Headband and a ponytail, a pair as good as PB&J?
As the summer humidity destroys what little control I have over my hair, I find myself opting for an "up do" more and more in the mornings. But I want to look chic, not lazy. So I am turning to the humble headband.
Actually, I'm taking a page from Drew Barrymore. If she can pull off the headband plus ponytail look on the red carpet, it must be worth a few extra style points at work and on the weekend.
We've all seen the humble headband make a comeback, a postmodern revival of its '80s glory. I've struggled to pull the look off. My poofy layers end up flapping around my face like elephant ears.
But a headband plus a ponytail makes all the difference.
I grabbed this tri-band metallic headband, wrappy combo thingy at J.Crew at the International mall, Tampa. It costs $24.50 online, but is on sale for $9.99 in the store. Wrapped it around my pony -- and poof -- I felt an instant touch of glam.
My husband pronounced it nice, in an '80s sort of way. I think that's a compliment. At least, my inner lazy bum wasn't complaining when wisps of bangs weren't falling in my face at the end of the day.
~ Deal Diva Letitia
(Photo: Drew Barrymore, Getty images.)