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Little Miss Momma: The Art of Headband Wearing {and a challenge, AND a link party}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Art of Headband Wearing {and a challenge, AND a link party}

I love headbands. Everything about them.
I love that they hide a bad hair day, that they dress up a boring outfit, that they give your look a little spunk.  I have nearly a dozen of them, from all my favorite shops out in etsy and blogland.  But when it really comes down to it, I don't wear them as often as I could.  I select my outfit and then add one of my extra cute headbands for garnish...then...just as I am about to walk out the door, I feel uncomfortable and take it off.  I can't be the only one who goes through this routine, right?

So that's where my challenge comes in.
I challenge myself, and YOU, to wear a headband everyday for a week.
Even if you're just wearing sweatpants and a pony tail--throw on that headband, snap a picture and get ready to link up later next week. It will be a sort of What I Wore {on my head} link party.  And we'd love to still have you play even if you only make it one day. What do you think?

In case you need a little headband wearing inspiration,
here are a handful of pictures showing some of the different ways to sport your headbands:



{casey wiegand wearing just.lovely.things}
{Ainsleigh wearing a Kristi Hoskins design}


So I'm thinking we'll have the link party next Friday, August 5th.
And then I will feature a handful of y'all in a follow-up post.
Sound good?
Rock the headbands girlies!
Also, if you know of any good headband shops,
put a link in the comments for us.

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83 Comments:

At July 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Miss SassyLaLa said...

Go check out Lola wraps on Facebook. Awesome headbands.

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Blogger Karri said...

I love how these look! But I do not understand how people get them to stay on their heads! Headbands do not stay put on my melon. It must be strangely shaped. Plus they give me a headache, no matter how I wear them!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM , Blogger [ker-AND-uh] said...

yah!!! can't WAIT!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:32 PM , Blogger Rebekah said...

Great idea. I am headband obsessed too and love dressing up an outfit with a little something in my hair. I buy most of mine from etsy or from Diva here in Australia. But I recently discovered this lovely ladies blog and I've got two of her gorgeous creations - http://4littlebabushkas.blogspot.com/

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:41 PM , Anonymous Bridgette said...

I love her stuff! Your blog totally introduced me to her site! Thank you!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM , Blogger millie riter said...

I do the same thing!! I have drawers full of headbands that I love, but I'm too shy for some reason to wear them in public. I'll make it to my car, then at a red light I'll end up taking it off. So sad! But you're on, challenge accepted :)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Love this idea!! And love headbands...not sure I could pull them off everyday though :)

I make headbands

www.etsy.com/shop/mineforthemaking

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Nikki @ Pennie Baby Boutique said...

I'm so excited about this! I have only made a handful of headbands but I am going to challenge myself to be creative and make tons of new ones!

here is one I did for the 4th, can't wait to try new ideas for this link party! =)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78031900/us-flag-pom-pom-head-band

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:48 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

So excited! I am in. Check out the headbands at www.shannonmakesstuff.etsy.com. I love them. But that's of course because I make them:)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Oh, this is such a FUN idea! I already know what I'm going to link up! :) I can't wait to see everyone's headbands! :) xo, Reannah

 
At July 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM , Blogger Dani said...

SOOO cute!!! I love the way you wear your headbands! I always have trouble keeping mine on my round round head like that, but it looks great on you!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM , Blogger Breeann said...

LOVE this challenge! I have four different headbands, so I'm hoping I'll be able to keep it up :) (all from just.lovely.things)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 11:49 PM , Blogger Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Love this idea, Ashley! For years I swore I wasn't a headband wearer, but I'm a bona-fide headband freak now.

My fave place to get gorgeous headbands is ohsweetjoy.bigcartel.com. Kim makes beautiful pieces and even has some new OOAK boutique style headbands out now! :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 12:27 AM , Blogger LaynahRose said...

I cant wear my headbands around my head like that, since my ears stick out! I love the look though, and I'll try to join the link party.

 
At July 27, 2011 at 1:47 AM , Blogger Noas' Libellule said...

Great idea! Give me the perfect excuse to wear my headbands!!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 4:23 AM , Blogger Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

i'm a horror of a headband wear-er but I might just be up for the challenge. Can I borrow your face?

 
At July 27, 2011 at 4:27 AM , Blogger james @ agirlcalledjames said...

i love headbands but only have two of them. they always ride up in the back and bug me haha

 
At July 27, 2011 at 4:27 AM , Blogger Sol said...

I am so doing this. When you do the link party, could you put step by step details of how to link. For people like me. I am not really that technical. I really want to take part!

