It’s finally Memorial Day weekend — the official kick-off to summer. It certainly took its time getting here, but now that it’s here, I’m so ready for that summer haze to settle over me and impart a relaxed, easygoing sheen to everything.
The makeup gets a little lighter. Freckles show through. Suddenly a tank and shorts constitute a complete outfit. And you let your hair take on its natural form, freeing it from its usual pin-straight perfection.
That’s when you rely on a pretty, easy headband to hold those strays back. Your hair could be a frizz ball and this Emily Elizabeth headband, with its six perfectly perched, 14-kt gold plated butterflies, instantly conveys coif couture.
I’m not a sci fi fan. I never liked Star Trek. I watched Star Wars because it was one of the few movies my parents would let me watch, even though it was rated PG. (My brothers’ addiction to all things Star Wars, including the bedroom set, really helped.) Besides, I really liked Han Solo and wanted him and Leia to get together already.
More recently, I tried to read Harry Potter and couldn’t get through the first chapter. I only tolerated Lord of the Rings because Legolas (played by Orlando Bloom) was so freakin’ studly.
Although if I really think about it, my interest peaked every time an Elf storyline appeared on-screen. I was fascinated by Arwen (played by Liv Tyler) and everything else in the Elves’ misty, dreamy world — the organically sculptural jewelry, the flowing hair, the ethereal Renaissance-inspired gowns, the lilting language, and of course the fact that every Elf is tall, lean and simply gorgeous.
Which is why I’m obsessed with Space Mermaid’s swirly, otherworldly tiara.
It’s half intergalactic princess, half sea maiden. It’s sci fi for my real fashion life.
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Just when you thought you got all your accessories bases covered — the perfect bib necklace, a chunky ring, the It-bag, and a statement shoe — fashion throws another must-have at you. But, oh, what a must-have.
This season offers one more accessorizing opportunity — headwear. Be it a jaunty hat, like one of milliner Eugenia Kim’s straw fedoras for Target, or an oversized floral headband, like the one from San Diego Hat Co.
Wear it just an inch or two back from your hairline (that’ll keep the look from going too schoolgirl). Wear it with boyfriend jeans to counterbalance any girliness. Wear it to the grocery store for a punch of interest. Just wear it.