Lookbook: Headband

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 I rarely wear my hair completely up but fun hair embellishments like this headband really inspired me to try it out!  Goody sent over a package of cute hair accessories and I had a ball playing with them all.  I normally would not have picked up this headband but I tried it on and really liked the color against my hair.  I ended up putting my hair back in a bun with the spin pins (love them!) and held the rest of my hair back with the cute headband.  I have giant head syndrome though when I wear headbands like this as it kind of gave me a headache after awhile but when I tweeted about my headband aches many of you chimed in with the same thing so I don’t feel so bad!

I ordered this sweater from Forever 21 and it was one of those things that I wanted to return but it was so cheap that it was not worth the hassle of going to the store to return it so I kept it and worked with it.  I liked that it was a short sleeve sweater, since I’m always cold I figured it would be a good top to wear in the Seattle summers where it’s nice but still windy.  The sweater it actually a bit more boxy than I’d like and it doesn’t really work with someone who’s short and apple shaped like I am.  To solve the problem from it making me look even wider in the midsection I added the fitted striped tank underneath to give it some depth and take away from the boxy-ness.  It’s definitely a different look for me as I tend to dress for my body shape – I try to elongate my short midsection – and this outfit was kind of the opposite but I think it still worked and I may not stray from boxy sweaters as I usually do.

I turned the camera around and got a shot of my photographer’s awesome shoes and his little helpers! 🙂

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I actually think this one is a cuter shape than mine. I love this coral color and it comes in a pretty yellow too. The Relaxed Scoop Neck Sweater is a slimmer and more fitted. Or you could probably do the same type of look with this Purl Knit Top.

Similar and on sale for $14.99!

Also love the Wave Tank with the stripes going at different angles which would look cute underneath a sweater.  Or the Sequin-stripe tank is adorable and on sale for $25!

J Crew and Madewell denim is pretty on par with each other.  The only difference that I’ve found is that J Crew runs a bit bigger while Madewell is more true to size.  I think this outfit would look cute with the Matchstick Jeans in white too.
Miu Miu Suede Peep Toe Pumps

I’m slightly obsessed with the Miu Miu fall collection and their quirky shaped shoes.  The heel is so weird but cute at the same time!  The same with the Leather platform versions which I’m so tempted to get!  5 inch heel!  I’d be TALL! 🙂  The favorite part of my pumps is the ruffle detailing on the back and the Vince Camuto ‘Momas’ Corset Back Suede Pump is the “look for less” version of my pumps. They pretty much look exactly the same!
It’s not available online but you can find them at Target.
If you are wondering about my jewelry, the necklace is vintage, bracelets by Jewelmint, bangles by J Crew and the watch is Rolex.

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  • alison*elle
    June 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    That headband is super cute! Unlike you though, I suffer from small head syndrome, and elasticated headbands like that fall off my head alllll the time. It's so annoying and drives me nuts!

    xo, alison*elle

  • CessOviedo
    June 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Oh I love to see you wearing your hair up, I have many Goody things and they are so pretty, love the blue and stripes look, very 4th the july!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Lily
    June 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    The headband looks so cute on you…I love it with your hair up. And the blue sweater looks great on you…love the red stripes peeking out !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • Christine
    June 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    great outfit, adorable headband too! 🙂

    http://www.christinebalram.blogspot.com

  • The Little Dust Princess
    June 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Love your makeup and those shoes!

  • Rebeka
    June 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    this look is totally different from what you normally wear but I LOVE it. I think that you look really great. The blue is a really good color and even though the sweater is a little baggy you can tell that it is supposed to be that way, and with the fitted striped tank under it's perfect. I'd say you should definitely go for sweaters like this more often – it looks really good!

  • Heather
    June 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    This outfit looks SO good on you. I love that color blue. And your hair looks great up!

  • Richelle
    June 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I have those sneakers! I used to use them at the gym. Big mistake because they have a little heel. Don't have your hubby use them to the gym! Lol.

    Looking gorge as ever! I love your hair up. It makes the outfit stand out.

    richelle
    http://www.rarepersona.com

  • Fashion Therapist
    June 14, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Love the peek of color from the striped shirt underneath.

  • Abby
    June 14, 2011 at 1:35 am

    You look faaaaantastic in those skinny pants!

  • Gina
    June 14, 2011 at 6:42 am

    That necklace is stunning. It really pops out with the bold colors behind it.

  • Neris
    June 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Love this look! You are adorable and shoes are to die for!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • Savvy Gal
    June 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    love that headband. I can't not make a headband stay…. : (

  • Twenty.Something
    June 16, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Gorgeous! Love the headband.

    x
    http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

  • lesouefsbrouilles
    June 16, 2011 at 4:48 am

    i love this look!

  • suzanne
    June 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    you totally make it work but i completely understand about the boxiness of the sweater. i have the same shape as you and i have such a hard time buying all of the beautiful, big, bulky cable knit sweaters that come out every winter. they just make me look like a big ol' box!

    that color is great and it's probably nice to switch up the styles a bit 🙂 lovely as always!

    -suzanne
    awkwardly chic

  • FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION
    June 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Love that headband on you! And I'm a major shoe lover so those Miu Miu's are right up my alley! xo

  • Berty
    June 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    One of my fav trends and never get tired of doing this similar style….You are just beautiful! Tahnks for sharing!

  • Maya
    June 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    The headband is really cute and I love those shoes! 🙂 x

  • MizzJ
    June 20, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I really like that sweater on you! The color really complements your skin and I don't think it makes you look boxy at all 🙂

  • Carolyn
    June 20, 2011 at 5:37 am

    your hair looks really cute up! adorable headband

  • Holly
    June 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    i love this outfit! i LOVE the blue sweater, i can't believe you wanted to return it! it really looks great on you!

  • xxayeexx
    June 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I just bought the Vince Camuto Momas last month! Haven't had a chance to wear them yet thought…but they are beautiful!

  • Vivi
    June 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Cute look especially with the stripes peeking out from the bottom. And the headband is adorable.