Hats & Sweethearts & Metallics
Every so often, I hit a moment when I cannot stop wearing a thing. At one time in my life, it was stripes. At another it was wide-leg pants and heels. This past winter it was turtlenecks and blazers.
Right now, I’m reaaaally feeling hats, sweetheart necklines and dainty metallics. There are a few reasons these pieces in particular are becoming a thing.
My hair is getting cute-long. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely ADORE my short hair. But growing it out has been more fun than I thought it would be. It was such a disaster the last time I tried postpartum that I wasn’t sure what to expect this time around. My hair is finally getting to a point where I can do things a little differently, including hats. Now here’s the thing, CJ loathes hats. It’s sort of been a big deal since before we started dating. And while, to a certain extent, I care about what he thinks, if something brings me joy, imma gonna do it. This hat is the first I’ve purchased outside of something meant for function (see: wool beret or beanie for warmth) since probably 2009. And it has ignited something in me. I need all the hats and plan to get a similar style for the beach this summer.
All winter, I was swaddled up to my chin. I am literally the coldest person you will ever meet. During the winter, I live in as much fabric as I can without looking like a Snuggie. So now that the mercury has burst above 70 degrees, I’m dropping that neckline all the way down. Reformation has so many tops with interesting necklines and when I saw this one, with its lightweight fabric but still long sleeves (because let’s face it, I still get the chills even in the summer) I knew it had to be my valentine. Bonus: Everything they make is sustainable so I can look a little slutty and shrink my carbon footprint.
A visit to Nashville means a trip to Uncommon James. I love Kristin Cavallari. And her Uncommon James jewelry embodies the ease, sophistication and simplicity that she has with her own style. Every piece can stand on its own, or you can stack layer upon layer upon layer without looking overdone. When I went to the shop in Nashville, I told myself I would get three pieces. I ended up walking out with six. Because they’re all just that good.
I thought about doing a summer trends roundup, and I still may. But most of the trend articles I see either don’t apply to my style or contradict each other. I like what I like. Hopefully those things lean more towards timeless than they used to.
Otherwise the fashion part of this fashion blog is in serious jeopardy!