Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Fetish

The time has finally come. It's the day you have all been waiting for. The day when I will reveal my secrets. The day when the mystery will be removed and my fashionista status will be attainable by all. It's the Day of the Headbands.

Are you excited? I thought you might be. I have had questions about my headbands, lots of very sweet compliments, and have even been recognized in public because of my headbands. I figured it was time for the big reveal. It's time to remove the curtain and show you all where I got them, and how easy they are to pull off.

First of all, let's discuss the whole "I can't pull that off" excuse. I have heard it my whole life. You see, there's nothing about me that allows me to "pull it off" that each of you don't have, except the nerve and the ability to take criticism.

If you wear something even remotely edgy, some people are just going to tell you what they think, and it's not always nice. I've had my feelings hurt over the years over things I've worn, but in the long run I've just decided that if I like it, then I'm going to wear it. So you can too.

"Pulling it off" = putting it on and wearing it with pride.

That's it. So, now that that is settled, let's check out the headbands.

This is where I keep them all:


Cool, huh? This sits on my dresser. It's hard to tell, but I think I have a total of eleven headbands on there. I'm kind of obsessed.

So, first, the feather headbands. My love really started with the feathers.


The one in the middle is my favorite feather one. I got it from Urbanoutfitters.com. It is definitely the nicest of the three, but it was also twice as expensive. After I got it and wore it one day someone complimented me on it and asked me where I got it. I was proud to say Urban Outfitters, since there aren't any in Oklahoma, so I felt very fashionable, until the girl said that she had seen some just like it at The Icing. Ha. Then, I felt really lame and went to The Icing to see what they had. And there, I purchased the other two that you see. The white one I bought specificially to wear with my wedding dress, you can see photos here.

Next I have my unique ones:



I got the ones on the outsides at Forever 21. I love the black bow because it's dressy and fun. The one on the right I got recently and haven't worn it that much, but I think I haven't worn it that much because the one in the middle is similar in color and I just love it a lot more. The one in the middle was a gift (jealous?) but it is from Francesca's Collection.

Next we have the ones that you tie. I like these, because they are casual. I have another one, but I'm too lazy to dig for it. Multi-colored polka dots = you can wear it with any color. I got this one from my sweet friend Leah, who just didn't think she could wear it. So, she gave it to me. I wore it today, actually. (-:


Then I have this other one. One that I really liked when I got it and had to remind myself of the whole "it doesn't matter what people say thing". Because the same weekend I got this next one, my lovely younger sister told me it looked like I had a dead rodent on my head. To which I ever so politely and maturely responded that she looked like a dead rodent. What are sisters for? (-: Well, what goes around comes around apparently, because shortly therafter, my beloved headband snapped inside the outer lining, so I can't wear it without it being super loose. But I can't bring myself to throw it away yet. This gem was also found at Forever 21:



I mean, I know it's kinda big, but so what?

So there you have it. Those are my headbands. I have some more plain ones, but those aren't as interesting. Are you inspired? Go find one you like, and just wear it! That's 75% of the battle! The putting it on your head part. Then wear it proudly and just wait for people to tell you how great it is. And you will feel great. You will feel empowered. You will feel... okay... maybe I'm going overboard.

Bottom line: Don't let people steal your headband joy! (-:

~Kathryn


22 comments:

  1. I have a few headbands that I love, but don't wear them that often. I might have to take one out for a spin soon!

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  2. Oi, my head is really big...haha, so I really shouldn't "pull it off!" I love the feather ones though!

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  3. I LOVE your headbands! You always look so cute in them!

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  4. Love the feather ones so cute..I would def. try to rock those! :)

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  5. Love it! I have one myself but it's too dressy for everyday use so I'm in the process of making some on my own. Exciting!

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  6. I love the idea of having a style signature like headbands are for you. Headbands probably aren't a good fit for my style, but you look so adorable in yours.

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  7. I love the feather ones. So cute!

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  8. How fun! I like headbands too. Its an easy way to be boldly fashionable. =D

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  9. The feather ones are my favorite. You have a great collection!

    Visiting from SITS!
    Sarah

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  10. Congratulations for being yourself in a world that looks for square pegs in square holes. Love your blog, too. Come visit and happy SITS day!

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  11. They are so cute, but they hurt my head!

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  12. I can't wear them because they hurt, but you look fanntastic!
    Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!
    I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
    Please stop by!
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  13. Hey, thanks for hoping over to my blog. I love to hear from others on the Dave Ramsey journey. You two make a cute couple. I signed up to follow. Can't wait to read more.

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  14. I love the blue headband, but I don't know if I could pull it off. :) Love the picture of you and hubby at the top of your blog, and your blog name- they are great. I'm about to be your newest follower. :)

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  15. Very cute! I have a bunch of stretchy ones that my daughter keeps stealing.

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  16. um....uh...i didn't read this...and you're kinda standing over my shoulder with a gun to my head making me leave a comment....but uh.....COOL!!!!

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  17. Um...props to the person who introduced you to the feather headbands :)

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  18. lol. you totally spoke to my heart on this one... i love the look but indeed always thought that I was trying to hard. but i have embraced them more and am adding to my collection. i will check out your places! :) thanks, girl!

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  19. I love your headbands! I've been debating whether I wanted to start a collection myself, actually. Of course I get more attention from the fact that I wear 10 rings everywhere I go, so I don't know if I need anything else. :)

    I've got some awards for you over at my place, come and get them!

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  20. I just was drawn in by your title. Sounds like y'all might be Dave Ramsey fans. Is that true? If not, you need to be!!! Would like to see post on your Dave story if in fact you are. Great posts, by the way.

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  21. I left you a little "happy" over at my blog! Have a great week!

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  22. I just bought 5 from old navy today :)

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