I have been playing with this idea for a new series of posts – it fleshed out when I was thinking of what makes my wardrobe; what it really consists of. When worn together and styled, pieces can look so different. But apart, and compared, the things you have can look very similar. It also may be a wee bit of OCD in me that likes making lists and putting things into groups. But when things are observed side by side, you enjoy their subtleties and differences. And what can I say, I like what I like.
This gives me the chance to really appreciate what I have instead of buying more things to fill a hole that does not exist.
So let’s begin at the beginning – I’m not a big hat person (or at least I though I wasn’t), except that the hats that I do have now tend to be quite similar. How I ended up with three vintage felt, wide brimmed hats all in the year I moved to San Francisco is a mystery well observed. They all have the same head shape, but different sized brims.
Vintage hat from Alameda Flea
Vintage hat from Mission Thrift
Vintage hat from Alameda flea (going to have to steam this hat cause it’s looking like it got run over by a car)
In an ideal world, I’d be able to afford a beautiful hat from Maison Michel. But for right now I’ll settle for these.
I promise not to look like such a deer in headlights next time. And we’ll see what’s in store for the next collection of 3 post.
Are you a hat person? I never was, but glad I’m joining the club. I’m hoping to find the perfect vintage hat in a deep green color next (that is, once I allow myself to shop again).