I have finally got a bandana! You have no idea how excited I am for this – I no longer have to wear toilet roll in my hair to pretend I’m some 80s punk-rock chick. I found this amazing seller on Ebay that sells these gorgeous hair ties for a reasonable price, so if you’re looking to purchase one take a look at the shop here. Once I have worn this one a few time, I’ll definitely be going back there for more… they are soo nice!
Anyway, since getting the bandana, I have discovered some other ways to wear it other than in your hair. Check them out and let me know what you think…
1. In your hair
Here I have done a quick up do to demonstrate how to tie a bandana into your hair. I feel as though this look doesn’t have to be the neatest of looks. You can pull up your hair in a ponytail, bun or wrap and then wrap your bandana around your head, carefully twisting it into a knot at the top. I love how quirky this look is and how easy and fast it is to do. Very simple yet very effective.
2. Around your neck
I think this is such a funky way to wear a bandana. Since my friend introduced me to this style I have been completely in love. It adds that extra something to any outfit, especially if you’re wearing a low cut top, it really shows off this accessory. I think it looks super cool with a necklace on underneath it too.
3. On your wrist
This is something that the 80s fashion introduced me to. They were very much into wrapping as much around your wrist as you can (my style influence here obviously being Madonna). I think it looks quite boho and would look super cute in the summer paired with some denim jeans.
Let me know what you think of these three ways to wear a bandana and if you have styled it in any other way let me know in the comments section below!
I had been looking for one of these since I saw it wrapped around the Queen’s (Lights Bokan) neck. I couldn’t find one anywhere in the UK and trust me I searched high and low. I told my sister about this and when I next met up with her she gave me a little parcel dressed in beautiful butterfly tissue paper. I carefully opened it and this gorgeous piece of jewelry fell out onto my lap. I absolutely love it!
I got this piece at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A guy was selling loads of carved stones. I asked him what this one was, thinking it was an eagle of some sort, but he informed me it was a Viking Valkyrie which is kind of like a Spirit Guide for the female warriors. They’re there to watch over them in battle and if they die the Valkyrie makes sure they get to Valhalla. I thought this was a really cool concept and so decided to purchase it – hoping that she will too look after me.
This little guy is a boar. I kind of just liked him cause he is really cute, but he too also has some strange spiritual related meaning behind him too. Apparently boars represent courage and strength and are often spirit guardians – again, acting as protectors from the the other side. I quite like this idea, and I’ve always had a thing for finding pigs cute… So I couldn’t not pick him up! (I found him in Afflecks Palace -Manchester).
I hope you like my collection of necklaces. Let me know in the comments below what your favourite things are to wear around your neck.
Until next time x
My favourite piece of Jewellery at the moment is this gorgeous necklace that was given to me by my parents a year ago.
It’s basically a piece of stone that has been carved and painted and put on black cord. On the front of the piece are the eyes of the Buddha and on the back is a Sanskrit mantra of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ which translates to ‘Oh praise to the jewel in the heart of the lotus’.
It’s believed that saying this mantra invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig – the embodiment of compassion. Even just looking at the written form of this mantra is supposed to be beneficial.