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Chapeaus and shady days

I am *not* a hat person. Besides having an enormous, oblong head, I am normally rocking some sort of hairstyle that is not conducive to supporting a chapeau of any sort. Because of this sad fact, every time a hat phase comes around I am unfortunately left on the sidelines wishing I could join in the fun. The 90s SWV floppy hat, the 00s Alicia Keys Fedora (which I wasn’t really mad at skipping) and now the brims are back again. Well, I know you want to know where all of this is leading right?! I FOUND A HAT! Browsing around in Ann Taylor a few weeks back I cam across a burgundy hat. A wool, wide brimmed burgundy hat. I tried it on – with braids in my hair – and it fit! IT FIT Y’ALL!!! Oh and it was on sale for half off so I got it for like $18 – POW!

Anyway, once I got the hat home and the excitement faded I kinda felt like I didn’t know how to style it! Aaagh! I ended up throwing it on with – what is now – my favorite winter dress just because I got tired of trying so hard. The colors matched and it was a gloomy day so I gave a whirl and guess what?? Guess. What.

I didn’t like it. :-/

I mean it was ‘ok’ over all, but I ended up giving it to my little cousin who has a smaller head and will do it justice. I’m posting the pictures anyway because some of them are really cute! Let me know what you think!

Chapeaus and Shady Days1 - She Slays - Tarana Janeen

Chapeaus and Shady Days2 - She Slays - Tarana Janeen

Chapeaus and Shady Days3 - She Slays - Tarana Janeen

Chapeaus and Shady Days4 - She Slays - Tarana Janeen

Chapeaus and Shady Days5 - She Slays - Tarana Janeen

Dress: H&M* | Hat: Ann Taylor (alternative here) | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Sunglasses: Nakayla’s Jewelry Box

*Sold out and I literally could not find an alternative. You might be able to still find it at your local H&M if they carry the Trend Collection.

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  • Reply
    February 8, 2016 at 5:53 AM

    I though the hat looked pretty with the dress. Although i would have tied a contrasting ribbon around it to give it a little extra. I feel ya – I love hats but always feel like Ma Kettle or Minnie Pearl when I wear on so I usually pass.

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      February 11, 2016 at 6:01 PM

      You know what! I thought about adding ribbon too! I never made it to the fabric store though (lazy). I just got another had from F21 so I’m going to give it one more try. We’ll see.

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