And yet, I do love hats. Recently I actually photographed some that I wore. I have about four straw hats for summer, one which came with a horrible ribbon glued to it but I successfully removed and replaced it. Another had no ribbon and seriously needed one so during my ribbon rescuing day I dealt with that hat too. I chose ribbon colours that were likely to go with most things I wear, so one hat now has a blue grosgrain ribbon and this one has an olive green one. It is perfect for a bit of a stroll on a sunny day. It needs a flower so I must make one soon.
I might be turning into the town eccentric as I seem to be the only one who goes for a walk wearing a dress or skirt. That is, the only one under ninety. At this point, I am in the always challenging position of feeling well enough to get out for a walk sometimes but I too easily overexert myself. Quite often I am capable of exertion which seems perfectly appropriate at the time but I pay for it the next day, usually by sleeping 14 hours and still being exhausted. So I have to slow myself down, make myself go for a shorter and slower walk. Further and faster is indeed my goal but it is too soon. My natural pace is quick and my stride long, I generally pass everyone I encounter when out for a walk, but even on a day when I can do that I must not. I thought a dress might slow me down but I think next time I will have to wear heels.
The second hat I'm sharing today is handmade locally. I thought it went nicely with my all blue outfit and I did change out of those heels to take a stroll. This blouse is another of my dyeing efforts. It was originally a very pale blue which just did nothing for me, neither sartorially nor emotionally. While this is not truly denim on denim it is a denim on denim look. Does that make it a faux Canadian tuxedo?
I wore this simple outfit two ways, but I chickened out with the sandals and after taking the pictures put on my favourite red shoes for a few errands downtown. Later I wore the Converse sneakers and the hat for a short walk. I can barely walk in those sandals. Don't laugh; I know they aren't that high but I wobble. I like my wedges much better but these sandals are so nice I can't abandon them just yet. Sigh....what to do!
Ignore the stunned face, I was just out of bed and no coffee yet, but do admire Jason's work without the hat on it. I am so thrilled with the versatility of this cut.
Oh dear...did that sound like I was just in bed with Jason. No that is not a freudian slip. Poor Jason. If he only knew the things I keep saying about him. He doesn't know me well enough to get my strange sense of humour.
I am linking up to Hat Attack with Style Crone and showing up a day late for Two Birds' Inspiration Monday. I am just on fire with this linking up thing lately. Clearly I am paying attention!