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What I Wore – A Furry Hat

Hats: you either love ’em or hate ’em. My husband will put on a scully to shovel the driveway, but he’d never consider wearing one into his office during the light of day. And the closest my 15 year-old son will come to a hat is a hoodie.

Me? I love hats, and I think I actually look better with a hat than without.

The hat featured is one of my favorites. I actually bought this “LIFE IS GOOD” hat for my son when he was in 5th grade. I thought the fluffy ear flaps would look adorable on him and keep him super cozy on freezing winter morning when he had to wait for the bus. I was sure he’d love the huge smiley face on the back. Alas, my boy never took to this hat, so I started wearing it. It’s probably a little too small, but I love it anyway.

Photo on 12-19-14 at 10.40 AM

On this particular day, I also tried wearing a very bright lipstick and while it looked great in the tube, I don’t think I’m able to pull off such a bright shade. It’s good to try new things once in a while though, right?

What kind of fashion risks have you taken recently?

21 thoughts on “What I Wore – A Furry Hat

  1. I work in a school, as you know, and I always (attempt) to look professional. Today is pajama day and I got them on! It is really not me but as I type this I am at my desk sporting flannel pj’s and Sylvester slippers. I’m comfortable on the outside but on the inside this feels really weird…

    1. Sara, it is hard for me to imagine you sitting at your desk wearing PJ’s — but I think it’s fabulous that you did it if for no other reason than the kids must LOVE to see you dressed down. 🙂

  2. That hat is too small? Is that a leading statement? Is your brain big? 😉

    I love hats too! From one hatter to another, you look great in hats Renee! AND you have a fantastic sense of hatter-fashion! What sort of fashion risk have I taken lately? Let’s just say that I’m not too concerned about what others think about my hatter-fashion, or fashion in general to be honest! Does that makes me intriguingly unique like you? 😛

    1. Professor Taboo, thank you for your encouraging words. They feel wonderful and I’m grateful to have you as a cyber friend. It was also wonderful to connect with you via telephone. I’ve met so many wonderful bloggers in this way. I think it’s great that you don’t worry about what others think about your fashion! I tend to buy what i like, but over the years, I feel I’ve lost a little bit of my edge. Time to find it. 🙂

  3. The hat is cool, and I also love the glasses, Renee!

    1. Hi D: Thanks for the compliments. I owe you a phone call. There is much to share. Soon, yes?

  4. I think the lipstick looks great on you!

  5. Love these hats! My boys wore them when they were small:). They’re adorable. Fashion risk. Hmmm . . . trying to lose another 15 lbs. before I get risky. Copout?

    1. Yeah, I suppose this hat is considered a boys hat. (((shrug))) Oh well. I love it. and it’s soooo warm. This week it/s supposed to go down to 3 degrees (before the windchill), so I’ll be happy to wear it.

  6. You know Renee, I have never been a hat person. But I must say, you really rock it! Live it up and have some fun girl! ????

    1. Karen, I could totally see you in a straw hat. Yes yes and yes. maybe it’s because of your complexion, but I really could see you rocking one.

  7. I adore hats, I also think I look fabulous in them. You are a constant miracle though, braving earflaps with bright pink lipstick.

    1. Thank you Val. I’ve been enjoying reading your blog again. Thank you for coming and leaving me a compliment.

  8. I love hats too! Infact I have one ,my daughter gave me, and I wear it in the coldest of winter. I treasure it.

  9. So Minnesotan-esque. I love it!

    1. Our temps are feeling Minnesotan-esque. This week its supposed to get down to 3 degrees. Brrrrr.

  10. I love the hats! And from here, the lipstick looks really nice! Not too bright for you at all!

    1. We’re always our own worst critics. I’m hard on myself. When I wrote the post, I thought the lipstick looked positively garish, but now — with a little distance from it — I can appreciate that it’s not so terribly bad. I might even try wearing it again. Stay warm, girl! 🙂

  11. Nice to catch up on what you’ve been up to. *grin*

    I love hats. Sadly, they do not love me. Except for this one Fedora that, if I style my hair just right, and get a bit of a tan, and lose 10 lbs, looks not too bad. From a distance.

    Oh. And I have a new blog. Because why not?

    BD —

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