Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hat Weather

We got some colder days last week and I took out my hat and gloves box. Well it wasn't exactly the weather when you need a hat or gloves but rather the kind of weather when you can wear a hat and gloves and do not look silly. The floppy hat was knitted by my talented mother and I love it. There are not many hat styles I think look good on me but I find this one acceptable. Why is it that hats look so much better on other people? I think my head is a wrong shape or something...

One advantage of loose floppy hats is that they don;t mat your hair so badly.  The advantage of the weather being 'can do a hat' as opposed to 'need a hat' is that your nose does not get red.


It may seem funny to wear a hat, gloves and shearling boots with no coat, but I was actually quite warm. Of course, I only walked the short distance from my car to the church that day. If I had to walk any longer, I would probably need a coat, but covering the extremities actually works quite well in non extreme temperatures. I did have a coat in my trunk, just in case, but I was fine without it.



Somebody mentioned to me wearing a button down blouse with the oversize merino pocket v-neck (my review here) and I wanted to try it. The polka dotted Blythe blouse (last seen here)  turned out to be perfect and I loved wearing it with midrise cord toothpicks in salt (review here) . This also solved the problem with the color of the sweater. I love the color but it does not look so good with denim. The shape of the sweater just calls for a a pair of skinny pants and I decided that cords will be my answer. I also have a pair in light camel that should also work.


I told you my daughter had me sitting in the trees for the pictures

This outfit made me think of ice skating for some reason. Maybe if I replaced the Blythe with a cream turtleneck? I did not go ice skating for years but maybe I should, now that I have an outfit for it ;)



My necklace is also from J.Crew and I thought it added that sparkly, winter-y  touch. My shearling MacAlisters are from last year (review here).


***
That's all folks!

What style hats do you wear when the weather turns colder?

Do you own the Midrise toothpick cords, oversize merino pocket v-neck or Blythe blouse in polka dots? How do you wear them?

Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!



24 comments:

  1. The tree picture looks like a print ad. Your daughter is becoming very talented. I LOVE this outfit. It has all my favorite thing- navy, merino sweater , cords and comfy , chic boots.The necklace is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the outfit and the tree scene is wonderful! Lots of texture there.

    I have the mid-rise tootpicks (in burgundy) and I adore them. I hope they come out with some new colors soon in the tall size. It seems they have sold out before I could get these in the salt color...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wow, I did not realize they are sold out. I am even more glad now that I got them and did not wait for deeper sale.
      They will probably pop back but I am not good at stalking.

      Delete
  3. Good solution to the blue sweater! The color is unusual and a little hard to pair. That it didn't look good with my denim was the reason I got the gray one, but what you did here looks great. Hats are always a challenge for me. I have a couple I can tolerate, but nothing special like a mom-knit hat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are right, the color is a bit of a challenge. I usually do not buy multiples but I am tempted by a gray one.

      Delete
  4. You look a picture of winter cosiness, I can't wear hats, I look awful in them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I find it hard to believe, I totally see you in a beanie.

      Delete
  5. That hat is lovely. I really enjoy seeing these things your mother has made for you!

    I like the picture in the trees, please tell your daughter. The entire outfit is winter wonderland, I love it! And yes it would be perfect for ice skating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will have some more knitted treasures to share...
      My daughter will be thrilled because she insisted on this picture despite my protests.

      Delete
  6. I like this look on you a lot. I love those kind of knit berets - I think they look good on everyone! I think you have a bit of a mary tyler moore vibe going on - you look fab!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those berets are great, thank you WMM!

      Delete
  7. The hat looks lovely, so soft and plush. How nice of your mother to give you these handmade gifts. The tree pose is cool, your daughter is becoming quite the photographer.

    I wear quite a few hats, I love them summer and winter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks xoxo, the wool we picked is indeed very soft and plush. I like the the marled color too.

      Delete
  8. I LOVE this look on you, it seems to me that this is your true style. I am not sure I could pull off that hat but you look beautiful and delicate in it. The tree picture is one to print out and frame! Congratulations to the photographer (but she had a great model).
    I do think that kind of hats are endearing and men love them, I had a pom-pom hat from the Gap years ago and I stopped wearing it because every time that I wore it I had some guy coming up to me and engaging me in some sort of conversation. And I was already married!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do like the look and felt very comfortable in it so maybe your are onto something. With the berets and men, hmmm, I am not sure now, lol.

      Delete
  9. From top to bottom is fabulous on you. Thumbs up to your Mom for the beret and it fits you perfect.
    At first I was disappointed when the SA said you couldn't take pictures at the store but now it's wonderful. Action shots and texture thanks to your daughter. Next you'll be kicking a soccer ball.Can't wait.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you are enjoying more outdoor shots, definitely better than fitting room and bathroom, haha.
      Soccer ball? Don't give her any ideas for running me around ;)

      Delete
  10. very very nice and chic. you look cozy too. kudos!

    xox P

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love your hat and you look darling in it! I like to knit hats as they are quick to do; mittens too.

    Mr. Lane is nostalgic for the time in our past that I wore berets. Don't you think it's time for JCrew to invent them??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lane, they must! Fred can write a copy for them, inspired by..., found in..., we are obsessed... worn by Parisians... only for us.. with sequin pompoms!

      Delete