband and white!! reminds of me some fairytale princess!!

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