Today two of my most favorite people tied the knot. A sunny California afternoon wedding followed by an early evening reception at the Pasadena Museum of California Art turned out to be a most magical day. Since daylight savings brings in the night sky before 5, I figured wearing black would be just fine. I grabbed a dress that I got last year at H&M and ended up creating a headband to wear along with. I found a sweater a while back for a buck that had the most amazing floral appliques. The sweater was slightly heinous, but the beaded flowers on it were simply stunning, so I plucked them off. I had held onto them thinking that I’d attach them to a skirt or something and never got around to it…until today.
To make it wedding apropos, I ended up taking the two of the flowers and tossing them in a little black RIT dye. I wasn’t sure how they’d take as they’re completely sequined and beaded, but they got a little darker. I pinned them to some black elastic and voila, instant head gear.
I got oodles of compliments as the beaded flowers in my hair gave the dress that extra flapper-esque kick, no pun intended.
Just using two of them, I still have a bunch left to play with. Stay tuned as this won’t be the last time these floral puppies make an appearance.