Hope you all are having a blessed Good Friday. It's quite rainy here which I find appropriate. Although I really wish the sun was out. Thanks to the holiday weekend, I have off school...am at my family's house...and my creative juices are currently flowing.
Last night I was perusing my mothers closet for hats. My mom has an abundance of hats thanks to my lovely grandma who wore a hat daily...and sadly passed away from Ovarian Cancer several years ago. Her classic and unique style still finds it's place within my home. From my inherited authentic cowboy boots to vintage jewelery, ending with her endeared hats, my grandma will always live on in our hearts, and through our outfits.
Why was I stalking my mom's hats today? You see there is an annual croquet tournament in Annapolis next weekend, in which the Midshipmen take on St. Johns College, also located in Maryland's capitol. Sad to say that the Midshipmen have a history of losses to St. Johns, but it doesn't lose reason for me (or Pat who has been planning his outfit for weeks) to dress up. It is great fun, and the fashions found at this event make me drool.
On the ladies' end, a very popular trend is to wear a hat and sundress combination. Given all the free time I have today, I thought I would put together a few outfits to see what y'all thought:
Dress: Anne Taylor
Hat: Passed down to my momma from my grandmother
Kitty had to come be in the pictures. (and get hair all over my dress)
Dress: Vineyard Vines
Dress: The Limited
Sir Maxwell didn't like Kitty getting all the attention
Smelling the fake flowers
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer
Which combination is your favorite? I can't decide (and have three other combinations I didn't take pictures of)! I also put together a Polyvore of some of my own personal favorite hats: