Thursday, 9 May 2013

Coco Bow Barrette

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Hair bow* from Stone Bridge Hair Accessories / Dress Topshop

Growing up in the 90's, I probably had a scrunchy or five but I remember having a lot of hair accessories with bows and disney characters on them. Sometimes, mum would buy tartan or gingham ribbons from the haberdashery for our hair, too. Barettes and hairbands were my favourite, me and my sister had loads when we were younger because we wore our hair in a pony tail every single day at Primary School. Barrettes sometimes makes me a bit sad though, because my mind would always flash back to the time when I was about eight years old and these two girls laughed at me for wearing a hair clip. It was brand new one and my mum bought it from Toys R Us, it had The Little Mermaid on it and it was in the shape of a shell. Happily, Ariel sat on top of my pony tail but my frown was turned upside down when I heard these girls sniggering and pointing at it. I never wore it again and I felt bad for wasting my mum's money. It's not that I have a complex about hair accessories, I just always think back to that very moment! Ha, if I was on X-Factor, that would be the only sob story I could use. Lame!

My new hair bow is from Stone Bridge, a luxury hair accessories brand. They create accessories for all kinds of hair types, even if you have thick hair. As you have probably noticed, ever since I got my hair cut, I've been wearing it up in a bun. I'm waiting for it to grow out before I will wear it down but remember when I said it could possibly worked in to a Caroline Flack sort of style? My tousled hair resembles more like James May's hair than the gorgeous Caroline's. So, yeah, I'm certainly waiting for it to grow much longer until I unleash it. It's just such a beautiful velvet, hand-sewn piece. I'm not brilliant at doing up-do's, my hair is really frustrating to work with but this barrette is so easy to clip on and it makes such a cute addition to my boring top knot. Unlike my hair clip from Toys R Us, I'll be making sure I wear this all the time, loud and proud!

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  1. You look SO gorgeous, and I absolutely love this bow, seems like forever since I've worn a bow in my're tempting me my dear!xxx

  2. Ahh your hair looks amazing, I totally fail at topknots.

  3. I love this so much,
    I'm such a girly girly and bows are a must :)

    Kelly ||

  4. It's a really nice hair accessory, and that look really suits you, but I'm shocked at how expensive they are! A nice idea but I think I'll be looking for one closer to my budget!

  5. Your hair clip is so beautiful, what a pretty shade of blue too. Kids can be so mean, especially girls!! xx

  6. You look great!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

  7. I love that dress it's so cute! You look lovely x

  8. Such a cute bow <3 <3 You look so pretty!!

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  9. I've been searching for some cute and stylish hair accessories, thanks for bringing Stone Bridge into my life! :) x

  10. Love this hair bow!

    Maria xxx

  11. Ohhh, this is cute! Such a nice little addition <3

  12. Oh this is so sweet, it looks so lovely on you xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  13. You look really beautiful and love the hair do.


  14. Love bows on buns they really help make it less boring :)
    That's such a sad story, I remember as a kid I had a Pikachu purse and I loved it so much and thought all my friends would be jealous but they all laughed at me for liking boy's stuff :( I clearly had the wrong friends!

  15. Cute :)

    Melanie ♥

  16. you're so gorgeous!! and i love hair bows! I constantly wear mine
    P.S- where is the top you're wearing in this post from?
    Emma xx

    1. Hi Emma! The dress is from Topshop x


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