Really looking forward to it. I think after taking the picture and fixing my hair I might have to tell him we are going on a date!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 5:35 AM , Blogger Lish said...

I love headbands and have even made a few for some special little ladies in my life...but I have short hair and can never seem to get the look right!?
Love your blog by the way and am a new follower!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 6:09 AM , Blogger Shay said...

I never did one of these linky things before - looks like fun! I just started making my own headbands too - one day they will be for sale :)
<3 Shay
www.thefailtehouse.blogspot.com

 
At July 27, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Blogger Kristi Hoskins Gifts said...

What a fun challenge!!
Oh and Casey's daughter is wearing one of my creations in her picture.
www.kristihoskinsgifts.etsy.com

Xoxo
Kristi

 
At July 27, 2011 at 6:37 AM , Anonymous Amy said...

Gah! The only ones I own are those horrible gray athletic oversized rubberband thingies. This post inspires me to want to be cute! ;)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 6:47 AM , Blogger Katie said...

O my word! You hit the nail on the head on this one! I do the exact same thing! I always wonder if I look like a baby! Ha!
I am so doing this challange!!
Thank you!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 7:09 AM , Blogger melis said...

yay i love this! even though i design headbands, i don't wear them as often as i should;)
xoxo~melis
milarosedesigns.etsy.com

 
At July 27, 2011 at 7:16 AM , Anonymous Denise said...

i love this, but the reason I decided to comment is to tell you that my 4-year-old saw this when I was looking at it, and SHE loves it too!

She wants me to make her one! :-)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

now this is going to be fun!!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Natalie @ NS Pottery said...

This sounds SO FUN!!!! I'M IN!!!! :) I've totally done the putting on a headband right before I go out the door, feeling uncomfortable and taking if off thing. Confidence is key! :)

p.s. I think this is the first comment I've ever left on your blog

 
At July 27, 2011 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Hmm. Looks like I will need to take to the sewing machine. I rock headbands a LOT, mostly because I don't wash my hair.

It's a great way to hide the knots and grease...lol...

 
At July 27, 2011 at 8:46 AM , Blogger B's Mommy said...

You are stunning! You look amazing in those beautiful headbands.

 
At July 27, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Libby's Life said...

http://www.shopgussy.com/

has some adorable headbands!!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

I am SO inspired by Just Lovely Things & Casey Weigland! Casey and the JLT models are so gorgeous and look effortless wearing headbands.. I LOVE that! I will def wear a headband everyday for a week and link up! :)

You already know I made hadbands (among other things) But for anyone else who may read this comment.. here is the section in my shop for headbands:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AgapeLoveBoutique?section_id=7668026

P.S. I cant wait to see 7 days worth of photos of you rockin some headbands! :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

I'll see what I can do...I like headbands myself, but my giant head gets tired wearing them. lol
I have a few for sale in my own Etsy shop, Ninth Street Notions.

 
At July 27, 2011 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Siobhan aka Kiwivandal said...

I wonder if I have a mis-shapen head or something, I love headbands, but half way through the day (right about the time my hair dries) they start to slip around... any tips?

 
At July 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Lil Mama Stuart said...

I totally do the same thing! For fear of looking like a little girl :( Or Blair Waldorf.

PS - there have been lots of "how to fold a flat sheet" videos/posts floating around and I totally thought of you :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

I used to wear headbands all the time but lately I've sort of fallen in a non-headband-wearing rut! Today however...in honor of this challenge...I have my feathered pom pom headband on! {and I snapped a picture of course!}

looking forward to the link party! hope I can get online from our vacay in Spain!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

I got so excited when I saw this post. I make and wear headbands ALL the time.

Everything in the bella collection can be made for anysize (newborn to adult) so mom's will love being able to shop for themselves and their little beauty.

www.etsy.com/shop/lalucedesigns!
xoxo
Ashley

 
At July 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Christy said...

Not much of a headband kind of girl....and I will have to make some to even do this.....but I'm in. :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Daisy Girl's Art Studio said...

I love all of these!!! <3

http://daisygirlsartstudio.blogspot.com/

 
At July 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger jalopy and gray said...

