I was just about to step out of the craft store when I noticed my soon-to-be “big” accessory purchase. Right between the foam letters and wedding decorations laid a flower headband, stirring up childhood memories. If you were raised in my hometown before we got a mall, you’d know what I’m talking about. Sisters and I wore these headbands for all sorts of special occasions…
These flowers (and anything else DIY) are still pretty big in small town events. A few years ago, I went to the best wedding of my life in a nearby town (blogged about it before), and they were EVERYWHERE: the bride’s fabric bouquet, tucked in her hair-do, tied to the white balloons taped all over the walls, etc.
The headband that caught my eye in the craft store was a pink/purple tone, perfect for the frilly, girly side of me. Slide a few bobby pins to keep it from moving around, and it’s all set!
Inspired by the memories of my childhood party outfits, I took out a vintage, halter dress I’d hidden in the back of my closet and paired it with chunky heels and green eyeshadow.
With 60s and 70s band groupies muses in mind, I center-parted my hair and tousled it around.
The best part of it all? The headband was only 50 lempiras, less than $3.00…almost the same as my yellow dress. Hoo-rah!