A Little Bit of Whimsy on a Dreary Winter's Day


I woke up really late this morning and didn't have time to wash my hair so I pinned my unruly bangs back with a headband. Though I have loads of headbands, I never really wear them especially when I have a long day ahead of me. I am just one of those unfortunate people who have gigantic heads, thus making it hard for me to find hats that fit comfortably and headbands that don't pinch. However, this band is just wide enough for me to wear it without complain for over 13 hours! Amazing! Huzzah to the person who came up with a solution for big-headed people!

With the pretty flower on my head, my mood was instantly lifted. Here's the outfit I came up with to match my spirits:


Pretty dull colors, I'm aware of that. But it was one of those "working" days again where I had to look like I had some authority, so I immediately thought grey. To perk it up, I put some pink of my lips and purples on my eyes.


To make things a little more interesting, I wore some patterned tights and peep-toe heels that I got from... wait for it... ICING. I know! This must be the only thing that I own that comes from Claire's/Icing. I got this about two years ago for $5. The shape of the wedge looked really cute, and I just couldn't pass it up!


I wouldn't ordinarily pair grey-ish tights with these shoes, but I really wanted to add a little more whimsy to my outfit. The bows, I thought, did just that.


  1. Hello Laura! I'm pleased to be here and I agree those shoes are super cute with bows! I am a big fan of prints and bows and just about anything. I know it seems to be boring when you have to "show authority" because it restricts your dressing but I know you can get creative!

  2. I can't believe you got those shoes for so cheap...and from Icing! I'm so jealous, I love them - the peep toe is genius.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. laura! i am so glad that u stopped by my blog and now i found ures! u are so adorable and i love ure style. i love the argyle tights and those wedges are FAB!

  4. Claire's/Icing can have some unexpectedly great things sometimes. Your wedges are certainly proof of that!

    Headbands that pinch are the worst. And it's almost always the pretty ones that do. No fair. I really like this one you're wearing. I have yet to venture into floral headband land, though... Maybe I'll try one in the spring.

    Oh, and your Hello Kitty cd player from a few posts down is majorly cute! :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just love love LOVE those shoes. I didn't even know the Icing had shoes. I love how you paired the wedges with those tights. So cute!

  6. Love those shoes! The little bow and wedge heel... oh my! They're so cute!


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