Oh yeah... SUPER EXCITED! I feel the same way - I put on a headband, get a mushroom poof going or feel like people may think I'm way too old to wear a headband, and take it off. Hopefully I can overcome my headband phobia and pull off this challenge!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Andrea said...

sounds like a good time to me!! let's headband party! :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

I second what Karri said! I'd love to be able to wear headbands like you ladies, but they seriously don't stay on my head. I can just feel them sliding off slowly and in half an hour it's all out of place and looks funny. It drives me nuts!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM , Anonymous Chrissy said...

check out KV Handmade www.kvhandmade.com or Kali Vise Handmade on Facebook! Cute headbands and other accessories!!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

I posted earlier but forgot to add... to everyone who says they feel "too old" to wear the headband, i find that wearing it lower and to the side above my hear helps and wearing a headband that looks polished and a little vintage helps too. i struggled with the same thing... i didn't want to look like I was "trying too hard" when I wore one. So I started making my own that didn't feel funny to wear LOL
Check them out :)
www.etsy.com/shop/lalucedesigns

 
At July 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Blogger Sharde said...

I'm hosting a headband giveaway over on agape love designs!
knotted turban giveaway! click here

 
At July 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM , Blogger Julie said...

Exciting! I make headbands too! This is one of my favorites:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/69642649/christmasinjulysale-zipper-rosette
Stop by and check out my others too!:)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Girl Meets Baby said...

This sounds like so much fun! I just love headbands! Great Idea! I think I am going to have to go dig around in my very messy headband basket. I am in desperate need of organizing and learning how to store them.

 
At July 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM , Blogger natalie elisabeth gibson said...

I'm TOTALLY going to do it! i have a lot of cute headbands too and i go through the same anxiety with second guessing the cuteness! I can't wait for the challenge!!!!! :D

 
At July 27, 2011 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Kristen Duke Photography said...

Just a dozen? I have at least 3 dozen...but I don't wear them the bohemian way...all of your samples are that way...is that part of the challenge? Or the standard way ok?

 
At July 27, 2011 at 2:38 PM , Blogger ilene @ muchloveilly said...

looks like a fun party to me!!!! sign me up - and one of my fave headand shops is Whippycakes! her designs are sooo beautiful!!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM , Blogger littlepenelopelane said...

I'm excited for this! I needed some motivation to start doing my hair again! Looking forward to it!
http://littlepenelopelane.blogspot.com/

 
At July 27, 2011 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Mackeys Moments said...

such a super fun idea!! I think its also very adorable that so many of us gals make headbands!!
I can't wait to see all the styles!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Libby said...

I am exactly the same way. I put a headband on, think it looks adorable and then 10 minutes into my drive to work my headband is off and my bangs are pinned back with bobby pins.

and how do we post pictures on your blog or do the link? link you to our blog with pics of our headbands?

Libby on the Label

 
At July 27, 2011 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Bree said...

So glad I'm not the only one to take my headband off right before I walk out the door!! This is a great idea, so fun! :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Blogger SaffaKate said...

I do the exact same. I love the headband look, but whenever I am brave enough to sport one I end up re-checking myself in the mirror over and over until I finally phsyc myself out of it. I hope I can link up!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Tara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!
HOPING that someone sports one of my headbands! Maybe I need to make a special one just FOR YOU.

And I do exactly the same thing: throw the headband on but at the last minute decide I can't really pull it off like those beauties and ditch it.

But I'm wearing one this afternoon!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Alisa said...

oh my goodness! i do the same thing! I am in!!! I am totally gonna do it! what a fun challenge :)

 
At July 27, 2011 at 8:37 PM , Blogger The Cantelmo Family said...

I just love my sister in law's headbands! They are just darling! http://www.etsy.com/shop/thepinkruffle

 
At July 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM , Blogger Dave and Jana said...

Love this idea!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Sweets said...

I have accepted your challenge and will be keeping a blog diary (you are actually my 3rd post!!!)

Come see me:

http://killersweets.blogspot.com/

ps still learning the ins and outs of blogging

 
At July 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM , Anonymous Patricia Richardson said...

Beautiful headbands from such a fashionista mom! Check out these customized stationeries that might just go with your style :)

http://teardropweddings.com/

 
At July 28, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Eunora said...

I LOVE this challenge!! I make and wear hair accessories all the time. I am totally in on this challenge!

 
At July 28, 2011 at 8:59 AM , Blogger dana @ wonder forest said...

i LOVE headbands! i only feel uncomfortable wearing them certain ways though... Over the years i've found one way that suits my head and doesn't look strange. I will have to join this headband party and take a photo because it's slightly different from these pics and helps it stay on your noggin. :)

xo dana
thewonderforest.com

 
At July 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

I feel ya! And I make/sell the darn things!! I am so glad you are doing this. I'm always looking for inspiration.


Melissa
pineapplelilyblog.com

 
At July 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Tiaras For Royalty said...

