I think I love hats. Until yesterday, I only owned one hat, but now my collection has doubled thanks to the kind folks at Hats in the Belfry. I literally gasped when I opened the box and saw this beauty nestled among a bed of soft tissue paper. This is my first cloche! And yes, I do feel very Angelina circa the Changeling in it... 'cept not in a creepy "this isn't my child!" way at all:
This hat made me long for a peach flapper dress, but since I am without, I had to improvise. But believe me, I'm not above buying a thrifted flapper-like dress just so my darling new hat has a worthy dance partner.
occasion: audition call-back and City Group
white shirt: thrifted (Buffalo Exchange)
peach tank: Tara Jarmon for Target
shorts: JC Pennys
bag: thrifted (Buffalo Exchange)
shoes: thrifted Isaac Mizrahi (Goodwill)
cloche: courtesy of Hats in the Belfry
I realized that hats are awesome because no matter how big I get or how terrible my hair looks, a hat will still fit and will still look smashing. I fully intend to buy at least two more summer hats from Hats in the Belfry. I'm excited that they're super high quality and made under fair labor conditions in the U.S.
In other awesome news, today I had a call-back for the commercial audition I had last week. They paired me up with a different kid today, but she was pretty good, too. I feel like I did really well, but I'm a bit nervous as the casting folks decided to audition the kids' real moms, in addition to the handful of professional actresses they called back in. Fingers crossed! If I get it, this darling cloche will be my new lucky hat!