This might not seem like a big deal, but wearing a hat for a dressy occasion was somewhat of a bold move for me!
I've been wanting to wear a hat since the Royal Wedding of Will and Kate last year. The ladies all looked so elegant and sophisticated with their hats and "fascinators" (the fancy headpieces often made of feathers and/or lace, etc).
So I found this little black hat at Ross Dress for Less. It's a Chinese Laundry hat that I got for 8.99, and I thought it would be a nice compliment to a two-piece dress my sister Lisa had given me when I was in Texas. (I love getting hand-me-downs from Lisa. She has great taste, and I know pretty much anything she wears will also be flattering on me.)
I never got a full-length shot of my outfit, but this should give some context for the hat. I was really pleased to find a necklace, earrings and bracelet at Charming Charlie to match the red in the outfit. It's not a common shade of red...kind of a dark cherry red with just a touch of rust. I love Charming Charlie--you can pretty much find any shade of accessory there!
Here are a couple of side-views of my cute hat:
Wearing an accessory I don't normally wear helped me step out my style comfort zone a bit, and I really enjoyed it! I also got a lot of compliments on the hat at my church's Easter Service.
(By the way, I took the hat off for dinner at my sister-in-law's house, and there wasn't a terrible case of "hat-head" that I expected. I just had to "tease" the top a little to unflatten it a bit. I had expected worse!)
Here's one of my husband Doug and me. He loved the hat, and even bought a tie to match my outfit!
Now that I've broken the ice, millinarily speaking, I will definitely wear hats more!
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