Friday, April 29, 2011

Much Too Much?

{Hat: Tarnish; Trench, Silk Crepe Shirt & Tank: James Perse; Pants: J. Crew;  
Sandals: Sam Edelman; Necklace: Juicy Couture; Earrings: The Rusted Chain; Nail Polish: Essie Boat House}  
I may be wrong but it seems to me that hats, especially fedoras, draw a lot of attention.  When I met up with JJ and Rachel last month for a Blog Sugar planning dinner and wore this hat, it became the subject of a running joke for about a week, all in good fun of course. I do think it takes a bit of courage to pull off bold accessories and statement pieces, and some days you feel it and some days you don't.

I met one of my favorite bloggers Jules for lunch last week and I wore this outfit, but ditched the hat.  I took it off at the last minute because it seemed just a little too much for a first time meet and greet.  I do love it, but might just wear it in the confines of my own home, which I wouldn't mind a bit.  Just me and my hat, walking around the house together.  We had a great time at lunch though and I got to meet Emily as well.  Between a tardy sitter and a lot of traffic getting out to the IE, I ended up being 30 minutes late.  Way to make a great first impression.  All was forgiven though and we talked shop for about 2 hours and laughed a lot.  In the end I was glad I left the hat at home because I don't think it could have handled being the butt of another joke.  I've got to protect its self esteem you know.    

Are there accessories or trends that you love, but feel a little shy or intimidated to wear?  What holds you back, or what pushes you forward to try something new?  I'll also get back to my "lessons learned" type of P&L posts next week.  I think I've just felt a little fried these last couple of weeks to properly coordinate a nice little lesson plan :)  Have a great weekend everyone!  We have our Anniversary date night today and I still need a gift, but I've got plenty of ideas!  Thanks everyone for your wonderful suggestions, now to just decide today...

I'm linking up for the first time to Real Momma Real Style!
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15 comments:

  1. I think you rock the hat, seriously. If i saw you out and about I would probably ask you where I could get the same one. It completely made that outfit from looking good to fabulous!
    Rock it, i think they secretly wanted one!

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  2. i am hat obsessed lately! i've recently bought two fedora's that i am uncertain how i lived without for so long! and I like that hat on you! it gives it a little something extra! have fun on your date tonight!! can't wait to hear what you came up with for a gift cuz our anniversary is in a few months and I'm at a complete loss!

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  3. LOVE the hat! Too cute! You are seriously rocking it big time!

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  4. I love hats! I wore a fascinator and vintage 1950s dress to my brother's wedding and got a few side eyes, especially from my conservative brother in-law, but the fashiony people and gay best friend photographer thought I rocked it. (And I did. Ahem.) ;)

    As pretty as you are in pictures, you are twenty times prettier in real life. I had a great time leaving my hole and meeting humans. I should have done it a long time ago! Too bad none of thought to use our cameras.

    As for risky things I love to wear, that would be hats. I think I look good in them, too. (They make my Charlie Brown head look normal size.)

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  5. I am a super fan of hats, fedoras being my favorite. Next time I'll expect to see you rockin some fierce headware!

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  6. you look amazing-a stunner, as usual;)

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  7. You know I LOVE hats and wear them pretty frequently. Don't shy away, let people make you feel silly OR take it off. It completes the look. You look FAB!

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  8. You look fab! I especially love your necklace!!

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  9. I think you rock that hat! I love how fedoras look on the girls that I am seeing them on in blog land. I look ridiculous in one. But I think its not just the hat. You have to have the clothes and the 'tude to pull it all off.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!! And yes, I did get that at H&M just before Easter. It was only $10! So run!

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  10. i LOVVE this outfit! the hat is so sassy on you, and this whole look is what my friends and i would call "it girl, cool girl." very very cute. :)

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  11. I love the hat! You should wear it more often!
    You are so tall! Lucky you!
    Follow me back! here is my post!
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2011/04/cherry-tree-blooms-fashion-inspiration.html

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  12. Tres chic! The hat makes this outfit!

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  13. I adore this look head-to-toe! You look so happy :)

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