Hair Ribbons Are Underrated

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Hair ribbons are one of those things everyone will sooner or later grow out of, like braces or The Sims. That said, I am of the opinion that there is a case to be made for wearing hair ribbons into full-fledged adulthood.

Look at the OG hair ribbon icon, Eloise. Let’s examine her life, shall we? At the tender age of six she was living in pink silk pyjamas in a penthouse suite, ordering room service to her little heart’s desire and commandeering an entire hotel staff. By contrast, when I was six I was mostly preoccupied with trying to figure out how to bring my Beanie Baby deer to life as a loophole to my parents’ “no pets” rule.

Additionally, Eloise knows Julie Andrews. We could all do a lot worse than taking after her.

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So at 22, having decided that Eloise is a state of mind, I’m donning all the hair ribbons I please and as of tomorrow will start rattling off food orders to anyone who will listen and end each directive with an emphatic “and charge it, please!”. Unfortunately, I don’t currently own any hair ribbons being that, well, I’m 22, so I’ve repurposed this old fabric belt instead. It’s not that great and tbh I wouldn’t recommend doing the same thing because it’s stiff and doesn’t do that romantic limpy thing the hair ribbon of my dreams would where it elegantly flows with your hair, but it will do in a pinch.

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And while I’m appreciating antiquated styles, I might as well let you know that I’m wearing a sweater vest. It’s layered over a chiffon balloon-sleeve blouse in an effort to modernize it a bit, but for all intents and purposes I have dived headfirst into librarian territory once again. Finishing off the look with a nice camel toe-inviting pair of mom jeans is also a great way to ensure you’re repelling the opposite sex once and for all.

Fashion!

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19 Comments

  1. Okay now I’m determined to start wearing hair ribbons! This is absolutely adorable and the perfect finishing touch on your outfit!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  2. i am obsessed with hairribbons and you look great in them! come check out my blog http://www.poshandspicy.com xx toby

  3. I love your style and I think hair ribbons are really cute, different pieces to add to an unique outfit!

  4. Your style is super cute! Love how you layered the balloon sleeved blouse and vest. Never had much interest in hair ribbons but definitely looks cute to try out. 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/anniversary-fun-in-the-closet-turns-1/

  5. I just adore that blouse! Also the ribbon looks so cute on ya.

  6. Love the old timey look! I used to always wear hair ribbons! I think they are ao much better than those big bows that are in style how too. Also, love the Eloise reference!

  7. I love everything about this look! Your hair seriously looks so pretty. I’m having major heart eyes over here!
    Katie | Millennial on the Move

  8. I used to wear hair ribbons all the time when I was younger! This looks so cute on you!

  9. This whole outfit is super cute!! I wish my hair was longer now so i could rock the bow.

  10. I am loving the hair ribbon its so cute! This whole look is so adorable, those jeans look super comfy too.

  11. I love your hair ribbon! I used to always wear a ribbon in my hair in high school then I just stopped one day and haven’t though about the style since until now!

  12. This is one of my favorite looks of yours! This is a great modern yet feminine look!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  13. I love this post so much! So glad hair ribbons are a thing because you’re killing it.

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

  14. I love hair ribbons, I can just never tie them well! You are ROCKING it girl. Like you have this edgy yet sweet British vibe going on.
    xx
    Ashley

  15. Whoaaa your hair is GORGEOUS! I love, love, love hair ribbons!

  16. Oh my! You look absolutely gorgeous. Hair ribbons has been my favorite hairstyle ever. It’s a one classic style that I will never forget. And speaking of style, your overall look is just perfect. I love it!

  17. Hair ribbons add such a feminine touch, very cute!

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