Monday, October 19

Can do hat

I want to show y'all my new accessory for fall.

I love pretty clothes, but I have to admit that I'm not particularly fashionable. So I'm not usually up on the latest trends in fashion. But I did buy one fashion accessory this fall that I'm really happy with. Here it is:

Do you like it? I just love it! Believe it or not, I found it in a hotel gift shop. When my husband and I went away for our weekend trip a few weeks ago, one of our days turned out to be very rainy. Our spirits were not dampened, but our bodies were. I was wishing that I had a hat of some kind to keep me warm and dry. We wandered into our hotel's gift shop, never dreaming that we'd actually buy anything there. . . and there was this hat! I love the glen plaid, I love the feathers, I love the styling. And it fit! (I have kind of a big head--don't laugh; it's a pain to find hats or caps.) And to top it all off, it was just $20, which seemed very reasonable to me. So onto my head it went, and out into the rain we ventured--and had a wonderful day of roaming through quaint little shops and antique stores. My husband snapped this picture of me in one of the shops where we were greeted by the cutest little shop dog, a puppy named Jasper:

My son said that I look like I'm squeezing Jasper to death (I'm such a dog lover), but the point is the hat, not the hug.

We had loads of fun despite the rain.

Since then, this hat has become something of a symbol for me. I sometimes struggle with a "I could never do that!" kind of attitude. I've decided that "Of course I could do that!" or at least "I could try!" are the attitudes I'd like to have. No doubt I will fail sometimes, but perhaps the best lesson for me is that I can learn from my failures.

Right? Of course I could do that! I'll just put on my can do hat and give it a try!


  1. Love the hat, and the cute little dog. I think the hat is "you" and you look beautiful.

  2. I love hats but I just never wear them. One of my favs is a beret I knit last year, but Texas just doesn't get that cold for a wool hat. Yours looks great on you.

  3. Richella, that's an adorable hat and it is perfect for you! What a cutie and how do you stay looking so young, girl???

    I want a hat too and a scarf. I used to really enjoy fashion and I'm ready to head back that direction. Hats are a fun accessory.

  4. Richella-
    i've been enjoying your blog! I found you through Darcy..she has done 3 blogs for me! I just realized you live in too... I live outside of Greensboro. I just started a online magazine/blog for the Triad of NC. Thought you might enjoy...since it is not too far away from you. (personal blog)

    Oh yes, and I do like the hat!!! Looks great on you!

  5. Girl, you are rockin' that hat! Super, super fashionable.

  6. You are so adorable.
    Love the hat , and it on you.
    I can pull off the beret thing, which I do in winter, with or without my kids approval :), but other hats are always too small or something.
    Way to go !

  7. The hat looks adorable on you! With my short hair I rarely wear one, except camping for bed head in the mornings. ;-)

  8. You are prcious in that hat! I've always admired those cute hats too, but thought I couldn't pull them off either. You have inspired me to go and buy a cute new hat for the fall. Of course, I can do that!

    Did i tell you I went from blonde to red last week??? I absolutely LOVE it! I feel like a new woman. A new woman who wants a new hat!

    Love you

  9. Cute hat! You have teenagers!? Holy smokes! You look to be in your 20's!


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