Hillary Clinton is, according to Gallup, the most admired woman in the U.S. With a 60% approval rating, she is by far the most popular member of Obama's cabinet -- and a recent CafeMom poll revealed that a majority of moms would rather vote Hillary for president in 2012 than Obama himself!
Yes, it seems that Hillary Clinton can do no wrong these days, except when it comes to her choice of accessories. As Elle reported in a recent profile piece on Clinton, her staffers are hoping she'll get rid of one thing -- and I suspect it's something most of you have stashed in one of your bathroom drawers as well ...
I'm talking about Hillary Clinton's scrunchies!
She was lambasted for wearing them last year, but public criticism hasn't made the Secretary of State back off of her scrunchie-wearing habit. According to Elle:
When she’s on the road, she often has [her hair] pulled back in a simple chignon or ponytail, a look that causes Hillary Hair Watchers much chagrin but merely means she’s pressed for time, as a State Department official told me: “As a chick, it’s a big pain in the butt. The weather is different, and you’re in and out of the plane. [The staff] gets off that plane looking like garbage most days, but she has to look camera ready. She said the reason she grew her hair long was that it’s easier. She has options.” The official added, because, it seems, no American alive can resist critiquing Clinton’s hair: “But some of us are looking to ban the scrunchies.”
Honestly, I kind of love that Mrs. Clinton is hanging onto her scrunchies. I mean, can't we all relate? Once you get to a certain age, you tend to hold on to at least a few hair accessories whose day of trendiness has long come and gone, simply because they work for you and your hair.
I don't have any scrunchies lying around, but I loved my hair clips ...
and the only reason I don't have any of these things now is that I've managed to step on and break all of mine over the years.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who still loves her some outdated hair accessories. What about you? What are you still wearing that your friends and family might secretly like to ban?