Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fabulous Head Jewelry

I have long had an obsession with hair accessories....

First, the bows at age 5 (something Blair and I still reminisce about in pretty much every birthday card to this day) then the middle school scrunchie/accordion headband stage, and finally the early high school with the sparkly butterfly clips...(true story, please don't judge me.)

Since high school I've had a hard time adorning my hair with anything other than a bobby pin, mainly because I feel silly and childish in anything else.

Shows like Gossip Girl and Sex and the City have popularized fun, flirty hair accessories to make them look chic and mature. When we were in Italy, Callie and I saw great headbands all over the place. When Lauren and I were in NYC last September, I was FAWNING over all the gorgeous headbands at Henri Bendel. A few months ago, my absolute favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty, ran a blog on these FABULOUS bridal headbands by ban. do.

However, you don't need a sparkly hand anchor to wear one of these beauties! When Lauren and I host Miss Elizabeth's hat party this Sunday, I will be wearing one of my own! I got three of the most darling headband/hats at Forever 21 this evening. God bless cheap, trendy stores. Always there when you need them.

I'm planning to wear this beauty for a "Great Gatsby" themed wedding in L.A. in June.

This is my headdress for Jessica's wedding this weekend... worn with a pink dress.

This masterpiece is my "hat" for Liz's bridal shower.... SO EXCITED about it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Home Style in Dallas.....Part II

I will continue my series on Dallas home stores with one of my new faves, Stella Dallas. On Lover's Lane, right before you hit the tollway, this darling home and gift boutique. Since I'm such a new (read:amateur) blogger, I had to do a little googling to find out the scoop. According to a post on Decor Dallas, the shop opened in the Fall of 2008 and is owned by Amber Davidson.
The shop is full of gorgeous things. Most of it is redone vintage furniture, and in my absolute favorite style, 1960's Palm Beach. I won't lie, when I saw the store while driving down Lover's, I went in because of the name..... I desperately want to name a future daughter Stella. I LOVE THAT NAME. I was plesantly surprised to discover treasures even more sweet than the name.Enjoy the gorgeous photos, and go visit Stella Dallas!

I love the fabric on those chairs. They would look fabulous with a neutral sofa or a bright sofa (I'm thinking bright yellow). This table is faboo. The greek key shape adds a bit of interest to a parsons style table. It would look awesome with a set up like this with a statement mirror and matching lamps in the entrance hallway of an apartment or home.

I loved this little garden table. One can of paint and voila! You have a beautiful nightstand, breakfast table, or outdoor table.

This side table is friggin' fabulous. Proof that beautiful hardware can change the look of a simple piece in an instant.

Although I probably wouldn't choose the fabric on this couch, I thought it was such a cool shape.

What a simple way to have unique wall art. I want one made of Trump!