Spring bonnets



Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one. It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdale’s to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake – as almost all hats are.”   Kathleen Kelly, “You’ve Got Mail

Hats and Butterflies. Both are sure signs that spring is here. I have a thing for hats; I am always trying them on when I find myself in a department store or boutique, and I imagine myself wearing one. Suddenly, a powerful feeling comes over me that I need to have that particular hat; that my life will be more exciting when I wear that hat. However, too often I have bought hats that sit in my closet, never to be worn in the outside, real world.

The other day, I tried on a straw cowboy hat at Nordstrom. It was sitting there, lonely, just near the exit, waiting to be tried on. So I obliged …

What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Spring bonnets

  1. I used to LOVE hats. I also suffered from “Hat to have it”! I must have had 50 hats of all different colors and shapes. The obsession lasted quite a few years. I think it died out about the time my first child was born, 17 (yikes) years ago! I see a direct correlation between my bye-bye to hats and having a baby who: #1 pulled the hats off my head constantly and #2 no longer afforded me the time to fix my hair after said hat was yanked off! Because, lets face it, no matter how wonderful your hair style is, we ALL suffer from hat head and need those precious moments, after the hat comes off, to adjust the doo! As of yet, I have not picked up the old hat fetish! I guess the closest I get now is a baseball cap with a cute saying on it, which keeps the sun out of my eyes on the soccer field! But your article makes me think…maybe my hat days are not behind me! Perhaps I shall take a stroll, in the near future, down my long lost favorite section at Bloomingdales…

    • Hi, Kylie! Thank you for the smile! Oh yes, the dreaded hat head – I know it well. But I think you should take a stroll down the hat aisle at Bloomingdale’s. You may find one that will bring out the best in you and no more babies to worry about pulling it off your head!!

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