Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Panama Hat How I Adore You


I am probably way late on this trend after all I have spent since March in bed, in our room or somewhere in between without really going anywhere.  That and when I do go out I live in a college town so pretty much everyone cruises to the store in pajama pants and shirts.  Not much fashion inspiration to speak of.

I did manage a trip or two to the mall with my neighbor and her daughter and we seem to be drawn each time to J Crew.  I have never been much of a J Crew shopper only this year their colors and so exciting and I really like the casual chic looks they have going on.  I especially like the adorable panama hat adorning the displays around the stores right now.

So I just got back from a little beach getaway last weekend with my 17 year old sister and you know we had to do a little shopping.  Window shopping that is.  We rolled into J Crew and I asked her what she thought about the hats and her response was that we just aren't trendy or cool enough to pull it off.  This coming from a 17 year old fashionista I had to listen.  At least she said we not you.  Only when I got home I kicked myself for bowing down to peer pressure.  Who is really the 17 year old in this relationship and why am I listening to my sister when I am twice her age?  Granted she does have way more style at the moment only I really liked that hat.  She also said I remind her of Whitney from The Hills so I don't really know if that is a compliment or what.  I guess looking like a 22 year old after just having a baby must be a good thing?  See there goes the 17 year old in me again.  Mabybye I should just start reading Teen Vogue and call it a day.

Today I jumped online to see if I could make the hat my own.  So what if I won't look as cool as the J Crew girls who are perfectly styled.  Around here as long as I am in something other than a sorority t shirt and the latest pajama pants with something adorned on the a*$ I should be good.  Now explain to me why it is $58 seriously J Crew?  I love you only I just can't justify it with the sales tax and shipping it was almost $80 which even for this fashion junkie is way too much to spend.  Especially now with furloughs and house shopping and oh yeah my lack of paid employment.

So long J Crew panama hat.  Our relationship was brief only I won't forget you.  I hope to find one of your cheaper cousins somewhere else in the retail market.  So go have fun with the stylish tweens without expenses and babies and I will stay inside the comfort of my house a little longer until I make my grand entrance to the world of hair and makeup and style once again someday soon.

3 comments on "Panama Hat How I Adore You"

Janelle on June 16, 2010 at 10:17 AM said...

My (little) sister is also my go-to for fashion advice - I seem to be missing that gene!

JennyMac on June 16, 2010 at 1:19 PM said...

Love that hat too. And just saw some cute ones like it at Bloomingdales in San Fran!

Ma What's 4 dinner on June 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM said...

New follower here from Welcome Wednesday. Love your style and would love to welcome you to my place.
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
www.mawhats4dinner.com

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