I've never been really good at doing my hair, so I usually just leave it down or put it up in a ponytail- boring! That's why I love all the new head pieces that are available, feathers, flowers, viels, there are so many options to easily embellish my once dull hairstyles. With a simple clip on flower or feathered headband you can change the whole look of an outfit.
I guess I first started getting interested in hair accessories during Project Runway season 5,in which Kenley proudly paraded around with various flowers and feathers in her hair. I liked the vintage quality Kenley gave them, I did not however care for her disrespect towards Tim Gunn! She has her own site where you can buy her head pieces, but they are quite pricey from $25 to $65. Yet they are probably good quality and will last a while. (Pictures from Kenleycollins.com)
Head pieces have really shot up in popularity quickly and you can find a lot of great handmade ones on Etsy. I picked out 3 of my faves above: I love the cherry hair clip from XhereliesbootsX, it's very 1940's pin-up. The peacock feather hair piece is from Kaang, she has a lot more great pieces in her shop. I also really like the 'English Roses' head band is really soft and sweet, perfect for high tea! It is from MyVintageLolita. (Pictures from Etsy.com)
So of course, like every other popular trend, Forever 21 is now offering a variety of head pieces. I really want a veiled clip, but I don't really care for the pink flower on theirs, it needs to be a different color. I love the black feather head band, I bought a bag of black feathers at Chinatown and one day I will attempt a DIY version. (Pictures from Forever21.com)
This weekend I went to Platinum Mall, it's a wholesale mall which means when you buy more than 3 pieces at a store the prices drop, so I stocked up on some hairpieces and headbands, shown above. They were only $2 to $4, between me and my friend we must have bought about 10!
But for those of you who have a lil more cash definitely check out Ban.do, they have such a large selection of beautiful and unique headpieces. They are really gorgeous, it was so hard picking out my favorites! (Pictures from Shopbando.com)