Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Top 5: Hair Accessories Guaranteed to Brighten a Depressing Day


Butterfly hair comb, $35Have you ever had a swarm of butterflies land on your head? Me neither. But I imagine it would be difficult to have a bad day after such an experience.

Not only is this big flower lovely and quirky and eye-catching, it's made of duct tape. This is the first and only hair accessory I've come across that would earn me some street cred with my 14-year-old brother.

I bought a beautiful brown feather headband in DC that looked a lot like this, but when I packed it in my suitcase for my trip home, the feathers got tweaked, so it now looks less like a chic headband and more like a confused pheasant that rammed into my skull. Basically, having a new one would brighten my day.

You know the feeling of unadulterated glee that comes from popping the bow from a present onto your head and being like, "Ha ha! Look everyone! There's a bow on my head! I am SUCH a dork!"? Well, this headband would surely impart a similar feeling, and look decidedly more fabulous.

Just looking at this picture made me go, "Eeeeeeeppp!" and bounce up and down in my chair excitedly. For a happiness boost, you just can't beat teeny tiny polka dot bows in pretty colors. I would be tempted to wear all eight at once, and that would definitely make for a good day.

22 comments:

emily said...

yes. i want all of them. ;) especially the first two. (and the post title is the best!)

Emma said...

hah! i love alll of these, and your commentary actually made me laugh out loud, causing people walking past to stare at me in concern. job well done.

WendyB said...

The first one makes me think of Alexander McQueen but more wearable.

Ricks said...

We call the bow placed on your head after removal from gifts, party hats. :] This Tuesday's Top 5 made me smile. Thanks!

Claire said...

I'm really into the hair flowers lately. Also I love peacock hair accessories. : )

alixrose said...

Duct tape, did I read duct tape? The last thing that comes to mind when I see duct tape is fashion for the hair.. am impressed. Also that butterfly clip is awesome!

ekerplay said...

At first, I loved the butterfly headband. I lusted after it, I ooh'd and I ahh'd... but then I remembered - I'm perpetually TERRIFIED of butterflies and they give me panic attacks. I think I might shit myself if I forgot I was wearing it and caught a glimpse of my reflection.

Love the rest though!!
Bisous xx

*indie_queen* said...

I love hair accessories! My favourite thing ever

Hammy said...

Oooh I want those butterflies!

Sal said...

ALL adorable, but I'd just love to waltz into the office with a head full of monarch butterflies. Oh the SNARK I'd get!

Kashaya said...

Wow they all looks great but I'm absolutley in love with the first one with butterflies!

Krista said...

The butterfly comb is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I also looked at her etsy site and wanted every single thing on there. Would definitely help me in becoming a magical woodland fairy ;)

futurelint said...

I'm soooo gonna try to make a butterfly one (even though I kinda hate butterflies somehow... I think I've just seen too many cheesy tattoos).

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Kaume'alani said...

Love this week's top five! Great job. I'm also tempted to try to make the butterfly one. I bet Jake could make me a duct tape flower. He made a duct tape vest and wallet when we were in high school. (So embarrassing btw).

Caroline said...

the butterflies are the best!

Bekah said...

why not wear EVERYTHING at once? they're all so unbearably cute individually it just MUST be a good idea!
feathers+butterfly swarm+present bow+eight cute little bows+duct tape=BEST EVER

I'm now going to begin my life's work of trying to construct such a hair accessory

daddylikeyblog said...

Isn't the butterfly one AMAZING! It's art!

Krista--
I know, her site is a feast for the eyes and a perfect place to shop for hopeful magical woodland fairies. :)

futurelint--
Can't wait to see your attempt! I bet it will come out fabulous.

echidna girl said...

I think a confused pheasant really makes a statement in of itself.

Erin said...

what's with young teenages boys and duct tape? my bro loved it too - he made wallets. crafy.
and i'm kind of in love with the tulle headband. kind of, a lot.

Leila said...

I love the butterfly comb! Its amazing. I would wear an all black outfit so as not to take away from it. LOVE IT

Rosie Unknown said...

I love the duct tape flower! And a sad fact: I actually did wear a present bow on my head. All day. At school. And it wasn't my birthday either.

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