Braid of the Day: Stacey Bendet's Curly Updo + 3 Cute Hair Accessories to Try

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The Alice + Olivia designer and founder goes by the nickname Staceypants—for her ah-mazing pants, of course—but at the Bergdorf Goodman 111th Anniversary Gala last week, Stacey Bendet ditched her stylish slacks in favor of a more girlie, romantic look.

Case in point: Her self-designed "Lano" Rose-Print Ballgown:

To complement the gorgeous gown, the designer wore her raven tresses pulled-back in a curly bun with a stunning halo braid along the front. Our favorite part? A freshly-cut rose acted as an elegant hair accessory.

Some floral hair accessories end up looking too tourist-in-Hawaii than sophisticated and chic, so we've rounded up three pretty pieces you won't be afraid to flaunt. (Even at formal events, like Bendet!)

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If it's a subtle statement you're looking to make, this pretty pink Blooming Rose Hair Clip ($13 at is just the thing. On the flip side, Tarina Tarantino's Flower Hair Clip ($137 at is dripping in Swarovski crystals—perfect for a night where lots of glitz is necessary.

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Last but not least, this Cream Flower Clip ($11 at would look beautiful tucked at the base of a braided updo—the rugged texture, especially, provides contrast against silky strands.

Do you love Stacey Bendet's braid as much as we do? Would you ever (or do you already) wear a floral hair accent? They're super-pretty, no? Sound off in the comments below!