Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vintage Inspired Adornments

Generally speaking, I am accesorily challenged.  I buy them whenever possible, and then I put them away where they collect dust until I figure out exactly how wear them.  And you know that rule of taking one accessory off before you walk out the door?  I tend to take them all off, then walk out the door.  Maybe it's because I'm afraid of looking too fancy, or too done up on any given day. 

Yet, when I think of accessories in terms of bridal garb I am drawn to vintage inspired hair adornments that sparkle.  Because, after all, there is no such thing as too fancy on your wedding day.  

My first pick is this vintage inspired comb by Jennifer Behr from Bhldn.  I love the curve--it almost looks like it is going to move with the next breeze.  So pretty.  

And if you're looking for a lively "something blue," this vintage brooch, re-purposed as a comb by Bel Canto Designs certainly fits the bill.  I love the feminine bow and I think it would look adorable paired with a sleek top knot or a short 'do.  

And for the classic bride these vintage inspired combs feature lovely pearls in the center, by Untamed Petals. Mix it up by wearing one for the ceremony and adding the second for the reception.

And for the fashion forward bride, this comb by Twigs & Honey is a beautiful way to add sparkle and whimsy to your bridal coif.  

So there you have it.  I've been searching for a vintage brooch for some time now to try my hand at a DIY, and I think I found a winner!  I'll keep you posted. 

Have you decided on any adornments for your hair? 


  1. My consultant who sold me my wedding dress also sold me my headpiece.. she put it on me to spruce up the outfit and such, and it just happened to be perfect. Vintage-y too!

    PS. I love numbers one and four ;)

  2. I won a hair flower at another blog that I hope to incorporate into my hairstyle!

  3. I love the first hair piece! I think it would even be a great accessory for a hand tied bouquet. -all of are such beautiful pieces.