May 4, 2019

Derby Day aka Hat’s UP

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The first Kentucky Derby was originally held on May 17, 1875 in Louisville,Kentucky. Originally organized to cap off the Kentucky Derby Festival, (which back in the day lasted two weeks)-today, the Derby takes place the first weekend in May and the celebration lasts about 4 days give or take a mint julep.

TheDerby has become one of the premiere sporting events and somehow morphed into one pretty spectacular fashion show.

The race itself lasts slightly around the two minute mark, which leaves a good amount of time to focus on other things-fashion and food, (and just between you and I ,how much food are we seeing televised and how much fashion aka hats! I rest my case. The Kentucky Derby in “fashion speak” is the single most watched “Showcase of Hats” in the country each year.

So if you’re in need of some fashion inspo complete with beautiful hats, fabulous fascinators and springtime dresses-have a seat around 2 today and take in some pretty gorgeous and unique Derby fashion.

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Jan 16, 2019

Hat-tas-tic

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Today is National Hat Day!

Hat by Balenciaga circa 1954 Photographed by Henry Clark

Hats in their heyday (circa 1950’s & 60’s),were a MAJOR fashion accessory that completed a women’s look and were selected with the greatest of care…

Unlike, hats of today that are tossed atop your head without much thought (and in many cases chosen to cover up a bad hair day or shield one from the harsh elements-(rain, snow, sleet or bright sunlight),the hats of years gone by were statement pieces that were full on glamour .

Oh, I wish that the hats of yesterday would come back. It would give us all a chance to upgrade our look and really make hats..hat-tas-tic once again.

Happy National Hat Day! Here’s to bringing back the hat …in all it’s glamorous glory!.

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Jun 30, 2018

Throwing Shade

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

There’s nothing like a wide brim hat to help mitigate sun damage. Here are a few options that I think will throw some MAJOR shade.  Sooooo pretty!

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May 2, 2018

Hat-tastic

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

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Hat season is upon us. I know that many of us don’t even think of wearing hats, let alone have the need or remote urge to purchase a new topper if not truly inspired. However…that may change (and you may suddenly have a craving for a new chapeau) after you tune into the Kentucky Derby or THE Royal Wedding this month as you preview a bevy of beautiful hats on display. Here are a few fabbbbbulous toppers (all in white-(because let’s face it white goes with everything) just to give you a head start on your hat craving.

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May 3, 2014

Derby Days…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Kentucky Derby is today. If you love horse racing this is THE day to “pony up.” Even if you don’t appreciate the sport there  is always the parade of hats to observe.. (P.S. Truth be told-they may say it’s all about the race but REALLYYYYYY???? it all about the hat)s. But you probably already knew that!

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May 3, 2012

Hat-a-tude

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Kentucky Derby is this weekend and you do know what that means-Fantabulous Hats! Whether you’re going to the races or not, I have uncovered a hat website that I think you are going to L.O.V.E. It’s called Hatatude and it is filled  with a bevy of beautiful bonnets. The best part of all-while there are numerous hat resources that will charge you  up to four figures for the price of a chapeau Hat-a-tude has some of the most beautiful hats at affordable prices. The hats pictured here are all under $200.00.  Remember, it always good to have a hat or two that looks good on you. Check out: www.hatatude.com

 

All Images courtesy of www.hatatude.com

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Apr 26, 2011

Countdown for Kate!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

 

Four days to go. The official countdown to the Royal Wedding is ON!

Kate will wear many hats when attending to her royal duties as Princess. I thought it might be nice to look back at some fashionable selections Kate has sported in the past.  Our hats are off to you Kate!  

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Apr 18, 2011

Hats Heyday!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion
 
It’s that time of year again! The week before Easter, when women everywhere suddenly decide that they HAVE TO HAVE A …HAT We are not talking just any mundane-cover your head-accessory item, like a beret or fedora or God-for-bid, some knitted or crocheted contraption that one wears in winter for the sole purpose of staying warm. But, instead we seek “The Hat” that is the ultimate fashion accessory. The perfect chapeau that says: “Hello-isn’t this THE most beautiful hat ever!” It’s a high order for any accessory, much less one that is usually saved for special occasions like Easter, the assorted sundry horse race, weddings and funerals.

I have searched high and low for some sensational selections for you . Thinking that the luxury retailers would be “filled to the brim” with beautiful bonnets/hats-I scoured one haute website after another -only to find that the selections were sorely lacking and at times non-existent! Left to investigate other options, I was surprised and delighted to discover decent hat selections  available at  (wait for it…) JCPenny, Target and eBay. Who knew!

If you prefer a look that feels a bit more couture-then start clicking your keyboard and type in http://www.samuelshats.com/   Trust me I have scoured a bountiful bevy of hat resources and hands down this is one of the best! Hand to my heart you will love their hats.   I bet your Easter Bonnet Brim on it!  

 **All styles available at http://www.samuelshats.com/   
  
  
 
 
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Mar 30, 2010

Easter Bonnet!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Makins $384.30

Tgallery $329.00

Makins Sale: 489.30

Fratelli Marzi- Italy $599.00

Fratelli Marzi Italy $599.00

*Hats Available at Samuels Hats.com

 

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