told me if I wanted her to wear cute hats and headbands then I needed to put
them on her as a newborn. I followed her
advice and even today my daughter loves to wear hats and berets. Maybe that is why I have always been
self-conscious in hats…I do not remember ever wearing them in my youth.
fabulous hat- fashionista and walk out with the same confidence as a Judith Boyd of Style Crone. In the last two years, Judith has
become one of my style icons and someone I strive to emulate as I grow older. She is beyond amazing with her style! Also, so many incredible women have donned hats in classic movies, but somehow all I can remember is Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail, telling Tom Hanks that a butterfly got off the subway to buy a hat at Bloomingdales, and that it would be a mistake as all hats are!
I fell in love immediately and thought, “Now is the time to be courageous and
step out in this hat! Forget the butterflies!” I planned my hat
debut for the blogger event I was invited to at Neiman Marcus on Saturday. But, it didn’t go down easy!
|Hat and Sweater Tunic: Soft Surroundings
Leggings: Coldwater Creek
Black Flats: Goodwill SA
people enter. The first ten minutes…no
one wore a hat….then a gangly Cowboy with a white handle bar moustache
sauntered by and I thought, “OK, at least he has on a hat”…still no women
exited their cars in hats. Finally, a
woman in a wonderful, multi-colored turban entered the store, so I shook my
head and sat up straight…”COME ON, CHICKEN…JUST DO IT!” It was time to face my hat visibility fear head on!
immediately, I somehow felt accepted…at home. (No one in the store knew I had
hat-fear or that I was wearing shoes I purchased at Goodwill!!) I put on one of my smiles and began to search
for my 2:00 appointment. Later I spied
at least three other women of a certain age in hats, but by that time, I was
feeling pretty fine….a new hat lover has been born!! OK, I confess, I left it in the car when I
stopped at the grocery on the way home…Baby Steps, Baby Steps!
|I really loved this woman’s look and her presence just helped to make me more comfortable.|
and a gain for San Antonio!! I met three inspiring over 50 people on Saturday and I hope they will inspire you as well. So, please
stop back by.
….Jennifer Comet Wagner!!
Congratulations Jennifer! Enjoy
your topper…I know I love mine!