** T is for TIARA **
This post is inspired by my favourite 'Big Bang Theory' episode - when Amy is given a tiara by Sheldon as an apology present.
Why I Hate Tiaras
They look great on some people. Take Amy Ferrar Fowler from The Big Bang Theory. My favourite episode is when boyfriend Sheldon buys Amy a tiara. She almost explodes with excitement and really pulls it off. The look, not the actual tiara – she loves it. As much as I adore Amy, you’d see me running furlongs rather than parade around in jewellery like this.
Weddings I have been lucky enough to be invited to have featured tiaras. Bridal, glitzy, a bit of classy bling. None of that is my style. Again, the bride always looked beautiful; I’d just personally prefer a fancy pin-up hairdo.
On a more practical level, tiaras, like superhero masks, are awkward to a glasses wearer like me. There’s too much gripping to the back of your ears if you throw a glorified headband into the mix. Granted, they’re not as awkward as 3D specs at the cinema, but still… You can hear the plastic and metal grating against each other and I don’t have that big a pair of ears for the practical side of either specs or tiaras to hide behind.
I'm no princess. I don't have anything in my wardrobe which is pink. When I was a little girl, my bedroom was painted green and orange. My dad said I lived in an Opal Fruit (remember them?!). Pink couldn't have been further from my thoughts, and jewellery was the same. Why would I want to dress as a princess?! I was too busy getting muddy and climbing trees!
I won't be wearing a tiara anytime soon.
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