Headbands are having another moment, though if you asked me, they were never not a wardrobe essential. I have always been a fan, asevidencedbyblogpostspast. Feather detail, pearl encrusted, plaid, wide, and narrow, give me all of the sartorial crowns. I am also really getting into the workout headband, a la Olivia Newton John Physical album cover. The newest trend in athleisure? Maybe.
Whether headbands will hit another fever pitch as instigated by Lauren Conrad’s time on The Hills circa 2006 and sustained by the mean girl army of Blair Waldorf circa 2008, this remains to be seen. I can speak to so many retailers creating the supply of the preppy hair accessory. I, for one, did not see a second coming.
Naturally, I am drawn to the Jennifer Behr styles that top three hundred dollars. While the styles of this designer are gorgeous, it just feels a bit excessive. I can picture my husband rolling his eyes at me confessing to purchasing a 325 dollar headband. In efforts to keep it real, I included premium headbands that hit the very aggressive sticker price but also more modest price points, down to eighteen dollars. I bet you cannot guess which of the following black knotted headbands is 28 dollars and which one is 150 dollars. Headbands for everybody, no matter the numbers on your paycheck!
Now that is what I call the democratization of headbands.
Within the last two weeks, retailers have released seersucker styles. I do not know about you, but this is the only evidence I need that spring is about to turn and after a long winter spent wearing black opaque tights, we can sport the seasonal summer fabric.
I wrote about Capitol Hill’s seersucker Thursdays last year on the blog. It was brought back by Mississippi politician Trent Lott, but make no mistake, a penchant for the lightweight breathable fabric and an adolescence growing up in Mississippi is where my similarities end with the former senator.
Seersucker is coming in hot this year. (See what I did there?) There are so many options in terms of styles and price points. I even included some marked down styles that are in stock from last summer, which is part of the reason that I am such a fan of seersucker. Since it is such a classic fabric, it never goes out of style.
It is always around this time of year that I wish I had planned a resort vacation. I could definitely go for 85 degree weather and a salted rim margarita. Give me a caftan, metallic sandals, and big sunglasses any day.
Last year it hit 85 degrees on Easter. Here is hoping that Mother Nature graces us with an early thaw.
Two weekends ago, the fiance and I headed up to the roof deck to watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy a bottle of wine. (Our building has quite the swanky roof, with the outdoor television and furniture set-up.) While the weather was mild on the ground, the wind was in full effect ten floors up.
thankful that I skipped the lipgloss
This dress feels super Stevie Nicks to me.
crazy hair, don’t care
a rare moment of calm hair
These wedges are the best.
waiting for the sky to open up and rain
the wine glasses from our registry
arm party of three?
his and hers
I initially met this dress in Anthropologie back in January. Even though we had a temperate winter, I could not fathom shopping for spring at the time of our acquaintance. However weeks later, I just could not forget about it, or the lovely dress that I wrote about last week. By the beginning of April, both dresses were marked down and thus, found a home in my closet.
Ever since Kate Middleton started sporting them, I have been on the hunt for a pair of navy blue wedges. The ones I frequently see her in have a cork wedge, and I suspect that they are this style.
I was not ready to take the plunge on such a pricey shoe, having never tried them on. Instead I went with an espadrille wedge with a little less aggressive height. They fit true to size and an overall great choice.
I have already expressed my love for Krewe du Optic eyewear. I last wore this pair on an unseasonably warm Sunday in February. I love the blue polarized lenses against the tortoise frames and 24 karat gold arms. I’m obsessed about this particular pair in this particular colorway until they eventually disappeared from the online store. And then I obsessed about them even more, until I eventually called the brick-and-mortar location and asked if there were any left. There was indeed a pair left, and they were my Valentine’s Day gift.
A few weeks ago, for Easter, the fiance and I shared brunch at La Peg and spent the day walking around the city. Little did we know that the temperatures would rise rather unexpectedly to the upper 80s.
brunching at La Peg
This dress is a winner.
his and her shoes
My fiance was obsessed with this brick wall.
RIP Lauren Merkin
I told you the outer layer fell away from the body.
This was the perfect respite from the beating sun.
Speak no evil.
Lucky for me, I selected a swingy dress style that morning. The outer layer of the dress fell away from the body while the slip layer clung a bit closer, which allowed me to remain ventilated without risking inappropriate exposure. After walking a few miles through Society Hill, the fiance and I had to take a pit stop at Ela for some air conditioning, drinks, and ice waters.
Let’s talk about these amazing sunglasses, shall we? Krewe du Optic is a New Orleans-based sunglasses and eyeglasses line. Each pair is handmade and feature materials such as yellow gold and rose gold. I grew up on the Gulf Coast, and as such, I love to support local artists. Truth be told, however, I would be as obsessed with these sunglasses if I were from Anchorage, Minneapolis, Baltimore, or Madrid.