it’s always like this

April 13, 2009

pinning the hair down

Filed under: a wedding story, absolutely fabulous, the shopping bags — notsojenny @ 9:27 am

so i will be wearing my headpiece & veil for the wedding ceremony

i’ve taken the veil off of the headpiece and put it on a comb so that i can wear it for the reception without the headpiece

then i’m taking the veil off when we go out into the city afterwards to hit bars as a married couple

i just can’t decide what to put in my hair then.  i’ll be sans headpiece, sans veil, but i’d still like to have something there.  maybe something i can even add with the veil for the reception.

at first i bought this satin rosette hair pin from JCrew but i wasn’t 100% about it.  it’s cute and all but i really wanted it in ivory and they were all out.  i waffled on it for a few days since it was $13 (down from $19.95)… yes, for a fancy freakin bobby pin!

so then i headed out to Forever 21 to see what they had.  of course they had what i was looking for and SO MUCH cheaper.  but then i sat there digging through the buckets of hair accessories and wondered if my bridesmaids might want them for their hair.  after all they’re $2.80 and they don’t know what to do with their hair yet, so these might be cute.  but of course there were only 2… not 3 which is what i needed.  so i grabbed 2 of these and later returned the rip off one from JCrew.
then i looked around a little bit more and came across a bunch of really cute headbands, these among others

bow-headband-380 chiffon-headband-480 

knowing full well i’m not one to wear a headband, no matter how cute, i found another cute hair pin… but i can’t find an image of it online.  it’s essentially just the big chiffon flower on the hairband above but on a bobby pin & saftey pin, so you can wear it either way

of course i also found jewelry while i was there.  i grabbed a necklace for less than $7 but of course can’t find it online, so you’ll just have to trust me when i say it’s fabulous.  then i snagged a white tee for $4.80,  i’m sorry but you can never have enough white tees & tanks… especially with summer around the corner, and for under $5 i couldn’t pass it up. 
then i saw the cutest ruffled undershorts but i can’t imagine how unhygenic they are… straight up nylon.  i found a dress i liked for a $22 price tag and a few more necklaces that would be in wedding-day contention if i hadn’t already decided to borrow my mom’s.  anyway i’ll share my visuals because i can

cream-rose-480 cute-dress-2280 pendant-780 plain-white-v yellow-ruffle-5801



~ today i learned… Portland was named by the flip of a coin by its two original settlers ~



  1. Since we’re having a bit more of an “informal” (still wearing the fun wedding dress, etc) daytime cocktail wedding and reception, I’m actually considering headbands, and I love the ones you posted. I’m absolutely torn as to what to do with my hair. I’m not a veil kind of person, so we shall see. Headbands might be a bit too dainty. And those undershorts are adorable. If only they weren’t made out of such crappy fabric. I hate when that happens.

    Comment by Ms. Argument — April 13, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

  2. Anymore, I find JCrew’s prices just stupid, to the point of almost being hilarious.

    Awesome finds, all of these. I am still just amazed with your shopping/bargain-finding abilities.

    Comment by magda — April 13, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

  3. j.crew can be effing ridiculous. i used to spend most of my income there, but ever since they tried to become upscale a few in this past year or so, their prices are just unbelievable and the quality has gone downhill. i remember when i could get a long sleeved cashmere sweater (that didn’t pill!) for just under $100 from them. not anymore! im so over j.crew. and michelle obama isn’t helping either!

    Comment by dmb5_libra — April 13, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

  4. […] remember those cute ruffles that will probably do more harm than good to your body?  well i have a feeling these actually use […]

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