Hat for Sale

Here I am trying on my fuzzy hat in the store.  I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow night–it’ll be a cold one.  I’ll be wearing a short dress to my company’s holiday party.  I know–I need to dress for the weather, but sometimes a girl has to wear what she wants to wear (and suffer the consequences).  I’ll also wear a long coat over top to help keep out the cold.

I bought this faux furry hat (using a gift card!) on a whim.  I’m usually not daring enough to try on something so eye-catching, but there was something so endearingly awesome about this hat, that I had to have it.  I have a feeling that my hair will have crazy static, but if it’s anywhere near freezing, I think I’d rather have some protection from the cold.

I’m just excited that this hat is warm and big enough for my head.  On the same shopping trip, I was actually able to buy not just one hat, but two.  Please stay tuned for another post featuring my other hat (that is not furry or fuzzy, unfortunately.  By the way, I discovered that my hat size is medium/large).  In the meantime, keep warm and happy head coverings!

P.S.  I recognize the irony in wearing a warm winter hat with the outfit that I wore for my Forget Winter post.

P.P.S. This hat was purchased at the Gap.  I decided not to buy the scarf although it was very warm and thick.  Hopefully, it found a nice home with someone else (yes, I care about the scarf’s feelings).

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Hallow-Weekly Feature: Crime of Fashion

In the spirit of dressing up for Halloween, I’ve decided to come up with a weekly feature highlighting awesome outfits worn by female movie characters this month.  Every Friday, this October, I’ll showcase one outfit that would be perfect for recreating for a Halloween party (or really anytime at all, but I just like to use Halloween as yet another excuse to dress up).

Unfortunately, this isn’t a list of the most iconic costumes in film, but it will include some well-known outfits.

Today’s outfit:  Bonnie’s outfit from Bonnie and Clyde (as worn by Faye Dunaway).

Smooth criminal.

This outfit is deceptively classy.  Pull the scarf up around your face, and you’ve got a mask to disguise yourself (note:  please only disguise yourself for innocent things like when you want to hide your face from someone you knew 10 years ago because you just can’t remember his or her name, and you’re trying to avoid having an awkward conversation–that kind of thing).

If you have no reason to hide from anyone, this look is actually perfect for the fall.  A sweater, scarf, and hat combo always works for the cooler temperatures.  The slouchy beret and the short-sleeved sweater are matched perfectly with a tweed pencil skirt.  Worn with a pair of nude pumps or wedge boots, this outfit would be cute for a day at the office or for a day of modeling with old-time cars.

So, if you’re looking for an autumnal way to dress this Halloween, this just might be the outfit for you.  Now just make sure that the only thing you steal is the spotlight.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!


Sad Hatter

Embarrassing fact:  I have a big head.  A big, round head.  This is an issue because as the weather has gotten cooler, I have become more interested in looking for hats.  A few weeks ago, I tried on a fedora in a Calvin Klein store and was disappointed that the hat did not fit around the circumference of my head.  And before you ask, no I wasn’t wearing a ponytail.  And no, it wasn’t a child’s hat.  It was a hat in the women’s section:  cute but not fit to my proportions.  Actually, I did end up finding a hat in the store that did fit me.  And yes, it was in–you guessed it–the men’s section.

I can fit into some women’s hats, but unfortunately, just like clothes, not all hats are made the same.  If I find a good hat, I will end up wearing it for probably the rest of my life depending on if the weather calls for it.  What can I say?  I am loyal to both my clothes (hence, my clothes that have stuck around since high school) and my hats.  And doggone it–it’s just so hard to find a well-fitted hat for my circumferentially-inclined head.

 

Animated Karl Pilkington: representative for all the round-headed people

With that being said, I will keep you posted on my adventures in hat shopping.  I’ll rub my round head for good luck.


Lunch Party

I like cute things, fashion, and pop culture references (the title of this post is a reference to the launch of the Dunder Mifflin website on the TV show The Office–kudos to those who already knew that!).  To celebrate the birth of this blog, and to honor what would have been Jim Henson’s 75th birthday, here is a fabulous picture of the stylish Miss Piggy.  I can only hope that I can dress and pose with as much flair as her!

Model-chic Miss Piggy

I love the peacock feather skirt and her signature purple velvet gloves!  Miss Piggy:  the most fashion-forward Muppet.