The Simplest, Most Affordable Way to Up Your Fall Style Game (Spoiler Alert: Fishtails, Velvet, & Etsy Make a Killer Combo)
Etsy has never failed me, and yet I have failed Etsy time and time again! What I mean by my overdramatic claim is that it's like I blackout about Etsy's existence from time to time. They're always there for me, yet sometimes I wander in the desert of overpriced, online accessory shopping, fruitlessly searching for an affordable & attractive option. However, I always come back to Etsy, and wonder why I ever strayed in the first place! As in, recently, I've been searching high and low for a silk scrunchie. They're meant to be gentler on the hair. I guess I'm not the only one who knows that, because silk scrunchies are sold out everywhere...Everywhere but Etsy that is!! (I'll be reviewing this Etsy silk scrunchie & comparing them to a department store brand in an upcoming post.)
Another simple item that I purchased from Etsy and that revolutionized my hairstyles was this simple velvet bow for $6.50. I also have it in a small barrette and a larger barrette iteration as well. For about the price of a latte, I can add one of these babies to a ponytail or an easy fishtail braid (see my quick tutorial below or check out this post for a more in-depth, step-by-step look at how to do this complicated-looking braid as easy as 1-2-3.)
The bow is such a small, inexpensive detail, but I have gotten so many compliments from strangers about it! The tech who did my x-ray when I was having my wisdom teeth checked out at the oral surgeon's worried she'd mess up my dirty mommy hair, simply because I'd added this simple bow to my side pony! Or the used car salesman the other day suggested I should go to the DMV that day to get ,y Philly license (I still have my old CT one and we were trading in our car.) He thought I'd just gotten my hair done! When all I'd done is what you see below: a quick braid as easy as 1-2-3 & a $6 bow!
Good luck and let me know if this tutorial was helpful. Be sure to comment and let me know if you have any questions or thoughts!