Friday, October 9, 2009

$110 vs. $10

Let me take you back in time a little to Dec. 31st, 2008. Michael and I were attending a fabulous New Year's Eve Party! The dress was semi-formal. Most everyone was wearing cocktail attire. As guests were filing in, I noticed one girl in particular. She was young and cute, and I was in love-with her headband! Her headband was magnificent! It was a normal headband with a jeweled fleur de lis attached. I was obsessed with this headband, so I made my way through the crowd to find out where I could purchase such a cute hair accessory. By Jan. 2nd, I was at the store ready to make my purchase!

The store was all out of the headbands, so they proceeded to order one for me. I stupidly did not ask the cost. I mean-It's a headband. How much can a headband really cost? I was thinking at most it would cost $50-$70. That is a little much for my budget, but oh how I loved this headband. She rang me up (you have to pay before they order) and told me my total-$110! $110 for a headband! I don't think so! I had her cancel the order, and I left the store without hope of ever owning a sparkly fleur de lis headband.

Fast forward to earlier this week, I was in Target with my friend and coworker, Heather. We love taking our lunch break browsing Target for shoes, clothes, or whatever we are in the mood for. That day I had accessories on the brain, so Heather and I headed over to look at the earrings when I spotted some really cute headbands. Better yet, I spotted a sparkly headband! I tried it on and fell in love. I was almost afraid to look at the price tag after the last sparkly headband incident, but I was pleasantly surprised to find this headband was only $9.99. I happily gave Target my money and went home with a great headband! I love it, and I can't wait to wear it the next time I need to add a little something to one of my dresses!!!

Here are a few pictures I took of the headband while I was getting dressed the other morning. No, I am not naked. I have on a strapless knit dress that I love to wear when I am getting ready. Sorry for the poor quality and my creepy eye in the first pic. I took these with my phone. What do you think? Thumbs up or thumbs down on the headband?



If you like the headband and want one for your very own, visit your local Target or you can also find it here.

30 comments:

Kristi said...

I love it! It would add a lot to a LBD.

Southern Belle said...

I think it's adorable=) I'm sorry $110 is ridiculous for a headband, unless it's made of gold or sterling silver or something like that. I think you made a wise choice!!!

Blair said...

Oh that is ADORABLE! I love it.

Gracie Beth said...

LOVE the headband.

Sara said...

Cute! I would wear it if I couls, but my hair's too short for headbands.

BTW, thanks for the jeans suggestions. I went to ON and get the Dreamer jeans; very flattering!

Tracy-Girl said...

Oh my gosh, that is adorable... and waaay better than 110!! :)

Ms. Attitude said...

That headband is adorable!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I have that one and LOVE it! I get some many compliments every time I wear it.

Rachel H. said...

Thumbs up!! Great buy! I can't even imagine paying close to $110 for a headband. Glad you found it for $10.

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

love it!! you can also make it for even cheaper! i have a silver one, and a blue one...i bought sequin appliques off ebay for a few bucks, and glued them to a 99 cent headband.

Lindsey said...

Very cute! I may have to make a trip to Target this weekend.

Gleatie said...

Ok, I'm not gonna lie!! When I first read this I thought you said "I fell in love with her husband"!! I had to back up and read it twice!! HA HA! It is a REALLY cute headband!

Cheryl E. said...

Love Love Love the headband!

Cheryl E. said...

I love your blog its so cute! I am a follower now :)

Brown Girl said...

I heart the headband. I love headbands and wear them all the time!!!

Mary said...

Such a cute headband! I love Target!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

soooo cute! and awesome price! love it girl!

Jennifer said...

That is soooo cute! I think I need to get to Target and get one of those! Love it!

Kristen said...

how adorable! I cannot believe how much that thing was!! I would not buy that!!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I love it! It's perfect - I'm going to run to Target and hope they still have some tomorrow!

Perambulations through Pittsbrugh said...

Oh definitely thumbs up!

short southern momma said...

ohhh, I love it! I think it looks vintage! You did good! Hope you have a great weekend! = )

Ann said...

Thumbs up! Love it!

MissJody said...

Oh I love it!!
Anything with Bling.
Is Mine...
Mine.mine.mine.
{courtesy of "Nemo"}

Sweetly Southern said...

I love the headband and you are so beautiful!!

I need to head over to target to take a look! I wear glasses so I'm not sure how it would work with them! I have started wearing flower clips sometimes in my hair and I love them!!

Have a wonderful week:)

MLD said...

I have the same one from Target and I love it! Everyone compliments on it so it is well worth the $10! :)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Super cute!

B.E.A said...

Big thumbs UP! I love it.
Tar-jay always to the rescue!

Kristin said...

I am SO hitting up Target. Such a fabulous find!

Katiebell said...

Thumbs up my friend! Even cuter on!! I really liked your hair the other night too.