Hairbow / Flowers in your hair | my style
You know how much I love a hairbow, right? I had to include a hairbow as one of the Spring Fling Style Challenge prompts. It just had to be done!
For those who weren’t sure they could pull it off, the option of wearing flowers in your hair was provided.
I love to tie vintage scarves as hairbows, but I also love my Hound + The Hare fabric topknots. They’re perfectly shaped for even hair accessory numpties to get it right every single time. The organic cotton fabrics with a hint of stretch stay on your head where you put them – I’m serious. Did I mention the funky prints? I’ve got everything from prettily delicate floral prints to bacon and eggs to metallic gold lurex.
I’m wearing a limited edition Fluoro Watermelon Hound + The Hare topknot. It’s the perfect foil for my dirty hair!
I’ve teamed it with a pop pink lip (Red Valentine by L’Oreal Paris – trust me, it’s a raspberry pink, despite the name) and citrus green Ruby Olive earrings. My olive Breton top from Bohemian Traders is a wardrobe favourite. Classic style with a colour twist – love it!
Wearing BAE (bacon & eggs), Gold Microdot Lurex, pretty retro cute peachy florals
Hairbow / Flowers in your hair | how you rocked it
Five of my favourite styles for Spring Fling Hairbow or Flowers in my Hair
clockwise from top left
Meet Hound + The Hare
Oh, how I adore Hound + The Hare. A fab WAHM business who make my favourite fabulously handmade organic cotton hair accessories. Oh, and it’s not just hairbows. Got gorgeous babies in your life? Get onto Hound + The Hare stat!
Meet Karlie Wilson, the gorgeous girl behind Hound + The Hare
Do you have a life motto? Care to share?
My mum always said ‘We’re here for a good time, not a long time – so make the most of it’.
I think positivity is the key to happiness… and don’t take yourself too seriously.
I’d love to hear the journey of Hound + The Hare – how did it start? where would you like it to go?
Hound + The Hare started in 2014 when my daughter was 4 months old. I started creating headbands and bibs for her and friends asked me to make them some and soon came the idea to start my own little label.
I have the creative attention span of a goldfish! I get a buzzing feeling when I make something new for the first time. I LOVE that feeling … which is why my store is evolving all the time.
At this stage, with the commitments I have to my daughter, I am really happy with where Hound + The Hare is sitting. It gives me a creative avenue whilst I get to stay home with my daughter. As for the future, who knows where it may go … but as long as my customers are still loving my creations, I’ll keep creating …
Finish this sentence – right now, I’m obsessed by …
Boho. Tassels, fringing, florals, linen, leather, braids + Panama hats.
Bring on SUMMER!
Most amazeballs business experience?
I absolutely LOVE getting sent pics from customers of my creations in action.
I recently got tagged in a pic by Dan & Steph (QLD Winners of My Kitchen Rules) with a pic of their gorgeous daughter in one of my top knots. Just a lil brush with fame!
Totes awesomesauce life memory?
Definitely the birth of my daughter. It’s cliched I know – but it really was the most incredible Valentine’s Day EVER. Closely followed by my wedding day of course.
Life-work balance? Possible? Any tips?
Yes, definitely possible. My tips – it pays to work hard but you NEED to get away when you can (preferably camping somewhere with no phone coverage – haha).
What’s your current playlist? What tunes do it for you?
The Wonky Donkey, The Wiggles #mumlife haha
Who is your number one style icon?
I love Nicole Ritchie’s Boho vibe
I believe in … a thing called love
My favourite food is … tomatoes
When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I … will probably cry
I dance like … heaps better after a few drinks (I think)
I’m Karlie, from Brisbane – Sunny QLD! Happily married with an 18 month old daughter.
Previously worked in retail management for 10 years in the jewellery industry.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved to create. I also dabble in a little event styling, having styled 4 weddings so far, including my own.
Hound + The Hare are having a little break at the moment until late September. When they reopen, one very lucky person will win a $15 credit to buy their very own Hound + The Hare adult sized hairbow.
Just leave me a comment telling what pattern you’d love to see on a hairbow.
Don’t forget to leave me your email address too so I can contact the winner!
This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in selecting the winner. The competition closes on 21 September at 9.00 pm Sydney time, and the winner will be notified via email shortly thereafter. Good luck!