That one time.

Monday, July 9, 2012


So, there was that one time, when Tony picked up the boys so that I could go to Target to get the ingredients for the best summer orzo shrimp salad ever [thank you Abby!] and I took the time to browse the accessories department. I knew we'd all wear red, white and blue for the 4th, but I was hoping to snag a fun piece to jazz up my outfit. And when I saw that virtually every accessory seemed to be on sale, I thought seriously about a hat for the first time.

I first entertained the thought of this big 'ol floppy beach hat. I just adored the color, but couldn't decide if we Northern gals do big floppy hats . . . especially whilst not at the beach.
Do we do this in the North? #floppybeachhat

So then, I moved on to a smaller brimmed hat with a festive red ribbon and I must say . . . I love it. Isaac extremely disliked it and basically begged me to take it off all day, while Tony thoroughly enjoyed [which was not surprising, since he on the other hand frequently asks me to wear hats].
Happy 4th friends! Who am I kidding first of many IG. #happyfamilyday #thankful #freedomisntfree

I'm sitting here at work the day after, completely wishing that I could be wearing it now. I felt foolish a couple times wearing it, because it seemed a little pretentious, but for the majority of the day, I felt like Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby.

 

13 comments:

MSDeyle said...

I've been wanting to do the big floppy hat too, but agree with you about the northern thing. We just can't really do it unless standing directly on the beach right??

But the hat you did choose-love it equally as much!

Erin said...

Love that hat! I totally feel like a poser when I wear hats, so I can relate to feeling pretentious :) Hilarious that Isaac wanted you to take it off. Annie does that to me about my glasses sometimes. Like she wants me to be blind or something. Toddlers!

Sara said...

I love the hat! I love the look of hats, but feel like I could never pull the look off....I may get braver and try it sometime. :-)

Laura said...

I like both hats! What is it with husbands wanting us to wear hats? Jarrod is the same way.

I have decided I need a hat for when we go to the beach (in September...womp, womp). I am thinking Fedora. Hmm...

Meredith said...

I always LOVE hats on other people, but have them on myself!

Either way, I think the hat looks adorable on you!

Kristal said...

I love it so much!! I love hats but am rarely brave enough to pull one off myself.

So funny about Isaac not liking the hat. My Isaac hats my hair in a ponytail. Which sucks because that's how I wear it everyday. Each morning, I pull it back, while Isaac says "no hairs back, mommy! Hairs down!!"

Erin said...

You rock the hat, girl! I tried on hats at Target the other day, too, but I just couldn't pull the trigger. I don't think I look good in hats, even though I love them on other people!

And aren't toddlers just so funny? Henry will often tell me to take my ponytail out since apparently he likes my hair better down.

Linnea said...

I love the way it looks on you! Wear it with confidence!

Kim said...

I love that hat! Seriously cute!

AJ said...

I love that hat on you.

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Jill said...

You always look good in hats! I just never think to try them on... plus, I have a huge head.

Hope you guys had a good 4th!

Julie S. said...

Pretty sure I just bought that same exact hat! love it!

 

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