I remember August in India…wedding season, the hubbub of village festivals and the lingering monsoon rains.  It seemed that there was a function everyday – and our outfits were never complete without flowers in our hair.  We weaved malli (jasmin) and kanakambaram (crossandra) into our braids – a poola-jeda – for big functions.  Even if we were just going to an evening cinema, my uncle would bring back strands of flowers on his way home from work – so my aunts and cousins and I could clip them to our hair.

As I think back to my summers in India, I am inspired to bring back the simple whimsy of flowers in your hair…

Above:  a modern rendition of ye old poola-jeda (shown below):

Perfect for a date night:

Cute for your little girl (ponytail holders via NuxieMade):

Perfect for summer – sweet floral crowns by HeadCasebyG

No jewelry needed:

The oh-so-stylish side ponytail:

Images via Google Images, NuxieMade; HeadCasebyG


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2 Responses to “Flowers in Your Hair”

  1. Kristy Hall Says:

    Beautiful and sooo refreshing for these hot and humid August days!

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