I love this challenge and will pass it along to my friends. I have a passion for headbands and welcome you all to check my website and let me know what you think on my Facebook page, would really appreciate the feedback. The website is www.TiarasForRoyalty.com and we are on FB as www.Facebook.com/TiarasForRoyalty!! i cant wait to hear from you all :)

 
At July 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Brittany Lew Whoo said...

love love love this! i'm a headband fiend!

 
At July 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Anonymous Katie said...

So cute!

www.thepinkruffle.com

Just found this site and got one for my daughter and for myself! Love that they come in newborn to adult!

 
At July 28, 2011 at 3:49 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi Ashley,
Just thought I would share my headband site for hip little girlies(and their momma's too: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimCoutureShop
Thanks,
Jennifer

 
At July 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM , Blogger Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

I am such a chicken & end up taking it off right before I head out! So leaving them on will be a big challenge! But I think it will be fun! So excited. One of my best friends makes the cutest headbands, wraps, and more! I've gotten a lot of mine from her. Here's her etsy link:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenellewilliamson?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=App_Seller&utm_content=shops&utm_campaign=fb_seller_shop

♥Jazmin

 
At July 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous Coach-Boots said...

0.0

 
At July 29, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

Thanks for the challenge!!! Inspired me to make my own headbands and do my very first blog tutorial on how to do it!

 
At July 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Erin Marie Designs said...

I love reading your blog so much...My name is Erin I make hair accessories my etsy shop is www.erinmariedesigns.etsy.com I would love to send you headband if you would like one please send me your address my email address is erinmbunker27@gmail.com

Love reading what you have to say and have a blessed day

 
At July 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous mel said...

just posted about this on my blog too...
http://www.truemomrn.com/

 
At July 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Linz said...

I've been doin the headband thing...but feel like a total goober taking pictures of myself! Wait till hubby finds those pix on the computer...I may never live this down!

 
At July 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Whitney said...

OMG!!! I love headbands! Check out this cute Etsy shop, Flirty Rose Boutique

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FlirtyRoseBoutique

 
At August 1, 2011 at 7:28 AM , Blogger ECoop said...

I'm loving this challenge like it's my job BTW. Though my headbands might be the most ghetto of all the entries you get. :)

 
At August 1, 2011 at 7:15 PM , Blogger KW said...

I just wanted to say...
I am really ENJOYING your headband challenge. I have been SELF-CONSCIOUS because the thickness and texture of my hair has changed drastically since I had babies. But when I saw this challenge, I REALLY wanted to do it. I have put forth an EFFORT to be fancy, and unique, and love my reflection. It has been joyful. Can't wait to {show off} and see everyone's look on Friday! :)

 
At August 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Anonymous Rena said...

I already do wear a headband every day! Have to start taking pics of myself every day then...I'll start today!

 
At August 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM , Blogger steph nelsen said...

question: can girls over 30 still rock a headband?? examples would be great!

 
At August 2, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Elle The Heiress said...

I LOVE the headband trend and I wish that I could wear them, but I feel like they're too much accessory on my head since I wear glasses. That's the same reason why I felt like I needed to stop wearing earrings, too. I don't want to be the dumb girl who has too much stuff around her face - like the girls who wear too much makeup. You know what I mean?

 
At August 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM , Anonymous Hanah said...

check out posiesandpattycakes.etsy.com.
They have some very cute and unique headbands! Each has a very inspiring message
check them out!

 
At August 2, 2011 at 5:58 PM , Blogger katiebug said...

Iv been lazy on this challenge. I hardly have time to brush my hair anymore. I'm starting tomorrow. Someone will need to tell me how to post a picture. My sister and I just got into making headbands because I think they are so cute. Maby one of you will be my first customer!! Facebook me if you'd like to see my headbands. I guess an etsy store is in my future.

Katie boatright jorgensen {facebook}

 
At August 3, 2011 at 2:42 PM , Blogger What Sadie Did said...

I have super long hair so rely on headbands when my hair isn't doing what it's told!!!
Also - someone mentioned about over 30s wearing headbands - a woman i work with here is 50 and still looks great in them!!

I sell statement headbands in my Etsy shop - not trying to push for sales but in case anyone wants inspiration! :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShhBySadie?section_id=10025670

Can't wait to check out the link party!!

Sadie x
http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

 
At August 4, 2011 at 12:17 AM , Blogger The Sims II said...

oh my I cant believe that I just found your blog...it is so cute! I am a new follower, and guess I will soon have to figure out how to follow on word press!!

thesimsii.blogspot.com

 

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