What I Wore: Turband Hair Day

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Tunic: Ann Taylor (similar) | Jacket: ASOS (similar) | Jeans: NYDJ | Boots: DUO (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Turband: c/o Nepali by TDM Designs | Lipstick: Korres Guava Lipstick in Wine Red

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I wore this outfit last Friday. Last week was insanity – long hours at the office, dreadful commutes, Emerson had nightmares.. you name it, I drank a lot of coffee to compensate for stress and lack of sleep and the last day of the week left me looking as frazzled as I felt. No way was I going to try to make my hair look good or wear something that wasn't super easy and comfortable. Honestly, I wasn't going to do an outfit post, but well… I don't try to be HIGH FASHUN, I use my outfit posts to show real-world personal style on a woman who loves fashion and is over 30 and over a size 10… so here you go, real life!

Nepali TDM Designs sent me this cashmere headband/turband and I thought it was pretty awesome. Soft and cozy, keeps my ears warm this winter, and it hides a really bad hair day! Brilliant! Not only that, the amazing folks at Nepali by TDM Designs are offering Wardrobe Oxygen readers 50% off these cashmere headbands! They come in a bevy of colors, can be adjusted to be wider or more narrow, and your purchase will help support the women of Nepal with above-market compensation, access to healthcare, and scholarships for the education of their children in order to help break the cycle of poverty.  Use code ellie50 at checkout – this code will only work for the headband. However, with code wardrobeoxygen you can 25% off the rest of the site!

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16 Comments

  1. Sheila Ryan
    December 12, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    I picked up this beauty in black and LOVE it. I have yet to wear it like you do but instead wear it “under” my hair and pull it back. Thanks for the link to purchase!

    • December 12, 2013 / 1:26 pm

      Awesome!! I too have worn it more like a headband, and now that it’s super cold I often wear it over my ears like earmuffs when in the house 🙂

      • Sheila Ryan
        December 12, 2013 / 1:32 pm

        Here’s how I wore it yesterday 🙂 You inspire me to step out of my comfort zone daily and for that I thank you, Allie!

  2. Viktoria
    November 24, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    You know, I’m not a fan of these turbands usually… But I have to admit you are ROCKIN this look so much I might have to reconsider! Love it!

  3. N. L.
    November 22, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    Cool outfit for a cool chick. Love it.

  4. Sheila Ryan
    November 22, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    You look FAB and I just purchased one – thanks for the hook-up!

  5. LeahCBarr
    November 22, 2013 / 10:25 am

    I think you nailed it. Brings more interest to your hair than my go-to “I can’t be arsed” messy bun on bad hair days. I’m also kinda coveting that purse.

  6. November 21, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    I’m so glad you decided to post it! You are, of course, totally right — so much of your blog’s appeal comes from the full spectrum perspective you offer! And come on, a turban headband? That’s totally hi-fashun. 😉

  7. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    November 21, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    What a great look! I love any piece that improves my chances of a good hair day : >

  8. M.C. Karlin
    November 21, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    You look beautiful! The red really works with your coloring!

  9. Sarah
    November 21, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    I think you look awesome!!

  10. November 21, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    Yes to this look! You look badass.

  11. Lorena Lorena
    November 21, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    I like it. I have several images of women wearing turbans in my Pinterest board but up to date have only worn them once. Your post reminded me that turbans work 🙂

  12. November 21, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    You look Young and Fancy Free in this outfit. Enjoy your Life!

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