String Thing

I’ve always been a big headband fan but recently I’ve been loving how much fun can be had by adding the right band. One of the biggest trends in hair, right now, is using stringy little headbands in very simple styles. I’ve chosen three vintage inspirations that I love and show how adding the right headband can turn your hair into a classic, easy to do, throwback look.

Hippie Bands

You can transform your simple ponytail or down-do into a whisper of the free-spirit style of the late 1960s by adding a stringy band around your head, over your hair.

You can choose bands with or add feathers, flowers and other adornments to help better capture the earthly nature of this look.

Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Kate Olsen, Michelle Williams, and Nicole Richie are just a few celebs who love wearing a bohemian band.

Flapper Style

Just like the ladies of the days of prohibition and suffrage, you can easily achieve a flapper-like look by adding a jazzy headband to your outfit.

Headbands with a simple shape but a bit more sparkle and pizazz are a great way to turn simple hair into an elegant style reminiscent of the 1920s.

Nicole Richie (again), Elizabeth Olsen, and Selma Hayek all know how to glamourize like a bootleggers gal.

Greek Chic

Let your inner Goddess shine by opting for a messy chic greek style. Even an unwashed-hair, stick-it-up-in-a-bun day can quickly become a chance to strut some spartan style.

A messy up-do, long flowing curls and everything in between can be given a little dose of historical fashion for an adorably easy to achieve summer style that’ll have others worshiping at your temple of style.

Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Selma Hayek (again) are great examples of achieving the perfect greek goddess hair.

I hope this post has inspired you to play around with headbands and/or some vintage inspired looks.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK


With A Bow On Top

It’s been too long since I’ve posted my Daily Threads and even then, I wasn’t very good at consistently posting them. I’d like to try and get better at this… I guess we’ll see how that goes. If nothing else, I want to at least feature non-workday ensembles and there’s no better time than the present!

Here’s what I wore today:

I love my new floral tank that I picked up at Ross for $8.99. Paired with my Billabong jean shorts, you can barely tell I have shorts on at all (that’s why I included the second picture). It should be no surprise that I wore my brown Sanuk flip flops… I live in those things.

I actually wore less bracelets than usual. I wore a plain silver chain, an earth-tone beaded bracelet and my Alex & Ani Star of Venus bangle.

Rings: my claddagh, heart turned out, and one of my newest acquisitions, a costume piece, that’ll probably turn real quick. I got it from one of the guests at the hotel who practically forced each of us to take a few pieces. I thought this one was pretty awesome though and so do my guy friends for some reason. The first time I wore this ring, each of the guys, at different times without knowing each other also asked, asked to wear this ring… it was strange.

I wore one of my favorite headbands too! I ordered it from ASOS, I forget how much it was.

I wore, simply, a shamrock on a short silver chain around my neck and spritzed myself with Clinique Happy Heart (one of my absolute favorite perfumes!)

Well that’s it. A casual, summer outfit to sit poolside with the family.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK