SPARKLES AND PLEATS

jacket: macy’s (similar) // dress: target maternity // sandals: target (similar) // head piece: c/o BHLDN // bag: c/o persunmall
Have you guys heard of BHLDN? It’s a sister company of Anthropologie that opened a few years ago, and they specialize in weddings. Between their gorgeous dresses, shoes, headpieces, and other amazing pieces for your special day, they are the ultimate one stop shop for your big day. However, just because they sell wedding gear doesn’t mean their pieces are only meant for your wedding day (you know, like how you want bridesmaids to wear their dresses again, or how you want to wear your wedding shoes more than once?) 
They sent me this amazing head band, which is technically meant for a wedding hairstyle, but with a maxi dress, denim jacket, and sandals, it’s a perfect accessory to amp up a casual outfit! (although if I could go back seven years, I’d wear this gorgeous piece on my wedding day in a heartbeat!
Not only is this headband super sturdy (despite looking delicate) and unbelievably comfortable, it’s also really versatile. I wore it here right on my hairline, but it could be pulled down farther to be worn across your forehead, or pulled up higher to be worn as a true headband, all of which create completely different looks. It works for a semi-casual outfit, and of course with all those gorgeous sparkles, it would be amazing paired a little black dress and heels for a dressy look. 
Friends, meet my new favorite accessory. Tell me, would you wear it? 

this item was sent to me for review. all opinions are my own.


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23 Comments

  1. Kimberly says:

    They have the most gorgeous pieces – this definitely adds a little glam to an everyday look…I love it on you!

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  2. Stephanie X says:

    lovely outfit.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  3. i'm in love with that headband – glam goes casual. so sweet! i have a not-so-similar-but-makes-me-so-happy blue one you can see here : http://apartmentwife.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/happy-firsts-on-the-fourth/

  4. Emilie says:

    your hair looks gorgeous, and the headband complements it very well 🙂

  5. Cassandra says:

    I love this look! I can't get enough of the maxi dress/denim jacket combo lately.

  6. Agnes Mayer says:

    Love your outfit and that head band is gorgeous.

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  7. Katie Buell says:

    Maxi dresses are the best casual summer look. The headpiece does add just right sparkle! I love the look!
    – Katie (http://www.whatsupwiththebuells.blogspot.com/)

  8. Tabet says:

    Hey,
    lovely pics and a great hair-accesory! 🙂
    Kisses
    Tabea

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  9. Haha, not only did we both write about graphic tees this week, but we were both in a black maxi and a denim jacket this week! Makes sense to me–great minds, you know 🙂

  10. I may have accidentally found this black treasure of a dress on a random rack at Target today for…$10.48. What a ridiculous bargain. Should we coordinate and wear them on the same Sun.? 🙂

  11. Kelly says:

    Merrick – can I just say you've been KILLING IT lately with your outfit posts? I mean, you've always been super stylish but lately I keep wishing your outfits could just magically appear in my closet. All of them. And that headband is super cute!

  12. Nichole says:

    I am really enjoying following your blog.

  13. Madeline says:

    Love the maxi ! And that head/hair-band looks stunning on you !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  14. Laura says:

    Oh my goodness, that dress is just so adorable! And that headband is just the perfect touch – so pretty!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

  15. Love this look! I think it's great wearing a piece like this for everyday, why keep it for just one day?

  16. Allison says:

    Ahh I tried on this dress when it was like 15% off and passed on it. Regretting that now. Maybe I can still find it at a local Target???

  17. Melissa Cook says:

    I have a dress similar to this but had no idea how to wear it. Your denim jacket addition was exactly what I needed to see(: great outfit!

  18. Enid Hubbard says:

    Headdress very beautiful. . Like Fairy lady

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  19. Merr! Not a fan of the headband lol…. BUT I'm a HUGE fan of your BABBLE articles!!! YAY!

    Much love

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